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Program Specialist


Employer: National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Education & Training, Indigenous, Project Management, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 18 January, 2019.
Applications close: 10 February, 2019. (Expired)

About the business

NASCA, which began in 1995, has had a lot to celebrate lately. We're a reshaped organisation that is on the rise. We serve over 19 communities in NSW and the NT, empowering 1,000 Aboriginal kids to reach their full potential.

NASCA, a leading service provider – can offer you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids. You'll be immersed in diverse projects that keep you challenged every day, and surrounded by teammates who share your values and dedication. You'll collaborate with a multi-functional team to engage, mentor and inspire kids.

About the role

We are growing, offering room for a new Program Specialist to join our team. If you're a motivated team player, eager to make an impact within NASCA and the Australian community, join us.

Benefits and perks

  • Base salary between $60,000 – $70,000 per annum (starting salary commensurate with experience);
  • +9.5% superannuation;
  • 35hr working week;
  • $15k salary sacrifice option.
  • 4 weeks total leave per year, and leave loading of 17.5% of base salary, and study leave provisions; 1 day of cultural leave per year and ceremonial leave.

As a NASCA Program Specialist, a typical day might include the following:

  • Facilitating a 2hr goal-setting workshop for a group of 16yr olds.
  • Taking appropriate photos of the goal-setting workshop and emailing them to NASCA’s Communication Officer to upload on social media.
  • Checking in with direct reports and setting work priorities for the day.
  • Chatting with a community Elder to coordinate an upcoming cultural event.
  • Ironing out a payment issue for a service provider with NASCA’s Finance Officer.
  • Brainstorming with program co-workers to come up with new ideas for making program activities better.
  • Recording participant data and analysing social impact results for the week.
  • Drafting the first page of a 30 page funding report.
  • Preparing a sports workshop to deliver the next day for a group of 12yr olds.

Skills and experience

Desired experience, knowledge and qualifications

  • Program and project planning, coordination, management and implementation.
  • Teaching, presenting or working with children and young people.
  • Program and project review, analysis and reporting.
  • Writing for business, government and other funders using a variety of formats.
  • Stakeholder engagement and relationship management.
  • Strategy and planning in a national organisation or in a wide scale context.
  • Experience and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education programs for young people (ages 5-18yrs).
  • Experience with engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations.
  • Understanding and practice of respect for people across a range of backgrounds and cultures.

Desired skills and abilities

  • Excellent facilitation and presenting skills for a range of audiences including children, teenagers and adults.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Organised and effective time manager able to manage competing priorities.
  • Proactive person with a high degree of autonomy and initiative.
  • Problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to develop a range of materials for a wide range of stakeholders spanning government, corporates, and community organisations

A full position description is available below.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.