SA Schools 4 Schools Affiliate Schools 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 Ali Doolette; a.doolette@theoaktree.org, 0431 515 109 Ben Trewren; b.trewren@theoaktree.org, 0410 058 299

SA Schools 4 Schools Affiliate Schools Coordinator

Who is Oaktree
The Oaktree Foundation is an aid and development organisation run by young people under the age of 26. 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.
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 four countries: 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 KwaZulul-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.

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 more than 85,000 members all of whom are playing their part in the fight to end extreme poverty.
  • We have been internationally recognized through numerous awards for our high impact campaigning and incredible achievements. In 2010, we were awarded the International Youth Leadership Award for MDG action by the United Nations in New York and, in 2007 we were presented with the prestigious ‘Free Your Mind' award at the MTV Music Awards.
  • We were the leaders behind the 2006 MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY Concert in Melbourne, the 2007 MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY ZEROSEVEN Roadtrip, the 2008 End Child Slavery Campaign, and the 2010 MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY Roadtrip.
  • Our revolutionary fundraising and awareness campaign Live Below the Line has raised over $2 million for fighting poverty in under 18 months, is backed by Hugh Jackman, and has been launched internationally in the US and UK through our partners at the Global Poverty Project.
  • We've raised over $3.5 million to provide education to some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world - including building schools in East Timor, teacher training in Papua New Guinea, vocational training for freed slaves in Ghana and HIV/Aids education in South Africa.

"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 AustraliaSA Assistant Human Resources Manager

Position Available
Schools 4 Schools was launched by The Oaktree Foundation in 2007 with the goal of providing life changing opportunities for young people in developing communities. It is our belief that the most effective way to create positive action for change is through the investment and engagement with Australian youth to empower them with the understanding of the issues facing their peers living in poverty. Australian Schools are partnered with schools in either South Africa or Cambodia. Oaktree provides each school with a dedicated mentor who educates students about the issues their partner school faces and issues of poverty more broadly. The mentor empowers their students to take action against poverty and provide life changing educational opportunities for students in the developing world. Schools 4 Schools students also have the opportunity to travel to Cambodia to see Oaktree's partner projects first hand by participating in our Ambassador Challenge.

Job Outline

  • Managing the relationships and engagement of schools with the Affiliate school program (the breadth engagement model of Schools4Schools). This is an exciting role as it requires a new innovative approach requiring vision and strategy. This role will see through the implementation of this new model of engagement in 2011.
  • Responsible for implementing systems, school relationship management processes and working with a team.
  • Opportunity to manage work with external stakeholders, do public speaking gigs, create a promotions and marketing strategy and engage up to 20 new schools in the Schools4Schools program.
  • Working with the State Schools4Schools team and regularly liaising with the National Schools4Schools team.
  • The Affiliate School Program will be engaging new schools and schools that have been engaged on an ad hoc basis previously.
  • The vision of the Affiliate Schools Program is to provide structured engagement to a minimum of 10 schools per state in 2011. Affiliate schools will be invited to host Oaktree speakers, participate in the State Summit, engage in Live Below the Line and participate in advocacy activities alongside the campaign.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Number of schools in the program and quality of teacher relationships
  • Development and recognition of the Schools4Schools brand
  • Number of students from Affiliate schools attending summit
  • Implementation of streamlined processes and systems to manage a min. of 10 schools
  • Quality and activity of student database in state
  • Coordination of Schools4Schools team and Oaktree Volunteers to provide agreed services to Affiliate schools

Skills required

  • Passion and commitment to making a difference
  • Confidence in facilitation and guiding high school students
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Stakeholder relationship management
  • Understanding of educational philosophy/institutions
  • Project management skills

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

  • 10 to 12 hours a week ‐ including emails, phone calls and team meetings.
  • This is inclusive of 4 hours of meetings, including regular weekly meetings with the Schools4Schools team,
    meetings with Affiliate partners, and meetings with the Schools4Schools Assistant State Manager where necessary.
  • We are looking for individuals who can make a one to two year commitment to the position.
  • It is expected that you will also play a key role (within your time commitments) to participate within other Oaktree SA programs and projects.

Reports to: SA Schools 4 Schools 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 first two weeks 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

Ali Doolette - SA Schools4Schools Manager
a.doolette@theoaktree.org
Phone: 0431 515 109

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


 
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Sun 25th Sep 2011
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More Information Link: 
Contact Person: 
Ruth Haren; r.haren@theoaktree.org, 0401 842 804 Ali Doolette; a.doolette@theoaktree.org, 0431 515 109 Ben Trewren; b.trewren@theoaktree.org, 0410 058 299
Opportunity Overview: 
Opportunity to improve management skills from project management to maintaining Oaktree-Schools relationships and participate in public speaking and other marketing tools. Gain training and mentoring in a well-known professonal volunteer organisation working to end poverty.

SA Schools 4 Schools Affiliate Schools Coordinator

Who is Oaktree
The Oaktree Foundation is an aid and development organisation run by young people under the age of 26. 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.
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 four countries: 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 KwaZulul-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.

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 more than 85,000 members all of whom are playing their part in the fight to end extreme poverty.
  • We have been internationally recognized through numerous awards for our high impact campaigning and incredible achievements. In 2010, we were awarded the International Youth Leadership Award for MDG action by the United Nations in New York and, in 2007 we were presented with the prestigious ‘Free Your Mind' award at the MTV Music Awards.
  • We were the leaders behind the 2006 MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY Concert in Melbourne, the 2007 MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY ZEROSEVEN Roadtrip, the 2008 End Child Slavery Campaign, and the 2010 MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY Roadtrip.
  • Our revolutionary fundraising and awareness campaign Live Below the Line has raised over $2 million for fighting poverty in under 18 months, is backed by Hugh Jackman, and has been launched internationally in the US and UK through our partners at the Global Poverty Project.
  • We've raised over $3.5 million to provide education to some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world - including building schools in East Timor, teacher training in Papua New Guinea, vocational training for freed slaves in Ghana and HIV/Aids education in South Africa.

"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 AustraliaSA Assistant Human Resources Manager

Position Available
Schools 4 Schools was launched by The Oaktree Foundation in 2007 with the goal of providing life changing opportunities for young people in developing communities. It is our belief that the most effective way to create positive action for change is through the investment and engagement with Australian youth to empower them with the understanding of the issues facing their peers living in poverty. Australian Schools are partnered with schools in either South Africa or Cambodia. Oaktree provides each school with a dedicated mentor who educates students about the issues their partner school faces and issues of poverty more broadly. The mentor empowers their students to take action against poverty and provide life changing educational opportunities for students in the developing world. Schools 4 Schools students also have the opportunity to travel to Cambodia to see Oaktree's partner projects first hand by participating in our Ambassador Challenge.

Job Outline

  • Managing the relationships and engagement of schools with the Affiliate school program (the breadth engagement model of Schools4Schools). This is an exciting role as it requires a new innovative approach requiring vision and strategy. This role will see through the implementation of this new model of engagement in 2011.
  • Responsible for implementing systems, school relationship management processes and working with a team.
  • Opportunity to manage work with external stakeholders, do public speaking gigs, create a promotions and marketing strategy and engage up to 20 new schools in the Schools4Schools program.
  • Working with the State Schools4Schools team and regularly liaising with the National Schools4Schools team.
  • The Affiliate School Program will be engaging new schools and schools that have been engaged on an ad hoc basis previously.
  • The vision of the Affiliate Schools Program is to provide structured engagement to a minimum of 10 schools per state in 2011. Affiliate schools will be invited to host Oaktree speakers, participate in the State Summit, engage in Live Below the Line and participate in advocacy activities alongside the campaign.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Number of schools in the program and quality of teacher relationships
  • Development and recognition of the Schools4Schools brand
  • Number of students from Affiliate schools attending summit
  • Implementation of streamlined processes and systems to manage a min. of 10 schools
  • Quality and activity of student database in state
  • Coordination of Schools4Schools team and Oaktree Volunteers to provide agreed services to Affiliate schools

Skills required

  • Passion and commitment to making a difference
  • Confidence in facilitation and guiding high school students
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Stakeholder relationship management
  • Understanding of educational philosophy/institutions
  • Project management skills

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

  • 10 to 12 hours a week ‐ including emails, phone calls and team meetings.
  • This is inclusive of 4 hours of meetings, including regular weekly meetings with the Schools4Schools team,
    meetings with Affiliate partners, and meetings with the Schools4Schools Assistant State Manager where necessary.
  • We are looking for individuals who can make a one to two year commitment to the position.
  • It is expected that you will also play a key role (within your time commitments) to participate within other Oaktree SA programs and projects.

Reports to: SA Schools 4 Schools 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 first two weeks 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

Ali Doolette - SA Schools4Schools Manager
a.doolette@theoaktree.org
Phone: 0431 515 109

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


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SA Schools 4 Schools Affiliate Schools Coordinator

Who is Oaktree
The Oaktree Foundation is an aid and development organisation run by young people under the age of 26. 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.
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 four countries: 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 KwaZulul-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.

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 more than 85,000 members all of whom are playing their part in the fight to end extreme poverty.
  • We have been internationally recognized through numerous awards for our high impact campaigning and incredible achievements. In 2010, we were awarded the International Youth Leadership Award for MDG action by the United Nations in New York and, in 2007 we were presented with the prestigious ‘Free Your Mind' award at the MTV Music Awards.
  • We were the leaders behind the 2006 MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY Concert in Melbourne, the 2007 MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY ZEROSEVEN Roadtrip, the 2008 End Child Slavery Campaign, and the 2010 MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY Roadtrip.
  • Our revolutionary fundraising and awareness campaign Live Below the Line has raised over $2 million for fighting poverty in under 18 months, is backed by Hugh Jackman, and has been launched internationally in the US and UK through our partners at the Global Poverty Project.
  • We've raised over $3.5 million to provide education to some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world - including building schools in East Timor, teacher training in Papua New Guinea, vocational training for freed slaves in Ghana and HIV/Aids education in South Africa.

"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 AustraliaSA Assistant Human Resources Manager

Position Available
Schools 4 Schools was launched by The Oaktree Foundation in 2007 with the goal of providing life changing opportunities for young people in developing communities. It is our belief that the most effective way to create positive action for change is through the investment and engagement with Australian youth to empower them with the understanding of the issues facing their peers living in poverty. Australian Schools are partnered with schools in either South Africa or Cambodia. Oaktree provides each school with a dedicated mentor who educates students about the issues their partner school faces and issues of poverty more broadly. The mentor empowers their students to take action against poverty and provide life changing educational opportunities for students in the developing world. Schools 4 Schools students also have the opportunity to travel to Cambodia to see Oaktree's partner projects first hand by participating in our Ambassador Challenge.

Job Outline

  • Managing the relationships and engagement of schools with the Affiliate school program (the breadth engagement model of Schools4Schools). This is an exciting role as it requires a new innovative approach requiring vision and strategy. This role will see through the implementation of this new model of engagement in 2011.
  • Responsible for implementing systems, school relationship management processes and working with a team.
  • Opportunity to manage work with external stakeholders, do public speaking gigs, create a promotions and marketing strategy and engage up to 20 new schools in the Schools4Schools program.
  • Working with the State Schools4Schools team and regularly liaising with the National Schools4Schools team.
  • The Affiliate School Program will be engaging new schools and schools that have been engaged on an ad hoc basis previously.
  • The vision of the Affiliate Schools Program is to provide structured engagement to a minimum of 10 schools per state in 2011. Affiliate schools will be invited to host Oaktree speakers, participate in the State Summit, engage in Live Below the Line and participate in advocacy activities alongside the campaign.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Number of schools in the program and quality of teacher relationships
  • Development and recognition of the Schools4Schools brand
  • Number of students from Affiliate schools attending summit
  • Implementation of streamlined processes and systems to manage a min. of 10 schools
  • Quality and activity of student database in state
  • Coordination of Schools4Schools team and Oaktree Volunteers to provide agreed services to Affiliate schools

Skills required

  • Passion and commitment to making a difference
  • Confidence in facilitation and guiding high school students
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Stakeholder relationship management
  • Understanding of educational philosophy/institutions
  • Project management skills

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

  • 10 to 12 hours a week ‐ including emails, phone calls and team meetings.
  • This is inclusive of 4 hours of meetings, including regular weekly meetings with the Schools4Schools team,
    meetings with Affiliate partners, and meetings with the Schools4Schools Assistant State Manager where necessary.
  • We are looking for individuals who can make a one to two year commitment to the position.
  • It is expected that you will also play a key role (within your time commitments) to participate within other Oaktree SA programs and projects.

Reports to: SA Schools 4 Schools 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 first two weeks 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

Ali Doolette - SA Schools4Schools Manager
a.doolette@theoaktree.org
Phone: 0431 515 109

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


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50
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 Ali Doolette; a.doolette@theoaktree.org, 0431 515 109 Ben Trewren; b.trewren@theoaktree.org, 0410 058 299
Opportunity Overview: 
Opportunity to improve management skills from project management to maintaining Oaktree-Schools relationships and participate in public speaking and other marketing tools. Gain training and mentoring in a well-known professonal volunteer organisation working to end poverty.

SA Schools 4 Schools Affiliate Schools Coordinator

Who is Oaktree
The Oaktree Foundation is an aid and development organisation run by young people under the age of 26. 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.
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 four countries: 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 KwaZulul-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.

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 more than 85,000 members all of whom are playing their part in the fight to end extreme poverty.
  • We have been internationally recognized through numerous awards for our high impact campaigning and incredible achievements. In 2010, we were awarded the International Youth Leadership Award for MDG action by the United Nations in New York and, in 2007 we were presented with the prestigious ‘Free Your Mind' award at the MTV Music Awards.
  • We were the leaders behind the 2006 MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY Concert in Melbourne, the 2007 MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY ZEROSEVEN Roadtrip, the 2008 End Child Slavery Campaign, and the 2010 MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY Roadtrip.
  • Our revolutionary fundraising and awareness campaign Live Below the Line has raised over $2 million for fighting poverty in under 18 months, is backed by Hugh Jackman, and has been launched internationally in the US and UK through our partners at the Global Poverty Project.
  • We've raised over $3.5 million to provide education to some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world - including building schools in East Timor, teacher training in Papua New Guinea, vocational training for freed slaves in Ghana and HIV/Aids education in South Africa.

"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 AustraliaSA Assistant Human Resources Manager

Position Available
Schools 4 Schools was launched by The Oaktree Foundation in 2007 with the goal of providing life changing opportunities for young people in developing communities. It is our belief that the most effective way to create positive action for change is through the investment and engagement with Australian youth to empower them with the understanding of the issues facing their peers living in poverty. Australian Schools are partnered with schools in either South Africa or Cambodia. Oaktree provides each school with a dedicated mentor who educates students about the issues their partner school faces and issues of poverty more broadly. The mentor empowers their students to take action against poverty and provide life changing educational opportunities for students in the developing world. Schools 4 Schools students also have the opportunity to travel to Cambodia to see Oaktree's partner projects first hand by participating in our Ambassador Challenge.

Job Outline

  • Managing the relationships and engagement of schools with the Affiliate school program (the breadth engagement model of Schools4Schools). This is an exciting role as it requires a new innovative approach requiring vision and strategy. This role will see through the implementation of this new model of engagement in 2011.
  • Responsible for implementing systems, school relationship management processes and working with a team.
  • Opportunity to manage work with external stakeholders, do public speaking gigs, create a promotions and marketing strategy and engage up to 20 new schools in the Schools4Schools program.
  • Working with the State Schools4Schools team and regularly liaising with the National Schools4Schools team.
  • The Affiliate School Program will be engaging new schools and schools that have been engaged on an ad hoc basis previously.
  • The vision of the Affiliate Schools Program is to provide structured engagement to a minimum of 10 schools per state in 2011. Affiliate schools will be invited to host Oaktree speakers, participate in the State Summit, engage in Live Below the Line and participate in advocacy activities alongside the campaign.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Number of schools in the program and quality of teacher relationships
  • Development and recognition of the Schools4Schools brand
  • Number of students from Affiliate schools attending summit
  • Implementation of streamlined processes and systems to manage a min. of 10 schools
  • Quality and activity of student database in state
  • Coordination of Schools4Schools team and Oaktree Volunteers to provide agreed services to Affiliate schools

Skills required

  • Passion and commitment to making a difference
  • Confidence in facilitation and guiding high school students
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Stakeholder relationship management
  • Understanding of educational philosophy/institutions
  • Project management skills

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

  • 10 to 12 hours a week ‐ including emails, phone calls and team meetings.
  • This is inclusive of 4 hours of meetings, including regular weekly meetings with the Schools4Schools team,
    meetings with Affiliate partners, and meetings with the Schools4Schools Assistant State Manager where necessary.
  • We are looking for individuals who can make a one to two year commitment to the position.
  • It is expected that you will also play a key role (within your time commitments) to participate within other Oaktree SA programs and projects.

Reports to: SA Schools 4 Schools 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 first two weeks 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

Ali Doolette - SA Schools4Schools Manager
a.doolette@theoaktree.org
Phone: 0431 515 109

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


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