- Job posted on: 16th Sep 2020
- Applications close:
The Youth Coalition of the ACT is the peak body and leading policy advocate on youth affairs in the ACT. The Youth Coalition’s vision is for an ACT community that values and provides opportunity, participation, justice and equity for all young people.
The main function of the Youth Coalition is to make representations to government and the community and to serve as an advocate for the interests of young people, as well as the professionals and organisations that provide direct services to young people.
Examples of activities we undertake include:
The Youth Coalition is governed by a volunteer Board and managed by a paid secretariat. The Youth Coalition’s core funding comes from the ACT Government’s Office of Children, Youth and Family Support, Community Services Directorate.
The Youth Coalition recognises that the staff of the organisation are its greatest asset. The Youth Coalition employs under the conditions outlined in the Community Sector Multi Enterprise Agreement (Australian Capital Territory) and offers above MEA or award salary and conditions. A range of incentives have been developed to encourage, support, attract and retain staff including an additional week paid leave during the shut down at the end of year holiday period, birthday leave, a 35-hour working week, paid maternity and paternity leave, long service leave, additional personal leave provisions, study and professional development initiatives.
The Youth Coalition provides many opportunities for staff to develop professionally and personally. These include representational and advocacy on high level advisory committees, leading sector wide initiatives, partnering with tertiary institutions, developing media and public relations skills, developing and implementing innovative research and consultation models, and providing opportunities to contribute to a range of publications.
The Policy and Projects Officer works with and under the supervision of the Policy and Development Director to deliver projects and activities which support the youth sector in the ACT. This position aims to provide support to existing team members who work across policy, sector development, projects and communications. This provides the opportunity to engage in and build experience across a range of the Youth Coalition’s areas of work.
With support and supervision, and as part of the Youth Coalition team, this role will:
Other duties may include:
The Policy and Development Officer reports and is accountable to the Policy and Development Director.
For more information about the position, contact Sharon Casey on 02 6247 3540 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Policy and Projects Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.
A position description is attached.