Join the National Executive

The National Executive (NExec) is the operating body of UN Youth Australia. Unlike the Board, the National Executive is the day-to-day executive management team across UN Youth’s ten portfolios and national operations.

About the National Executive

The National Executive’s role is to run the day-to-day operations of UN Youth Australia and help guide the strategy for the entire organisation. This involves overseeing the organisation’s administration, finances, educational content and mission, external relations, national and international programs, and volunteer management. 

The National Executive consists of ten chief officers, each holding a specific portfolio of UN Youth Australia, a company limited by guarantee that serves as the federal body for eight UN Youth state and territory divisions. The National Executive ensures we provide young Australians with a global education, including knowledge of the social and political problems confronting the world and the skills needed to address them.   

About UN Youth Australia

UN Youth Australia has over 700 passionate volunteers across Australia in every state and territory. Determined to empower young people, our volunteers operate every function of the organisation’s portfolios, including operations, education, communications and marketing, finance, human resources, and executive management including the Board of Directors. 

UN Youth’s activities are run for youth and by youth. We run a broad range of peer-education programs that give the students we reach a deep understanding of the social and political issues the world faces today, and the skills and drive to solve them. Within Australia, we organise a National Youth ConferenceEvatt (a national Model UN competition), Voice (a national public speaking competition) and a wide variety of state and territory events.

The positions of the National Executive

The National Executive consists of the National President, National Secretary, and eight Chief Officers who hold a specific national portfolio. The Chief International Operations Officer and Chief Youth Representation Officer are currently not open for recruitment.

National President

The Chief Executive Officer of UN Youth responsible for overseeing the National Executive and implementation of strategic goals and initiatives.

National Secretary

The Chief Administrative and Legal Officer of UN Youth Australia, Company Secretary, and Secretary of the Board and NExec.

Chief Communications Officer

Directs UN Youth Australia’s external communications and brand, including social media and digital media.

Chief Development Officer

Engages external stakeholders to create sponsorship and partnership opportunities.

Chief Domestic Operations Officer

Develops and oversees our three annual National Activities held in cities across Australia.

Chief Education Officer

Responsible for the coordination and production of UN Youth Australia’s educational content for all events and activities.

Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for the day to day financial management of the organisation, including financial compliance and record keeping.

Chief Human Resources Officer

responsible for developing and improving training processes for facilitators, and the welfare of all volunteers and participants.

Why join the National Executive?

UN Youth Australia is run entirely by over 700 extremely dedicated youth volunteers. Becoming a Chief Officer on the National Executive is one of the most significant youth opportunities to lead the work and teams behind all of UN Youth’s events and activities. Your skills, experiences and vision will be essential to implementing the Strategic Plan, ensuring UN Youth is equipped to empower young Australians (12 to 25) to create meaningful change with their communities and throughout the world.

Joining the National Executive is also an opportunity to gain skills and experience in the not-for-profit and youth sector. As a member of the executive day-to-day management team, you’ll be relied upon to apply critical skills and knowledge to a wide variety of circumstances. While leading your own portfolio, you’ll experience and be exposed to the operations of a youth organisation that operates in every state and territory within Australia.

See the position descriptions:

Applications close for all positions below at 11:59pm AWST on Wednesday, 3rd of November, 2021.

Chief Communications Officer

The Chief Communications Officer directs UN Youth Australia’s external communications and brand, including but not limited to its website, social media, email campaigns,, and conventional media outr…

National Queer Officer

The Chief Education Officer is responsible for the coordination of UN Youth Australia’s educational content and advancing excellence in education throughout National and Divisional programming. 

National Accessibility Panel Members

The Chief Education Officer is responsible for the coordination of UN Youth Australia’s educational content and advancing excellence in education throughout National and Divisional programming. 

About UN Youth Australia

We are a national youth-led organisation that aims to educate and empower young Australians on global issues. All of the work that we do is rooted in the belief that young people can and do make a difference in their communities. We foster ideas and innovation, and we give young people the inspiration and support they need to create change.

Programs & Activities

UN Youth runs a variety of programs and activities for high-schools students across Australia. You can view all these programs and activities on our website.

Support us

UN Youth Australia is run entirely by volunteers with no external funding. Help us run education programs for even more Australians by becoming a monthly giver.

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We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First People and Traditional Custodians of the land where we operate.