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Western Sydney Project Coordinator

Youth Action

Who we are

Youth Action is the peak body for young people and youth services in NSW. We work towards a society where all young people are supported, engaged and valued.

About the role

The Western Sydney Project Coordinator is funded under the Department of Justice and Communities’ Targeted Early Intervention (TEI) program, focusing on community engagement and capacity building with young people and the youth sector in the Greater Western Sydney region. Reporting to our Youth Sector Development Manager, you will engage young people, in all their diversity, facilitating opportunities to participate in community, elevate their voice and drive systemic change.You will also be responsible for the capacity building and promotion of best practice in the Western Sydney youth sector, developing resources, coordinating training, facilitating forums and engaging services and youth workers in Youth Action’s policy and advocacy work.

The ideal candidate

We are looking are someone with a genuine commitment to social justice for young people and a vision for realising the potential for youth development. Our ideal candidate would also have the following:

  • Minimum two years relevant work  experience  in project coordination, policy development and/or service delivery in the youth sector. 
  • Knowledge of youth development  and  youth participation  principles. 
  • Understanding of social policy and programs that affect young people in NSW and Australia. 
  • Excellent communication skills  and the ability  to  work with a range of  stakeholders. 
  • Demonstrated track record of meeting deadlines  and  project  targets, and  adapting to changing priorities.

At Youth Action, we know our capacity to drive progressive change is increased when our team has a diversity of backgrounds and experiences relevant to the issues we work on. This role would particularly suit someone with community ties to Western Sydney or with the lived experience of being a young person in Western Sydney.

The perks

In joining Youth Action, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Be part of a dynamic and skilled team of change makers, determined to challenge the status quo, effect systemic change and improve the lives of young people in NSW
  • Join an organisation that respects your personal life. We work a 35-hour week with generous leave provisions, including ceremonial/cultural leave.
  • Receive an above award salary: $83,000 (plus super and leave loading)
  • Access both individual and team-wide learning, leadership and development programs, workshops and training (both on and off the job).

Please send queries to apply@youthaction.org.au using the subject line: Western Sydney Project Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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