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Youth Program Coordinator

Position Details

  • Status: Full time - 38 hours per week
  • Award: Level 4, Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010
  • Location: Minus18 Office, at the Victorian Pride Centre, 81 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC.
    This role may include working from home arrangements during COVID-19 and beyond.
  • Salary: Starting at $75,000 p.a. (including benefits + allowances).
  • Extras: Additional 9.5% Super + Additional generous salary packaging to increase your take home pay.
  • Start Date: May 2021

Flexibility + Access

  • Role Status: We are open to hiring this role at reduced hours: 0.8 FTE - at 4 days per week or spread out over 5 days.
  • Start Time: We offer a flexible start time between 8:00am and 9:30am.
  • Location: We offer adhoc work from home arrangements when necessary.
  • Office Space: This role will be located at the Victorian Pride Centre in St Kilda, an exciting, purpose built space for LGBTQIA+ community organisations opening in 2021. This space includes:

    • A raised Tram Stop within 100m from the building entrance.
    • Elevators and accessible bathrooms.
    • End of trip facilities.
    • Dedicated prayer rooms

About the Position

This is an exciting new role, full of opportunity to empower the next generation of LGBTQIA+ leaders. The Youth Program Coordinator will have 2 areas of responsibility in their role at Minus18:

The Young Leaders Program

The Minus18 Young Leaders is a new, reimagined 12 month program for 15-20 LGBTQIA+ youth aged 18 - 25 years old in Victoria. The Young Leaders will be Minus18’s direct connection to the Minus18 youth community.

This program has 4 main objectives:

  1. Train and up-skill LGBTQIA+ youth to be the leaders of tomorrow.
  2. Provide a space for LGBTQIA+ youth to socialise with each other, and connect with their community.
  3. Act as a mechanism for LGBTQIA+ youth to provide feedback on Minus18 programs and events
  4. Empower LGBTQIA+ youth to be at the forefront of Minus18 events and youth-facing programs.

Young Leaders will meet for fortnightly sessions, and theYouth Program Coordinator(with the Operations Manager and Event Coordinator) will design what these sessions look like, and bring them to life.

Event Volunteer Coordination

Young Leaders play a vital role in bringing Minus18 youth events to life. TheYouth Program Coordinatorwill work with the Event Coordinator to develop volunteer rosters, and encourage them to sign up to volunteer.

When Young Leaders aren’t available, this role will work with the Marketing Coordinator to recruit additional volunteers, and coordinate their involvement in programs where needed.

Roles & Responsibilities

Young Leaders Program (60%) - 3 Days per Week

  • Co-develop and coordinate the program - plan the semester activities, and host fortnightly leadership sessions and activities.
  • With the Marketing Coordinator, advertise for and recruit young leaders into the program.
  • Build internal communication between our young leaders and the rest of the organisation, to celebrate the youth-driven nature of this work.
  • Ensure youth details and appropriate credentials are up to date and well organised.
  • Support in other areas, as directed by the Operations Manager.

Event Volunteer Coordination (20%) - 1 Day per week

  • Develop volunteer rosters for Minus18 events and inspire young leaders to sign up to participate.
  • Work within the set organisation and funding policies and procedures, ensuring compliance of youth safety and risk obligations.
  • Implement appreciation initiatives to show our volunteers how much they mean to us.
  • Coordinate debrief and feedback sessions with the young leaders on their experience of events.
  • Source additional volunteers when appropriate and as needed - especially for the annual events in Sydney and Adelaide.

Impact Assessment (20%) - 1 Day Per week

  • Maintain regular feedback initiatives, including surveys and group discussions to increase communication flow and improve the program.
  • Convert program feedback into impact reports for sharing with the wider community, stakeholders and funding providers.

Key Selection Criteria

The Ideal Candidate:

  1. Has demonstrated experience in team leadership, youth development, education, volunteer coordination or other related discipline.
  2. Is a confident facilitator and speaker who creates safe, effective and fun spaces for young people or teams.
  3. Has a demonstrated ability to work effectively and make decisions on the go in small, fast-paced environments - such during events, leading teams, during busy scenarios etc.
  4. Has lived experience and strong understanding of diverse identities within the LGBTQIA+ community.
  5. Shows passion for Minus18’s mission to improve the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth and create social change.

How to Apply

Application Process

  1. Pre-Recorded Interview First round, you are asked to submit a pre-recorded introductory interview, responding to the key selection criteria.
  2. Live Interviews Successful candidates will be invited to a number of live interviews with the team. These will be conducted face to face, unless COVID restrictions require they are conducted online.
  3. Reference Check Successful candidates will undergo a reference check.
  4. Child Safety Check Successful candidates will undergo a Working With Children Check and Police Background Check.


To apply for this role, please send us the following:

  • A copy of your CV
  • A short pre-recorded video (max 5 min) introducing yourself, and briefly responding to the 5 key selection criteria - recorded on your phone is fine. Please ensure this is uploaded to a 3rd party service (such as Youtube, Dropbox, etc) and shared via URL, not as an attachment.
  • Please email this to with subject ‘Youth Program Coordinator’. Please ensure only one email is sent.

Application close 5pm Sunday 9 May 2021.

Applications close
Sunday 9 May 2021
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