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First Nations Director

Organisation : The Foundations of Young Australian

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management, Community Services, Management

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Indigenous, Other, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $105,000 - $113,999

Application closing date : 4 Aug, 2021

About the role

Role summary

You will work closely with the First Nations Executive Director and the First Nations team to lead the Foundation’s work to build the power of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to heal injustice and transform the future. 

This will include implementing and refining the First Nations strategy, identifying opportunities to build the capacity and power of First Nations youth-led organisations and movements, coaching young First Nations advocates, designing large scale First Nations youth engagement projects and campaigns, and supporting our consulting business, YLab, in delivery of co-design projects with young First Nations people.

You will draw on your existing strong relationships with young First Nations people, Aborginal controlled organisations, Elders and other community members. You will leverage your background in social change and movement building, including track record of organising, advocacy, fundraising or communications initiatives.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Foundations of Young Australian

About the Foundation for Young Australians

Today’s generation of young Australians are facing unprecedented and intersecting crises. They also have the skills, insight and ambition to address them. At FYA, our vision is that young people have the power to beat injustice and transform the future. In pursuit of this vision, our purpose is to back young people with the trust, resources, skills, and connections to make change.

FYA has an incredible history, new CEO and First Nations Executive Director, focused strategy, dynamic team and board, and unique resource base. We are now shaping a future-focused organisation committed to the highest standards of professionalism, culture and conditions, diversity, and impact - all centered around our key constituents: young people.

FYA currently has six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff members. We are committed to prioritising self-determination and work with First Nations young people over the long-term. 

Our work is guided by a commitment to beating injustice and we strongly encourage applications from young people, women and non-binary people, people with disability, people from LGBTIQA+ communities, and more.  We acknowledge our sector (philanthropy and nonprofits) has systematically excluded these communities.

How to apply

Click Apply Now or head to the ‘work with us’ section of our website and follow the application process.

  • Please include a detailed resume (no more than 3 pages)
  • You will be asked two questions in your application in which you’re required to provide brief answers (no more than 500 words each), including:
    • A description of yourself and what excites you about this role and working for FYA
    • An explanation of how your experience or interests relate to what we’re looking for
    • We are open to receiving this as a video, audio or written piece e.g. poetry or essay (no more than 500 words each), a video or audio (no more than five mins). For video or audio applications please send your responses to
  • Deadline: 6pm AEST, Wednesday 04 August 2021


For more information or a confidential discussion about the role contact:

Roxanne Moore

Executive Director, First Nations

For more information about the recruitment process:

Azianni Mustapa

People and Culture Coordinator


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


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