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YLab Manager

Searching for a career that makes a difference? Come join our team!  The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)Permanent part-time (0.8) or full-time (1.0)  position, starting in early April 2023$93,720 pro-rata excluding superannuationLocated in Melbourne or Sydney (virtual/hybrid work arrangements will be considered)Application closing date 6pm AEDT, 26 March 2023About the role YLab is the co-design and consulting social enterprise of the Foundation for Young Australians and exists to design better systems with young people.  YLab is seeking a dynamic and versatile Manager with a strong background in delivering co-design and consulting projects, balancing timelines, budgets, project quality and social impact. You are a self-starter, you take initiative and are always hungry for learning and growth. You are a dedicated facilitator and have experience working with young people with diverse lived experience, focused on providing growth opportunities for the young people you work with.  You are a strategic thinker, always considering how to drive additional impact through your work. You will also have experience driving business development and business outcomes with a proven track record of meeting financial and business development targets. You are innovative and interested in solving complex problems through co-design and collaboration.Please see attached position description for more details regarding core responsibilities for the role. About youAs a learning opportunity, the ideal candidate for this role will have many, if not all of these experiences and skills: You’re confident and proficient in consulting and co-design. Ideally your experience comes from a fast-paced and client-facing environment.You are a confident and capable facilitator of groups and co-design processes. You have the ability to adapt your communication style to bring together young people and a range of stakeholders in a creative and outcome focused manner. You have experience managing complex projects. From designing projects, delivering them within timelines and to budget, and evaluating their impact - you have done it all! When things come up (which they always do!) you’re able to manage ambiguity and tackle problem-solving in your stride.You have a strong understanding of key systems and institutions. Ideally you have a deep knowledge, lived experience or professional experience within the education, employment and/or health systems, and are passionate about enacting change within them. You know how to collaborate and work with a number of different stakeholders. Whether it be our clients, your team members, or young people involved in our co-design work, you have the ability to build trusting relationships and create a collaborative environment with the many different kinds of people you work with. With this comes the willingness to seek and provide feedback.You know how to manage a team of people on a project. You have coaching down-pat and a track record of managing dynamic teams. You are a self-starter and take initiative when you see opportunities.You have a growth mindset and are curious about new ideas and how you can develop and growYou are a strong facilitator and can deliver training. You have a number of tools and tricks you’ve learnt up your sleeve around how to do this, particularly with young people.You’re a whiz at business development activities and you have experience conducting research, writing proposals, designing a value proposition for potential clients (with support from team members).You have strong proficiency with key workplace tools such as GSuite, Slack, and aren’t afraid to delve into a spreadsheet.You’re often described as a great communicator with strong attention to detail. Whether it be oral or written communications, you know how to communicate in the many different ways you need to and pick up on any errors in the communications you develop.  You have experience working with young people with diverse lived experiences. This includes having cultural intelligence and the understanding of how you (the individual) and we (the organisation) can create safe, accessible and  brave experiences and spaces for individuals and communities that work with us.About usWe’re the largest independent nonprofit in Australia dedicated to backing the capacity, voice, and power of young changemakers. With a team of more than 50 strategists, advocates, facilitators and researchers (to name a few) our headquarters are in Melbourne (Naarm) but our teams work remotely around the country.Our valuesWe respect and back First Nations young people and their communitiesWe back young peopleWe shift power to young people with lived experienceWe dream bigWe care about each otherWe are always learning We celebrate impactOur work is guided by a commitment to beating injustice and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, young people, people of colour, women, people with disability, people from LGBTIQA+ communities, and more. We acknowledge our sector has systematically excluded these communities.Click apply now or head to the ‘work with us’ section of our website and follow the application process.Please include a detailed resume (no more than 3 pages)You will be asked two questions in your application in which you’re required to provide brief answers (no more than 500 words each).Please give a description of yourself and what excites you about this role and working for FYAHow does your experience fit with who we're looking for?Successful candidates will be called for a zoom interview.Deadline 6pm AEST, 26/03/2023For more information or a confidential discussion about the role:Brigid CannyShe/HerExecutive Director, YLab, or book in a 15-minute chat via Brigid’s Calendly For more information about the recruitment process:Shulah OrloffShe/HerPeople + Culture Manager, YLAB JD AUD Melbourne 3004