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

Justice Educator – Western Region WA & NT

  • Use your people skills to grow relationships with teachers and schools
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits
  • Permanent role based in Highgate, WA

Your role

This is a four to five day per week role. As part of the Community Engagement team, your role will involve:

  • Leading the development of relationships and partnerships with Schools and Universities
  • Designing and delivering Caritas Australia’s justice education programs and community events such as Project Compassion
  • Contribute to the Community Engagement strategy that includes a national approach to Schools and Universities
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of regional School and University strategy
  • Collaborating with the region’s Community Participation Leader(s) to ensure integrated and coordinated approaches to community engagement
  • Regularly reviewing practices, strategies and programs to ensure continuous improvements in quality and impact of school engagements

Your Capabilities

You will thrive as a Justice Educator if you have:

  • Extensive experience in Catholic Education
  • Teaching/presentation skills such as planning, coordinating and facilitation
  • A passion for Social Justice and ability to lead, motivate and inspire a variety of audiences in this area
  • Networking skills to build new relationships with key educational institutions, teachers and students
  • An understanding and commitment to promote the principles of Catholic Social Teaching

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 9am Monday 3 December 2018 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job.

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.

For further information please contact,  Fr. 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.


Major Donor Specialist

  • Use your people skills to grow the supporter base 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 close relationships with our Major Donors, keeping them connected to our work and our mission
  • Coordinating regular reports to Major Donors that highlight the impact and application of their gifts
  • Identifying strategic opportunities to expand our donor pipeline, while supporting our existing donors, to grow income
  • Monitoring and analysing our donor base to track and report on income from major giving
  • Preparing proposals and pitches for prospective donors and leadership networks that present the difference they can make, as a key supporter of Caritas

Your Capabilities

You will thrive as a Major Donor 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 or the public 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 apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Wednesday 28 November 2018 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job.

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.

For further information please contact, Janene Gontier on 02 8306 3451.

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.


Safeguarding Coordinator

  • Lead the development of Caritas Australia’s Safeguarding Framework
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • Full-time, Sydney-based role

Your Role

In this new role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the review of existing, and the development of new, policies and procedures that form the Safeguarding framework, ensuring alignment to best practice standards
  • Leading the development of annual Safeguarding work plans across the agency, and supporting their implementation
  • Managing internal processes for compliance on Safeguarding and any external reporting requirements
  • Working with the wider International Programs team to cascade Safeguarding requirements to partners and their communities and to strengthen partner capacities in relation to Safeguarding

Your Capabilities

You will thrive in this role if you:

  • Are in touch with the leading edge of Protection and Safeguarding best practices and trends, especially in the areas of child protection, prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (PSEAH) protection mainstreaming, and feedback and complaints mechanisms
  • Have experience with compliance and reporting in a medium to large organisation, including designing work plans, managing stakeholders and presenting information in clear and comprehensive ways
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy influencing and facilitating change across multiple and cross cultural stakeholder groups, at all levels of the organisation
  • Can apply beliefs and values consistent with Caritas Australia’s Mission, Vision and Code of Conduct and Catholic Social Teaching

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 19 November 2018 with a subject line which indicates the role title and channel through which you found the job post.

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

For further information please contact Frank Elvey on 0408 405 349.

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.


Gifts in Wills Specialist

  • Rare opportunity to deliver a growth campaign for bequests
  • International Aid and Development Agency
  • Full-time, permanent role based in Sydney

Your role

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

  • Getting involved in our Bequest Survey to donors, coming on board before the results come in!
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of a comprehensive Bequest strategy
  • Preparing strategic engagement plans that cultivate bequest prospects and steward of confirmed bequest relationships to remain close to Caritas Australia
  • Coordinating our stewardship recognition program, thanking Supporters/Donors for their gifts and retaining donor engagement once a bequest is confirmed
  • Acting as the first point of contact for bequest enquiries, conducting personal visits, calls, letters and other activities which encourage donors to leave gifts in wills

Your Capabilities

You will thrive as a Gifts in Wills Specialist if you:

  • Enjoying chatting with people of all backgrounds about their values and their legacy
  • Have experience in a fundraising, marketing, or service role
  • Can communicate with diplomacy and sensitivity with people of all ages, financial and social backgrounds and in a variety of settings
  • Are familiar with faith based not-for-profits and supportive of Mission

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 16 November 2018 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job.

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.

For further information please contact, Janene Gontier on 02 8306 3451.

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 and a Working with Children Check if the role has contact with children.


Philanthropy Lead

  • Use your relationship skills to drive fundraising
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits
  • Full-time, permanent role based in Sydney

Your role

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

  • Developing a strategic plan for major giving that will drive growth and ensure a sustainable donor pipeline
  • Managing a portfolio of existing and prospective key donors
  • Researching opportunities amongst high net worth individuals, corporates and Catholic organisations
  • Working with internal teams to create marketing and communications materials
  • Building, developing and supporting your team to grow their portfolios

Your Capabilities

You will thrive as a Philanthropy Lead if you have:

  • Skills in relationship management, pipeline development and influencing
  • Great communication ability within and outside the organisation
  • Proficiency in analysing, monitoring and evaluating fundraising campaigns and have experience with using databases
  • Experience with managing major giving, projects and campaigns
  • Success in setting budgets and achieving financial objectives
  • Experience in managing a team or holding a supervisory position

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 28 November 2018 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job.

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.

For further information please contact, Janene Gontier on 02 8306 3451.

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.