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First Nations Director, YLab

Organisation : YLab

Location : Brisbane, Melbourne, Online, Sydney

Work type : Full-time, Part-time

Profession : Advocacy, Consulting & Strategy, Program Coordination & Management

Sector : Community Engagement, Consulting, Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 105,000 - 130,000

Application closing date : 22 Mar, 2021

About the role

Exciting opportunity to provide thought leadership and First Nations system change expertise 

Direct reports: YLab Managers and YLab Senior Managers
Reports to: Executive Director, YLab 
FTE: FT 1.0 or PT 0.8 
Location: Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane preferable with virtual arrangements considered
Salary: $105,000-$130,000 excluding superannuation

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The Foundation for Young Australians considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under sub-s 26(3) or s 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). This employment opportunity is only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Who we are looking for:

You will have extensive lived experience in First Nations knowledge systems with a deep understanding of the state of First Nations affairs in Australia. You will have extensive experience at a senior level in a consulting environment, independently leading complex projects; balancing timelines, budget, project quality and social impact. You will be a dedicated coach and have experience working with First Nations young people with diverse lived experience, focused on providing growth opportunities for the young people you work with. You will be a highly strategic thinker, always considering how to drive additional impact through your work. You will also have experience leading business development and business outcomes with a proven track record of meeting financial and business development targets. You are innovative and interested in solving complex problems through co-design and collaboration. 

It is expected that candidates for this role will have many, if not all of these experiences and skills:

Experience and qualifications:

    • Ability to work independently, self manage and make decisions on behalf of YLab where required
    • A professional, collaborative and team based approach 
      • Extensive experience centring First Nations knowledge systems and ways of working 
      • At least 5 years experience in 
        • consulting, co-design and project management in a fast paced, client-facing  environment
        • managing complex clients and coaching dynamic project teams
        • successfully leading business development activities including conducting research, writing proposals, designing a value proposition for potential clients
      • Demonstrated experience in budget management and financial modelling with a proven record of designing and managing budgets to meet organisational objectives
      • Experience working with young people with diverse lived experiences 
      • Strong project management skills and attention to detail with a passion for excellence
      • Analytical and problem solving skills with an emphasis on presenting practical and novel solutions for clients
      • Leadership and management skills with a proven record of making sound decisions on behalf of a business area, balancing complex priorities
      • Strong oral and written communication skills 
      • Demonstrated business acumen with particular emphasis on innovative business models or social enterprise
      • Ability to use with key workplace tools such as Google apps, Slack etc.

Specific responsibilities of this role:

  • Project Delivery
  • Business Development
  • Thought Leadership and First Nations Systems Change Expertise 
  • Leadership and Management

Our work is guided by a commitment to beating injustice and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, young people, people of colour, women, people with disability, people from LGBTIQA+ communities, and more.  We acknowledge our sector (philanthropy and nonprofits) has systematically excluded these communities.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : YLab

 

YLab is a social enterprise that was founded by FYA in 2016. YLab offers consulting and co-design services to organisations who are looking for better ways to design systems and services for young people. To do this YLab employs over 80 young people across Australia with diverse lived and technical experiences to work on projects. YLab solves problems in employment, policy and decision making, health and wellbeing and First Nations issues, all by putting young people at the centre. 

About the role:

The First Nations Director, YLab will be responsible for leading the strategy and direction for YLab’s First Nations practice, through collaboration with the First Nations team and FYA more broadly. Day to day the role will involve leading client-facing co-design projects, coaching and training young First Nations people in systems thinking and co-design, business development with new partners and other initiatives that drive YLab’s social impact agenda.  You will have extensive lived experience in First Nations knowledge systems with a deep understanding of the state of First Nations affairs in Australia. You will have extensive experience at a senior level in a consulting environment, independently leading complex projects; balancing timelines, budget, project quality and social impact. You will be a dedicated coach and have experience working with First Nations young people with diverse lived experience, focused on providing growth opportunities for the young people you work with. You will be a highly strategic thinker, always considering how to drive additional impact through your work. You will also have experience leading business development and business outcomes with a proven track record of meeting financial and business development targets.

How to apply

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Click Apply Now or head to the ‘work with us’ section of our website and follow the application process. Applications close March 22, 6pm AEST 

Please include a detailed resume (no more than 3 pages) as well as responses to the statements (no more than 500 words for each): 

  • A description of yourself and what excites you about this role and working for FYA
  • An explanation of how your professional experience relates to the desired candidate profile 

A position description is attached.


Please quote in application: First Nations Director, YLab via Pro Bono Australia.


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