Volunteer with AIYA – National Partnerships Officer

Posted on 27 February, 2019

*The application is extended to 22 March 2019. See below for details*

The Australia-Indonesia Youth Association is a non-government, youth-led organisation which aims to better connect young Indonesians and Australians to each other and to Australia-Indonesia related opportunities.

The Partnerships and Memberships portfolio has 2 main priorities to support the AIYA mission. We collectively develop partnerships that celebrate and support our organisation through financial and non-financial arrangements. We also maintain membership data and collection tools. This focus on members also informs the partnerships that we strike; they must support the AIYA mission and respond to member interests across the organisation.

Portfolio: Partnerships & Memberships Position: Partnerships Officer
Time commitment: 4 hours per week Period of role: 12 months including seasonal breaks and flexible leave
Experience level: A part of AIYA (any Chapter);
Can be currently studying Bachelors, at TAFE or working
Application due date: 18 March 2019
Location: Australia or Indonesia Start Date: Early April 2019

The Position:

This role will support the partnerships that the Partnerships and Memberships portfolio develop and finalise. In this role you will:


  • based on prior experience, personal passion and meaningful research
  • to support AIYA National’s partnerships approach
  • to help determine the kinds of partnerships we form and initiate
  • to developing a coherent and impactful portfolio strategy
  • bring ideas of how you would like to offer support for AIYA Chapters and AIYA National
  • through regularly completing projects, You will be able to discuss and take the lead on your projects and implement existing arrangements


  • report on progress with assigned projects in weekly check-in emails;
  • report on general portfolio matters in monthly online P&M portfolio meeting;
  • be open and willing to receive guidance from the current team and be willing to contribute your ideas;
  • liaise honestly and professionally with stakeholders to broker partnerships as required – primarily via email but in-person meeting or teleconferences may be required;
  • using a friendly and open approach with AIYA National;
  • collaborate with AIYA National at the completion of your projects and regularly request feedback on projects; and
  • always use respectful and professional language to effectively communicate your ideas.

Initial project: Partnership documents and process:

  • under the guidance of the existing team and in line with the above you will undertake a defined project in the first 3 months, along with the usual ongoing tasks;
  • assist to develop internal and external documents that support the P&M portfolio and AIYA Chapters, such as promotional material to share to potential partners;
  • prepare and develop MOU templates to reflect AIYA’s various partnership offerings; and
  • you will receive guidance to achieve these goals and understand the steps required to achieve each of these goals, including collaboration with the AIYA National Communications team.

The Ideal Candidate:


  • have a strong interest in all things Australia-Indonesia and youth (previous involvement with AIYA is desired, but not essential);
  • enjoy finding shared value and have experience successfully collaborating with others; and
  • do things that you are passionate about – it could be outside of the Aus-Indo space or in another partnerships-building capacity.


  • explore new ideas regularly and confidently;
  • willing to learn from advice and critical feedback;
  • seek fresh insights and other opinions to improve your thinking and outcomes; and
  • happily seek out experiences that you convert into knowledge or passion.


  • value diversity in all of its forms – race, work field, study background, gender, sex, place of origin and more;
  • not afraid to ask and do not make assumptions about expectations; and
  • be open and authentic with others.

What next?

To apply before midnight on Friday, 22 March 2019, please send your current CV to Sam Shlansky (Director of Partnerships and Memberships) at sam.shlansky@aiya.org.au along with a short cover letter that reveals:

  • How you will succeed in the roles required under ‘The Position’; and
  • How you align with our stated ‘Ideal Candidate’ descriptions above.

If you have any questions or queries email Sam at sam.shlansky@aiya.org.au. PDF of the job description can be found here.

To be considered for this position you must be a current AIYA member. To sign up please visit www.aiya.org.au/membership/.                                           

Disty is AIYA National’s Director of Communications. Loves kopi Makassar, tempe, and angkot stickers.