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

Justice Educator, QLD/Northern Region

  • Do you want to tackle global poverty?
  • Do you have a passion for Social Justice?
  • Full-time role, 37.5 hours a week

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen with Caritas Australia to promote Global Justice whilst working with students, teachers and all levels of the education system. You will design and deliver professional development seminars for teachers, curriculum coordinators and community members. In addition, this role entails designing and delivering educational programs incorporating social justice and Australian curriculum-related content (including Just Leadership Days) for primary and secondary students and justice-related units to tertiary groups across QLD.

Skills and attributes

You will be:

  • A dynamic and experienced educator able to articulate and communicate our unique perspective on social justice and international development within a variety of contexts.
  • Able to demonstrate a genuine appreciation of the importance of education in relation to aid and development and the mission of Caritas Australia.
  • Flexible and willing to travel within QLD and nationally with the possibility of international travel.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please visit www.caritas.org.au/jobs to view the full Position Description and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by 5pm Friday 14 October, 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. Applications will not be accepted without addressed selection criteria.

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 and a working with Children Check.

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


Philanthropy Lead

  • Lead, Drive and Implement Relationship Fundraising
  • International Aid & Development Agency
  • Fun, Vibrant Team Culture

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 Philanthropy Lead to manage the Philanthropy team. With 3 direct reports, this key role will be responsible for driving and leading the Philanthropy portfolio consisting of CA’s high net worth individuals, trusts and foundations, bequest benefactor and Corporate Fundraising presence.

Essential selection criteria

  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated experience in executing highly developed representational skills including experience developing networks and managing relationships with donors and corporate organisations.
  • Capacity to envision, articulate and operationalise Philanthropy related giving, projects and campaigns including a successful track record in income generation.
  • Proven success in setting budgets and achieving financial objectives within a Fundraising environment.
  • Exceptional written skills including demonstrated ability to write compelling and persuasive written material of the highest quality and accuracy.
  • Advanced ability to analyse, review and assess monitoring and evaluation of Fundraising campaigns, and proven ability in using databases.
  • Minimum 5 years proven experience in a Supervisory role, inspiring, growing, managing, mentoring and developing an agile team within service environments.
  • Demonstrates how working with key team members and stakeholders, internal and external, has contributed to improved outcomes and trustful relationships; able to inspire and collaboratively facilitate cross-group initiatives.
  • An understanding of and willingness to work within the Catholic ethos.

Desirable criteria

  • Bachelor degree in Marketing/Fundraising or other relevant qualifications.
  • 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. To view the Position Description please visit: http://www.caritas.org.au/about/jobs/positions-vacant Any enquiries regarding this role may be directed to Rosie Rivas on 02.8306.3104. Applications close Friday 5.00pm AEST 30 September 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.


Digital Strategist Lead

  • Lead the Digital team
  • International Aid & Development Agency

Caritas Australia is seeking a Digital Strategist Lead to create and implement digital strategies which enhance Caritas Australia’s profile, brand and generate community awareness and impact.

The Digital Strategist Lead will focus on:

  • Building and developing an integrated Digital team, collaborating with the Content and Advocacy Team to execute seamless communications strategies and services that elevate Caritas Australia’s profile, brand and performance through the Digital domain.

The organisation

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.

Selection criteria

  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated experience in building and implementing successful digital strategies and services, including strategies that enhance profiling and branding; preferably from services industry environments.
  • Minimum 5 years proven experience in a supervisory role, inspiring, growing, managing, mentoring and developing a team within service environments.
  • Demonstrates extensive experience in building trustful relationships with direct reports, and inspiring agile collaborative teams, including integrative cross-team environments.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated applied knowledge of contemporary digital systems, eCommunications, social media, online Marketing and Fundraising that have led to substantial improvements.
  • High level of competency in creative web strategies and online technical skills that produce and transform complex issues into CA’s Mission aligned appealing and creative web presence.
  • Has held roles with stewardship over financial budgets and KPIs.
  • An understanding of and willingness to work within the Catholic ethos.

Desirable criteria

  • Post-Graduate Qualifications.
  • 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 the Mission.
  • Familiarity with the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct.

How to apply

If you believe you meet the criteria, please send your application with a covering letter addressing the Selection Criteria detailed in the Position Description to jobs@caritas.org.au. Any enquiries regarding this role may be directed to Rosie Rivas at the above email address. Applications close Friday, 5.00pm AEST 30 September 2016.

The successful candidate will need to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT ADDRESSED SELECTION CRITERIA.

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


Justice Educator, VIC and TAS

  • Do you want to tackle global poverty?
  • Do you have a passion for social justice?
  • Part-time role - 22.5 hours per week

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen with Caritas Australia to promote Global Justice whilst working with students, teachers and all levels of the education system. You will design and deliver professional development seminars for teachers, curriculum coordinators and community members. In addition, this role entails designing and delivering educational programs incorporating social justice and Australian curriculum-related content (including Just Leadership Days) for primary and secondary students and justice-related units to tertiary groups across Victoria and Tasmania.

Skills and attributes

You will be:

  • A dynamic and experienced educator able to articulate and communicate our unique perspective on social justice and international development within a variety of contexts.
  • Able to demonstrate a genuine appreciation of the importance of education in relation to aid and development and the mission of Caritas Australia.
  • Flexible and willing to travel within VIC/TAS and nationally with the possibility of international travel.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please visit www.caritas.org.au/jobs to view the full Position Description and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by 5pm Friday, 30 September, 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. Applications will not be accepted without addressed selection criteria.

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 and a working with Children Check.

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


Community Fundraising Relationships Specialist

  • Do you have a Passion for Community Fundraising?
  • 22.5 hours, Part-time Position
  • International Aid and Development Agency

An exciting opportunity has arisen with Caritas Australia to join our highly motivated Community Fundraising team. We are currently seeking a Community Fundraising Relationships Specialist.

Who we are

Caritas Australia is the Catholic agency for international aid 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

Reporting to the Community Fundraising Lead, this newly created position delivers relationship strategies for the acquisition and retention of support from parishes, schools, universities, community groups, online supporters, donors and third party fundraisers for sustainable fundraising purposes, optimising the reach and effectiveness of Community Fundraising.

This portfolio includes, but is not limited to, applying strategic approaches to innovative engagement activities such as campaign marketing, peer to peer fundraising and e-Communications geared towards Fundraising and creative outreach to new audiences and communities across all community fundraising products. Financially the role is responsible for an income budget of AUD$280,000.

Essential criteria

  • Experience implementing community and third party fundraising acquisition and retention strategies
  • Experience in developing, managing and growing community fundraising products in a not-for-profit environment
  • Demonstrated passion for delivering the highest quality of service and support to fundraisers and supporters
  • Strong understanding of peer to peer fundraising, online marketing and digital engagement in the context of fundraising
  • Demonstrated exposure to a wide range of fundraising campaigns and products
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Target driven with a passion for achieving growth.
  • Experience in managing budgets, project expenditure and delivering organisational outcomes
  • Exceptional time management skills, driving multiple projects simultaneously.
  • An understanding of and willingness to work within the Catholic ethos

How to apply

If you believe you meet the criteria, please send your application with a covering letter addressing the Selection Criteria detailed in the Position Description to jobs@caritas.org.au. Please go to our website to download the Position Description: http://www.caritas.org.au/about/jobs/positions-vacant. Any enquiries regarding this role may be directed Rosie Rivas at the above email address. Applications close 5pm AEST, Friday 30 September 2016.

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

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.


Volunteer Assistant Librarian

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.

Caritas Australia has an exciting Volunteering opportunity for an experienced Librarian based in our Head Office in Alexandria.

Key tasks/activities

The key tasks and activities of this Volunteer opportunity are:

  • Assisting the Archivist with identifying books and materials that are still relevant today and need to be retained
  • Sorting the books and materials into categories
  • Compiling a digital index to the library contents
  • Organizing for the books and materials no longer required to be disposed of e.g. donation to an education facility or destruction

Knowledge, skills and experience required

  • Library experience preferably with knowledge of the International Aid and Development sector

Benefits of this opportunity for the Volunteer

  • Assisting with making research material readily accessible to the Agency staff and in turn assisting them in developing their knowledge and skills.
  • Opportunity to increase knowledge of Caritas Australia’s work in International Aid and Development. Programs

Any enquiries regarding this Volunteering opportunity may be directed to Helen Deering – Volunteers Coordinator at helen.deering@caritas.org.au

The successful volunteer will be required to undergo a Criminal History Check.