SA Future Fund Vision Events Coordinator

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Closing Date: 
Sun 25th Sep 2011
Opportunity Type: 
Volunteer Position
Organisation: 
State: 
South Australia
More Information Link: 
Contact Person: 
Ruth Haren; r.haren@theoaktree.org, 0401 842 804 Kate Helmore; k.helmore@theoaktree.org Ben Trewren; b.trewren@theoaktree.org, 0410 058 299

SA Future Fund Vision Events Coordinator

Who is Oaktree
The Oaktree Foundation is an aid and development organisation run by young people under the age of 26. We're young. Passionate. Hopelessly idealistic. Ruthlessly pragmatic. Dedicated to achieving incredible change for the worlds most marginalized, oppressed and disadvantaged. We're 350 volunteer staff. We're a movement of 57,000 Australians. We're Australia's largest youth run organisation. We're young people working together to end global poverty.

We believe that education is the most powerful force we have to change the world. Oaktree takes action by partnering with developing communities to make educational opportunities reality. We do this by supporting educational projects in developing communities, as well as bringing young people together to campaign on issues of global poverty in the Australian context.

In a world where people often only give token responses to poverty, Oaktree believes that young people can be leaders who don't just talk about change but create it. We believe that the key to making lasting change and breaking the poverty cycle is education. At the core of our work are our projects in developing communities. Oaktree partners with local organisations to provide educational opportunities to young people. Currently we support projects in countries including East Timor, South Africa, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia. In Australia we support our projects through advocacy, fundraising and volunteer mobilisation.

The Story
In 2002, Hugh Evans lived and worked in the rural valley communities of KwaZulu‐Natal, South Africa. Here he came to
understand that bringing opportunity and hope to the community could only be achieved through a spirit of partnership. In 2003 Hugh and Nicolas Mackay founded The Oaktree Foundation to harness the potential of young people to reduce poverty and empower developing communities through education.

Oaktree grew from young people sitting in living rooms, cafes, school classrooms and church halls throughout Melbourne who were committed to building on this vision. Our first partnership was created with an organisation in South African called Sethani who wanted to build a community resource centre that would provide educational opportunity for 750 orphans and vulnerable children and this success has been replicated many times.

"The Oaktree Foundation is an outstanding advocate for increasing awareness among young people in Australia and overseas of development challenges. Its role in mobilising young people to tackle poverty - and to inspire them to believe that they can make a difference - is commendable."
The Honourable Kevin Rudd MP
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Achievements
Oaktree has had some notable achievements either individually or part of a coalition with other organisations. These include but are not limited to:

  • In Australia, we have mobilised more than 90,000 supporters, run more than 300 conferences and speaking engagements and reached more than 150,000 people.
  • We were the leaders behind the 2006 Make Poverty History Concert in Melbourne, the 2007 Make Poverty History Zero Seven Road Trip, the 2008 End Child Slavery Campaign, the 2010 Make Poverty History Road Trip and the Live Below the Line Campaign.
  • In 2007 the Oaktree Foundation was presented with the prestigious ‘Free Your Mind' award at the MTV Music Awards.
  • By now, Oaktree's Schools 4 Schools program has expanded to over 40 schools across Australia, and is one of the largest programs in the country engaging school students on issues of social justice
  • We currently raise over $500,000 annually to support educational projects in developing communities
  • In 2011, we raised over $1.4million through the efforts of over 6,500 Australians as a part of the Live Below the

Position Available
The Future Fund team works towards raising South Australia's contribution to a $3 million endowment fund for the Oaktree Foundation by 2012. With this $3 million in a capital fund, we vision to run our organisations' administrative costs indefinitely off its interest. This would allow us to guarantee 100% of our donations would go directly into our projects/campaigns. It is our way of ensuring that we make the most of and value our donors dollars.
In South Australia we have four sectors to Future Fund; The Gala, Vision Dinners, Business Development and Resource Sustainability. All four sectors work together to create a sustainable future for Oaktree, through connecting with corporates, managing resources and raising money for our endowment fund.
Future Fund provides a unique opportunity for the Oaktree Foundation to connect and reach people beyond the age of 26. It provides a platform for ‘older' adults to contribute and be a part of Oaktree's bright and optimistic future.
Future Fund is a brand new, exciting team of Oaktree SA that we are very enthusiastic about progressing.

Job Outline

  • Event Development - Creation and implementation of plans, structures and ideas for vision luncheons/dinners
  • Event Management - Planning, delivery, support and management of vision events
  • Networking - establish and build a network of vision event hosts to work with in delivering vision luncheon/dinners
  • Relationship - Build and maintain relationship with vision event hosts to assist effective event delivery
  • Database - Maintain and build the Oaktree SA vision event database
  • Teamwork ‐ Leading and directing the Vision Dinner team in SA towards achieving goals and targets
  • Profile ‐ Creating dynamic and intuitive means of raising Oaktree's profile as an organisation committed to ending global poverty through the business and corporate sector
  • Personal Learning - Educating themselves on current issues of aid, development and poverty

 

Key Performance Indicators

  • Excellent dinners run smoothly and reflective of Oaktree's values
  • Number of Vision Dinner attendees transferred into Gala guests
  • Frequency of Vision Dinners
  • Number of contacts on Business Development database
  • High standard of ongoing tracking and recorded documentation
  • Positive and fun team environment

 

Skills required

  • High level of independence, initiative, personal motivation and enthusiasm
  • Ability to organise and motivate a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High level of professionalism
  • Strong work ethic
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills
  • Commitment to Oaktree's values and mission
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high pressure environment when required
  • Ability to present effectively and enthusiastically about Oaktree's work (this knowledge can be developed)
  • Be open to creative ideas and new presentation methods
  • Be accepting of change and ready to alter plans if need be
  • Ability to connect with corporate's and treat accordingly

What you get out of it

  • Opportunity to develop as a key volunteer and leader within The Oaktree Foundation.
  • Experience in a range of skills and tasks as well as valuable personal development.
  • Opportunity to increase knowledge and understanding of aid and development.
  • Opportunity to learn valuable teamwork, communication, management and professional skills.
  • Basis to make a positive contribution to our world.
  • Opportunity to gain first‐hand experience within an international aid and development organisation.
  • Opportunity to develop a network of similarly passionate young people who too, are passionate about making a positive contribution to society and also changing the world, and, you'll have fun!

Opportunities for growth

  • Training and experience in leadership, strategic planning, professional administration processes, external engagement and management.
  • Access to aid and development literacy resources, including an Induction into Oaktree ‐ SA Branch.
  • Personal development in a supportive and challenging environment.
  • Experience in leadership and working in teams in the Non‐profit sector.
  • Mentoring from Oaktree Leadership and highly qualified supporters of Oaktree.

Time commitment

  • 8 ‐ 12 hours a week ‐ including emails, phone calls and team meetings.
  • Inclusive of 2 ‐ 3 hours of face to face/telephone meetings per week
  • Encouraged to spend 1 day at the Oaktree SA office per week
  • We are looking for individuals who can commit to the position until at least November 2012.
  • It is expected that you will also play a key role (within your time commitments) to participate within other Oaktree SA programs and projects.
  • You will also be expected to attend numerous retreats and camps throughout the year

Reports to: SA Future Fund Manager

Application Process
All applicants are required to submit:

  • A current CV of no more than 4 pages
  • A cover letter of no more than 2 pages, outlining the applicant's characteristics and skills

For additional information about Oaktree and our initiatives, be sure to visit our websites:
www.theoaktree.org Oaktree Foundation website
www.livebelowtheline.com.au Live Below the Line Fundraising Campaign website

Lodging an Application
Applications close midnight Sunday 25th September 2011. All applications must be received in full by this time by Ruth Haren, SA Human Resources Manager, at sa‐recruitment@theoaktree.org.
All applicants will be notified of their progress in the week starting Monday 26th September and shortlisted applicants will be expected to be available for interviews in the third week of October. The successful candidate would be expected to be available to commence at the start of November.

Questions
Ruth Haren - SA Human Resources Manager
r.haren@theoaktree.org
Phone: 0401 842 804

Kate Helmore- SA Future Fund Manager
k.helmore@theoaktree.org

Ben Trewren - SA State Director
b.trewren@theoaktree.org
Phone: 0410 058 299

 

 
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Opportunity Type: 
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Closing Date: 
Sun 25th Sep 2011
Organisation Name: 
OakTree Foundation
Organisation: 
State: 
South Australia
More Information Link: 
Contact Person: 
Ruth Haren; r.haren@theoaktree.org, 0401 842 804 Kate Helmore; k.helmore@theoaktree.org Ben Trewren; b.trewren@theoaktree.org, 0410 058 299
Opportunity Overview: 
Hone your event management skills and compliment your studies with this opportunity. Develop and manage the vision event dinner, and create Oaktree events database among other tasks.

SA Future Fund Vision Events Coordinator

Who is Oaktree
The Oaktree Foundation is an aid and development organisation run by young people under the age of 26. We're young. Passionate. Hopelessly idealistic. Ruthlessly pragmatic. Dedicated to achieving incredible change for the worlds most marginalized, oppressed and disadvantaged. We're 350 volunteer staff. We're a movement of 57,000 Australians. We're Australia's largest youth run organisation. We're young people working together to end global poverty.

We believe that education is the most powerful force we have to change the world. Oaktree takes action by partnering with developing communities to make educational opportunities reality. We do this by supporting educational projects in developing communities, as well as bringing young people together to campaign on issues of global poverty in the Australian context.

In a world where people often only give token responses to poverty, Oaktree believes that young people can be leaders who don't just talk about change but create it. We believe that the key to making lasting change and breaking the poverty cycle is education. At the core of our work are our projects in developing communities. Oaktree partners with local organisations to provide educational opportunities to young people. Currently we support projects in countries including East Timor, South Africa, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia. In Australia we support our projects through advocacy, fundraising and volunteer mobilisation.

The Story
In 2002, Hugh Evans lived and worked in the rural valley communities of KwaZulu‐Natal, South Africa. Here he came to
understand that bringing opportunity and hope to the community could only be achieved through a spirit of partnership. In 2003 Hugh and Nicolas Mackay founded The Oaktree Foundation to harness the potential of young people to reduce poverty and empower developing communities through education.

Oaktree grew from young people sitting in living rooms, cafes, school classrooms and church halls throughout Melbourne who were committed to building on this vision. Our first partnership was created with an organisation in South African called Sethani who wanted to build a community resource centre that would provide educational opportunity for 750 orphans and vulnerable children and this success has been replicated many times.

"The Oaktree Foundation is an outstanding advocate for increasing awareness among young people in Australia and overseas of development challenges. Its role in mobilising young people to tackle poverty - and to inspire them to believe that they can make a difference - is commendable."
The Honourable Kevin Rudd MP
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Achievements
Oaktree has had some notable achievements either individually or part of a coalition with other organisations. These include but are not limited to:

  • In Australia, we have mobilised more than 90,000 supporters, run more than 300 conferences and speaking engagements and reached more than 150,000 people.
  • We were the leaders behind the 2006 Make Poverty History Concert in Melbourne, the 2007 Make Poverty History Zero Seven Road Trip, the 2008 End Child Slavery Campaign, the 2010 Make Poverty History Road Trip and the Live Below the Line Campaign.
  • In 2007 the Oaktree Foundation was presented with the prestigious ‘Free Your Mind' award at the MTV Music Awards.
  • By now, Oaktree's Schools 4 Schools program has expanded to over 40 schools across Australia, and is one of the largest programs in the country engaging school students on issues of social justice
  • We currently raise over $500,000 annually to support educational projects in developing communities
  • In 2011, we raised over $1.4million through the efforts of over 6,500 Australians as a part of the Live Below the

Position Available
The Future Fund team works towards raising South Australia's contribution to a $3 million endowment fund for the Oaktree Foundation by 2012. With this $3 million in a capital fund, we vision to run our organisations' administrative costs indefinitely off its interest. This would allow us to guarantee 100% of our donations would go directly into our projects/campaigns. It is our way of ensuring that we make the most of and value our donors dollars.
In South Australia we have four sectors to Future Fund; The Gala, Vision Dinners, Business Development and Resource Sustainability. All four sectors work together to create a sustainable future for Oaktree, through connecting with corporates, managing resources and raising money for our endowment fund.
Future Fund provides a unique opportunity for the Oaktree Foundation to connect and reach people beyond the age of 26. It provides a platform for ‘older' adults to contribute and be a part of Oaktree's bright and optimistic future.
Future Fund is a brand new, exciting team of Oaktree SA that we are very enthusiastic about progressing.

Job Outline

  • Event Development - Creation and implementation of plans, structures and ideas for vision luncheons/dinners
  • Event Management - Planning, delivery, support and management of vision events
  • Networking - establish and build a network of vision event hosts to work with in delivering vision luncheon/dinners
  • Relationship - Build and maintain relationship with vision event hosts to assist effective event delivery
  • Database - Maintain and build the Oaktree SA vision event database
  • Teamwork ‐ Leading and directing the Vision Dinner team in SA towards achieving goals and targets
  • Profile ‐ Creating dynamic and intuitive means of raising Oaktree's profile as an organisation committed to ending global poverty through the business and corporate sector
  • Personal Learning - Educating themselves on current issues of aid, development and poverty

 

Key Performance Indicators

  • Excellent dinners run smoothly and reflective of Oaktree's values
  • Number of Vision Dinner attendees transferred into Gala guests
  • Frequency of Vision Dinners
  • Number of contacts on Business Development database
  • High standard of ongoing tracking and recorded documentation
  • Positive and fun team environment

 

Skills required

  • High level of independence, initiative, personal motivation and enthusiasm
  • Ability to organise and motivate a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High level of professionalism
  • Strong work ethic
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills
  • Commitment to Oaktree's values and mission
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high pressure environment when required
  • Ability to present effectively and enthusiastically about Oaktree's work (this knowledge can be developed)
  • Be open to creative ideas and new presentation methods
  • Be accepting of change and ready to alter plans if need be
  • Ability to connect with corporate's and treat accordingly

What you get out of it

  • Opportunity to develop as a key volunteer and leader within The Oaktree Foundation.
  • Experience in a range of skills and tasks as well as valuable personal development.
  • Opportunity to increase knowledge and understanding of aid and development.
  • Opportunity to learn valuable teamwork, communication, management and professional skills.
  • Basis to make a positive contribution to our world.
  • Opportunity to gain first‐hand experience within an international aid and development organisation.
  • Opportunity to develop a network of similarly passionate young people who too, are passionate about making a positive contribution to society and also changing the world, and, you'll have fun!

Opportunities for growth

  • Training and experience in leadership, strategic planning, professional administration processes, external engagement and management.
  • Access to aid and development literacy resources, including an Induction into Oaktree ‐ SA Branch.
  • Personal development in a supportive and challenging environment.
  • Experience in leadership and working in teams in the Non‐profit sector.
  • Mentoring from Oaktree Leadership and highly qualified supporters of Oaktree.

Time commitment

  • 8 ‐ 12 hours a week ‐ including emails, phone calls and team meetings.
  • Inclusive of 2 ‐ 3 hours of face to face/telephone meetings per week
  • Encouraged to spend 1 day at the Oaktree SA office per week
  • We are looking for individuals who can commit to the position until at least November 2012.
  • It is expected that you will also play a key role (within your time commitments) to participate within other Oaktree SA programs and projects.
  • You will also be expected to attend numerous retreats and camps throughout the year

Reports to: SA Future Fund Manager

Application Process
All applicants are required to submit:

  • A current CV of no more than 4 pages
  • A cover letter of no more than 2 pages, outlining the applicant's characteristics and skills

For additional information about Oaktree and our initiatives, be sure to visit our websites:
www.theoaktree.org Oaktree Foundation website
www.livebelowtheline.com.au Live Below the Line Fundraising Campaign website

Lodging an Application
Applications close midnight Sunday 25th September 2011. All applications must be received in full by this time by Ruth Haren, SA Human Resources Manager, at sa‐recruitment@theoaktree.org.
All applicants will be notified of their progress in the week starting Monday 26th September and shortlisted applicants will be expected to be available for interviews in the third week of October. The successful candidate would be expected to be available to commence at the start of November.

Questions
Ruth Haren - SA Human Resources Manager
r.haren@theoaktree.org
Phone: 0401 842 804

Kate Helmore- SA Future Fund Manager
k.helmore@theoaktree.org

Ben Trewren - SA State Director
b.trewren@theoaktree.org
Phone: 0410 058 299

 

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SA Future Fund Vision Events Coordinator

Who is Oaktree
The Oaktree Foundation is an aid and development organisation run by young people under the age of 26. We're young. Passionate. Hopelessly idealistic. Ruthlessly pragmatic. Dedicated to achieving incredible change for the worlds most marginalized, oppressed and disadvantaged. We're 350 volunteer staff. We're a movement of 57,000 Australians. We're Australia's largest youth run organisation. We're young people working together to end global poverty.

We believe that education is the most powerful force we have to change the world. Oaktree takes action by partnering with developing communities to make educational opportunities reality. We do this by supporting educational projects in developing communities, as well as bringing young people together to campaign on issues of global poverty in the Australian context.

In a world where people often only give token responses to poverty, Oaktree believes that young people can be leaders who don't just talk about change but create it. We believe that the key to making lasting change and breaking the poverty cycle is education. At the core of our work are our projects in developing communities. Oaktree partners with local organisations to provide educational opportunities to young people. Currently we support projects in countries including East Timor, South Africa, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia. In Australia we support our projects through advocacy, fundraising and volunteer mobilisation.

The Story
In 2002, Hugh Evans lived and worked in the rural valley communities of KwaZulu‐Natal, South Africa. Here he came to
understand that bringing opportunity and hope to the community could only be achieved through a spirit of partnership. In 2003 Hugh and Nicolas Mackay founded The Oaktree Foundation to harness the potential of young people to reduce poverty and empower developing communities through education.

Oaktree grew from young people sitting in living rooms, cafes, school classrooms and church halls throughout Melbourne who were committed to building on this vision. Our first partnership was created with an organisation in South African called Sethani who wanted to build a community resource centre that would provide educational opportunity for 750 orphans and vulnerable children and this success has been replicated many times.

"The Oaktree Foundation is an outstanding advocate for increasing awareness among young people in Australia and overseas of development challenges. Its role in mobilising young people to tackle poverty - and to inspire them to believe that they can make a difference - is commendable."
The Honourable Kevin Rudd MP
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Achievements
Oaktree has had some notable achievements either individually or part of a coalition with other organisations. These include but are not limited to:

  • In Australia, we have mobilised more than 90,000 supporters, run more than 300 conferences and speaking engagements and reached more than 150,000 people.
  • We were the leaders behind the 2006 Make Poverty History Concert in Melbourne, the 2007 Make Poverty History Zero Seven Road Trip, the 2008 End Child Slavery Campaign, the 2010 Make Poverty History Road Trip and the Live Below the Line Campaign.
  • In 2007 the Oaktree Foundation was presented with the prestigious ‘Free Your Mind' award at the MTV Music Awards.
  • By now, Oaktree's Schools 4 Schools program has expanded to over 40 schools across Australia, and is one of the largest programs in the country engaging school students on issues of social justice
  • We currently raise over $500,000 annually to support educational projects in developing communities
  • In 2011, we raised over $1.4million through the efforts of over 6,500 Australians as a part of the Live Below the

Position Available
The Future Fund team works towards raising South Australia's contribution to a $3 million endowment fund for the Oaktree Foundation by 2012. With this $3 million in a capital fund, we vision to run our organisations' administrative costs indefinitely off its interest. This would allow us to guarantee 100% of our donations would go directly into our projects/campaigns. It is our way of ensuring that we make the most of and value our donors dollars.
In South Australia we have four sectors to Future Fund; The Gala, Vision Dinners, Business Development and Resource Sustainability. All four sectors work together to create a sustainable future for Oaktree, through connecting with corporates, managing resources and raising money for our endowment fund.
Future Fund provides a unique opportunity for the Oaktree Foundation to connect and reach people beyond the age of 26. It provides a platform for ‘older' adults to contribute and be a part of Oaktree's bright and optimistic future.
Future Fund is a brand new, exciting team of Oaktree SA that we are very enthusiastic about progressing.

Job Outline

  • Event Development - Creation and implementation of plans, structures and ideas for vision luncheons/dinners
  • Event Management - Planning, delivery, support and management of vision events
  • Networking - establish and build a network of vision event hosts to work with in delivering vision luncheon/dinners
  • Relationship - Build and maintain relationship with vision event hosts to assist effective event delivery
  • Database - Maintain and build the Oaktree SA vision event database
  • Teamwork ‐ Leading and directing the Vision Dinner team in SA towards achieving goals and targets
  • Profile ‐ Creating dynamic and intuitive means of raising Oaktree's profile as an organisation committed to ending global poverty through the business and corporate sector
  • Personal Learning - Educating themselves on current issues of aid, development and poverty

 

Key Performance Indicators

  • Excellent dinners run smoothly and reflective of Oaktree's values
  • Number of Vision Dinner attendees transferred into Gala guests
  • Frequency of Vision Dinners
  • Number of contacts on Business Development database
  • High standard of ongoing tracking and recorded documentation
  • Positive and fun team environment

 

Skills required

  • High level of independence, initiative, personal motivation and enthusiasm
  • Ability to organise and motivate a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High level of professionalism
  • Strong work ethic
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills
  • Commitment to Oaktree's values and mission
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high pressure environment when required
  • Ability to present effectively and enthusiastically about Oaktree's work (this knowledge can be developed)
  • Be open to creative ideas and new presentation methods
  • Be accepting of change and ready to alter plans if need be
  • Ability to connect with corporate's and treat accordingly

What you get out of it

  • Opportunity to develop as a key volunteer and leader within The Oaktree Foundation.
  • Experience in a range of skills and tasks as well as valuable personal development.
  • Opportunity to increase knowledge and understanding of aid and development.
  • Opportunity to learn valuable teamwork, communication, management and professional skills.
  • Basis to make a positive contribution to our world.
  • Opportunity to gain first‐hand experience within an international aid and development organisation.
  • Opportunity to develop a network of similarly passionate young people who too, are passionate about making a positive contribution to society and also changing the world, and, you'll have fun!

Opportunities for growth

  • Training and experience in leadership, strategic planning, professional administration processes, external engagement and management.
  • Access to aid and development literacy resources, including an Induction into Oaktree ‐ SA Branch.
  • Personal development in a supportive and challenging environment.
  • Experience in leadership and working in teams in the Non‐profit sector.
  • Mentoring from Oaktree Leadership and highly qualified supporters of Oaktree.

Time commitment

  • 8 ‐ 12 hours a week ‐ including emails, phone calls and team meetings.
  • Inclusive of 2 ‐ 3 hours of face to face/telephone meetings per week
  • Encouraged to spend 1 day at the Oaktree SA office per week
  • We are looking for individuals who can commit to the position until at least November 2012.
  • It is expected that you will also play a key role (within your time commitments) to participate within other Oaktree SA programs and projects.
  • You will also be expected to attend numerous retreats and camps throughout the year

Reports to: SA Future Fund Manager

Application Process
All applicants are required to submit:

  • A current CV of no more than 4 pages
  • A cover letter of no more than 2 pages, outlining the applicant's characteristics and skills

For additional information about Oaktree and our initiatives, be sure to visit our websites:
www.theoaktree.org Oaktree Foundation website
www.livebelowtheline.com.au Live Below the Line Fundraising Campaign website

Lodging an Application
Applications close midnight Sunday 25th September 2011. All applications must be received in full by this time by Ruth Haren, SA Human Resources Manager, at sa‐recruitment@theoaktree.org.
All applicants will be notified of their progress in the week starting Monday 26th September and shortlisted applicants will be expected to be available for interviews in the third week of October. The successful candidate would be expected to be available to commence at the start of November.

Questions
Ruth Haren - SA Human Resources Manager
r.haren@theoaktree.org
Phone: 0401 842 804

Kate Helmore- SA Future Fund Manager
k.helmore@theoaktree.org

Ben Trewren - SA State Director
b.trewren@theoaktree.org
Phone: 0410 058 299

 

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Opportunity Type: 
Volunteer Position
Closing Date: 
Sun 25th Sep 2011
Organisation Name: 
OakTree Foundation
Organisation: 
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South Australia
More Information Link: 
Contact Person: 
Ruth Haren; r.haren@theoaktree.org, 0401 842 804 Kate Helmore; k.helmore@theoaktree.org Ben Trewren; b.trewren@theoaktree.org, 0410 058 299
Opportunity Overview: 
Hone your event management skills and compliment your studies with this opportunity. Develop and manage the vision event dinner, and create Oaktree events database among other tasks.

SA Future Fund Vision Events Coordinator

Who is Oaktree
The Oaktree Foundation is an aid and development organisation run by young people under the age of 26. We're young. Passionate. Hopelessly idealistic. Ruthlessly pragmatic. Dedicated to achieving incredible change for the worlds most marginalized, oppressed and disadvantaged. We're 350 volunteer staff. We're a movement of 57,000 Australians. We're Australia's largest youth run organisation. We're young people working together to end global poverty.

We believe that education is the most powerful force we have to change the world. Oaktree takes action by partnering with developing communities to make educational opportunities reality. We do this by supporting educational projects in developing communities, as well as bringing young people together to campaign on issues of global poverty in the Australian context.

In a world where people often only give token responses to poverty, Oaktree believes that young people can be leaders who don't just talk about change but create it. We believe that the key to making lasting change and breaking the poverty cycle is education. At the core of our work are our projects in developing communities. Oaktree partners with local organisations to provide educational opportunities to young people. Currently we support projects in countries including East Timor, South Africa, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia. In Australia we support our projects through advocacy, fundraising and volunteer mobilisation.

The Story
In 2002, Hugh Evans lived and worked in the rural valley communities of KwaZulu‐Natal, South Africa. Here he came to
understand that bringing opportunity and hope to the community could only be achieved through a spirit of partnership. In 2003 Hugh and Nicolas Mackay founded The Oaktree Foundation to harness the potential of young people to reduce poverty and empower developing communities through education.

Oaktree grew from young people sitting in living rooms, cafes, school classrooms and church halls throughout Melbourne who were committed to building on this vision. Our first partnership was created with an organisation in South African called Sethani who wanted to build a community resource centre that would provide educational opportunity for 750 orphans and vulnerable children and this success has been replicated many times.

"The Oaktree Foundation is an outstanding advocate for increasing awareness among young people in Australia and overseas of development challenges. Its role in mobilising young people to tackle poverty - and to inspire them to believe that they can make a difference - is commendable."
The Honourable Kevin Rudd MP
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Achievements
Oaktree has had some notable achievements either individually or part of a coalition with other organisations. These include but are not limited to:

  • In Australia, we have mobilised more than 90,000 supporters, run more than 300 conferences and speaking engagements and reached more than 150,000 people.
  • We were the leaders behind the 2006 Make Poverty History Concert in Melbourne, the 2007 Make Poverty History Zero Seven Road Trip, the 2008 End Child Slavery Campaign, the 2010 Make Poverty History Road Trip and the Live Below the Line Campaign.
  • In 2007 the Oaktree Foundation was presented with the prestigious ‘Free Your Mind' award at the MTV Music Awards.
  • By now, Oaktree's Schools 4 Schools program has expanded to over 40 schools across Australia, and is one of the largest programs in the country engaging school students on issues of social justice
  • We currently raise over $500,000 annually to support educational projects in developing communities
  • In 2011, we raised over $1.4million through the efforts of over 6,500 Australians as a part of the Live Below the

Position Available
The Future Fund team works towards raising South Australia's contribution to a $3 million endowment fund for the Oaktree Foundation by 2012. With this $3 million in a capital fund, we vision to run our organisations' administrative costs indefinitely off its interest. This would allow us to guarantee 100% of our donations would go directly into our projects/campaigns. It is our way of ensuring that we make the most of and value our donors dollars.
In South Australia we have four sectors to Future Fund; The Gala, Vision Dinners, Business Development and Resource Sustainability. All four sectors work together to create a sustainable future for Oaktree, through connecting with corporates, managing resources and raising money for our endowment fund.
Future Fund provides a unique opportunity for the Oaktree Foundation to connect and reach people beyond the age of 26. It provides a platform for ‘older' adults to contribute and be a part of Oaktree's bright and optimistic future.
Future Fund is a brand new, exciting team of Oaktree SA that we are very enthusiastic about progressing.

Job Outline

  • Event Development - Creation and implementation of plans, structures and ideas for vision luncheons/dinners
  • Event Management - Planning, delivery, support and management of vision events
  • Networking - establish and build a network of vision event hosts to work with in delivering vision luncheon/dinners
  • Relationship - Build and maintain relationship with vision event hosts to assist effective event delivery
  • Database - Maintain and build the Oaktree SA vision event database
  • Teamwork ‐ Leading and directing the Vision Dinner team in SA towards achieving goals and targets
  • Profile ‐ Creating dynamic and intuitive means of raising Oaktree's profile as an organisation committed to ending global poverty through the business and corporate sector
  • Personal Learning - Educating themselves on current issues of aid, development and poverty

 

Key Performance Indicators

  • Excellent dinners run smoothly and reflective of Oaktree's values
  • Number of Vision Dinner attendees transferred into Gala guests
  • Frequency of Vision Dinners
  • Number of contacts on Business Development database
  • High standard of ongoing tracking and recorded documentation
  • Positive and fun team environment

 

Skills required

  • High level of independence, initiative, personal motivation and enthusiasm
  • Ability to organise and motivate a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High level of professionalism
  • Strong work ethic
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills
  • Commitment to Oaktree's values and mission
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high pressure environment when required
  • Ability to present effectively and enthusiastically about Oaktree's work (this knowledge can be developed)
  • Be open to creative ideas and new presentation methods
  • Be accepting of change and ready to alter plans if need be
  • Ability to connect with corporate's and treat accordingly

What you get out of it

  • Opportunity to develop as a key volunteer and leader within The Oaktree Foundation.
  • Experience in a range of skills and tasks as well as valuable personal development.
  • Opportunity to increase knowledge and understanding of aid and development.
  • Opportunity to learn valuable teamwork, communication, management and professional skills.
  • Basis to make a positive contribution to our world.
  • Opportunity to gain first‐hand experience within an international aid and development organisation.
  • Opportunity to develop a network of similarly passionate young people who too, are passionate about making a positive contribution to society and also changing the world, and, you'll have fun!

Opportunities for growth

  • Training and experience in leadership, strategic planning, professional administration processes, external engagement and management.
  • Access to aid and development literacy resources, including an Induction into Oaktree ‐ SA Branch.
  • Personal development in a supportive and challenging environment.
  • Experience in leadership and working in teams in the Non‐profit sector.
  • Mentoring from Oaktree Leadership and highly qualified supporters of Oaktree.

Time commitment

  • 8 ‐ 12 hours a week ‐ including emails, phone calls and team meetings.
  • Inclusive of 2 ‐ 3 hours of face to face/telephone meetings per week
  • Encouraged to spend 1 day at the Oaktree SA office per week
  • We are looking for individuals who can commit to the position until at least November 2012.
  • It is expected that you will also play a key role (within your time commitments) to participate within other Oaktree SA programs and projects.
  • You will also be expected to attend numerous retreats and camps throughout the year

Reports to: SA Future Fund Manager

Application Process
All applicants are required to submit:

  • A current CV of no more than 4 pages
  • A cover letter of no more than 2 pages, outlining the applicant's characteristics and skills

For additional information about Oaktree and our initiatives, be sure to visit our websites:
www.theoaktree.org Oaktree Foundation website
www.livebelowtheline.com.au Live Below the Line Fundraising Campaign website

Lodging an Application
Applications close midnight Sunday 25th September 2011. All applications must be received in full by this time by Ruth Haren, SA Human Resources Manager, at sa‐recruitment@theoaktree.org.
All applicants will be notified of their progress in the week starting Monday 26th September and shortlisted applicants will be expected to be available for interviews in the third week of October. The successful candidate would be expected to be available to commence at the start of November.

Questions
Ruth Haren - SA Human Resources Manager
r.haren@theoaktree.org
Phone: 0401 842 804

Kate Helmore- SA Future Fund Manager
k.helmore@theoaktree.org

Ben Trewren - SA State Director
b.trewren@theoaktree.org
Phone: 0410 058 299

 

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