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Engagement and Projects Lead, Catholic Social Services Victoria (VIC)

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  • Post Date : 6 May 2024
  • Apply Before : 3 June 2024
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Job Description

Engagement and Projects Lead – Catholic Social Services Victoria

  • Part-time, permanent position (0.9FTE, negotiable)
  • Flexible (Hybrid) working arrangement (office and WFH)
  • Work collaboratively to promote positive social change and outcomes

Develop and enact communication strategies and systems across our network of members and the broader community to build social justice and foster practical responses to those in need.

About CAM

Presided over by the Archbishop, the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (CAM) is the largest Archdiocese in Australia. It comprises around 1.1 million Catholics with a wide variety of people, cultures and ministries, providing services and support including pastoral, educational, social welfare, financial and administration services.

Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV) is the peak body for Catholic community services organisations in Victoria. CSSV works to support the mission of the Church to build a more just and compassionate society. We are inspired by the teachings of Jesus, our work is underpinned by Catholic social principles including: the inherent dignity of all human persons, the common good – with a preferential option for the poor, solidarity, and subsidiarity.

CSSV supports a dynamic network of forty-two member organisations, who in turn support over 200,000 Victorians each year. CSSV seeks to build up a vibrant community of shared activity between Catholic social and community service organisations, parishes and other Church agencies alongside the broader sector and others of goodwill to foster solidarity and practical responses with those in need.

Our work includes advocacy and policy development on issues that impact on society and on the work of CSSV members. We actively foster relationships to create systemic change and bring focus to the situation of the most marginalised and disadvantaged in our society.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Engagement and Projects Lead will develop and enact communication strategies and systems across our network of members and the broader community to build social justice and foster practical responses to those in need.

This role will organise consultations, draft plans and content and manage timely delivery of discrete projects that engage with and deliver shared value for our member organisations and other key stakeholders.

This is a part-time, permanent position that offers a hybrid model of work, a dedicated team to collaborate with and be supported by and the opportunity to make a difference every day.

Key Responsibilities of the role

  • Drive and consult on projects and other initiatives of importance, working with committees and working groups to draft and consult, taking initiative and ownership as needed.
  • Work with the rest of the CSSV team in preparing and enacting strategic and operational plans.
  • Assist the Executive Director in work related to policy and social change, including organising a range of ad hoc, periodic and ongoing forums, meetings and events with member organisations (and others) which provide for the raising and discussing of issues of social importance, the professional and spiritual formation of staff, and generally progress areas of prioritised work.
  • Represent CSSV in a range of forums, at a range of levels, as required.
  • Be committed to both the inherent value of building authentic relationships, collaboration and community, as well as ensuring these relationships lead to productive work for positive change.
  • Utilise technological systems (e.g. CRMs) to enable a small team to have impact and engage a broad audience for events and topics that matter.
  • Enjoy the Catholic tradition and working with a wide variety of faith communities, social work sector and other organisations for the common good.

About you

You have an awareness of, and appreciation for, the identity and mission of the Catholic Church in Melbourne and of Catholic social teaching. You are experienced in driving key projects and enjoy collaborating with others to achieve shared outcomes.

What will ensure your success:

  • Your strong interpersonal skills demonstrate your ability to effectively build relationships with a large variety of stakeholders.
  • You have a sound understanding of Catholic social teaching and a strong commitment to social justice and the mission and teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Your strong technical communication skills (including competency with mailchimp or similar CRM, WordPress etc.) allow you to reach a broad audience and make an impact, you also love to experiment and learn with emerging useful tools.
  • You are comfortable addressing and presenting to groups and are capable of designing and delivering consultations, workshops and events.
  • Your strong written communication skills are demonstrated by your ability to write in a variety of styles: formal reports, website and social media copy, media releases, briefings, minutes.
  • Others know that you have strong time-management skills and the ability to prioritise – you get things done.
  • You notice the little things with your high attention to detail.

Why work for CAM

• We live our values – Wisdom, Integrity, Honesty, Compassion, Sustainability, Forgiveness, Generosity and Courage.

• We are located on the edge of the CBD in leafy East Melbourne and within a 5-minute walk of Parliament station.

• You will have the opportunity to become a part of our dedicated and supportive team of people.

• We have a “flexibility first” approach and provide generous leave policies.

• You will have access to our Employee Assistance Program to support your personal health and wellbeing.

How to apply

If you feel your skills and experience align with the above criteria, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your application, including resume and cover letter. Should you have any questions regarding this position, please contact our Recruitment Consultant, Sinead Elebert – 0499 416 288.

Employment is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check, Working with Children Check and Reference Checks. To be successful in this role you must hold valid working rights in Australia.

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