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 - Eastern Region NSW/ACT

  • Are you passionate about education and social justice?
  • Want to tackle global poverty?
  • Attractive salary packaging options including a Caritas Australia motor vehicle

Promote Global Justice Education within a Catholic Social Teaching framework whilst working with teachers and students at all levels of the education system.  You will develop and implement all aspects of the NSW/ACT global justice education portfolio including: delivering teacher professional learning programs; facilitating student justice days; and building educational partnerships with senior Catholic Education personnel.

You will be:

  • A dynamic and experienced educator able to articulate and communicate our unique perspective on social justice and international development in teacher professional learning sessions and student settings.
  • Able to demonstrate a genuine appreciation of the importance of education in relation to aid and development and the mission of Caritas Australia.
  • Able to travel regularly throughout NSW/ACT and occasionally interstate and overseas

To apply for this job visit www.caritas.org.au/jobs  and view the full Position Description then send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by 5pm, Friday 16 December 2016.

Applications must specify residency or work visa status, include a cover letter, CV and a document which addresses the selection criteria indicated in the referred Position Description. 

APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT ADDRESSED SELECTION CRITERIA

The successful candidate will need to undergo a Working with Children and 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.


Event Project Coordinator

  • 6 month contract
  • 22.5 hours, part-time position
  • International aid and development agency

An exciting opportunity has arisen with Caritas Australia to join our highly motivated Fundraising team. We are currently seeking an Event Project Coordinator to be based from our National Office in Alexandria.

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 Manager, Fundraising, the Event Project Coordinator delivers the Caritas Australia’s (CA) Mission through oversight and delivery of the Women For The World (WFTW) events in 2017. WFTW is a fundraising event that engages Australian women to raise funds for vulnerable women in some of the world’s poorest countries. The role will meaningfully impact CA by supporting the Agency’s generation of community awareness and an impact on community support and giving.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Over-all project management, including venue, food and beverage, on the day MC and speakers and all supplier arrangements
  • Development of promotional strategy, activity and materials
  • Sourcing sponsorship and prizes
  • Relationship management with the Sydney, Melbourne and ACT event committees
  • Develop and roll out fundraising strategy
  • Manage expenditure budget
  • Post event thank you communication activity and materials
  • Post event evaluation report
  • Act as primary point of contact for all WFTW queries
  • Engage with the international programs teams to develop and assess case studies and other program materials for Project Compassion stories and films, and participate in the annual selection process of Project Compassion Stories.
  • Manage interns and volunteers, which are required regularly, to deliver Project Compassion elements and processes.
  • Maintain diligence in sustaining CA’s public profile and reputation by adhering to CA’s branding and communications policies and processes in the development of Supporter/Donor relationships, Fundraising products and other external communications.
  • Comply with integrity CA’s Code of Conduct, Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.

Essential criteria

  • Minimum 3 years demonstrated experience in event management, preferably in the Not for Profit sector including the ability to plan, prioritise, make decisions, meet deadlines and manage resources.
  • High level relationship and stakeholder management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of tasks and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in successful planning processes with high attention to detail.
  • Proven experience in the coordination and management of external suppliers.
  • Polished oral, written and presentation skills
  • Demonstrates how working with key team members and stakeholders, internal and external, has contributed to improved outcomes and trustful relationships.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • 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 9am AEST, Friday 2 December 2016.

More information

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.


Program Officer - Finance Administration

  • Up to 6 month Parental Leave contract
  • Recent graduate position
  • 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 recent graduate with one year or more finance experience. This role forms part of the Programs Effectiveness, Accountability and Learning Group (PEAL) and is expected to contribute to enhanced financial accountability and efficient management of International Programs (IP) Team’s finances, by providing coaching and financial administration support to the team in the areas of budgeting, finance management & tracking and reporting.

In addition, this position will work closely with the Manager PEAL and to some extent the Finance team, in streamlining financial management systems and processes and in ensuring they are effectively implemented across the IP team.

Essential selection criteria

  • As a minimum, completed Certificate IV in Financial Services or Diploma of Accounting
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management including budgeting, internal auditing, financial tracking and reporting, preferably in the international development arena
  • Experience in using financial management systems, including use of financial software, budget/expenditure tracking systems, generating financial reports, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing support to staff particularly in the use of financial software, budgeting and review processes, financial management and reporting
  • Advanced competence in the Microsoft Office suite with a focus on high level Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Proven financial administrative experience and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills including high level numerical analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, including the ability to work with organisational staff and external stakeholders (e.g. international partners)
  • An understanding of and willingness to work within the Catholic ethos

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 5 December 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.


Community Participation Leader/Diocesan Director - NSW Region

  • Do you have a passion for social justice and want to help the most vulnerable?
  • 37.5 hours, full-time position
  • International aid and development agency

An exciting opportunity has arisen with Caritas Australia to join our highly motivated Community Engagement team. We are currently seeking a Community Participation Leader / Diocesan Director for NSW.

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 Manager, Community Engagement and based in the national office in Alexandria, as part of a national decentralised team. The Community Participation Leader / Diocesan Director for NSW impacts the quality and reach of stronger relationships and partnerships with Diocesan bodies, Parishes, Communities, other groups (e.g. youth) and Catholic agencies. This role facilitates Social Justice and Community Fundraising Programs and serves as the Diocesan Director for the Archdiocese of Sydney.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide support and accompaniment to the Region’s Diocesan Directors.
  • Serving as the critical link between CA and the local diocesan community of parishes, schools, Catholic networks and with the broader Australian community.
  • Engaging and inviting the Region’s Catholic community to give expression to the local Church’s solidarity with the poor through participation in awareness-raising, fundraising, events, advocacy and other engagement programs.
  • Implementation of Project Compassion and other community events and projects in NSW.

Essential criteria

  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience within a Diocesan or Not-For-Profit environment in community relations, outreach, Parish or Social Ministry.
  • Respect for the ethos and values of the Catholic sector – Catholic Church structures and reporting responsibilities.
  • Able to lead, motivate and inspire a passion for social justice in a variety of audiences; ability to lead and motivate youth with empathy, diplomacy and understanding.
  • Ability to network and build new relationships with Diocesan Directors, Coordinators, Volunteers, and other Catholic Agencies.
  • Proven track record in effective people and Volunteer management; influencing teams for a common purpose and achievement of goals.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of strategies and implementation of strategies that have led to improved outcomes.
  • Capacity to learn about and work in the areas of management, Fundraising, community relations and communications.
  • Awareness and understanding of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and their application to international development.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to promote the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and Gospel values within the workplace.
  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours and flexibility and willingness to travel within region.
  • Current Driver’s Licence

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 9am AEST, Monday 5 December 2016.

More information

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.


Marketing Insights Analyst

  • Highly influential role with complete ownership
  • Identify critical insights that drives fundraising strategies
  • Opportunity to make a difference

Who we are

Caritas Australia 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.

Caritas Australia’s Engagement and Sustainability Team is seeking a highly skilled Marketing Insights Analyst whose role is to identify insights, reporting and data analysis to drive supporter engagement & fundraising strategies. This influential role works to turn supporter data into critical business information and knowledge that can be used to make sound business decisions. The Marketing Insights Analyst will work with the Head of Engagement and Sustainability (E&S) to determine business requirements, define key performance indicators, development donor segmentation strategies, Regular Giving modeling, channel analysis, return on investment and LTV insights, and work closely with teams to  provide meaningful insights into fundraising products, donor and supporter behaviours. 

Essential selection criteria

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

  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following areas; Marketing/Business Management, Science, Mathematics, or specialised training/certification.
  • Demonstrated seven or more years of Business Analysis – Marketing/Business Intelligence or related business analysis experience.
  • Expert in the Microsoft Business Intelligence suite including SQL Server, Integration Services, Analysis Services, Reporting Services, SharePoint, Access, Excel VBA and PowerPivot and modelling techniques such as regression models, data mining techniques
  • The ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear, concise manner across functional and other departments
  • Proven track record of developing  analytical models and reporting within complex business environments with multiple stakeholders whilst maintaining  relevance and integrity of reporting database and tools
  • Proven record of working with internal departments to build business solutions that support the ongoing sustainability and best practice
  • Demonstrated understanding of multiple, major components of business enterprise with the ability to identify target markets, trends, technologies, and external factors that directly impact the business and make recommendations for improvement based on findings
  • High level ability in strategic thinking and understanding of critical success factors, and business drivers including root cause drivers
  • High level ability to create effective professional reports and conduct presentations from executive level to front line managers
  • An understanding of and willingness to work within the Catholic ethos.

How to apply

To apply for this job visit www.caritas.org.au/jobs/positions-vacant  and view the full Position Description then send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB 25 November 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. For more information please contact Rosie Rivas on 02.8306.3104.

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

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


Manager, CAN DO Coordination Unit

  • Leadership humanitarian role
  • Consortium of Church Agencies Network Disaster Operations

Caritas Australia 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.

Church Agencies Network Disaster Operations (CAN DO) is a consortium of eight Australian based humanitarian church agencies that exists to build the resilience of communities with whom the agencies work, to strengthen the capacity of partner organisations, and to enhance agencies’ effectiveness in responding to disasters, especially in the Pacific region.

This role, based from the Caritas Australia head office in Sydney, will direct the CAN DO Coordination Unit and oversee all of its functions including coordinating humanitarian preparedness, response, disaster risk reduction and capacity building initiatives with local partners. The Manager will be the lead representative. The partnership and will have day-to-day line management of up to two staff. The Manager reports internally to the CA Humanitarian Manager, is guided by the CANDO Steering Committee, and works in close coordination with Consortium members.

Essential selection criteria

To be successful in this role you must be able to demonstrate the following selection criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in international development or other relevant discipline.
  • Over five years’ experience in senior leadership roles within the humanitarian sector, preferably with faith based organisations.
  • Substantial demonstrable experience in the field of DRR/DRM and humanitarian response, particularly in the Pacific region including a sound knowledge of humanitarian standards and codes.
  • Strong leadership abilities and experience in a role managing multiple partners and programs in multiple countries preferably with or through local church organisations.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement projects with rigorous deliverables and timelines in accordance with set timeframes and donor regulations while maintaining high quality and with multiple implementing partners.
  • Proven ability in collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders, including churches, government, donors, and implementing partners with a sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Proven sound judgement and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated track record of designing, managing and reporting on large and complex grants.
  • Evidence of experience in capacity building and mentoring of local organisations, especially small and emergent organisations.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills including demonstrated experience in cross cultural communication, negotiation, public speaking, media engagement, mediation, and diplomatic skills.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows and Office environment including Word and Excel.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally on a regular basis with capacity to be deployable on short notice where required.
  • An understanding of and willingness to work within the Christian ethos.
  • Eligible to live and work in Australia.

How to apply

To apply for this exciting opportunity visit www.caritas.org.au/jobs to view the full Position Description and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by Monday, 5pm, AEST, 21 November 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 welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.