Education Program Coordinator - Warrnambool

Job No: SVDP1017
Location: Warrnambool

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Part Time role - 7.5 hours per week (with a view to increase later this year)

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Warrnambool Education Program

St Vincent de Paul Society run five Education Programs across Victoria. The Warrnambool Education Program operates as a reading club that supports children from families experiencing disadvantage to grow social and academic confidence. Not only do these Education Programs provide important guidance and educational support but they also foster a sense of community and fun.

The Role

The Education Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning, operation, delivery and reporting of the Warrnambool Education Program. They will telephone interview, induct and support volunteers; enroll students; develop resources; and support the sustainability and growth of the program. They will report monthly to the Education Program Team Leader and participate in scheduled professional development sessions across the Victorian school holidays.

This role will commence by coordinating the one reading program, however we are exploring expansion opportunities and are seeking a candidate who will be able to increase their hours to oversee a second program nearby, later in the year.


As an Education Program Coordinator you will be responsible for ensuring the program operates with excellence one day a week during the Victorian school term. You will enjoy working within a framework of continuous quality improvement and reflective practice.  You will have a growth mindset and always be open to new and innovative practices based on sound educational principles. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to meet and exceed individual student learning needs and you will provide evidence of your experience working with young people in an educational context. You will bring a proactive supportive approach and be an authentic leader who thrives on creating an engaging learning experience for students and volunteers alike. Qualified teachers currently working or returning to the education sector are encouraged to apply.

More specifically you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline education (preferred), youth work, social work community engagement (or significant & current study towards such a qualification)
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and stakeholder relationship skills
  • Experience working with primary school age children within an education context
  • Ability to work independently and lead a team of volunteers
  • Experience leading a community group
  • Experience in public speaking and facilitating training for adults
  • Strong project management, record keeping and training/teaching skills
  • Ability to work independently, with strong organisational and time management skills, including setting priorities and working within deadlines
  • Positive outlook and a desire to work collaboratively with a growing team that meets quarterly

Key accountabilities include:

  • Managing the program by leading and engaging our team of volunteers to provide an exceptional education service
  • Implementing and adhering to student management strategies, child safety standards and operational procedures that encourage student engagement within a safe and protective environment
  • Providing extra practical support in literacy and social skills to students experiencing disadvantage
  • Identify needs of the program or community and develop, implement and review responses and systems that promote best practice service facilitation
  • Developing program plans to support the education program
  • Training, supporting and recruiting volunteers to work with you in the education program
  • Maintaining accurate records with a high level of confidentiality

In return we offer you an opportunity to:

  • Live your passion for education and social justice advocacy
  • Impact young people’s lives in meaningful ways
  • Be part of a dynamic and thriving local community
  • Celebrate diversity and help overcome disadvantage
  • Work part time with flexible work arrangements
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

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If making a difference in your local community is important to you and you meet our essential requirements we can’t wait to hear from you. Please send us your updated CV and a cover letter that tells us a little more about you and why you would be perfect for the role. Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

Applications close: Thursday 16th January 2020 at 11:30pm

Position to ideally commence in the first week of February or earlier

Please note that prior to any offer of employment, pre-employment checks must be completed. These will include reference checking, a national criminal history check and current working with children check.

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria is proactive in supporting child safety


We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences.

We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.



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