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Schools Engagement Lead

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: VIC - Metro
Categories: Administration & Operational Support, Communications, Relationship Management

The Opportunity to be a Changemaker…


Some of the Key Accountabilities include:

  • Design & implement a school program that engages students to be global citizens of the future
  • Implement fundraising projects/programs to be reoccurring through curriculum in Schools
  • Forming partnerships with schools, students, teachers and principals that excite and empower them to be Change Makers for WVA


Who we are looking for…

The Schools Engagement Lead is a pivotal new role at WVA and will be accountable for reinvigorating WVA’s offering to schools in Australia. Working with them to equip the next generation of Australia’s leaders to be socially aware and leaders who advocate for the world’s most vulnerable. The ideal Candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience in the Education or similar industry with a strong understanding of the Australian Schools Curriculum.  You will be passionate about social & environmental issues globally and locally and will use this passion & knowledge to create an education program that is engaging for both students and teachers. 

Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Developing innovative ways to engage with high schools, students, teachers and principals Across Australia that promote WVA’s work and build meaningful long-term relationships
  • Implement fundraising projects/programs to be reoccurring through curriculum in Schools
  • Forming partnerships with schools, students, teachers and principals that excite and empower them to be Change Makers for WVA
  • Creating opportunities for students to gain awareness and build skills that enable them to make a difference in their local community and future life 

Key skills required:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the education or similar industry
  • Strong understanding of the Australian school’s curriculum
  • Strong knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing the education sector
  • Competent in MS Office
  • Confluence & Salesforce or other CRM desirable
  • Relationship management and influencing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, including public speaking
  • Internal and external client facing skills, business development

What you need to know…

This role is a fixed term contract for 12 months operating in a part-time capacity (3-4 days per week) and will be based at our head office in Burwood East, Victoria/State office.  Although please note, due to the current COVID situation, all staff are working from home until further notice.

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date

World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.

Why you should apply…

A career with World Vision Australia is an opportunity to join a sector-leading humanitarian aid organisation and a team of purpose-driven and diverse professionals who are each committed to our mission: the fight against global poverty and its causes.  For more information on World Vision and the work we do, please visit our website at


Aside from the opportunity for broad and life-changing impact in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable, some of our other benefits include:

  • Access to Salary Packaging tax advantages.
  • Access to professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development and internal mobility.
  • Policies that may accommodate flexible working and other working arrangements to tailor and encourage individual performance.
  • A highly engaged team culture that is dynamic, growing in agility and pace, and committed to serve beyond the call of duty.




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World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan

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