Sep 15, 2020

Switched on Schools Mentor

  • Australian Youth Climate Commission (AYCC)
  • Remote
Volunteer or Exchange   Environment and Sustainability Innovation Policy Youth

Opportunity overview

By joining AYCC's Schools Team, you’ll be taking part in a nation-wide movement of young people working to create a more innovative, just and sustainable Australia! Schools mentors play an important role in providing students with the skills, knowledge and networks necessary to create change, empowering them to become the lifelong climate leaders Australia urgently needs. This mentor role is a unique opportunity for volunteers to develop leadership, organisational, campaigning and relationship-building skills.

Your role involves mentoring approx. 2-6 students from 1-3 high schools, supporting students to take on
and lead climate justice groups in their schools or community. These climate justice groups will lead
campaigns that demonstrate the urgent need for Australia to move to 100% renewables. We know
these groups can achieve extraordinary things- previously, with the support of mentors, our schools
groups have re-powered their schools with solar, and hosted community MP forums! Your role will
involve in-school mentoring through check-ins or workshops and regular (based on what you and your
mentees have agreed on) communication outside of school. Another vital responsibility is establishing
and tracking relationships with schools and students.

Key Skills and Training

Adaptive and Agile,   Community Engagement,   Interpersonal Communication Skills,   Strategy,   Team and Customer Success  

Selection Criteria

The ideal candidate for this role has:
● Excellent relationship-building and stakeholder engagement skills.
● Demonstrated leadership experience, including leading and facilitating group workshops.
● Strong organisational skills; is able to plan and reflect.
● Experience working with school students.
● A passion for climate justice.

You must also have an existing Working with Children check. Applications accepted on a rolling basis