Career Opportunities

Detailed Position Description and Selection Criteria

Position title: Marketing and Research Officer
Team: The Pod
Tenure: 12 months with possibility of extension
Hours: Full time or part time (minimum 3 days per week)
Award: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award 2010
Location: Bunbury WA
Organisation: Investing In Our Youth

Overview of the Pod program:
The Pod aims to provide support and resources for both not-for-profit and for-profit Education and Care (child care) services in the South West of Western Australia. The Pod team are developing a new model of support for child care services. This involves working closely with clients to help them problem-solve, by providing a range of functions including but not limited to:

  • Networking and skill building
  • Business support and development
  • Research and linkages
  • Consultancy and advocacy

About Investing In Our Youth:
Investing In Our Youth is a dynamic local not-for-profit community based organisation that promotes the healthy development of children and young people in the South West region (WA). It does this by working in partnership with other community service organisations, the business sector, government and the wider community.

Current projects undertaken by Investing In Our Youth include the management of the Child and Parent Centres at Collie and Carey Park (Bunbury); the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY); and the Pod support service for Education and Care (child care) services in the South West.

Investing In Our Youth is managed by a voluntary board responsible for determining the vision and purpose of the organisation. A Chief Executive Officer has the responsibility for managing staff and delivering on the strategic plan. More information is available at

Overview of the Position:
The Marketing and Research Officer role is multi-faceted and will involve:

  • Managing and optimising the Pod social media platforms
  • Providing marketing advice to Pod clients
  • Flexibly providing research support on various Pod consultancy projects
  • Providing excellent customer service to Pod clients
  • Successfully managing functions and events

The Marketing and Research Officer will be an ambassador of Investing In Our Youth and exemplify our culture and values. These include:

  • Integrity – we act in professional and ethical ways when dealing with people and issues
  • Respect – we show respect for others opinions
  • Flexibility – we are flexible and responsive to emerging issues
  • Advocacy – we represent and communicate the issues and needs of others
  • Collaboration – we collaborate in the building and maintaining of partnerships and networks

A competitive salary will be negotiated commensurate with skills and experience. By way of guidance, the position will be in the range of Level 5 of the Social, Community, Home Care, and Disability Services Industry Award.

Key Relationships:
This position reports to the Pod Coordinator. It may also be called upon to provide support to the Investing In Our Youth CEO. There are no positions reporting to this role. The position is one of several in a small and cohesive team that flexibly support each other in times of high activity.

Experience, Qualifications and Clearances

Experience A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a marketing role.
Qualifications, Certification, Accreditation or Licence A degree with subsequent relevant experience; or extensive experience and specialist expertise in developing and coordinating marketing projects and plans.
Clearances National Police Clearance
Occupational Health & Safety Take reasonable care to ensure own safety and health at work and avoid adversely affecting the safety or health of any other person through an act or omission at work.
Compliance Comply with all company policies and procedures.
Personal & Professional Development Undertake continuous personal and professional development to enhance knowledge and skills.
Participate in Investing In Our Youth’s performance appraisal program.
Teamwork Develop positive team ethos through positive participation and communication.
Develop and maintain strong effective working relationships.
Establish and maintain professional networking contacts to progress the interests of Investing In Our Youth.
Attend team meetings.

Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects simultaneously with limited supervision and direction, across a variety of channels, particularly in the digital space.
Proven expertise in analysing information and experience developing and presenting reports.

Your application will include:

  • Brief resume
  • Contact details for two work related referees (current)
  • Covering letter
  • Response to the selection criteria
  • Evidence of qualification/s (photocopies)

Applications close Friday February 2.
Please email your application to

Investing In Our Youth

by making a donation.
Not for profit.

Early Years Advocacy
Hands Up For Kids
Development Project (RCCCD)
Active Rural Communities
Young People and Alcohol
Our Patron

The Patron of Investing In Our Youth is WA Police Commissioner
Dr Karl O’Callaghan pictured above with former board chair Chairman of Investing In Our Youth Professor Rhonda Oliver
Where you will find us
Linking Education and Families
Festivals, Family Days, Children & Parenting Centres