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The Smith Family

GPO Box 10500
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Phone: 02 9085 7154
Web Site: http://www.thesmithfamily.com.au/

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Family Partnerships Coordinator


Job Description:

  • Pivotal Coordination role in our flagship Learning for Life program
  • Make a genuine difference to the lives of some of Australia’s most disadvantaged kids and their families
  • Role will be based in Karratha, WA

Job Requirements:

The Family Partnerships Coordinator helps manage and deliver one of our most valuable programs – Learning for Life. The role involves planning and implementing The Smith Family Scholarships and family support. You will maintain key relationships with a range of stakeholders, including families on the program, partner schools, community groups and volunteers. You will also be responsible for reporting and tracking the progress and attendance of the students. You will need developed administrative skills to assist you with data entry, tracking of performance targets and report writing.  You are a strong team player who seeks to develop their practice to provide stronger supports for Learning for Life scholarship families.

 A day in the life of a Family Partnership Coordinator might look like this, but really every day will be different: 

  • Liaising with identified schools and Principals as to progress of referrals of students to the program
  • nhancing relationships with key people in schools to positively impact on attendance and school completion rates
  • Contacting scholarship families to inform of programs being delivered and inviting them to participate
  • Working with students and families to maximise school attendance
  • Connecting families to relevant educational supports for their child
  • Ensuring excellent database management and administration support for scholarship students
  • Sourcing students and families for a media opportunity
  • Collaborate with team members to continuously improve practice
  • Working and meeting with community leaders to identify partnership opportunities

It takes a special kind of person to be one of our Family Partnerships Coordinators. First and foremost, you need to be a people person.  You are a good communicator with lots of empathy, being able to build strong relationships even in sometimes trying circumstances. You need to be able to manage different tasks at once and be flexible to change priorities without letting anything fall through the cracks. Most of all you care about helping some of the most disadvantaged in our society.

 Living up to our employment promise, our team members tell us that working for The Smith Family, they have great job flexibility and the ability to work alongside committed, passionate and professional team members whilst engaging in challenging, fulfilling and diverse work. In turn, our team members believe that they offer commitment to our vision, mission and values and effective collaboration with fellow team members to deliver strong performance outcomes.

Please send applications to the email address below and include a resume and cover letter which addresses the following 2 selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated capability to manage and plan own work to achieve identified goals within time constraints
  • Proven experience in establishing and maintaining relevant partnerships 

You may view the position description here:

Please send your application to James.Barrett@thesmithfamily.com.au.

For any other information, please contact James Barrett (Team Leader) on 08 9265 5505 or email: James.Barrett@thesmithfamily.com.au.

Closing date: Friday 23 February 2018

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.


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Karratha, WA, Australia


Family Partnerships Coordinator


Nonprofit-Social Services