CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

Young people, especially young women, are expected to be disproportionately impacted by the enduring effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Early data indicates that this disadvantage is being realised in unemployment and the disruption of education and employment pathways. The South Australian Government has provided a one-off grant allocation to the Working Women’s Centre SA Inc to inform the development of effective policy and practice responses to the unique employment-related needs of young women (12 – 30 years old) in the wake of COVID-19.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE

  • A track record of building effective relationships and networks with stakeholders in industrial, economic, and/or feminist spaces.
  • A strong understanding of gender politics and its intersection with labour/employment policy.
  • The skills to be a capable facilitator of meetings and group work, with the ability to engage and encourage participation.
  • A record of managing projects to successful outcomes with multiple stakeholders in complex and uncertain environments.
  • An ability and confidence to inspire, engage, develop and lead young people to take action through positive conversations.
  • Demonstrated high level of written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional time management skills and demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks.

DESIRABLES

  • Demonstrated experience managing research and in policy analysis, including the ability to identify gaps in government policy and research.
  • A strong understanding of funding objectives and the division of powers and responsibilities between the local, state and federal levels.
  • A strong understanding of power and funding on a local, state and federal level.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the principles of feminism, justice and workers’ rights.
  • Experience in lobbying government.

Applications close:
5:00 PM AEST, 6th Jul 2020

Women from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, women from culturally diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ women and women with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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