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General Manager - National Role

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About the Together for Youth Collective

The Together for Youth Collective is a remarkable collaboration of like-minded, charitable organisations who share the collective vision for improving the lives of young people in high schools across Australia.

Since mid-2020, these organisations have elected to come together through a series of discussions and workshops to discuss how a collaboration might achieve more impact together for young people, their schools and funders. From this, T4Y was born.

T4Y is currently looking for a General Manager to lead the Collective. Along with leading the members of T4Y, this role will be responsible for overseeing the initial research and development work required, managing the funding partners, and getting us ready to pilot a credible Collaboration Model. We are looking for a like-minded person to join T4Y in establishing this holistic solution to support youth wellbeing through education and into thriving futures.

About You

You are passionate about the social and emotional wellbeing of young people and working in a role that allows you to make a difference. You constantly amaze your colleagues with your exceptional organisational skills, managing to balance competing priorities like a professional juggler - only you never drop the ball - well almost never!

With thorough experience in leadership and program management you have the ability to see impact through both a macro and micro lens. This allows you to empathetically listen and manage stakeholders with the finesse and the confidence that builds trust.

You have a strong strategic mindset with an ability to translate into action. You have experience developing and holding key stakeholder relationships to engage funding opportunities. Change management excites you and you are able to see the potential in creating real change and impact in the sector.

You have a passion and a deep understanding of the youth health and wellbeing sector, but your real skills lie in bringing complex projects alive with multiple stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee all operations of the project and execution of the vision
  • Manage relationship with the Centre for Social Impact ensuring deliverables are met throughout project regarding Theory of Change and evaluation process
  • Provide updates to the T4Y collective network on activities
  • Undertake and deliver service mapping of T4Y Members including gap analysis
  • Manage the core Together for Youth collective activities and meetings to ensure delivery of key milestones
  • Organisational and stakeholder leadership management
  • Fundraising and partnerships
  • Marketing
  • Budget and Finance Management
  • Project Team Leadership

Education, Skills, Expertise

The three primary areas of expertise required are:

  • Negotiation and consensus building (ability to engage, motivate and manage the facilitation of the members of T4Y)
  • Strategic planning and leadership (strong business acumen and an ability to prioritise what is really important)
  • Practical day to day delivery (getting things done)

Education, skills and experience preferred are:

  • Relevant Degree qualifications in business and management
  • A broad understanding of current issues and trends in the youth social and emotional wellbeing sector and an understanding of developments in the not for profit space (including social entrepreneurialism)
  • Demonstrated financial and budget management capability
  • Effective negotiation, influencing, relationship-building and interpersonal skills with a proven track record in fostering positive engagement with Boards, Advisory Councils, Government, education sector, and corporate partners
  • Proven sales, marketing, public relations, social media and fundraising success
  • Broad networks which include key stakeholders in corporate community, high net worth individuals, foundations and not-for-profit sectors in Australia
  • Strong demonstrated public speaking and profile building capabilities
  • Experience in strategic best practice program development, management and evaluation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent technical skills

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

A position description is attached.

Together for Youth Collective Members:

  • ABCN
  • batyr
  • Beacon Foundation
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • EdConnect
  • Helmsman Project
  • Mission Australia
  • Raise Foundation
  • Reach
  • Top Blokes
  • Youth Opportunities

Supported by:

  • AYMN (Australian Youth Mentoring Network
  • CSI (Centre for Social Impact

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