- Job posted on: 24th Jul 2017
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The Cathy Freeman Foundation was established in 2007 to work with remote Indigenous students, families and communities to improve education outcomes and inspire Indigenous students to achieve their goals and dreams.
The Foundation acknowledges the strength and wisdom that lies within remote Indigenous communities. Our work demands strong and trusting partnerships with community, Elders and school leaders. We partner with communities for the long haul, as we journey through the complexities of the work required to create sustainable social change.
The Cathy Freeman Foundation works with 1600 Indigenous children and their families across four remote Indigenous communities in Queensland (Palm Island and Woorabinda) and the Northern Territory (Wurrumiyanga and Galiwin’ku).
The Cathy Freeman Foundation implements five key programs across these communities, working with children from pre-prep through to year 12. The key outcomes of our programs include increased school attendance, increased Year 12 attainment, building the self-belief and self-esteem of Indigenous students to achieve their dreams and increasing the engagement of families and communities in educational events and activities. The Cathy Freeman Foundation inspires children to realise their own gold medal journey.
The team at the Cathy Freeman Foundation share the following values, which generally attract like- minded community, school and funding partners.
The Horizons Program includes educational and personal development camps offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from grade 6-Year 12 in each of the Cathy Freeman Foundation partner communities. The foundation currently run six Horizons camps per year in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Darwin and Brisbane.
The Horizons Program Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of program management and implementation of the Cathy Freeman Foundation Horizons Program including camp design and logistics, implementing pre-and post- camp activities within each partner community and attending and coordinating each of the camps in collaboration with our program partner Cottage by the Sea.
A key aspect of this role is to facilitate educational and personal development workshops with students on each camp. This role is based in Melbourne and will involve significant travel opportunities across Australia.
The Horizons Program Coordinator will report directly to the Director of Programs and will work closely with the whole Programs team across each of our community based offices as well as in Melbourne.
This role will be responsible for all aspects of program implementation and management, including monitoring and reporting and will be responsible for ensuring that the program meets its stated objectives and outcomes.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.
This is a full-time role within the Cathy Freeman Foundation, a salary commensurate with the sector is offered, the role will also have access to salary packaging. The Cathy Freeman Foundation prides itself on being a flexible and inclusive workplace, additional benefits include:
A full position description is attached below.