Schools and Youth Engagement Officer

Job No: VIN2867
Location: Lismore or Newcastle


  • Permanent, Full-Time opportunity | Base Location: either Lismore or Newcastle Society offices
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence
  • SCHCADS Award, Level 4, hourly rates range between $39.26-$42.25 based on qualifications and experience


The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, whose values 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.  We have a continuing commitment to engaging and retaining our people 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

The Schools and Youth Engagement Officer position is in the Membership, Volunteers and Regional Operations Directorate and is part of the Regional Operations team. The position is a Permanent, Full-Time role. You will work collaboratively with key stakeholders to implement schools and youth engagement strategies and activities across the North East region of NSW.


Responsibilities of the role:

  • Contribute to the successful implementation of the Strategic Plan within their region.
  • Implement specific 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.
  • Implement specific projects and initiatives to strengthen school engagement in the region, as determined by the Regional Director.
  • Contribute to the effective implementation of social justice & advocacy initiatives for schools and youth in the region.
  • Engage with members, volunteers and the local community to ensure that tangible activities are developed for young people to participate in, that are centred around the people we serve and are responsive to local youth needs.
  • Contribute to the implementation of local fundraising initiatives and appeals working collaboratively with the Fundraising and Communications team.
  • Support the delivery of timely and relevant communications to schools and youth contacts and stakeholders utilising technology and social media as required.
  • Collate information, prepare documentation and correspondence in line with quality and organisational requirements, to enhance communication, support information flow and inform decision making.
  • Contribute to the implementation of effective risk management procedures to ensure compliance with legal, employment and governance requirements.
  • Support the Regional Directors, and other members of the Regional Operations team with any other task, in the nature of the position.


You will have: 

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, Education, Business, Office Administration or equivalent experience.
  • Certificate IV in Business or Office Administration or equivalent.
  • Experience in community relations, events or fundraising.
  • Experience analysing data and collating insights to inform decision making within the organisation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, with a proven ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • A high degree of computer literacy particularly in the use of Microsoft products and human resources systems.
  • Experience working in a membership-based organisation to support and empower members and volunteers is highly desirable.


  If this sounds like you, please apply now by submitting your application with a Resume and Covering Letter, for key requirements of the role, read Position Description.  Information on how to apply.


 If you have questions about this role or require easy read Word version of PD, please email Clare Van Doorn (Regional Director – North East):, quoting: VIN2867.


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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