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Project Manager Applied Research

Location : Australia, Melbourne, Victoria

Organisation : FYA via BigSplash

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 19-06-2018

About the Role

The Project Manager will work across projects teams within the FYA Research, Policy and Insights team to lead and manage the demonstration and testing of new projects to ensure timely and efficient delivery to ensure the success of programs.

Central to the role is supporting the codifying of systems and process within the team and acting as subject matter expert to embed research thinking when existing FYA programs and products pivot or refresh.

Your key responsibilities will include project management, design and evaluation, facilitation and public engagement on the research and codifying tools and processes for application across the team.

The role will require working and developing relationships with multiple stakeholders including young people, schools, youth organisations, partners, communities and the broader FYA team, to design and implement strategies. You will also be required to assist with the capacity building of the broader FYA team in demonstrating and testing.

Sound like you… Read on!


Some of the key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Utilise FYA research to design, deliver and evaluate programs, projects and events end to end
  • Support the creation and codifying of systems, tools and processes for Applied Research at FYA
  • Provide support across FYA to use design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation tools to inform program development
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, including young people and key organisations, to design, deliver and evaluate programs, projects and events.
  • Manage contractors, freelancers and consultants as required
  • Facilitate workshops for young people, partners, stakeholders and teachers
  • Engage guest facilitators/role models/inspiration speakers as appropriate
  • Support the writing of proposals for new partnerships that increase revenue in line with FYA’s strategic goals


About you

  • Relevant work experience in designing, delivering and evaluating programs for young people, education and/or social change or a relevant tertiary qualification (highly desirable, for example from the fields of education, the creative industries/arts, social sciences, business, project management, law).
  • Strong relationship building and stakeholder management
  • Extensive experience in project management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong time management skills with proven ability to manage several projects at once, to prioritise work and to work under pressure to meet tight timeframes.
  • Strong personal presence, confidence and self-assurance, along with relationship management skills and the ability to engage, influence and negotiate will be required for this role.


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About the Organisation

Organisation Name : FYA via BigSplash

FYA is Australia's only national for-purpose organisation dedicated to backing the next generation of young people who are going to rethink the world and create a better future.

We work with young people from all over Australia aged 12-29 years, building Australia's largest community of young changemakers - the innovators, the makers, the dreamers, the thinkers, the doers and the creators. Working with partners across industry, government, education and the community sector to create and back young people and transform the way young people are engaged.

Apply for this Job

To apply, please submit your application via the FYA Careers webpage. You will need to include the following:

  • A response to the application selection criteria (please refer to page 4 on PD)

  • A one-page cover letter that tells us why you would be perfect for the job.

  • A CV, no longer than three pages, that outlines your experience and career highlights.

  • Applications close midnight 19th June 2018.
    Still have questions?
    Call Alex Snow, Senior Manager Applied Research on 03 9670 5436.
    FYA is an equal opportunity employer, we know that strength comes with diversity and encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We don't discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or or disability

    To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 4184870.

    Applications Close: 19 Jun 2018

    Please quote in application: Project Manager Applied Research via Pro Bono Australia.


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