National Queer Officer

Applications close: Friday, 25th of February, 2022 at 11:59 pm AWST.

Applications are now open for the position of Queer Officer as part of the National Diversity Officers. 

We are looking for an applicant to fill the role of l Queer Officer as part of the HR portfolio. The Queer Officer will set up and oversee the queer caucuses run throughout the year in the organisation, and work closely with the Chief Human Resources Officer, as well as the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion committee. This position has a lot of room for movement and can really be taken in any direction. We are looking for someone with a clear vision on how we can make our organisation a more inclusive place, as well as those who have an in-depth knowledge of these complex issues and ability to raise our current diversity threshold. This will be done through engaging wider organisational conversations outside of the National Council and running frequent consults with the different groups of people, as well as spearheading projects and actionables based on the goals set by caucuses. 

NOTE: The appointment of this position will prioritise people with lived experiences into these positions. We are seeking individuals who:

  • Does not define themselves as heterosexual and/or cisgender, and also anyone who idenfities as been part of a sexual and/or gender minority for the role of Queer Officer 

All members must be under the age of 25 at the time of their appointment and eligible for Associate Membership of either a Division of UN Youth Australia or the national organisation. They must hold, or be eligible to hold, a Working With Children Check (WWCC) or state equivalent.

About the Roles

The key duties of the National Diversity Officers will include:

  • Running consults with divisions and National, as well as liaising with the Board through the Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. 
  • Overseeing the development and consultation of divisional caucuses across the organisation 
  • Exploring strategic projects to elevate queer voices within the organisation 
  • Reviewing our educational content, governance and recruitment practices to ensure inclusive language and matter is used across our platforms
  • Attending fortnightly-monthly meetings with the other National Officers and the Chief Human Resources Officer

The core competencies of this role include:

  • Proven interpersonal skills and professional communication;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across various teams/portfolios;
  • Excellent time management skills demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong emotional intelligence and the ability to deal with sensitive issues.
  • Strong leadership and initiative; and
  • Strategic understanding and ability to act on strategic plans.

NOTE: These are three separate positions, however you can apply to hold multiple roles.

What is the time commitment of the role?

The National Officers should be able to commit 3 to 5 hours per week to this role. However, certain times of year and events may see a larger need of commitment.  

Oversight and accountability

The National Officers are overseen directly by the Chief Human Resources Officer and the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. 

How to apply:

Applications should be submitted via https://unyouth.wufoo.com/forms/queer-officer-application

Your application should include: 

  • Your name, age and division (state/territory of residence);
  • Your best phone number and email address;
  • Your WWCC number or local equivalent (if you have one);
  • A resume of relevant experience, not to exceed two A4 pages;
  • A statement addressing the core competencies and your reason for applying, not to exceed one A4 page

Appointment

Applications close Friday, 25th of February, 2022 at 11:59 pm AWST. The successful candidates terms will end on 31th December 2022, with the possibility of extension. Interviews may be undertaken as a part of the application process.

Questions

Please direct any questions to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Shoilee Mondal, at chro@unyouth.org.au.

Please note: This is a role undertaken on a voluntary basis and positions will not be financially compensated for any hours spent volunteering for the organisation.

Apply here:

https://unyouth.wufoo.com/forms/queer-officer-application