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State Manager - NSW / ACT

Raise Foundation

About Raise

Raise Foundation is creating thriving communities through mentoring programs that empower young people to become resilient, capable and connected. We are about to enter a significant strategic growth phase to offer our program to every public secondary school in Australia, so it is an exciting time to be part of a powerful youth mentoring movement.

To help us achieve our exciting growth plan, we are looking for an exceptional person to step into the role of State Manager – Programs NSW/ACT in Sydney for 30 hours per week for 43 weeks per annum (in school term time).

The Role

Lead the delivery of our best practice mentoring programs and implement our growth strategy for the State by managing the teams who deliver our programs in schools and communities, and representing various functions of our organisation such as Marketing, Partnerships, Evaluation, Training, Volunteers and Human Resources.

The State Manager – NSW/ACT reports to the Program Director, with support from the Executive Leadership Team, and works closely with the VIC and QLD State managers, Program Area Managers, Program Counsellors, key stakeholders and the Raise staff team.

It’s important that you have people management experience, and experience running community programs for young people, preferably in mentoring.

About You

You will have people management experience, and experience running community programs for young people (ideally in mentoring)

In addition, you will have:

  • A relevant Degree qualifications in psychology, counselling, social work, business or commerce
  • At least 3 years of relevant management experience of people and programs
  • Experience and connections working with government departments that focus on education, community and youth.
  • Experience managing large government contracts
  • Exceptional ability to engage, motivate, coach and manage a team, with outstanding interpersonal relationship skills
  • Program management experience and a passion for ensuring effective outcomes and impact
  • Strong capability to represent Raise to corporate, government, community and education partners
  • Excellent organisational skills with solid administration and reporting expertise
  • Comprehensive understanding of CRMs such as Salesforce and their reporting capabilities
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office365 and cloud-based systems such as One Drive or Google Drive, essential
  • Comprehensive understanding of Mandatory Reporting requirements for working with young people
  • Completion of Raise selection process including Youth Safety Checks, must hold a current Working with Children (Employee) Check and National Crime Check


  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, preferred
  • Comprehensive understanding of mentoring programs
  • Experience as a Raise Mentor or Program Counsellor (desirable)

How to apply

For more information, a detailed position description or to apply for this role please send your application letter, current CV and a 2 minute video outlining what you would bring to the Raise team to:

people@raise.org.au, using the subject line: State Manager - NSW / ACT application via EthicalJobs.

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