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Children and Youth Program Officer

Role Purpose:

This role provides administrative and operational support to the White Ribbon Australia (White Ribbon) Children and Youth Program, including the Breaking the Silence (BtS) Schools Program and the Youth Engagement Program. The programs strengthen and increase White Ribbon’s work to engage young people and professionals working with them to end men’s violence against women.

White Ribbon Vision and Purpose:

White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end men’s violence against women and girls. White Ribbon Australia, as part of this global social movement, works through a primary prevention approach understanding that men are central to seeing the social change necessary to prevent men’s violence against women. Through community engagement, we engage men to stand up, speak out and act to influence the actions of men, demand change and drive gender equality.

Vision: A nation that respects women, in which every woman lives in safety free from all forms of men’s abuse.
Purpose: Engaging men to make women’s safety a man’s issue too.

White Ribbon Core Values:

  • Courage– courage in facing challenge and finding creative, innovative solutions
  • Integrity– ethical, honest and accountable to all
  • Respect– compassionate, honouring and acknowledging difference and upholding dignity
  • Collaboration– working collaboratively to drive positive social change
  • Leadership– leaders in driving lasting, positive, normative change

We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace culture where all our staff are valued and recognised for their unique qualities, ideas and perspectives. We acknowledge the skills and perspectives that people may bring to the workplace by gender, race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status or other difference. We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We are committed to providing a working environment that values diversity and inclusion which supports all employees to reach their full potential. Our commitment is demonstrated through workplace diversity and inclusion strategies, policies and initiatives.

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in program administration and capacity to deliver targets according to project schedule.
  • At least 2 years’ proven capacity in relationship management with a range of stakeholders.
  • Sound knowledge of administrative systems and procedures, and high level of proficiency with office technology.
  • An ability to work effectively within a busy team environment & work unsupervised.
  • High level verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills that can be tailored to a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to prioritise and work collaboratively and flexibly to fulfil individual performance targets/expectations.
  • Highly adaptable, including an ability to work with people from different backgrounds, age groups, levels of experience.
  • High level of initiative and ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure, seek assistance when required and maintain a positive interpersonal attitude.
  • High level attention to detail and ensuring accuracy.
  • Willingness to work outside of hours and travel inter and intra State.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (Social Sciences, Management, and Administration) and/or equivalent work experience in the same or similar field.



  • Experience in community services or the not-for-profit sector.
  • Experience in or sound understanding of the violence prevention sector.
  • Experience in working with children and young people.
  • Willingness to learn and explore, eager to innovate
  • Other related qualifications e.g. communications, event management, customer service.

A full position description is attached here.

Please address your application to HR Manager, White Ribbon Australia: using the subject line: Children and Youth Program Officer via White Ribbon Australia.

We would like to start interviewing for this role, in the week commencing 8 October 2018.

All applicants MUST submit a covering letter, resume and address the selection criteria. Completing an up-to-date National Criminal History Record Check clearance is a requirement of this position.

Any application that does not address these areas will not be considered.

This fulltime contracted role is up to end of June 2020 and is based in North Sydney. The salary band is from $55K-60K (inclusive 9.5% Superannuation).


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