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Director of Learning and Programs: Opportunity Child

Design and lead a national, cross-sectoral learning network that will lead to better outcomes for disadvantaged children.

  • Use your outstanding learning, project management and influencing skills
  • Leverage your passion for community and experience in early childhood development
  • Build and nurture a strong, internal team culture

Each year in Australia, 65,000 five-year-olds - or one in five - start school missing out on some of the things they really need early in their lives in order to thrive. Opportunity Child’s (OC) bold goal is to dramatically change this. Opportunity Child works locally and acts nationally to bring people, communities and organisations together as part of a cross-sectoral learning network that helps the system do things differently to support children.

Opportunity Child takes a collective impact approach and partners with communities across Australia where many children are developmentally vulnerable. In these urban, regional, rural and remote communities, practice and learning is supported and knowledge is built and shared. Simultaneously, Opportunity Child partners with national organisations who are leaders in place-based research, service delivery and practice in early childhood, and catalytic philanthropy. Collectively communities and partners work to use their knowledge to influence policy and service system reform.

Opportunity Child is seeking an experienced Director Learning and Programs to scale up learning across a national, cross-sectoral network and to provide support for the systematic transfer of knowledge. In this role, you will deep understanding of community, be highly skilled and experienced in capturing knowledge and experienced in facilitating robust peer to peer learning across communities of practice. You will be responsible for working alongside the OC team, and communities and partners to design and, build a shared learning platform that facilitates cross-sectoral learning.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced learning executive with demonstrated ability in project management, designing and developing learning systems, and engaging with and leading community partners to facilitate and capture learning. In this role you must have an understanding of learning constructs, diverse and exceptional stakeholder engagement skills, coupled with the ability to quickly develop trust and relationships. Previous experience in not for profit, philanthropic or collective impact organisations would be well regarded.

This is a fulltime role; preferably based in either Sydney or Melbourne (other locations considered). For more information or for a confidential discussion please call Lindy on 0468 625 252. To apply, you MUST submit a CV and covering letter outlining why you are interested in representing Opportunity Child and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

A copy of the position description can be found here.


Applications close Sunday 24 June 2018.

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