Executive Officer

Organisation Name The Foyer Foundation
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2019-12-28
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 249629
  • Shape the future of a unique and innovative solution to youth homelessness
  • Provide entrepreneurial leadership & development to Australia's Foyer Movement
  • Flexible working and part time option available, based in Fitzroy


The Organisation
The Foyer Foundation is a national charity that works on the deep challenge of youth homelessness and unemployment in Australia. The organisation advocates for a unique solution to support homeless young people – the ‘Foyer’ model – fusing stable housing with learning opportunities. More than a ‘roof over my head’, foyers in each state provide 16 to 25 year olds with accommodation while they study, work and develop skills to achieve independence.

Benefits & Culture
  • Flexible, family-friendly and collaborative work environment
  • Additional annual leave over the festive break
  • Flexible working encouraged, part time option
  • Based in bustling Fitzroy, co-located with the Brotherhood of St Laurence

The Role
As the executive officer, you will work closely with the board to manage the day to day operations and lead the purpose and strategy of the Foyer Foundation. You will be responsible for a range of functions, with a significant focus on ensuring an effective accreditation process and communication to support the Foyers model.
The hands-on nature of the role will see you engage with a diverse range of stakeholders whilst ensuring that you support best practice for the Foyers. Your responsibilities will include:
  • Working with key stakeholders to implement strategic and operational plans
  • Leading a small team and providing ongoing mentorship and development
  • Coordinating and participating in best practice forums
  • Developing and overseeing policy, advocacy, education, workforce development, finance and administration
  • Working in collaboration with private sector funders and various government agencies to secure ongoing funding

Skills Required
You have a successful track record of leading in a collaborative manner bringing varied experience from sectors such as education and training, youth affairs, housing and homelessness or areas of relevant social policy.
You are a strong communicator who demonstrates a positive and diplomatic approach. You can exhibit:
  • Effective engagement of key stakeholders, including members, government and NGO agencies
  • Proven ability to successfully develop and implement strategies, processes and policies
  • A commitment to quality service standards and delivery of accreditation
  • Prudent financial management skills for the long term sustainability of the organisation
  • Experience or understanding of grants and fundraising objectives.

Play a key leadership role during an exciting period of growth for The Foyer Foundation. Apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter addressing the skills required. Alternatively, please call Anna Skeels on 03 8080 8976 for a further discussion.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.