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Young Mayors Program Lead

Searching for a career that makes a difference? Come join our team! The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)Fixed term full-time position, starting in February 202224 months contract$95,000-$105,000 + SuperannuationVIC or NSW. Other states will be consideredApplication closing date 6pm AEST, 20 January 2022 About the role FYA is looking for a Program Lead to oversee the delivery of the Young Mayors program; an exciting opportunity to bring a proven model of youth empowerment from overseas and adapt it for local young people. The Program Lead will build the program from the ground up, including  recruiting and managing the project team overseeing the work in each Local Government Area. They will deliver a series of dynamic and tailored events, creating opportunities for young people to connect with councillors and executive teams to influence strategy and service delivery.The role will require developing and maintaining relationships with multiple stakeholders including young people, local councils and other government institutions, schools, youth organisations, partners, communities and the broader FYA team. You’ll also have strong accountability around budget and project deliverables.You’ll report to the Executive Director,Civic and Cultural Engagement and work closely with the Civic and Cultural Engagement team and other staff.Please see attached position description for more details regarding core responsibilities for the role.  About youYou have experience in delivering programs focused on young people. You’re passionate about social justice and youth empowerment and know how to run programs for young people.You know how to build relationships with multiple stakeholders and have the experience to back it up. You can facilitate meetings with larger groups where more complex dynamics exist. Experience with local government is highly desirable.Strong experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and communities, including a demonstrated commitment to self-determination, decolonisation and First Nations justice.You have experience delivering multiple projects and events at the same time. You can manage priorities, budgets, risk and know how to anticipate roadblocks and problem solve. This includes event management.You’re skilled at recruiting, onboarding, managing and coaching teams. You have experience managing individuals and teams. You know how to create a thriving culture that supports people and fosters strong working relationships.You’re a great communicator. You have experience tailoring messaging to different audiences in different ways.You have experience implementing evaluation and monitoring tools that have informed program development. You have sophisticated analytical, problem solving and decision-making abilities, with solid conflict resolution and negotiation skills.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,   20 January 2022 For more information or a confidential discussion about the role contact:Molly Whelan (They/Them) Executive Directormolly.whelan@fya.org.au For more information about the recruitment process:Alex Mclean (She/They)Director of People & Operationspeople@fya.org.auYoung Mayors Program Lead Job Description 95000 AUD Melbourne 3000

Young Mayors Program Lead

Searching for a career that makes a difference? Come join our team! 

The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)

  • Fixed term full-time position, starting in February 2022
  • 24 months contract
  • $95,000-$105,000 + Superannuation
  • VIC or NSW. Other states will be considered
  • Application closing date 6pm AEST, 20 January 2022

 

About the role 

FYA is looking for a Program Lead to oversee the delivery of the Young Mayors program; an exciting opportunity to bring a proven model of youth empowerment from overseas and adapt it for local young people. 

The Program Lead will build the program from the ground up, including  recruiting and managing the project team overseeing the work in each Local Government Area. They will deliver a series of dynamic and tailored events, creating opportunities for young people to connect with councillors and executive teams to influence strategy and service delivery.

The role will require developing and maintaining relationships with multiple stakeholders including young people, local councils and other government institutions, schools, youth organisations, partners, communities and the broader FYA team. You’ll also have strong accountability around budget and project deliverables.

You’ll report to the Executive Director,Civic and Cultural Engagement and work closely with the Civic and Cultural Engagement team and other staff.

Please see attached position description for more details regarding core responsibilities for the role. 

 

About you

You have experience in delivering programs focused on young people. You’re passionate about social justice and youth empowerment and know how to run programs for young people.

  • You know how to build relationships with multiple stakeholders and have the experience to back it up. You can facilitate meetings with larger groups where more complex dynamics exist. Experience with local government is highly desirable.
  • Strong experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and communities, including a demonstrated commitment to self-determination, decolonisation and First Nations justice.
  • You have experience delivering multiple projects and events at the same time. You can manage priorities, budgets, risk and know how to anticipate roadblocks and problem solve. This includes event management.
  • You’re skilled at recruiting, onboarding, managing and coaching teams. You have experience managing individuals and teams. You know how to create a thriving culture that supports people and fosters strong working relationships.
  • You’re a great communicator. You have experience tailoring messaging to different audiences in different ways.
  • You have experience implementing evaluation and monitoring tools that have informed program development. 
  • You have sophisticated analytical, problem solving and decision-making abilities, with solid conflict resolution and negotiation skills.


About us

We’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 values

  • We respect and back First Nations young people and their communities
  • We back and serve young people
  • We shift power to young people with lived experience
  • We dream big
  • We care about each other
  • We are always learning 
  • We have fun

Our 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). 
    1. Please give a description of yourself and what excites you about this role and working for FYA
    2. How does your experience fit with who we're looking for?
  • Successful candidates will be called for a zoom interview.
  • Deadline 6pm AEST,   20 January 2022

 

For more information or a confidential discussion about the role contact:

Molly Whelan (They/Them)

Executive Director

molly.whelan@fya.org.au

 

For more information about the recruitment process:

Alex Mclean (She/They)

Director of People & Operations

people@fya.org.au