- Job posted on: 19th Jan 2022
- Applications close:
You will design and implement cutting-edge programs to support youth-led campaigns to win systems change on issues of local, national and global significance. This will include backing existing youth-led groups to win campaigns and new youth-led groups to start rapid response, short and medium term campaigns - from providing strategic and operational advice on campaign plans to creating group training and knowledge retention strategies
You will work closely with FYA’s Advocacy & Campaigns and First Nations teams, and youth-led campaigning partners.
Key to success will be your ability to work in a team, your demonstrated track record of winning systems change, and your hands-on experience working with communities facing structural oppression.
Our work is guided by a commitment to beating injustice. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations people, young people, people of colour, women, people with disability, people from LGBTIQA+ communities, and people with lived experience of economic injustice and housing insecurity. We recognise that our sector (philanthropy and nonprofits) has systematically excluded these communities. The problems we face are complex and the more diversity of experiences we can bring to the table, the better our solutions are.
We do not expect applicants to hold a secondary or tertiary degree - the impact of the campaigns you’ve worked on is more important to us than whether you have academic qualifications or not. We value paid and unpaid campaigning experience equally - we’re more interested in your impact and how you did your work ethically with communities directly affected by injustice, than by the role or salary in the job you’re in.
Today’s generation of young Australians are facing unprecedented and intersecting crises. They also have the skills, insight and ambition to address them. At the Foundation for Young Australians, our vision is that young people have the power to beat injustice and transform the future. In pursuit of this vision, our purpose is to back young people with the trust, resources, skills, and connections to make change.
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.
Click apply now or head to the ‘work with us’ section of our website and follow the application process.
Please include a resume (no more than 3 pages) in your application.
You will be asked two questions in your application in which you’re required to provide brief answers (no more than 500 words each), including:
We are open to receiving this as a written piece e.g. poetry or essay (no more than 500 words each), a video or audio (no more than 5 mins). For video or audio applications please send your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Campaigns Director enquiry via EthicalJobs.
For more information or a confidential discussion about the role contact:
Lee Carnie (they/them)
Executive Director, Advocacy & Campaigns
email@example.com using the subject line: Campaigns Director enquiry via EthicalJobs.
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For more information or a confidential discussion about the recruitment process contact:
Alex McLean (she/they)
Director, People & Operations