Vacancies

In the spirit of hope and peace, Caritas Australia works in partnership with some of the most disadvantaged members of our global community, regardless of ethnicity, gender and religion, to alleviate poverty and injustice.


Caritas Australia staff

Employment requirements 

To apply for a position with Caritas Australia, please ensure you:

  • Include a cover letter and resume with your application.
  • Address the Selection Criteria indicated in the Position Description. Only applications which address the Selection Criteria will be considered for our vacancies.
  • Provide details of two professional referees.

Successful applicants

If you’re offered a job with Caritas Australia you will be required to show an original of one of the following documents:

  • Australian citizen – birth certificate, passport, Australian citizenship certificate, evidentiary or declaratory certificate of Australian citizenship.
  • New Zealand citizen – passport.
  • Foreign Nationals (including Commonwealth citizens eg. British, Canadians) – Visa and/or entry permit in the passport or a certificate of Evidence of Resident Status, issued by the Department of Immigration.

Employment screening is mandatory for all staff, contractors and volunteers. This may include a criminal record check and/or a working with children check.

All staff, contractors and volunteers are required to comply with the 100-point proof of identity which is similar to that required when opening a bank account.

Caritas Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Caritas Australia welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.

Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect.

Read more about careers at Caritas Australia.


Current vacancies

Direct Marketing Lead

  • Full Ownership of the Direct Marketing Portfolio
  • International Aid and Development Agency
  • Exciting opportunity in Marketing!

About Caritas

Caritas Australia (CA) is the Catholic agency for international humanitarian relief and development in Australia. Through effective relationships with the Church, partners and communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Pacific and Australia, Caritas Australia helps to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Our programs promote the good of every person and of the whole person, regardless of people’s religious, political or cultural beliefs. We envisage a world in which children, women and men most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice are agents of their own change and architects of their own development.

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen with Caritas Australia for an enthusiastic Direct Marketing Lead with an interest in human rights and social justice to join our highly motivated Fundraising team. The Direct Marketing Lead will be responsible for developing effective approaches to recruiting, retaining and developing our supporters through new and existing direct marketing methodologies. The role will meaningfully impact CA by enhancing the Supporter experience in the Direct Marketing channels, maximising the Supporter’s lifetime value to the Agency. This role contributes to the Agency’s Sustainability strategies and the strategic objective of decreasing CA’s reliance on government funding.

Financially the role is responsible for income generation of direct marketing and regular giving for a total $6.5million and has one direct report, the Direct Marketing Coordinator.

Essential selection criteria

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following essential selection criteria:

  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated experience in building and implementing successful direct marketing/regular giving strategies and programmes preferably from services industry environments
  • Extensive experience being responsible for devising, implementing and managing a multi-million dollar income and expenditure budget that includes experience devising and implementing major campaigns to mass audience
  • Minimum 3 years proven experience in a supervisory role, inspiring, growing, managing, mentoring and developing a team within service environments
  • Proven ability in developing excellent customer relationships through the effective use of technologies
  • Demonstrates how working with key team members and stakeholders, internal and external, has contributed to improved outcomes and trustful relationships
  • Practical approach to team building and growth with a ‘can do’ attitude; able to inspire and collaboratively facilitate cross-group initiatives
  • Extensive experience in concurrently managing projects, and business as usual activities
  • Proven applied knowledge in the use of analytics, data and databases for direct marketing and regular giving purposes
  • An understanding of and willingness to work within the Catholic ethos

How to apply

To apply for this exciting opportunity view the full Position Description and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Monday 5pm, 14 July 2016. Applications must specify residency or work visa status, include a CV and a cover letter which addresses the Selection Criteria indicated in the referred Position Description.

More information

Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check.

Caritas Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.

 


Manager of Fundraising

  • Lead, Drive & Implement Strategy & Income Growth
  • International Aid and Development Agency
  • Innovation & Creativity

Caritas Australia (CA) is the Catholic agency for international aid and development in Australia and works with partners in Australia, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific. We work to address the causes of poverty and bring about long-term change, by working with communities who experience poverty, injustice, hunger and oppression regardless of their religious, political or cultural beliefs. We envisage a world in which children, women and men most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice are agents of their own change and architects of their own development.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Manager of Fundraising to lead an integrated team. Reporting to the Head of Engagement & Sustainability, this key senior role will be responsible for strategically linking different giving streams and fundraising activities and subsequently improving income, retention and Supporter/Donor development.

Specifically the Manager of Fundraising will:

  • Implement, monitor and evaluate Fundraising’s Strategic and Operational Plan, including integrated multi-channel avenues that will reach targets set by CA and the Head of Engagement and Sustainability.
  • Drive income growth and achieve an income target of approximately $27m.
  • Identify, build and liaise Donor and external relationships that develop and sustain mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Support the Head of Engagement and Sustainability and the Fundraising team by providing ideas that create and lead new Supporter and Donor relationships, innovations or continuous improvements.
  • Inspire and lead the Fundraising teams’ ability to capture the hearts and minds of Donors and improve understanding and support to CA’s Mission and Programs.
  • Build trustful relationships to inspire direct reports to effectively collaborate together, lead and manage themselves, their teams and achievement of development and implementation of their fundraising portfolios.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of fundraising investments and programs; ensuring a data led approach to fundraising, including pipeline and prospect development, donor development and donor propensity modelling.
  • Build trustful constructive relationships internal and external to Fundraising to accomplish events, programs, evaluation, improvements, learning, and assigned KPIs.

Essential selection criteria for the role:

  • Bachelor degree in marketing/fundraising or other relevant qualifications
  • 5-7 years’ experience at a senior fundraising level with exposure to a complete portfolio of contemporary fundraising channels, investments and donor engagement
  • Capacity to envision, articulate and operationalise strategies and financial outcomes including a successful track record in income generation successfully aligned with an organisation’s mission, values and strategic directions.
  • Capacity to combine effective modern fundraising strategies with traditional grassroots engagement approaches
  • Extensive experience in building trustful relationships with direct reports, and inspiring agile collaborative teams, including integrative cross-team environments
  • Demonstrated results working with key team members and stakeholders both internal and external, contributing to improved outcomes and trustful relationships in complex environments.
  • High-level ability to capture the trust of significant external relationships, including the capacity to work effectively with Donors
  • Previous roles with significant stewardship over financial budgets and KPIs
  • An understanding of and willingness to work within the Catholic ethos

Desirable criteria

  • Relevant Post-Graduate Qualifications
  • Familiarity with the Catholic sector
  • Familiarity with faith based NFPs strengths and opportunities in respect to developing community awareness and actions that are supportive of Mission
  • Familiarity with the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct.

If you interested in applying please send your application with a covering letter addressing the Selection Criteria detailed above and in the Position Description to jobs@caritas.org.au. Any enquiries regarding this role may be directed to Rosie Rivas on 02.8306.3104. Applications close 5.00pm AEST 14 July 2016.

Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check.

Caritas Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.


Communications Specialist – International Programs

  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Be the voice for the poorest of the poor
  • Work/life balance – 22.5 hours a week

Caritas Australia (CA) is the Catholic agency for international aid and development in Australia and works with partners in Australia, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific. We work to address the causes of poverty and bring about long-term change, by working with communities who experience poverty, injustice, hunger and oppression regardless of their religious, political or cultural beliefs. We envisage a world in which children, women and men most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice are agents of their own change and architects of their own development.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Communications Specialist to deliver Caritas Australia’s Mission by developing and coordinating content sourced from CA’s International Programs that will inspire and activate community awareness and action in support of CA’s Mission. Working closely with the Content and Digital team, the Communications Specialist delivers CA’s seamless Communications strategy. The role will meaningfully impact CA by developing audience focused content that amplifies the voices of the communities we serve, as well as the causes we support.

Specifically, the Communications Specialist International Programs will be:

  • working in collaboration with the International Programs and the Content team, create content that heightens the voices of the people we serve
  • serve as the key point of contact and channel between International Programs and the Content and Digital team for stories, photos and videos that will service the Agency’s communications requirements
  • implement through role, CA’s Communications strategies that elevate the agency’s profile and brand to encourage greater engagement with stakeholders
  • contribute to a supportive, collaborative Content and Digital team that is capable of servicing the agency’s increased demand for the development and delivery of materials and resources

Essential selection criteria for the role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related fields
  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated experience in Content strategies and services, including strategies that have enhanced profiling and branding strategy; preferably from services industry environments
  • Demonstrated excellence in story telling: knowledge of what makes, how to find and how to tell a compelling story, especially related to the International Development field
  • Proven track record in research, writing and editing for a variety of stakeholders and audience types to publication level
  • Demonstrated applied knowledge of content development and efficiencies, astuteness in identifying themes and topics that generate positive reputation, interest and action in customers/supporters
  • Demonstrated competency in writing and editing, film, video and other content means that produce and transform complex issues into a mission aligned appealing content
  • Demonstrates extensive experience in building trustful and positive working relationships with collaborative teams, including integrative cross-team environments
  • Extensive experience in concurrently managing projects, and business as usual activities
  • An understanding of and willingness to work within the Catholic ethos
  • Be available to travel internationally at infrequent times

Desirable criteria

  • Proficiency in desktop design software such as Microsoft Publisher and or Adobe Suite
  • Strong photography skills
  • Familiarity with the Catholic sector
  • Familiarity with faith based Not-For-Profit strengths and opportunities in respect to developing community awareness and actions that are supportive of Mission
  • Familiarity with the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct

How to apply

If you interested in applying please send your application with a covering letter addressing the Selection Criteria detailed above and in the Position Description to jobs@caritas.org.au. Any enquiries regarding this role may be directed to Rosie Rivas on 02.8306.3104. Applications close 5.00pm AEST Monday 4 July 2016.

More information

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Australia. Appointment to this position is dependent upon successful completion of a National Criminal History Record Check.

Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check.

Caritas Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.


Media Officer

  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Be the voice for the poorest of the poor
  • Work/life balance - 15 hours a week

Caritas Australia (CA) is the Catholic agency for international aid and development in Australia and works with partners in Australia, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific. We work to address the causes of poverty and bring about long-term change, by working with communities who experience poverty, injustice, hunger and oppression regardless of their religious, political or cultural beliefs. We envisage a world in which children, women and men most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice are agents of their own change and architects of their own development.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Media Officer to coordinate and support the agency’s media communication requirements with a particular focus on promoting and upholding the brand through targeted messaging to our core audience. This includes leveraging media channels, especially Catholic media, to position Caritas Australia (CA) as a leading and effective international aid and development agency. Working closely with the Content and Digital team, the Media Officer delivers CA’s seamless Communications strategy. The role will meaningfully impact CA by developing audience focused content that amplifies the voices of the communities we serve, as well as the causes we support.

Specifically, the Media Officer will be responsible for:

  • Development and distribution of engaging, influential audience targeted media packages across media sources such as print, social media, digital, television, niche and sector relevant media/publications, in collaboration with the content and digital teams
  • Ensure CA’s brand awareness and identity, contribute to raising CA’s reputation, profile and authoritative voice in the Catholic and Australian Community, supportive of the Engagement & Sustainability and Advocacy & Communications team activities
  • Develop and maintain strategic and supportive relationships with the media network, journalists and media outlets across regional and metropolitan centers, as well as withinthe Catholic community, Caritas Internationalis member Agencies, and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Partners, to ensure brand and messages are proactive, engaging and constructive; leveraging internal and external subject matter experts
  • In tandem with the Content Strategist Lead, resolve media inquiries; monitor and track media performance, and advise the Content Strategist Lead and Agency of reactive media opportunities whilst scanning the environment for proactive media opportunities to deliver on CA and Communications team objectives
  • Be a contact and support for Agency staff for media relations, provide coaching in public relations skills and author speeches, briefings and opinion pieces as delegated by the Content Strategist Lead, and support Content team to write articles for CA publications and digital platforms.

Essential selection criteria for the role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism or related fields
  • Minimum 3 years demonstrated experience in media, copywriting or Journalism within a public relations, Journalism or communications role
  • Proven success at maintaining and fostering media relationships that has led to positive results for an organisation; and a track record in securing media coverage
  • Demonstrated research, writing, editing experience to publication level across a range of channels and media packages: opinion pieces, feature stories, media releases and interviews, including producing and transforming complex issues into a mission aligned engaging media related pieces
  • Demonstrated excellence in story telling: knowledge of what makes, how to find and how to tell a compelling story
  • Demonstrated experience in building trustful and positive working relationships with collaborative teams, including integrative cross-team environments
  • Solid experience in concurrently managing projects, and business as usual activities
  • Proven ability to provide coaching in public relations skills and author speeches
  • Commitment to social justice and knowledge of international development
  • An understanding of and willingness to work within the Catholic ethos

Desirable criteria

  • Proficiency in desktop design software such as Microsoft Publisher and or Adobe Suite
  • Experience in video filming, editing and production; strong photography skills
  • Demonstrated experience working within the communications field in the Catholic sector
  • Familiarity with faith based Not-For-Profit strengths and opportunities in respect to developing community awareness and actions that are supportive of Mission
  • Familiarity with the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct

How to apply

If you are interested in applying please send your application with a covering letter addressing the Selection Criteria detailed above and in the Position Description to jobs@caritas.org.au. Any enquiries regarding this role may be directed to Rosie Rivas on 02.8306.3104. Applications close 5.00pm AEST 4 July 2016.

More information

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Australia. Appointment to this position is dependent upon successful completion of a National Criminal History Record Check.

Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check.

Caritas Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.