Victorian Treasurer

Opportunity Closes: Sunday, 19th of December 2021 at 11:59 pm AWST.

Applications are now open for the position of Treasurer on the Victorian Executive, the leadership body of UN Youth Victoria, a Division of UN Youth Australia. Victorian Executive vacancies represent amazing opportunities to be part of the team that leads the operations of a youth-led organisation that provide educational and interactive internationally-focused events for young people in Victoria.

All members must be between the ages of 18 to 25 (inclusive) at the time of their appointment and eligible for Associate Membership of UN Youth Victoria. They must hold, or be eligible to hold, a Working With Children Check (WWCC) or state and territory equivalent.

About the Role

You love working with numbers and don’t mind staring at spreadsheets for hours upon end. You’re driven to take actions to ensure the organisation remains financially viable and grows on a yearly basis, where possible you focus on maximising revenues and minimising expenses.

You manage all the division’s finances. From ensuring all debt collection is performed in a timely manner, updating the division’s budgets and cash flow forecasts, you will be responsible for managing the Xero accounting system to prepare financial reports on a monthly basis. You will also be responsible for the administration of our bank accounts, debit cards and our managed investment.

You are focused on optimal efficiency around all financial processes and on continuous improvement. Efficiency will allow you to focus on the big picture finance side of things, with a focus on cash flow forecasting, ways to invest cash reserves and ensuring the division’s finances align with the strategic plan and will allow for the division to continue to grow. 

The Victorian Treasurer is expected to demonstrate the following core competencies:

Management
You have a proven ability in financial and people management, and a keen eye for detail in the work that you do.

Planning & Organisation
You have exceptional planning and organisational skills, and can work to and create strict deadlines to ensure work meets the highest professional standards.

Initiative
You can take initiative and work independently within a team to ensure tasks are completed and all aspects are considered in process.

Motivation
You are motivated and committed to being involved in the wider organisation and to complete the day-to-day task associated with the role.

Forward Thinking
You have the ability to forward think and plan for future events, as well as develop sound, long-term financial strategy.

Key Information:

  • Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week and weekly meetings (Will increase during end of financial year wrap up)
  • Direct Reports: Assistant Treasurer
  • Key Relationships: Chief Financial Officer (UN Youth Australia), Victorian President & Event Convenors

About UN Youth Victoria

UN Youth Victoria is a division of UN Youth Australia, a national youth-led organisation that aims to educate and empower young Australians on global issues. We know that young leaders have the vision and passion to create meaningful change within their communities and throughout the world, and strive to equip them with the skills and inspiration to do so. 

UN Youth Australia is run entirely by a team of over 1,000 dedicated volunteers aged between 16 and 25. Our activities – which engage over 15,000 students each year – are run for young people, by young people. We are one of the only organisations brave enough to employ young people with skills in education, design, leadership, organisation, diplomacy and negotiate to execute their visions – and we couldn’t be happier with the result!

If all this excites you, too; if you’re passionate about providing pathways for young people to achieve great things, and have a passion and commitment to lead positive change within the community, then we want you on our team.

How to apply:

Opportunity Closes: Sunday, 19th of December 2021 at 11:59 pm AWST.

Applications should be submitted to the Victorian President, Megan Hince at megan.hince@unyouth.org.au by 11:59pm AEDT, Sunday the 19th of December.

Your application should include: 

  • Your name, age, phone number and personal email address;
  • A resume of relevant experience, not to exceed 1 page; and
  • A cover letter outlining your vision and explaining your suitability for the role, not to exceed 2 pages.

Appointment

This position will be appointed by the 2022 Victorian Executive for a period of about 12 months. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to an interview.

Questions

Please direct any questions to Megan Hince at megan.hince@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 organization.