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Education Programs Lead (Future Focus)

Advertiser: DoxaMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
8 Feb 2019
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Education & Training, Other

About Doxa Youth Foundation (Doxa)

Doxa is a Victorian not-for-profit that runs programs for young people from challenging life circumstances so they can access positive life experiences, education opportunities and employment pathways. We support over 8,000 young Victorians aged from 8 – 24 each year. 

Doxa aims to be an employer of choice in the not-for-profit sector; attracting compassionate, driven, capable, visionary and passionate people with a high level of integrity, committed to working with disadvantaged young people.

Each year, Doxa’s programs are expanding to support more young people experiencing disadvantage in Victoria and to address deeper levels of need within our communities.

Education Programs Lead (Future Focus) Role

Future Focus is a two-year program for year 7 and 8 students to support our young people to

  • develop essential personal and life skills,
  • foster an interest in education,
  • access a community of near-age positive role models, and
  • explore social issues that impact young people.

The primary purpose of the Education Programs Lead is to maintain and deliver the Future Focus Program to benefit a large number of young people who have experienced disadvantage. This role will additionally support the facilitation and delivery of programs in the suite of programs across Doxa’s Development Programs.

Reporting directly to the Development Programs Manager, the Education Programs Lead will be responsible for:

  • leading and coordinating the development and delivery of the Future Focus program;
  • marketing Future Focus to a diverse range of stakeholders to engage in the program (including within schools, families of students, volunteers and speakers); and
  • implementing and overseeing the evaluation process for continuous improvement reporting of Future Focus.

To succeed in this role, you will possess:

  • Bachelor Degree qualification in a relevant field
  • Facilitation and presentation experience
  • Experience working with young people (from challenging life circumstances, is ideal though not essential)
  • Ability to stay overnight for residential camps (taking place in the Victorian school terms)
  • Driver’s licence and access to a vehicle for school visits
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Skills in event management
  • Experience in a similar field

The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children Check and undertake a national/international police history check. Doxa is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates applying will need to meet all compliance requirements. Doxa is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background or people with a disability to apply.

How to apply for this job

A detailed position description is available by emailing After receiving the position description please forward all applications (including a cover letter) via email to by 5:00pm Friday 22 Februrary. Initial enquiries and requests for further information may be directed in confidence to Lindsey Grenet on 03 9046 8200.

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