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Would you like to be part of a team that is working to support all young people in Tasmania to thrive?

We are growing our initiative and have two new key roles, a Youth Development Facilitator and a Community Engagement and Communications Facilitator, to become a key part of the Collective ed. Meander Valley team. Our team works in close partnership with Deloraine High School, along with other local schools, organisations and businesses, to help more young people in the Meander Valley to enter a meaningful pathway, including by completing Year 12 or equivalent. To do this, the team uses a ‘collective impact’ approach, which aims to bring all of our key partners together to support young people, and the whole community, to thrive; and to coordinate collaborative efforts toward making this happen.

Are you inspired yet?

As a Collective ed. team member, you will be responsible for helping to bring the voices of young people, their families and other community members into the center of our decision-making; and for building and maintaining a collective way of working among our local partners. Using this foundation, you will help to identify and implement evidence-based, sustainable, high-impact initiatives in our local schools and in the broader community. You’ll then work to maintain and monitor these initiatives, and to help communicate their success to the local community and the world!

Within your community you’ll work with a small team of dedicated staff as well as have broader school leadership support. You’ll also have access to specialists in collective impact, learning and evaluation, data, communications and strategy who will work with you to achieve shared goals.

Collective ed. operates in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment which requires adaptability resilience and initiative, as well as excellent strategic and problem-solving skills.

Are you:

  • An agile and adaptive person who is a strategic thinker and operator?
  • Aware of the collective impact approach to systems change?
  • A true collaborator and natural communicator, who excels at bringing diverse groups of people together, and who loves to lead from the back?
  • A strategic thinker, who can deftly manage short-term demands while remaining focused on long-term priorities?
  • A champion of young people who can facilitate community action to empower all young people in the Meander Valley, as our Youth Development Facilitator?
  • Able to identify opportunities and build networks for community engagement and action strategic communications, as our Community Engagement and Communications Facilitator?
  • Driven to support all young people in Meander Valley to thrive, drawing on the strengths of the local community to help achieve lasting, system-wide change?

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

The core of the positions are clearly defined but our roles are ultimately what you make of them. Read below for more information and to download a position description by clicking on the hyperlinked position title.

Please submit a detailed curriculum vitae and a two page cover letter in response to this advertisement and position description(s), indicating if you want to be considered for one or both of the above roles. We’d like you to outline your commitment to this unique way of working, and demonstrate your capacity to fulfill the attributes, responsibilities, qualifications and experience listed in the positions descriptions linked above. Please also indicate your preferred hours of work, within the range of 0.6-1.0 full-time equivalent (FTE). We will be hiring up to 2 full-time staff.

You’ll receive a competitive salary, 25 days’ annual leave (pro-rata), flexible work arrangements, access to an employee assistance program and generous salary packaging under our PBI status.

Please contact initially for further information regarding the role.

Please be sure to follow the how to apply instructions and submit your application as soon as possible by 9am, Monday 5 August 2019. Applications that do not follow the below instructions are unable to be considered.

Candidates who live in the Meander Valley municipality are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply :

Please review the advertisement, download a position description and take your time to complete your application. Please include:

  • A cover letter/statement of no more than two pages outlining your commitment to this work and where your specific skills, experience, interests and drive is in line with the Key Attributes, Key Responsibilities, and Qualifications and Experience;
  • Detailed curriculum vitae (CV); and
  • Contact details for two referees who can confirm your skills in relation to the position.

How to apply for our positions:

Please email your application to Applications must include:

  • A cover letter/statement of up to two pages outlining your drive to do this work and how your specific capabilities and characteristics align with the Key Attributes, Key Responsibilities, and Qualifications and Experience;
  • Detailed curriculum vitae (CV); and
  • Contact details for two referees who can confirm your skills in relation to the position.
Why work for Beacon Foundation?

If you are looking for a career where you can apply your professional skills in a way that gives back to the community, take a look at our job opportunities.

Beacon Foundation is a passionate network of people, from across Australia, all working together to reach, inspire and connect Australia’s future workforce.  Whether you are working directly with communities, industry and schools, or in a vital office role, working at Beacon Foundation will provide you with the opportunity to be part of a friendly, diverse and dedicated team, making a positive impact on Australia’s young people.

In exchange for your commitment, passion and contribution to our vision and strategy, we will ensure you receive work life balance and fulfilling and meaningful work.  On top of this, you will have access to the below entitlements:

Salary packaging As Beacon Foundation is a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), salary packaging is available.  Salary packaging enables you to reduce the amount of income tax you pay and therefore increases your take-home pay.  Packaging of up to $18,550 per annum (1 April – 31 March) for General Living and meal and Entertainment Expenses is available from your pre-tax income. For more information regarding how salary packaging essentially increases salary, visit our service provider website – here

Leave benefits & allowances Employees receive five weeks annual leave per year, access to flexible working arrangements and generous allowances for phone and vehicle usage.

Flexible Work Arrangements – All employees have the option of working flexibly around their life commitments and we champion the value this brings to our organisation.

Health and well-being – An Employee Assistance Program ensures everyone has access to professional and friendly support whenever they may need it.  Beacon Foundation runs regular wellness initiatives aimed at promoting and encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle.

Passion  |  Team  |  Professionalism  |  Flexibility  |  Innovation

Volunteering at Beacon:

MyRoad Program

If you are keen to get involved with the great work that we do, please consider joining our online community, eBeacon. eBeacon is an online platform that brings a wide range of resources from outside communities to students in schools.  These make school engaging and relevant and prepare students to navigate the more complex careers of the future.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for our MyRoad Program – a 2-hour online mentoring session aimed at matching industry volunteer mentors with young women in their senior years of secondary school, to support students in the development of key skills required to understand and succeed in the changing world of work. Session support materials and training are provided.

Please follow this link for more information and to register your interest. We look forward to hearing from you: