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Project Manager - Melbourne Young Mob


Employer: World Vision
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Indigenous, Community Development, Project Management, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 24 April, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

The Opportunity to Make a Difference:

The project is implemented in Melbourne metropolitan region and may extend in the future. The goal is that Aboriginal young people confidently engage with the world and have strong connections with their cultures and communities.

A day in the life of WVA’s Project Manager, Young Mob Victoria includes:

  • Ensure the Young Mob project is implemented, monitored and evaluated effectively, to plan, standard and budget.
  • Leading and managing the staff and resources of a Young Mob team of local Indigenous World Vision staff who facilitate program activities
  • Facilitating Young Mob activities at schools and other community settings

The Manager will work with the Eastern Australia Program Manager and Youth Technical Program Manager, to collaborate and nurture relationships with stakeholders, including school leadership and staff, consultant facilitators, Victorian Aboriginal community members, organisations and leaders, World Vision Australia staff and Young Mob participants and supporters.

The Manager will need to be adaptive to changing circumstances and constantly listening, reflecting and drawing out learnings and positive stories of change.

Who are you?

As ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Experienced facilitating activities about your Aboriginal culture and identity
  • A successful background providing team and project management within complex social and political environments
  • Demonstrated experience achieving practical results working with Aboriginal people, families, organisations and communities
  • An understanding of the cultural, political, economic and social nature of life across the Victorian Aboriginal community, particularly of Aboriginal youth
  • Proven success in getting things done with clear communication
  • Degree or diploma qualification in either Community, Development, Project Management, Behavioural or Social Sciences, Education, Allied Health, or a related discipline

What you need to know

This role is a 12 months fixed term contract operating in a part-time capacity (30h/week) and will be based in Melbourne, Victoria.

This is an Indigenous-identified position. Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent.

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

What does success look like?

First and foremost, you will be a leader. You excel working in an ever-changing environment and you love forming strong relationships. You have a proactive and fresh approach, you are ready to collaborate and overcome any obstacles that may come your way.

Why Should You Apply?

  • We collaborate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities and organisations as they lead their own development and achieve their goals and aspirations
  • We help build brighter futures for vulnerable children and are seeking to support the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait families and communities.
  • Our people have access to professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development and internal mobility
  • Competitive salary and flexible salary packaging scheme

Why World Vision?

World Vision is a worldwide community development organisation that provides short-term and long-term assistance to 100 million people worldwide (including 2.4 million children).

We have more than 45,000 staff members working in 96 countries. For six decades, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes.

We are committed to bring our learning and experience in International Development to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organisations, Communities and Families achieve their goals and aspirations.

We are committed to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are well represented and supported within the staff team. The Australia Program has a First Nations staff network that acts as a support network and safe space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff who are separated by distance but connected by culture. The network also provides advice to the Australia Program and the broader WV organisation regarding our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, communities and families.

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