“Young people like us are rarely invited to have their voice heard on things that matter. We are described as having potential, as though our power to bring about change lies dormant.”

Plan International Australia is addressing this sentiment and is inviting two young people age 18-30 to be advisory members  to our board; one as a Program Advisory Committee Member and one as Marketing and Fundraising Committee Member. Initially these roles are offered on a 12 month basis.

Plan International was founded over 80 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. 

Today, we are a global organisation that is active in over 70 countries. Over the next 5 years our ambition is to transform the lives of 100 million girls. We work with communities, partnerships, both in Australia and internationally, and our supporters to achieve our goals.

The Program Advisory Committee Member will be required to advise on matters to do with Plan’s impact and influence for children. The PAC takes a broad definition of program to encompass development and humanitarian action, advocacy, policy, youth engagement and public campaigning. We are particularly interested to hear from applicants with experience in campaigning and community organising.

The Marketing and Fundraising Committee Member will be required to advise on matters to do with marketing, branding and fundraising. The MFC concerns itself with the strategies, plans and reporting in regard to Plan’s annual and multiyear targets for revenue, relationships and brand engagement. We would like to hear from applicants with experience designing or implementing marketing and communications campaigns.

For further details, please see the role overviews below:

If you wish to be considered for these two extraordinary personal and professional growth opportunities, you will need to provide us with your CV, along with a statement outlining your relevant skills, passion and determination, and why you are interested in this position with Plan. 

Applications should be submitted by email, stating which committee you are applying for in the subject line.

Please address your application to:

Hayley Cull, Head of Advocacy before the closing time of midnight Saturday 17th February 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will need to be available for interview on the following dates:

  • Marketing and Fundraising Committee Member: Monday 26th February
  • Program Advisory Committee Member: Wednesday 28th February

Please note that these roles will require a National Criminal History Check, statutory declaration and child protection training. 


Please note that Plan Australia’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in all our activities. As part of the selection process candidates are required to undergo psychometric testing and police checking. Plan International Australia is committed to workplace equity and diversity and encourages applications from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with a disability. Please note that unsolicited resumes from agencies will not be accepted