VicSRC Project Coordinator

VicSRC Project Coordinator

Hours: 4.5 days (34.2 hours) per week

Remuneration: $36.37 - $38 per hour classified under SCHADS Award at Employment Level 5.1

Status: Fixed-term contract until 30 June 2020, with potential to be ongoing, subject to funding.

Location: Based in Melbourne CBD, with regular metropolitan and regional travel in Victoria.

About the Victorian Student Representative Council
The Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) is the peak body representing school-aged students in Victoria. The VicSRC’s vision is a world where all children and young people have access to education that is student-led, student driven and student focussed. The organisation exists to empower all student voices to be valued in every aspect of education. The VicSRC is auspiced by the Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic). VicSRC core funding comes from the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET).

About the Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic)

The Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) is the peak body and leading policy advocate on young people’s issues in Victoria. YACVic’s vision is that young Victorians have their rights upheld and are valued as active participants in their communities. YACVic is an independent, not-for-profit, member-driven organisation that represents young people (aged 12–25 years) and the sector that works with them.

About the role

The VicSRC Project Coordinator is responsible for managing the development, delivery and evaluation of four VicSRC projects:

  1. Teach the Teacher – a student-led professional learning program for teachers, where everyone has a voice. Teach the Teacher provides a space for students, teachers and principals to connect, explore and share ideas about the teaching and learning environment.
  2. Primary School Engagement Project – a 12 month project to create Student Voice resources, training and event opportunities for primary schools.
  3. Student Voice Workshops – a series of workshops across the state to empower students and teachers to work together on student led action.
  4. Catholic Education Melbourne – a partnership between VicSRC and Catholic Education Melbourne which will support schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne to embed student voice in everything they do.

About the candidate

You will have experience in facilitating groups of young people from diverse backgrounds, managing programs and be able to thrive in a dynamic workplace with a variety of daily challenges. A good understanding of student voice and youth participation framework is essential. Demonstrable experience in education or advocacy will be looked on extremely favourably.

You will have:

  • Excellent communication skills and experience in working with diverse groups of people.
  • Great initiative and the ability to work autonomously.
  • Creative problem solving ability.

You will enjoy:

  • a flexible, disability friendly, family friendly and fun work culture
  • a high degree of autonomy and collegial support
  • sector-leading professional development

YACVic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People with disabilities, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply for this position.

Employment conditions

The VicSRC Project Coordinator is a YACVic employee.

YACVic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People with disabilities, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply for this position.

YACVic promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people, including those with a disability, those who are Aboriginal or those from refugee or migrant backgrounds. We take child protection very seriously.  All employees are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards, including rigorous background, identity and reference checks. The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children Check and Police Check (costs reimbursed) and must agree to adhere to our child safe policy and code of conduct.

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Application Process

Email your application to Liz Leahy, People & Culture Manager at with VicSRC Project Coordinator in the subject line.

In order to be considered for this position, you must include:

  • a brief cover letter stating where you saw the job advertised;
  • your resume, including contact details for a minimum of two referees, including your last line manager (we will not contact referees without your permission).
  • a separate document detailing your response to each Key Selection Criteria.

Only applications that follow the above process will be accepted and considered for interview.

Applications close 9am Monday 16 July 2018 with interviews to be held on Friday 20 July in Melbourne CBD.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Nina Laitala, VicSRC Executive Officer on 0411 679 050.


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