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Young Mayors Program Assistant (Chief of Staff)

Searching for a career that makes a difference? Come join our team!  The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)Part-time position, 3 days per week (0.6 FTE) 24 month fixed term contractSalary $64,161 excluding superannuation (pro rata; salary is $38,497 + Super when applied to 3 days per week)Located in Mackay, QueenslandApplication closing date 6pm AEST, 25 September 2022About the role FYA is looking for a Program Assistant to support the delivery of the Young Mayors program in Mackay Regional Council (MRC). This role supports young peoples’ participation in the Young Mayors Program, from nominating and campaigning for election to fulfilling a term in office. Working for the youth council, you will support the facilitation of regular meetings, provide guidance on projects and connect with council, schools and the broader community to advocate for the youth council’s interests as needed. This is a rare opportunity to learn the duties of a Chief of Staff position in a supportive, dynamic environment.In the early stages of your career, you’ll be driven to build your experience in coordinating youth programs, bringing your passion for and knowledge of the needs and priorities of young people in Mackay to the role.The Program Assistant is based in the MRC office and hosted by the MRC Community Programs team with support from and formal reporting to FYA’s Young Mayors Program Manager. Please see attached position description for more details regarding core responsibilities for the role. About youThe ideal candidate for this role will have many, if not all of these experiences and skills:You have experience participating in or working on programs focused on young people. You’re passionate about social justice and youth empowerment and are driven to create opportunities for young people.You have an understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing young people in Mackay. You have insights into what young people in Mackay care about through lived experience and networks with a broad range of young people in the community.You understand the importance of nurturing diverse communities. You’re committed to creating space for young people of all backgrounds and abilities, including: First Nations young people, regional and rural, LQBTGIA+, young people with disabilities, women and non-binary young people, low-income communities and young people of colour. You’re emotionally intelligent. You can empathise and relate to young people and maintain positive relationships with a focus on well-being.You’re a confident communicator. You are comfortable speaking and presenting to large groups and facilitating meetings, with excellent writing ability and strong attention to detail.You have solid organisation and coordination skills. You know how to create and work to a timeline and plan, and how to keep others on track to meet deadlines and goals. You enjoy bringing each element of a project together, including event logistics, and know how to problem solve.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 and serve young peopleWe shift power to young people with lived experienceWe dream bigWe care about each otherWe are always learning We have funOur 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, 25/09/2022For more information or a confidential discussion about the role contact:Adam Carter (he/him)Young Mayors Program Manager (FYA) 497 695 Cara Gjuzi (she/her)Team Leader, Community Programs (Mackay Regional Council) 4961 9655 0436 673 519 For more information about the recruitment process:Shulah OrloffPeople + Culture Mayors Program Assistant 64161 AUD Mackay 4740