Youth Engagement Coordinator

Design and facilitate youth focused programs, develop young leaders, travelling all around Australia, and drive social change through impactful powerful partnerships!

Plan International Australia’s Commitment and Mission

Plan International is a global not-for-profit, working to change the world so that all children can live happy and healthy lives, and so that girls in all their diversities can take their rightful place as equals.
At Plan International Australia (PIA), we celebrate diversity. We deeply believe all different opinions and experiences will enrich our team and represent our beneficiaries and partners across the globe. Our commitment to an inclusive workplace culture means we embrace working with all sectors of the community.

Be the change you want to see

For 85 years we’ve worked hand-in-hand with local communities, so babies can survive their first 1000 days, so children can learn in safe environments, so girls can strive for work outside the home, so young people can speak up for their rights. We know that girls are the most marginalised by poverty, and for too long have been held back from reaching their full potential. This is why we work with all children to solve poverty but especially girls. We have a long history, but our approach is new. We’re secular, and we view the children, families and local communities we work with as our partners and our equals.
Possibility. Opportunity. Equality. Partnership. Love. Humanity. This is what we stand for.

The Opportunity at Plan International Australia

We are looking for a passionate Youth Engagement Coordinator to join our team on a 12-month contract and work across PIA’s youth engagement and corporate partnerships teams. In this role, you will co-design and develop a new national youth leadership program, and deliver the program nationally around Australia, both in-person and online. This role will require regular travel. You will also manage the successful delivery of an existing social impact training program, delivered by PIA youth leaders. As well as program development and delivery, the role will involve coordination and administrative tasks and require exceptional stakeholder management skills as you work with young people in Australia, with PIA’s partners, and with colleagues across youth engagement, media, policy, partnerships and communications.

We are looking for someone with exceptional youth engagement and facilitation skills, with a positive approach.

Please note this is a part time (4 days per week) contract role until January 2024. Open to remote workers in Australia.

Looking for an immediate start in January/February 2023.

What you’ll do

• Design and develop youth leadership training, co-designed with young people and external partners
• Online and in-person facilitation of leadership training to diverse groups of young people across Australia (regular travel required)
• Guide and support young participants through the program in between formal training sessions
• Develop and produce program evaluations
• Coordination of existing social impact training program and training schedule

For a full description of the role, please refer to the Position Description as attached

What you’ll bring

• Experience in youth engagement and facilitation
• Experience in co-design principles and practice
• Demonstrated ability in training and developing young people in leadership areas (such as relationship building, influencing, resilience and wellbeing, communications skills, community engagement and participation)
• Program coordination and administration skills
• Strong stakeholder management experience
• Demonstrated time management and prioritisation
• Demonstrated understanding of gender equality issues

Our commitment to you…

If you are wondering whether this role is for you, however you believe in yourself and know you have what is needed to fulfil this role, please apply anyway. At PIA we believe in looking for skills and abilities that new team members can bring and add to our culture. Even if you don’t wholly fit the criteria, we still want to hear from you!

Working at Plan international Australia

What this opportunity will mean for you:
• Salary Range $62K – $66.7K
• Purposeful work, joining a values-based organisation that is passionate about what they do
• Hybrid working culture and an office based in Melbourne CBD (Southbank)
• Salary packaging
• Genuinely flexible leave and working arrangements
• Committees, events, team activities and network opportunities with a range of initiatives to get involved in
• An Employee Assistance Program to support your mental and social wellbeing

How to apply

Email us with a copy of your updated CV and a cover letter clearly stating how your skills and experience meet each of the selection criteria as listed in the Position Description.
Include the title of the role in the subject line and email to [email protected]

Apply before 9 January 2023!

Equal Opportunity Employer

Plan International is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to being a child-safe organisation. We are dedicated to working people from all sectors of the community, and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community, as well as those with lived experience.

Please note: We make hiring decisions based on your skills, experience, and passion. When you apply, please feel empowered to tell us the pronouns you use and any adjustments you may need throughout your interview.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. As part of the screening process, candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory National police Check, sign our Safeguarding Children and Young People policy and code of conduct, and where necessary complete a Working with Children Check.

Join Plan International Australia and help create justice for children and equality for girls.