National Manager – High School Program


About the role

Program Management

  • In consultation with the Head of Policy and Programs, develop annual operating plans for the High School Programs
  • Oversee that all day-today operational of the Programs are in line with strategic and annual plans, coordinating activities of each team.
  • Promote quality and effective programming ensuring that Program activities are managed in line with the program logic, implementation schedules, and monitoring and evaluation framework.
  • Build and maintain relationships with program stakeholders, including through camp attendance and school/community visits.
  • Collaboration with other managers across Aurora to ensure tailored pathways for students and scholars pursuing their education aspirations
  • In consultation with the finance team, monitor and report on Program finances.
  • In consultation with the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, report on Program activities, progress and issues on a regular basis, maintain quality of data collection processes, and incorporate insights from evaluation to support staff development and continuous program improvement.
  • In consultation with the Development team, provide Program information for fundraising and other purposes, as required.
  • Develop, document and implement Program policies and procedures, and manage risk and compliance.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives within the Programs.
  • Take a proactive approach to all workplace health and safety, risk management and child safety matters.
  • Oversee the documentation and publication of High School Program curriculum.

Stakeholder Engagement & External Relations

  • Identify relevant stakeholders critical to Program success and ensure strong working relationships.
  • Work with the Program team to enhance stakeholder management practices.
  • Coordinate all external communications for the Program to ensure consistency of messaging and branding.
  • In consultation with the Development team, oversee and coordinate the Program’s public relations and promotion. This includes writing copy for the website and social media channels, development of promotional materials, presentations, and articles.

Selection Criteria

  • To be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under section 14 of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, stakeholders and organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience managing large teams, with the ability to lead and motivate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A high level of organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience in working autonomously whilst maintaining connection to program objectives and team activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and manage risks.
  • Well-developed computer literacy, ideally including use of CRMs.
  • Driver’s licence

Other Requirements

  • Willingness to obtain a Working With Children Check.
  • Willingness to obtain police check (outcome of this check is assessed on a case-by-case basis and will not necessarily exclude you).
  • Willingness and availability to attend residential camps during school holidays.