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Foundation for Young Australians

21-27 Somerset Place
Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Phone: 0413572968
Web Site: www.fya.org.au

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Learning & Insights Assistants


Job Description:

Role Summary

We believe sharing ideas and actionable insights have the ability to change thinking, shape debates, and inspire action. We are looking for a Learning & Insights Assistant to join us full-time from August to find and share insights from our work, building a resource hub of learnings and best practices in how young people change the world.

This is a one year contract with the potential to extend.

This would be a good job for someone who is keen to learn more about social change as part of their studies, or someone who wants to move into social change as a career.

We are about to launch a new strategy that will see us trialling new projects to back young people to campaign, build movements and design a better future. You should be happiest when you are deeply listening to our staff across many teams, helping them to reflect on what they have learnt, identifying patterns and producing well-designed and engaging learning content.

Specific responsibilities of this role

  • Scope and identify opportunities to share learning

  • Interview colleagues from across the organisation and people we work with (e.g. youth-led organisations); picking the most interesting cases to write-up. These 'insights' are new tactics and strategies that have worked well (or not!) and you should produce at least one per week.

  • Create and share short and engaging written summaries of learnings, distilling complex ideas into bite-sized pieces of information. You could also use canva or basic video editing software to deliver infographics or short videos.

  • Curate learning content on a range of platforms and mediums, including an internal learning blog.

  • Create and deliver a content plan in collaboration with the Communications team.

  • Support us in writing up one of these learnings each month into an externally-facing blog or publication.

  • Working closely with our Communications team to identify what to share externally to scale our impact.

You will be on the Business Services team working with our Director of Strategy and Evaluation. At FYA we are building a strong culture of learning as a service to our teams and to the young people we work with. We expect you to build strong relationships across seven teams, sometimes travelling to understand the context of their projects.


Job Requirements:

Who we’re looking for

  • Has 1-3 years experience in creating engaging content; for example in content creation, content marketing, storytelling, community organising, communications, digital campaigning or social media roles.

  • Strong verbal communication and relationship-building skills, so you can interview colleagues and partners from diverse backgrounds working on social change.

  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with experience in writing good copy, editing, writing for a specific audience and writing for impact.

  • Great instinct in finding and developing the narratives that cut through from a lot of information.

  • Is interested in social change campaigning, movement-building and ways young people can transform Australia.

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, and especially to the gender, race, class, generational and other justice dimensions of social change, and ability to critically engage with issues of power and privilege inherent in the space.

  • Strong proficiency with key workplace tools such as Google apps, Slack etc.

Additional requirements

  • A valid Working with Children Check, or the ability to obtain one, is a requirement of this position.

  • Applicants for this role must have a valid, legal right to work in Australia.

Head to the ‘work with us’ section of our website and follow the application process.
  • Please include a detailed resume (no more than 3 pages)

  • Please upload or include a link to one sample of your relevant work.

  • You will be asked two questions in your application in which you’re required to provide brief answers (no more than 500 words each), including:

    • A description of yourself and what excites you about this role and working for FYA.

    • An explanation of how your professional experience relates to the desired candidate profile, speaking to why you want the role, and how your experience aligns.why you want the role and how your experience aligns with the desired candidate profile.

    • Deadline: 6pm AEST, Thursday 10th June. Please apply as soon as possible - we will start talking with promising candidates on an ongoing basis.

  • Do not provide any other information. A cover letter is not required.

For more information or a confidential discussion about the role contact:


Danny Hutley

Director of Strategy & Evaluation


For more information about the recruitment process:


Azianni Mustapa

People and Culture Coordinator





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Full time


Melbourne, Vic, Australia


Learning & Insights Assistants






65000 - 68999 per year