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Youth Project Coordinator

Youth Activating Youth

About Youth Activating Youth

YAY was established by youth and community leaders to offer support to marginalised disadvantaged youth consistently falling through the cracks. YAY is a non-profit organisation that assists disadvantaged multicultural Australian youth to re-engage with their communities.

YAY aims to bridge the gap that currently exists between different government organisations, non-profit agencies and other service providers. Since 2014, YAY has grown from a youth-led committee into a not-for-profit organisation with a diverse and multidisciplinary board and a committed team.

Position Objective

The Youth Project Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and delivery of YAY’s community safety project – Drop the Knife, Save a Life. The Youth Project Coordinator works closely with the Head of Programs, Leadership Officer and external partners in the delivery of this project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide coordination of project plan deliverables, ensuring smooth delivery of project objectives
  • Oversight and management of YAY’s Youth Network
  • Management of relationship with key project partners
  • Stakeholder management and liaison with service providers, community leaders and young people across North-West Metropolitan Melbourne
  • The facilitation of workshops, capacity building and outreach sessions
  • The distribution and collation of project evaluations methodologies
  • Coordination of communications, including ongoing social media campaigns
  • Event coordination and logistics
  • Support the development of project materials, overseeing the design and production
  • Delivery of outreach to community following the development of campaign materials
  • Advocacy and presenting to key Government Departments, Council’s and service providers about the project

Selection Criteria

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Qualification and/or related experience in Community Development
  • High level project management skills with demonstrated experience in leading and delivering projects on time and within budget
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills including accurate, comprehensive and up to date record keeping
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with staff and volunteers; ability to adapt and be flexible, working in community settings
  • Demonstrated effective negotiation and analytical problem-solving skills to navigate complex political and social environments
  • Current First Aid Certificate/Current Police Checks/WWC
  • Strong level of written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Undertake tasks with efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to build supportive professional relationships and strong rapport with stakeholders
  • Ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders


  • Experience working with multicultural youth or in a similar setting
  • Demonstrated experience working with people in complex environments including those relating to complex trauma

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