VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Join us as the leaders of the future step up to fight for gender equality and respectful relationships, and a world built on respect and dignity for all. We are currently looking to fill a range of volunteer positions within Future Leaders for Gender Equality.


We are looking for:

  • A Finance and Social Media Executive 

  • An Operations Executive 

  • An Events Officer 

  • An Evaluations Officer

  • A Schools and Mentor Liaison Officer

  • A Generalist Officer 

  • School Mentors


Who we are


Future Leaders for Gender Equality is a not-for-profit project that aims to catalyse student leadership and action on gender equality and respectful relationships in NSW schools. We are a collective of young men and women passionate about developing an effective response to gender equality and respect in schools and beyond.


What we do


The project has partnered with a range of schools across Sydney, who identified student leaders willing and able to develop, lead and encourage change in their respective environments. They are supported by our diverse team of mentors who help the students to navigate the experience of being a changemaker. Our approach is twofold: a school-based Mentoring Program; and inter-school Leadership Events.


Our ten-week Mentoring Program pairs student leaders with a mentor to assist them in building their capacity to drive meaningful reform in their school environments, and understanding issues of gender equality and respectful relationships. Sessions usually run fortnightly, at a time that suits students.

Our Leadership Events offer the opportunity for student leaders from a diverse array of schools to meet, discuss and collaborate throughout the program. They also offer students access to an array of celebrated speakers and leaders who offer insight and challenge students' understandings.  



Who you are:

  • Passionate about developing an effective response to gender equality and respectful relationships;

  • Confident and competent in working with children/young adults;

  • Able to commit for the specified hours of the role for the duration of the year; and

  • Have or willing to obtain a current voluntary Working With Children Check (mandatory).


Roles available

Finance and Social Media Executive 

5-7 hours a week


Your responsibilities:

  • Obtain up-to-date financial information and provide updates to the Executive Team;

  • Attend Executive Team meetings;

  • Maintain the primary inbox for the program and reply to queries, escalating to the Executive Team for discussion where necessary;

  • Suggest edits to our social media presence and website where required; and

  • Establish communications with our network of program alumni.


As the Finance and Social Media Executive, you will join the Executive Team in driving the strategic goals and purpose of the Future Leaders Project. You will assist the Executive Team in providing updates on our finances from our project partner, and reply and follow up on communications received via email and social media. Working with a Generalist Officer, you will collect invoices, receipts and other financial documents as required, and share updates with the Executive Team on the program’s financial status. Throughout the year, you will also be supported to develop a system to maintain contact with our network of program alumni.



Operations Executive 

5-7 hours a week


Your responsibilities:

  • Leverage the expertise of our Advisory Group, comprised of experts and thought leaders to improve the program by organising effective monthly meetings;

  • Attend Executive Team meetings;

  • Consider methods and means by which the program’s operations can be improved; and

  • Maintain a high level of accountability within the team and ensure we deliver on commitments.


As the Operations Executive, you will join the Executive Team in driving the strategic goals and purpose of the Future Leaders Project. You will assist the Executive Team in improving the effectiveness of the program through operational improvements, driving effective decision-making and leveraging resources effectively. Working with a Generalist Officer, you will ensure the smooth operation of the program and keep across the general running of the program’s various limbs.



Events Officer 


3-5 hours a week


Your responsibilities:

  • Assist with event design and ideas;

  • Develop event workshop activities;

  • Contact and discuss events with potential speakers;

  • Attend meetings with the Executive Team on event proposals;

  • Help to run events on the day; and

  • Other administration.


As the Events Officer, you will work closely with the Executive Team member in charge of events (Taylor Colvin). Together you will plan out the four main events of the year, pitch them to the executive and then put them in motion. This will involve writing out scenarios for workshops, finding speakers and many small admin tasks related to helping events come together. Although there are only four main events each year you will be planning and working towards these events throughout the entire school year.


Evaluations Officer


3-5 hours a week


Your responsibilities:

  • Develop an evaluative framework for the program;

  • Be guided by leaders in the gender equality space on effective methods of evaluation;

  • Collect data from students (i.e. through interviews, surveys and questionnaires);

  • Attend meetings with the Executive Team to determine strategic goals; and

  • Prepare reports assessing the program against these goals.


As the Evaluations Officer, you will work closely with the Executive Team member in charge of evaluations (Heather Pym). You will work collaboratively with the Executive Team to develop a framework of criteria to assess the effectiveness of the program. You will collect and report on both qualitative and quantitative data from students in the program to assess the program against strategic goals.



Schools and Mentor Liaison Officer


3-5 hours a week


Your responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with schools and mentors;

  • Liaise with school mentors to have regular check-in sessions;

  • Assist with issues faced by both the mentors and potentially schools;

  • Attend meetings with the Executive Team to discuss common issues that present and update on professional relationships; and

  • Other administration as required.


As the Schools and Mentors Liaison Officer, you will work closely with the Executive Team members in charge of these areas (Jack Jacobs and Nawid Cina). You will work collaboratively with the Executive Team to work with schools and their allocated mentors to ensure the smooth running of the Mentoring component of the Future Leaders Project. You will be the first port of call for a wide range of schools and their mentors for any questions or concerns about the program and will escalate any issues to the Executive Team.



Generalist Officer 


3-5 hours a week


Your responsibilities:

  • Assist the executive team where required;

  • Work closely with Finance, Social Media and Operations Executive Team members to ensure the smooth running of the program;

  • Help to write, plan and organise emails, meetings and other important administrative functions; and 

  • Be ready for any challenges that may arise!


As the Generalist Officer, you will work closely with all members of the Executive Team, but spend most of your time assisting with finance, social media and operations. Although this role is of a more general nature, it will be just as busy. Grassroots programs like ours are often presented with challenges and road bumps that you will work with the team to address throughout the year.


School Mentor 


1-3 hours a week


Your responsibilities:

  • Run weekly or fortnightly mentor sessions with student leaders (virtual or in-person); 

  • Assist students to develop initiatives tailored to their environments that combat gender inequality and support respectful relationships; 

  • Report any issues to your Mentor Liaison and escalate issues and queries to the Executive Team as required; and

  • Participate in inter-school program events.


Mentors support student leaders to develop and implement a gender equality initiative in their schools. We are looking for young professionals and university students passionate about promoting gender equality and respectful relationships and supporting student leaders to drive reform through leadership in their environments.


Examples of initiatives might include: hosting an interview with an advocate for gender equality at a school assembly; creating safe spaces for conversations on positive masculinity in year groups; choosing a cause related to gender equality and fundraising for it; organising a panel event discussing the gender equality themes explored in the mentoring program; and much more!



How do I apply?

Visit our website and find the ‘Join Our Team' form on our contact page.

https://www.futureleadersproject.org/contact