About the role
Our approach to capacity building
We are looking for someone who shares our commitment to the following principles which have been informed by Black, Indigenous and disability justice activists:
- First Nations justice: We build and nurture long-term relationships with First Nations communities. We are led by the vision and values of First Nations peoples. We combine co-creation and self-determination – both sharing the burden and responsibility of decolonisation and anti-racist work while also shifting resource and decision-making power to First Nations communities.
- More depth than breadth: We prioritise connection and moving at the pace of trust while recognising the importance of achieving critical mass to shift power and systems. We work to build and nurture meaningful relationships and connections with, and between, young people, their communities and the world.
- Leadership from the most impacted: We prioritise backing young people with lived experience of structural injustice to transform those structures.
- Holistic wellbeing: We are proactive and plan for wellbeing and the wellbeing of the people we work with, acknowledging that wellbeing looks different for everyone. We pace ourselves, individually and collectively, to be sustained long term.
- Power with, to and within not power over: We choose power with, power to and power within, not power-over. Power with is shared power that grows out of collaboration and relationships. It is built on respect, mutual support, solidarity and collaborative decision-making. Power to is built on the idea that every person has a unique contribution to make in shaping the world. Our work is to build and unleash that power. Power within is related to a person’s sense of self-worth and self-knowledge. It is what enables power to and power with. Power over is built on force, coercion, domination and control and motivates largely through fear.
- Intersectionality: Our struggles and solutions are connected. We work across sectors, issues and differences. We work across movements and within them to activate meaningful connection, solidarity and collective power.
- Recognising wholeness: People have inherent worth and dignity. Each person is full of history and life experience. We recognise there are multiple ways that people contribute to social change.
About the organisation
About the Foundation for Young Australians
Today’s generation of young people 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. We back them with the trust, resources, skills, and connections to make change.
FYA has an incredible history, focused strategy, dynamic team and board, and a 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.
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, disabled people, people who are LGBTIQA+ communities, and more. We acknowledge our sector (philanthropy and nonprofits) has systematically excluded these communities.
How to apply
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Wellbeing Project Lead via Pro Bono Australia.