SEE-Change is seeking a part-time project officer to manage its annual Parliament of Youth on Sustainability project, run for ACT school students of all ages. Excellent organisational, relationship building and communication skills required. Interest or experience in sustainability, community development and empowerment of young people highly desirable.
Find out more about the project by visiting: http://www.see-change.org.au/parliamentofyouth/
Contact: Edwina Robinson, Executive Officer, SEE-Change
P: 02 6162 2320 M: 0408 386 381 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should include the following:
- Expressions of Interest (maximum 2 x A4 pages) briefly addressing the selection criteria set out below.
- Names and contact details of two referees
Applications are due by close of business Friday 25 August 2017 and should be emailed to office@see‑change.org.au.
The Parliament of Youth on Sustainability project comprises three key elements:
- a one-day Parliament-style event for ACT students from kindergarten to year 12 – scheduled to be held in May 2018,
- teacher professional development sessions and associated teacher resources related to the Parliament – teacher sessions scheduled for October 2017 and February 2018, and
- post-Parliament follow-up involving representative students and members of the ACT Legislative Assembly.
The goal of the Parliament is to engage and empower young people to imagine and help create a more sustainable future for Canberra and the world. We hope to create real connections for young people into environmental policy, action and decision making processes.
1.Working in close collaboration with the project committee and SEE-Change staff, deliver the Parliament of Youth on Sustainability project, ie the one-day Parliament, pre-Parliament teacher information sessions, follow-up meeting of students with ACT Legislative Assembly Committee and associated project materials.
2. Work collaboratively with key stakeholders, including teachers, students, ACT Government agencies and community volunteers, to deliver the project and create connections.
4. Update the Parliament website and social media (Facebook and Twitter).
5. Keep financial records in line with the Parliament budget.
6. Undertake an evaluation of the Parliament and prepare a final report for stakeholders (ie SEE-Change Board, sponsors).
- Ability to work with a high level of autonomy.
- Highly developed organisational skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work with and support a wide range of volunteers.
- Ability to develop and nurture relationships with key stakeholders.
- Good skills in IT software programs/applications such as Word, Dropbox and others; and the ability (or ability to learn) how to update a web site and social media platforms (Facebook and twitter).
- Interest and/or experience in sustainability, community development and empowerment of young people.
- Current driver’s licence and Working with Vulnerable People card.
|Job Title:||Project Officer|
|Job Classification:||Casual, Level 3, Paypoint 1*|
|Salary:||$33.24 per hour + superannuation (if applicable)|
|Hours of duty per fortnight:||Varied – 450 hours total over term of contract
(Please note there are peaks/troughs in activity)
|Date of commencement:||September 2017 or as soon as possible|
|Expected term of appointment:||12 months|
|Working arrangements:||The Project Officer may choose to work from the SEE‑Change Office (Downer Community Centre, Frencham Place, Downer) or from home.|
* The terms and conditions are those as set out in the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 [MA000100] (the Award).
We also have a range of volunteer opportunities.