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Reconciliation Working Group Chair & General members

Reconciliation Working Group 

The Reconciliation Working Group (RWG) aims to promote reconciliation efforts within UN Youth Australia. In 2023, a key project the RWG will be working towards is the Voice Summit and the educational theme of this summit will be the Voice to Parliament referendum. From policy reviews to advocacy, they are at the forefront of promoting positive organisational reform. 

Applications are now open for passionate and committed volunteers to join the RWG as the new Chairperson or a General Member. 

All members must be under the age of 25 at the time of their appointment and eligible for 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 

General Members 

General Members of the Reconciliation Working Group work collaboratively to engage in end-to-end project work on all initiatives. Bringing in an array of skillsets, they are essential to formulating and executing the RWG’s vision. 

No prior experience is required to join the RWG as a General Member and we encourage everyone to apply, regardless of their previous level of experience.


The Chair of the Reconciliation Working Group oversees and guides the activities of the Reconciliation Working Group. They play a pivotal role in leading the group, facilitating discussions, coordinating projects and promoting collaboration amongst team members. 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong knowledge of and passion for promoting First Nations reconciliation. They will possess a highly developed understanding of First Nations culture, history and reconciliation processes. Familiarity with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and youth participation frameworks will also be advantageous. 

The following skills will also be advantageous: 

  • Excellent leadership and team management skills
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to engage with diverse stakeholders 
  • Project Management, including planning, coordination and evaluation
  • The ability to work collaboratively and build partnerships with various organisations
  • Analytical and research skills to inform evidence-based decision-making
  • Prior experience in a similar role or involvement in youth advocacy and reconciliation initiatives is an asset 

As the Chairperson of the Reconciliation Working Group, you will be engaged in the following responsibilities:

  • Leadership & Coordination 
    • Provide overall leadership and strategic direction to the Reconciliation Working Group. 
    • Coordinate and facilitate regular meetings, ensuring effective communication and active participation of all group members. 
    • Foster a positive and inclusive working environment that encourages collaboration, respect, and cultural sensitivity. 
  • Project Management 
    • Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of reconciliation-related projects and initiatives. 
    • Collaborate with team members to develop project proposals, set realistic goals, and establish clear timelines. 
    • Monitor project progress, provide guidance, and ensure the group’s objectives are achieved effectively and efficiently. 
  • Advocacy & Engagement 
    • Engage with key stakeholders, including First Nations communities, youth organisations, and relevant government agencies, to promote reconciliation initiatives. 
    • Represent the Reconciliation Working Group in wider UN Youth meetings, conferences, and events. 
    • Establish and maintain partnerships with like-minded organisations to enhance collective efforts and promote awareness of reconciliation issues.
  • Research & Knowledge Sharing 
    • Stay informed about current issues, policies, and developments related to First Nations reconciliation in Australia. 
    • Share knowledge and findings with the working group members, facilitating informed discussions and promoting evidence-based decision-making.
  • Reporting & Evaluation 
    • Prepare regular progress reports, documenting the group’s activities, achievements, and challenges. 
    • Collaborate with the UN Youth Australia National Executive to provide updates on the Reconciliation Working Group’s initiatives and outcomes.

Applications will close at 11:59pm AWST on Sunday 13th August and can be submitted here.

We encourage applications from everyone who is aligned with the values and goal of the RWG.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email chro@unyouth.org.au.