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Program Manager, NSW

Organisation : The Reach Foundation

Location : Sydney (Redfern )

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Customer Service, Education & Training, Program Coordination & Management

Sector : Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 17 Nov, 2019

About the role


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About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Reach Foundation


  • Dynamic, motivated and experienced program manager
  • Strong collaborator and big picture thinker
  • Possess the ability to build and maintain partnerships
  • Have experience in youth work/social work/community development


An exciting full-time leadership role exists for a highly-skilled professional to join the Reach team in our Redfern office for a 12-month contract with the possibility of continuing.

Position Description : 2019 Oct - Graphical PD Programs Manager NSW

Being young is not without its struggles. Today’s world is pretty complex and young people can experience a bunch of challenges that adults might not be able to relate to. One of the biggest hurdles is just having the confidence and support to be who they want to be.


There are currently over 4 million young people living in Australia, and Reach works with over 40,000 of them a year. We have over 250 of them working for us; designing and delivering workshops in schools and the community. Our workshops are 100% youth-led, from design through to delivery, and the community we create out of these workshops is one that allows for deeper connection, a sense of belonging, and the dispelling of judgements. A preventative, instead of having to focus on symptoms in adult life.



Generations of confident, self-aware and passionate young people shaping the world.



The Reach Crew is a group of young people who are committed to creating, designing, and delivering experiences for other young people to learn more about themselves, connect with others and be their best selves. The Reach Crew consists of both volunteers and casual employees.




You are and experienced and passionate professional who will manage and coordinate the NSW programs portfolio. You will be responsible for developing school and community partnerships and for managing Reach community and education programs in Sydney and regional areas of NSW. You will also manage Reach’s young crew and facilitators and coordinate their design, delivery and review of education and community programs.


Some of the key selection criteria for this role are (see attached position description for full details):


  1. Relevant tertiary qualification in Community Development, Youth Work, Social Work, Education or related discipline
  2. Minimum 5 years’ experience in working with young people; a sound awareness of the experiences that young people face and systems that support them.
  3. Experience and demonstrated skills in community engagement and stakeholder management
  4. Experience in leading a small/medium sized team and managing an operational budget
  5. Demonstrated highly-developed interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills.
  6. Demonstrated ability to liaise, negotiate and build relationships with community and other agency representatives.
  7. Track record in achieving results, both autonomously and a part of a team
  8. Having the right to live and work in Australia.


Please note: Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory Working with Children check identifying Reach as your employer prior to starting in the role, including a National Criminal History Check.


Role starting as soon as possible.




How to apply for this role

Our application process has 2 parts. BOTH must be provided if you want your application to be considered.


PART 1 (screening)

Provide answers to the following questions in a separate Word document with your name included:

  1. How would you maintain a healthy work/life balance in a demanding role?
  2. Describe a time when you’ve gone on a “Hero’s Journey” in your own life.
  3. Why Reach?
  4. Why are you looking to change roles at this point in your career?
  5. What are your salary expectations and notice period (if applicable)?
  6. Do you consent to Reach holding your personal information on file?


PART 2 (CV and key selection criteria)

Provide your CV and a cover letter explicitly addressing the Key Selection Criteria in the detailed Position Description.



Email all documents to recruiting@reach.org.au, using the subject line: "Manager, NSW Programs application – YOUR NAME".


Got questions or want the full PD? Contact our National Programs, Manager: Mercedes Reed (mercedes.reed@reach.org.au  / Ph: 03 9412 0930).


Applications close: Sunday 17th November at 11pm.

Please quote in application: Program Manager, NSW via Pro Bono Australia.

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