Join an innovative and people-centred organisation
that works in partnership with young people and children,
creating opportunities for them to enjoy full and meaningful lives.

Concern Australia has worked with vulnerable young people and children,
creating opportunities that see them reach their potential for nearly 50 years.
We are looking for passionate people who would like to have a positive impact on
the lives of young people and children who we work alongside.

If you would like to join our values-driven organisation that focusses on
being People-centred, a Leader, a Partner and a good Steward,
you may like to consider applying for one of our roles.

current opportunities

About the Role:

Concern Australia is seeking a passionate, driven and enthusiastic professional to lead our team to help raise the profile of Concern Australia and our six niche programs delivering positive outcomes for young people through education, housing/homelessness support and youth justice.

We are seeking a person who can develop our approach to deepen relationships with our donors and funding partners, seek out new funding opportunities and raise awareness of our work.

This is a flexible role (0.8-1.0 FTE) on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract (with an opportunity to extend) and can be based at either our Dandenong or Braybrook office.

About Us:

Concern Australia works in partnership with young people and children (aged 5-21) to help create opportunities for them to enjoy full and meaningful lives. With a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, Concern Australia connects with 30,000 vulnerable young people and children Australia wide, through six innovative programs focusing on Education, Housing and Homelessness, and Justice.

About you:

As a senior leader, you will have experience in establishing strategy and achieving results working with donors, philanthropists and media.

With proven experience in a similar role, you will report directly to the CEO. Key elements of your role will include:

  • Manage all branding, communications, media and marketing (internal and external)
  • Liaise with individual donors, philanthropists and potential partners with a focus on generating funds through a strong connection of interests with our work in Education, Housing & Homelessness and Youth Justice
  • Coordinate and lead fundraising campaigns, grants, tenders and engagement events to support programs and activities
  • Engage partners with a focus on creating long-lasting relationships that realise shared value
  • Supervise and support staff and volunteers

We are seeking someone who is passionate about creating positive outcomes for young people and children experiencing disadvantage in their local community.


  1. Degree or diploma in a communications/marketing/fundraising/media and public relations/philanthropy or lesser formal qualifications with experience in a similar role
  2. Demonstrated experience in developing strategy and its successful execution
  3. Experienced public speaker with well-developed oral and written communication/presentation skills that can be tailored for difference audiences
  4. Highly competent in Microsoft Office applications and experience in Sharepoint, CRM Database (Profiler), website and social media platforms
  5. Demonstrated capacity to be highly organised, work independently in a multi-task environment
  6. Experience in producing management reports and a broad suite of communication material
  7. Demonstrated experience in managing a team
  8. Commitment to Concern Australia values
  9. A passion to support children and young people

About the Organisation

Organisation Name: Concern Australia

Not for Profit: Yes

Apply for this Position

Please apply in writing with a covering letter, addressing the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description, by 20 October, 2019.

Georgette Wardan
Phone: 03 9470 2972


Volunteering is a great way for members of the community to

We value our amazing volunteers and could not do the work we do without them!
You can make a world of difference in a young person or child’s life by helping to support them
in areas of Education, Housing and Homelessness, and Justice.
Interested in contributing your time, talents and skills?

Fill in the volunteer form below and we will get back to you soon.


Exciting opportunities are now available to become a live-in mentor to young people as part of our Enhanced Lead Tenant program, which provides accommodation, and support services to young people who are on statutory orders (child protection and/or youth justice). The young people are aged between 16 – 19 years and are usually exiting residential services.

For more information please visit our Inside Out page

Exciting opportunities are now available to become an after hours care leader as part of our LiveWires program, where you would care for primary aged children and engage them in cooking, art and craft, sport and recreation and much more.

We are seeking individuals who are enthusiastic, confident, assertive, and who enjoy working with children and have a passion for social welfare.

For more information please visit our LiveWires page.

Exciting opportunities are now available to become a mentor to young people as part of our Hand Brake Turn team. You will work alongside young people equipping them with life skills that promote independence.

We are seeking someone with knowledge of the education and/or employment sectors including LLENs, Learn Local Providers, RTOs and TAFE, knowledge of the Youth Justice system and Child Protection out of home care systems, and/or experience in support and case management of adolescents.

For more information please visit our Hand Brake Turn page.


Select a program you would like to volunteer your time for or select general to work with Concern Australia on various programs and activities. You can select multiple programs.


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