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

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

Community Fundraising Campaign Coordinator

  • Opportunity to work creatively on a $10M project
  • Rare opening at an International Aid and Development Agency
  • Exciting full-time, permanent role based in Sydney

Your role

As part of the Fundraising Group, no day will be the same! Your role will involve:

  • Being the driving force behind our biggest fundraising campaign, Project Compassion
  • Supporting the Community Fundraising Lead in the delivery of Project Compassion from concept development and design to implementation
  • Working alongside our Digital Team, Supporter Services and other teams, as well as external stakeholders such as design agencies
  • Showcasing the humanitarian work we do by collaborating with the International Programs Team to find the best stories, case studies and other marketing materials
  • Ensuring high standards of quality control with our contractors and external suppliers
  • Prepping FAQs for our colleagues in Supporter Services so they can answer questions during Project Compassion from our supporters
  • Guiding our office-based volunteers who come in to help with Project Compassion
  • Being the point of contact for our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system in relation to Project Compassion

Your capabilities

You will thrive as a Community Fundraising Campaign Coordinator if you:

  • have significant experience in a project support role, preferably in the Not for Profit sector
  • have a high attention to detail and enjoy planning, prioritising, making decisions, meeting deadlines and managing resources
  • can manage a variety of tasks which involve people based in different locations
  • can coordinate and manage external suppliers
  • have excellent written, oral and presentation skills with the ability to train others
  • are comfortable working in the full Microsoft Office suite of programs
  • have an understanding of and commitment to work within the Catholic ethos

How to apply for this role

To enquire about this role, please contact Kerryn Benbow on (02) 8306 3452.

To apply for this role, please view the full Position Description and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB, Monday 23 July 2018.

Applications must specify residency or work visa status and include a CV, Cover Letter and responses to the Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description.

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, based in Sydney
  • 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 of Sydney and the wider community, through prayer, reflection, 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 to support and lead Caritas Australia’s Mission.

For this role, your capabilities and experience will include:

  • Significant experience working within Catholic Parishes & Schools, 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 teams
  • An understanding, ability to operate within established church structures
  • An understanding of and commitment to work within the Catholic ethos

How to apply for this role

To enquire about this role, please contact Fr. George Sigamony on 0499 022 915.

To apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB, Friday 27 July 2018.

Applications must specify residency or work visa status and include a CV, Cover Letter and responses to the Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description.

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.


Direct Marketing Lead

  • Use your Direct Marketing experience to make positive change
  • Rare opening at an International Aid and Development Agency
  • Exciting full-time, permanent role based in Sydney

Your role

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

  • Applying best practice strategies in Direct Mail (DM) and Regular Giving (RG) to increase donor acquisition, improve donor retention and deliver budgeted income
  • Driving regular analysis and reporting to evaluate and monitor performance of RG and DM activity and inform future campaigns
  • Managing suppliers to ensure high quality and timely delivery of campaigns
  • Liaising with creative agencies to produce promotional campaigns and appeals
  • Supervising and developing the skills and capacity of the Direct Marketing Coordinator

Your capabilities

You will thrive as a Direct Marketing Lead if you:

  • have significant experience in building and implementing successful Direct Marketing and Regular Giving strategies and programs, preferably in a Not-For-Profit Agency or charity
  • have a proven ability in analysis-driven strategic development with a strong attention to detail
  • are experienced in developing and maintaining strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders in a complex environment
  • are skilled in the use of analytics, data and databases for Direct Marketing and Regular Giving campaigns

How to apply for this role

To enquire about this role, please contact Janene Gontier on (02) 8306 3451.

To apply for this role, please view the full Position Description and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB, Monday 23 July 2018.

Applications must specify residency or work visa status and include a CV, Cover Letter and responses to the Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description.

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.


Director, Advocacy & Communications

  • Strategic leadership role
  • International Aid and Development Agency
  • Drive change and innovation

We are currently seeking an experienced social justice advocate and communications specialist to lead Caritas Australia’s Advocacy and Communications function.

This is a 12 month role, with an immediate start.

Your role

In this important role you will:

  • Lead Caritas Australia’s Advocacy and Communications function and our social justice campaigns
  • Manage external messaging, media engagement, digital and website content
  • Ensure the voices of those most marginalised shape our advocacy and influence decision makers
  • Enhance Caritas Australia’s profile and community awareness and impact

Your capabilities

As an experienced senior manager you will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills, including the capacity to work effectively within the Catholic Church network, government, coalition and other NGO groups
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop, implement and evaluate advocacy programs
  • Proven skills in engaging effectively with Church leaders, politicians and media outlets

How to apply for this role

To enquire about this role, please contact Paul O'Callaghan on 0434 142 069.

To apply for this role, please view the full Position Description and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB, Monday 23 July 2018.

Applications must specify residency or work visa status and include a CV, Cover Letter and responses to the Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description.

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.


Marketing Insights Analyst

  • Use your data skills to make an impact for a well-respected charity
  • Influence key strategic decisions
  • Full-time, permanent opportunity based in Sydney

Your role

As the go-to data person in our Fundraising Group, your role will involve:

  • Extracting, manipulating, and interpreting data to be translated into clear insights
  • Providing insights on program and donor behaviour that will influence our fundraising strategies and results
  • Analysing data in areas such as gross and net lifetime value, channel analysis, RFV analysis, attrition performance and predictive income modelling, which help us make sound business decisions
  • Monitoring and evaluating market trends and activities (market insights, product performance, Supporter/Donor and competitor intelligence)
  • Providing analysis and recommendations to identify areas where Caritas Australia can be developed to improve its financial sustainability
  • Driving financial and non-financial reports for Engagement & Sustainability teams
  • Managing external data suppliers on the delivery of regular reports and tools
  • Leading post-campaign analysis including producing reports that show key metrics and help for future activities

Your capabilities

You will thrive in this role as a Marketing Insights Analyst if you:

  • have extensive experience in Marketing Analysis or related Business Analysis experience
  • have a deep understanding of Direct Marketing techniques and data-driven Marketing Strategies
  • are experienced using a range of software and platforms including Analysis Services, SharePoint, Salesforce, Excel VBA, Reporting services, and PowerPivot and modelling techniques such as: Regression models and Data Mining Techniques
  • are able to clearly communicate information, verbally and written, to a wide audience with different stakeholder interests from the CEO to managers across teams
  • have highly developed strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • are an excellent communicator with strong influencing and interpersonal skills
  • an understanding of and commitment to work within the Catholic ethos

How to apply for this role

To enquire about this role, please contact Janene Gontier on (02) 8306 3451.

To apply for this role, please view the full Position Description and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB, Monday 23 July 2018.

Applications must specify residency or work visa status and include a CV, Cover Letter and responses to the Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description.

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.


Philanthropy Bequests Specialist

  • A rare opportunity to be part of the growth of a Bequest Program for a well-respected charity
  • International aid and development agency
  • Full-time, permanent role based in Sydney

Your role

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

  • Contributing to the development and implementation of a comprehensive Bequest strategy
  • Preparing strategic engagement plans and contact management database in profiling, acquisition, cultivation and solicitation of bequest prospects and the stewardship of confirmed bequests to Caritas Australia
  • Coordinating our stewardship recognition program, thanking Supporters/Donors for their gifts and retaining donor engagement once a bequest is made
  • Acting as the first point of contact for bequest enquiries, conducting personal visits, calls, letters and other activities such as producing materials and developing direct mail campaigns, encouraging donors to become bequesters

Your capabilities

You will thrive as a Philanthropy Bequests Specialist if you:

  • have substantial experience in a Fundraising or Marketing role including bequest processes, legal applications and taxation legislation
  • demonstrate a strong track record in implementing a Bequest program with experience in working effectively with bequesters, potential bequesters, executors, donors, senior staff and volunteers, contested estates
  • can communicate with diplomacy and sensitivity at a high level in both written and oral form, with people of all ages, financial and social backgrounds and in a variety of settings
  • can handle confidential information with respect
  • are proficient with Donor/customer databases (Salesforce preferred) and Microsoft Office with demonstrated attention to detail applicable to documentation, information recording and planning

How to apply for this role

To enquire about this role, please contact Paul Metcalfe on (02) 8306 3454.

To apply for this role, please view the full Position Description and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB, Monday 23 July 2018.

Applications must specify residency or work visa status and include a CV, Cover Letter and responses to the Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description.

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.


Philanthropy Partner Specialist

  • Use your interpersonal skills to develop relationships with key financial donors and supporters for a well-respected charity
  • Rare opening at an international aid and development agency
  • Full-time, permanent role based in Sydney

Your role

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

  • Building and maintaining relationships with our Major Donors
  • Monitoring and analysing our donor base to track and report income
  • Identifying strategic opportunities to grow our donor pipeline, while supporting our existing donors
  • Coordinating regular reports that update and inform Major Donors on the application and impacts of their donations
  • Preparing project proposals for prospective Donors and leadership networks

Your capabilities

You will thrive as a Philanthropy Partner Specialist if you:

  • possess highly developed relationship management, stakeholder development, and account management skills and enjoy interacting with a range of personalities
  • can communicate, both in writing and verbally, with all levels of an organisation in an effective and appropriate way
  • are proficient in research, and creating proposals and presentations that are persuasive and influential
  • are experienced with donor/customer databases (preferably Salesforce) for analysis and reporting
  • have high ethical standards in dealing with sensitive financial and confidential matters

How to apply for this role

To enquire about this role, please contact Paul Metcalfe on (02) 8306 3454.

To apply for this role, please view the full Position Description and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB, Monday 23 July 2018.

Applications must specify residency or work visa status and include a CV, Cover Letter and responses to the Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description.

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.


Philanthropy Trusts and Foundations Specialist

  • Rare opportunity at an international aid and development agency
  • Your chance to take ownership of the Trusts and Foundations portfolio
  • Full-time, permanent role based in Sydney

Your role

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

  • Contributing to the development and implementation of cohesive Philanthropy strategy and plans with the Philanthropy team
  • Impacting our income by identifying and cultivating relationships with key individuals, families and other donors who are trustees/directors
  • Developing effective project proposals and grant applications tailored to the interest of donors, trusts and foundations
  • Collaborating with our International Programs Team to identify and build the case for projects which would benefit from engagement with Trusts and Foundation grants and gifting
  • Researching and scoping the Trusts and Foundations market to raise that Caritas Australia profile and to establish and strong and evolving pipeline of grant leads for ongoing relationships

Your capabilities

You will thrive as a Philanthropy Trusts and Foundations Specialist if you:

  • have significant experience in a fundraising or grant management role within a philanthropic organisation
  • have highly developed networking skills and contacts across a range of sectors including the community, government, and grant-seeking organisations
  • are an excellent communicator, able to adjust your style to engage with people of all ages, financial and social backgrounds
  • are proficient in researching and communicating for influence in written form such as proposals, grants and presentations
  • are proficient with donor/customer databases (preferably Salesforce) and Microsoft Office for documentation, information recording and planning
  • have high ethical standards in dealing with sensitive financial and confidential matters

How to apply for this role

To enquire about this role, please contact Paul Metcalfe on (02) 8306 3454.

To apply for this role, please view the full Position Description and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB, Monday 23 July 2018.

Applications must specify residency or work visa status and include a CV, Cover Letter and responses to the Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description.

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.