- Melbourne • CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne
- Job posted on: 23rd Nov 2021
- Applications close:
Road to Refuge is on a mission to change the national conversation on seeking refuge and asylum in Australia by providing platforms to amplify the voices and perspectives of those with lived experience of seeking refuge or asylum.
At Road to Refuge, our vision is a future where refugees and people seeking asylum determine the national narrative to create a society that includes, respects, and values the diversity of our individual identities and experiences.
We believe that if people seeking asylum and refugees are given the power to tell their own narratives at scale, then refugees will be included, respected, and values by all Australians because narratives will be truly representative and abolish false barriers of us and them.
Refugee storytellers have the knowledge, skills and networks to share their stories at scale
Refugee voices are amplified across all platforms
Institutions where stories are shared represent the diversity of refugee experiences in all facets of their work
Lived experience is expertise
Listen, learn, adapt
This position is responsible for managing the development, planning, delivery and evaluation of the ‘In My Own Words’ Program. The Program Manager is responsible for incorporating learnings from previous years of the program to improve the program for future iterations. The Program Manager is also responsible for planning for program delivery, including liaising with speakers and facilitators, supporting the promotion of the program through social media channels (in collaboration with the Communications team) and direct communication with potential promotional partners, and being the main point of contact with the venue and any catering.
Developing the program each year based on learnings and feedback from previous years
Reaching out to and liaising with speakers and facilitators to run program sessions
Working with the Communications team to promote the program to young people with lived experience
Working with the Director to expand the program to other key areas across the country
Passion for social justice and commitment to the Road to Refuge vision and mission
Knowledge of the refugee sector and issues affecting people seeking asylum in Australia
Demonstrated leadership skills
Strong organisational and time-management skills
Good communication skills
Experience working with young people with lived experience of seeking refuge or asylum
Experience building partnerships and relationships with stakeholders
Experience in program evaluation
A position description is attached.