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Conference Coordinator - What's Up West?

  • Work type: Part time contract (May-December 2017)
  • Job posted on: 22 March 2017
  • Applications close: 12 April 2017

Are you passionate about young people and youth issues in Western Sydney? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your skills in event management? Can you think big while getting things done?

As Conference Coordinator for What’s Up West?, you will be responsible for designing and delivering a youth conference to amplify the voices of young people in Western Sydney in November 2017.

Youth Action has hosted the biennial What’s Up West? youth conference since 2009 and we want to make it bigger and better than ever. We’re looking for someone who is innovative and excited by the challenge of running a conference from start to finish.

If you’re passionate about amplifying the voices of young people in Western Sydney, enjoy working with young people to design engaging experiences, and can organise successful events with, and for, young people – this is the opportunity for you!

How to apply for this job

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

Download the position description.

Applications should be addressed to Natasha Lay and emailed to, using the subject line: Conference Coordinator – What’s Up West?, by 9am Wednesday 12 April 2017.

Application timeline

Applications will close 9am 12 April, with interviews expected to take place the week of 17 April 2017.



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)"