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Deputy Executive Officer

Koorie Youth Council


The Koorie Youth Council (KYC) is the representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Victoria. Guided by an Executive of 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and our state-wide members, KYC values the diversity and strength of young people as decision-makers. KYC advocates to government and community to advance the rights and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. By hosting events like the annual Koorie Youth Summit, KYC brings Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people together to amplify their voices for social change.

KYC is auspiced by the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria.


Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic) is the peak body and leading policy advocate on young people’s issues in Victoria. YACVic’s vision is that the rights of young people in Victoria are respected, and they are active, visible and valued in their communities. YACVic is an independent, for-purpose, member-driven organisation that represents young people (aged 12–25 years) and the sector that works with them.


The KYC Deputy Executive Officer is an essential leadership role within KYC, responsible for leading KYC initiatives in regional engagement, community partnerships, youth participation and leadership development, as well as supporting the KYC Executive members.

The role manages and oversees the Marram Nganyin project and the Youth Participation and Development area within KYC, whilst also supporting the KYC Executive Officer to advocate and represent Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people's voices in Victoria.


We are looking for someone who is flexible, motivated and willing to play an active part in a collaborative and close-knit team.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.


  • A flexible, disability friendly, family friendly and fun work culture
  • A high degree of autonomy and collegial support
  • Sector-leading professional development


KYC and YACVic consider that being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under section 26 and/or section 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). Therefore, this position will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.


YACVic promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people, and takes child protection very seriously. All employees are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards, including rigorous background, identity and reference checks. The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children Check and Police Check (costs reimbursed) and must agree to adhere to our child safe policy and code of conduct.

YACVic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People with disability and people from the LGBTIQA+ community are encouraged to apply for this position.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Indi Clarke, KYC Executive Officer on 0427 461 800 or email indi@koorieyouth.org.au, using the subject line: Deputy Executive Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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