Schools and Youth Engagement Officer

Job No: VIN2671
Location: Wagga Wagga


  • We are looking for a passionate School and Youth Engagement Officer paying $58,562.40 per annum (for 30 hours per week) who would love valuable and meaningful work empowering and making difference in the community.
  • A rewarding opportunity to work in a culturally diverse member, employee and volunteer environment for increasing the connections of children and young people to ensure they are connected and engaged with the community. 
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging tax-free benefits, increasing your take-home pay!


The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, whose mission  it is to shape a more just and compassionate society - we truly care about what we do and the difference we make to people’s lives.

We believe our employees are key to our success and offer Learning and Development programs to enhance and grow your career across a range of teams and services.  Our Employee Value Proposition is testament to our continued commitment to further engaging and retaining our staff who are recognised for their achievements and are offered promotional opportunities on a meritocracy basis within a collegiate and values driven team environment and culture. 


Your New Role

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Schools and Youth Engagement Officer to join our team in Wagga Wagga. Reporting to the Regional Director, you will be supporting a busy regional office by working collaboratively to implement schools and youth engagement strategies and activities across the South region.


Your responsibilities:

  • Implementing projects and initiatives to strengthen youth engagement in the region, aligned to the state-wide youth engagement strategy.
  • Working collaboratively with the Central Council Youth representatives within the region.
  • Implementing projects and initiatives to strengthen school engagement in the region.
  • Implementation of social justice & advocacy initiatives for schools and youth in the region.
  • Engaging with members, volunteers and the local community to ensure that tangible activities are developed for young people to address local youth needs.
  • Implementation of local fundraising initiatives and appeals working collaboratively with the Fundraising and Communications team.
  • Communicating to schools and youth contacts and stakeholders utilising technology and social media as required.
  • Collating information, preparing documentation, decision making, contributing to a safe working environment & effective risk management procedures, supporting to the Regional Directors, and other members of the Regional Operations team.


To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Demonstrated passion and experience in working with children and young people in an empowering capacity.
  • Proven project coordination skills and the ability to manage competing priorities. 
  • Proven ability to effectively engage with local schools, including primary and secondary schools.
  • Experience working with and effectively engaging young people.
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills across a range of mediums with internal and external stakeholders, including teachers, members, volunteers and staff delivering a variety of services.
  • NSW driver licence and capacity to travel within the region.
  • Capacity to work intermittently out of hours, including weekends and evening events.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification/s in human services, education, business, office administration or equivalent, or demonstrated experience working in these fields.


If this sounds like you, apply now, as we are reviewing applications as we receive them, submit your application with a cover letter relating to the role requirements in the Position Description Information on how to apply.


If you have questions about this role, please email Emily Gray (Regional Director - South) at, quoting: Schools and Youth Engagement Officer / VIN2671.


The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People. Prior to an offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check & Working with Children check. 


St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. We take pride in the diversity of our people and encourage applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQIA, candidates of any or no religious beliefs and applicants of all ages.


 St Vincent de Paul (NSW) has a COVID- 19 vaccination policy that has identified this role as requiring a full COVID-19 vaccination.  Medical exemptions with the NSW government contraindication form will be considered, subject to a satisfactory risk assessment.


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