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.

Our organisation

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.

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.

Applicant Information Kit

Caritas Australia has prepared an Applicant Information Kit to assist job applicants to prepare their applications. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the kit prior to submitting their application.

Caritas Australia staff

Successful applicants

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

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

Youth Eco-Summit Coordinator, Catholic Earthcare

  • Play a key role in the Youth Eco-Summit
  • Use your digital, mentoring and facilitation skills to engage youth leaders
  • Rare opportunity at an international aid and development agency

Your Role

This coordinator’s role will ideally suit a communications focused, outgoing youth leader with the principles of Laudato Si’ at the heart of their thoughts and actions: Climate Change, Scarcity of Water, Loss of Biodiversity, Pollution and Community Dialogue.

Working with and under the direction of the Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia, the successful candidate will be exposed to significant opportunities to grow their own leadership, communication and facilitation skills through direct mentoring and a deeper understanding of the papal encyclical Laudato Si’: Caring for Our Common Home.

In turn, Catholic Earthcare will benefit from your savvy digital communications skills and working knowledge of schools and the ways in which senior secondary students like to manage and participate in events.

It should be noted that while work hours will be based at the Caritas Office in Alexandria, the nature of the position requires the successful candidate to engage in flexible hours to suit meeting times with a designated student Eco Summit management group, which may include weekends and/ or evenings and locations away from the Caritas offices.

It is anticipated that up to 12-15 hours a week could be needed in the planning phase while longer hours are required in the period leading up to event.

As part of Catholic Earthcare, your role will involve:

  • Coordinating the student-led Eco Summit
  • Developing social media communication and material
  • Facilitating meetings and mentoring senior students
  • Liaising with schools and student representatives

Your Capabilities

You will thrive as the Coordinator, Catholic Earthcare if you are:

  • Skilled at communicating with high school students
  • Experienced in running events
  • Savvy with social media and collecting data

How to apply for this role

To apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB 2 April 2019 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job (e.g. Youth Eco-Summit Coordinator via LinkedIn).

Applications must:

  • Include a CV and Cover Letter
  • A separate document addressing the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description
  • Specify residency or work visa status 

For further information please contact, Bernard Holland on 0400 156 249.

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. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a relevant criminal record check. Additionally, as this role is designated as having contact with children, a Working with Children Check must be obtained by the successful candidate prior to commencing work.

 

National Fundraising Manager

  • Use your Senior Fundraising experience to make positive change
  • Rare opportunity at an International Aid and Development Agency
  • Generous salary packaging options available

Your role

As part of the Fundraising team, your role will involve:

  • Executing national fundraising strategies including our major campaign, Project Compassion
  • Being accountable for a significant portfolio including Philanthropy, Direct Marketing and Community Fundraising
  • Integrating digital strategy across all fundraising activities


Your Capabilities 

You will thrive as the National Fundraising Manager if you are:

  • Experienced across a range of fundraising channels
  • Commercially savvy and have strong budgeting and analytical skills
  • Skilled at people management, data analysis and innovation

How to apply for this role

To apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Wednesday 27 March 2019.


Applications must:

  • Include a CV and Cover Letter
  • A separate document addressing the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description
  • Specify residency or work visa status
  • For further information please contact Richard Landels on 0403 091 514

    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. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.


    Diocesan Director Archdiocese of Sydney/Community Participation Leader - NSW/Eastern Region

    • Leading International Aid and Development Agency
    • Full-time, permanent role, with enhanced benefits package
    • Lead Caritas Australia's Project Compassion campaign and grow community support

    Your role 

    The Diocesan Director Archdiocese of Sydney/ Community Participation Leader – NSW/Eastern Region will promote social justice action in the Archdiocese and the wider community, through prayer, reflection, formation, community fundraising, education awareness, Advocacy and volunteering that promotes the work of Caritas Australia.

    The role will develop and build strong relationships and partnerships with Senior Church leaders, Clergy,  other Religious Agencies, parishes, schools, universities, Diocesan Agencies, Diocesan Directors and the wider community in support of Caritas Australia's Mission.

    Your Capabilities

    You will thrive in this role if you have:

    • Significant experience working within a Church, Diocesan or Not-for-Profit (NFP) environment in a community relations, outreach, Parish or Social Ministry position.
    • High level ability to coordinate and support geographically dispersed stakeholders.
    • Deep desire to spread a mission of social justice – getting out of the office and into parishes, schools, and events.
    • An understanding of and ability to operate within established church structures and Catholic ethos.

    How to apply for this role

    To apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Monday 25 March 2019 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job (e.g. DD/CPL Sydney via Cath News).

    Applications must specify residency or work visa status and include a CV, Cover Letter and a separate document addressing the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description. 

    For further information please contact, Father George on 0499 022 915.

    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. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.


    HR Business Partner

    • Flexible working hours
    • Highly respected humanitarian organisation
    • Opportunity to shape capability development and culture

    Your role

    Your passion for supporting staff and managers and for coordinating HR processes will be put to good use in this interesting role. As an experienced HR Business Partner you will be a trusted advisor that readily moves between operational activities to support all people-related issues.

    In this important role you will:

    • Provide advice and guidance on policies and conditions of employment issues
    • Coordinate all facets of the employee life cycle from, pre-employment checks and onboarding
    • Partner with managers and staff to support their professional growth and development

    Your Capabilities

    As an experienced human resources specialist with a commitment to our Mission, you will bring to the role:

    • Highly developed communication, negotiation and influencing skills
    • Extensive experience in all aspects of the employee life cycle
    • Highly developed skills in Microsoft programs and Excel
    • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Human Resources Management or equivalent experience
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

    How to apply for this role

    To apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Friday 29 March 2019 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job (e.g. HR Business Partner via Ethical Jobs).

    Applications must specify residency or work visa status and include a CV, Cover Letter and a separate document addressing the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description. 

    For further information please contact, Steve McNab on (02) 8306 3404.

    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. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.