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Associate Director Policy and Advocacy

Organisation : Social Ventures Australia

Location : Australia

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, Policy & Research

Sector : Community Development, Education & Employment, Education & Training, Families, Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Social Ventures Australia

About the role

Who we are
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a not-for-profit organisation that works with partners to alleviate disadvantage and towards an Australia where all people and communities thrive. We influence systems to deliver better social outcomes for people by learning about what works in communities, helping organisations be more effective, sharing our perspectives and advocating for change.

The Policy & Advocacy (P&A) team supports SVA to achieve its mission by improving the organisation’s practical knowledge about reducing disadvantage. P&A plays a pivotal role in understanding the external evidence of what works and codifying the learning from SVA’s work with partners in the areas of Education, Employment, Housing, First Australians, Disability, Mental Health and Early Childhood.  Our Policy and Advocacy team drives SVA’s systems change agenda taking SVA’s perspectives and using them to influence government policy and sector practice to become more effective and reduce disadvantage.
The position
The Associate Director Policy & Advocacy plays a key role in supporting SVA’s social policy agenda by developing and implementing campaign and advocacy strategies and identifying opportunities for SVA to work with NSW Government on a range of social policy programs and managing NSW government relations for SVA. This role is responsible for developing SVA positions in the broader national debate ensuring they are intrinsically linked to SVA’s overarching campaign and advocacy agenda with a focus on Young Children Thriving, Employment and Impact Investing.
Who you are
Do you have a deep knowledge of Australia’s policy settings, social issues and an understanding of the levers employed by Government in economic and social policy? Do you bring a proven track record of delivering significant research and policy projects that align with organisational strategy and support effective advocacy? Are you highly skilled in building trusting and strong relationships across a broad set of organisations that relate to specific existing projects or are prospects for future work? Do you have a reputation for being a persuasive strategic communicator with the ability to effectively build consensus among multiple stakeholders? Does a demonstrated commitment to social policy reform including a passionate belief that the right social policy settings can make a life-changing difference in the lives of people in need feature across your work history?

SVA values diversity and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. We value people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome unique contributions and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in.
Please visit SVA’s website for more information about the position
If you have the experience and knowledge we are looking for and are excited to join our team, please submit your CV (max 3 pages) and a statement (max 2 page) addressing the person requirements by midnight AEST 1 February 2022

How to apply


Please quote in application: Associate Director Policy and Advocacy via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Advocacy, #Policy_and_Research
Sector: #Community_Development, #Education_and_Employment, #Education_and_Training, #Families, #Health_–_General

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