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Career Opportunities: Programs Coordinator, Growing Careers

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Contract Full Time
610 days ago
  • Become part of our family and make a difference to young Australians through supporting their education
  • Pivotal role coordinating the delivery of our career related suite of programs and activities for the Growing Careers Project
  • This is a full-time, fixed term opportunity available until mid-December 2024
  • Perth, WA


The Smith Family is a children’s education charity that helps young Australians experiencing disadvantage to create better futures for themselves through harnessing the power of education. As we celebrate our Centenary, it’s an exciting time to be joining our family!


We are currently seeking a Programs Coordinator, Growing Careers to help us achieve The Smith Family’s vision. With the aim to support secondary students to engage in four or more career related conversations through the life of the Growing Careers Project, this role will work to contribute to stronger school attendance and Year 12 attainment as a result.


About our role


A day in the life of a Programs Coordinator, Growing Careers might look like this, but every day will be different. Primarily, you will be responsible for:


  • Facilitate the delivery and administration of appropriate career related programs and activities from the Growing Careers Project suite across Project Partner schools
  • Work with schools to identify ‘best fit’ career related programs and activities to meet student needs and support career aspirations
  • Maintain program fidelity throughout the course of implementation
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Project Partner schools and relevant community agencies. This includes engagement of Project Partner schools in required year on year data capture and possible input into project evaluation activities
  • Support Project Partner schools to deliver quality program delivery year on year across life of project.
  • Promote and position The Smith Family and inform the community about organisational activities through the media and other relevant forums
  • Support of volunteers engaged in program delivery and administration activities
  • Recruit, induct and train volunteers
  • Work closely with the local Smith Family Learning for Life teams to identify potential Learning for Life scholarship participants to engage in Growing Careers Project programs and activities


About you


Our successful candidate will bring the following:


  • Demonstrated experience in planning and coordinating programs / projects
  • Proven experience in establishing and maintaining relevant partnerships and working as part of a collaborative team
  • Demonstrated experience in administration
  • An interest in the Career Development of young people
  • A current driver’s licence
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated capability to manage and plan own work to achieve identified goals within time constraint


About our culture


The Smith Family has employees at the centre of its values and operations. We nurture a supportive and inclusive culture that enables people to achieve personal and professional goals, through collaboration and innovation. With a proven work-life balance, wellbeing and health are our top priorities. Enjoy many other benefits, such as tax concessions and flexible working arrangements.


If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, please click apply, we’d love to hear from you. You may view the position descriptions here. For any other information, please contact Heather Dransfield, State Project Lead, Growing Careers at


Closing date: 16 December 2022


Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.
The Smith Family is obligated to comply with Federal, State and Territory Government Rules and Health Orders. For roles that fall under Health Orders, to be eligible applicants will either need to provide proof of Vaccination or a Medical exemption.
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Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $0
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $0
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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