Youth Officer

Help to grow and strengthen our community of young people willing to take action for meaningful change, and support ten young people each year to grow and develop their advocacy and campaigning skills. 

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, 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

Our Partnerships and Influencing team is look for a passionate and energetic Youth Officer to join our team. You will be responsible for managing our Youth Activist Series (YAS), working with an inspiring group of 10 change makers each year, aged 16 – 24 years old. You will be responsible for managing all aspects of the YAS, including recruitment, on boarding and training, engagement in campaigns and advocacy and off boarding, as well as managing the growing YAS alumni network. You will help to grow and strengthen our community of young people willing to take action for meaningful change, and support ten young people each year to grow and develop their advocacy and campaigning skills.

This is an ongoing full time position based in Melbourne.

What you’ll do

• Develop and deliver all aspects of the Youth Activist Series program, including YAS involvement in campaigns and advocacy opportunities
• Project manage an exciting cross-country research and advocacy project
• Support the engagement of the Youth Activists and alumni network through regular meetings and communication
• Ensure the safeguarding of all participants in the YAS
• For a full description of your role, please refer to the Position Description

What you’ll bring

• Strong youth campaigning, organising and coordination experience
• Demonstrated understanding of gender justice issues
• Strong stakeholder management experience
• Good project management and facilitation skills
• Excellent time management skills
• Demonstrated ability to juggle competing demands by prioritizing according to objectives & deadlines

Working at Plan international Australia

What this opportunity will mean for you:
• Purposeful work, joining an 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, such as inclusive parental leave
• 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]

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!

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.

Apply before Monday 23 January!

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

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