Indigenous Youth Leadership Program Administrative and Event Support

Date: 25 Jun 2024

Location: South Australia, AU

Company: The Smith Family

  • Make a difference to young Australians through supporting their education
  • Temporary Full time role until March 2025
  • Adelaide, SA

The Smith Family is a children’s education charity that helps young Australians experiencing disadvantage to create better futures for themselves through harnessing the power of education. 


We are seeking an Indigenous Youth Leadership Program Administrative and Event Support to join our growing team. Reporting to the Indigenous Youth Leadership Program Manager and working alongside dedicated, energised, and passionate team members, this role will deliver administrative support and events for the IYL Program under the guidance of the IYLP Manager and in line with national priorities and practices.

About our role


You will be responsible for:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Indigenous people in contemporary Australia
  • Ensuring all spreadsheets and databases relating to the Program are kept up-to-date
  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant organisational policies and procedures including financial management
  • Managing timelines, roles and responsibility for all involved with events along with event budget
  • Developing and maintain strong external relationships with current students and families

About you


As well as passion for community, you will bring the following: 


  • Working with and having an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
  • Proven experience in establishing and maintaining relevant partnerships 
  • Demonstrated experience in administration including computer literacy, data entry and time management
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with challenging situations and people
  • High level interpersonal skills
  • Have or willing to obtain an employee Working With Children's Check

About our culture


The Smith Family has employees at the centre of its values and operations. We nurture a supportive and inclusive culture that enables people to achieve personal and professional goals, through collaboration and innovation. With a proven work-life balance, wellbeing and health are our top priorities. Enjoy many other benefits, such as tax concessions and flexible working arrangements.


If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, please click apply, we’d love to hear from you. You may view the position description here.


Closing date: 15 July 2024


Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.