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Communications Manager

Applications close 8 May 2017.

  • Communications role within peak body for young people and youth services in NSW
  • 21 hours per week, flexible working hours, 3 days part time or schedule to suit

Would you like to be part of an organisation making a real difference for millions of young Australians? Are you a team player that enjoys working in a fast-paced environment? Do you need flexibility to balance home and work life?

Who are you?

As Communications Manager, you will be responsible for managing the public face of the organisation and creating strategies to generate young people and youth sector engagement. You will play an integral role in ensuring young voices are amplified, and that positive change is made for millions of young people living in Australia.

This role is partially shaped by the person within it – which means you’ll have the power to put forward ideas that you think we should be pursuing. The organisation operates with a flat hierarchy, so there’s plenty of chances to engage with the team and discuss ideas in a dynamic way.

We are looking for an innovative, highly organised and creative team member who wants to be a part of a society where young people are supported, engaged and valued.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Communications manager to join a passionate and high-performing organisation – whilst working around your family commitments. This opportunity is ideal for someone looking to return to the workforce following parental leave or other absence, or looking to transition and scale back their hours.

How to apply

Download the position description.

Applicants must ensure they respond to the selection criteria detailed in the position description attached below and include a current resume.

Applications should be addressed to Chris Marcatili and emailed to, using the subject line: Communications Manager application via Youth Action Website, by 9am Monday 8 May 2017.

Interviews will be held Thursday 11th & Friday 12th May.



Got a passion for youth issues? Want to get some experience at a leading advocacy organisation in NSW?

Intern with Youth Action!

Three times a year, we take on a number of (unpaid) student interns. This is a fantastic and fun opportunity to get an experience in the social policy and advocacy space. We are now opening applications for our summer intern program. Summer internships start in December and run through to February 2017.

How to Apply

Applications are currently closed. If you are interested in the internship you can email with:

  • a copy of your resume, and
  • a cover letter specifying any topic area(s) you are interested in, and your availability (hours per week, what days of the week you can work in the office).

Your information will be kept on file and we will contact you for the next round of internships.


If you have any questions, please contact Jake Formosa, Project Development Manager on 02 8354 3705 or via

More Information:

To read more about being an intern at Youth Action click here.



Student Placements

Youth Action regularly takes student placements from relevant university and TAFE courses. As we are a peak body, our student placements focus on policy, research and advocacy work. We do not offer any direct service delivery to young people through placements.

If you are interested in undertaking your student placement with Youth Action, email us with these details and we will let you know if we have anything available:

  1. Your course, stage and institution.
  2. Length of the placement in hours.
  3. Approx. start and finish dates.
  4. Days of the week you are available.
  5. Why Youth Action is the right agency for your placement, and how your placement might assist the work we are doing.
  6. Any other details we may need to know.
  7. A copy of your CV.

Send your application to with the subject line "Student Placement Enquiry (Your Name)"