Executive Officer, Future Ready (Youth Mentoring Officer)

Job Summary

The jobholder (2 year contract) supports the Future Ready department in its efforts to help youth in post-secondary education become resilient and future ready. The jobholder is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the department’s mentoring programmes and initiatives and support the Youth Mentoring Office to achieve the outcomes of FA3.

The jobholder is expected to work from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and may be required to work over weekends, weeknights and public holidays to support organisation events. Although the jobholder is largely expected to work in an indoor environment, he/she is also expected to travel where necessary for meetings and activities. 

Key Responsibility Areas

Strategic and Partnership Management

  • Keep abreast of education and youth issues and trends in the community.
  • Work with schools and partners to ensure a coordinated and effective approach to youth outreach and engagement. 
  • Support the department in representing the organisation in joint committees (such as M3@Town) and contribute to nation-wide initiatives.
  • Support the department in identifying and networking with potential and existing community partners
  • Assist in secretariat duties for M3 FA3 and training and development of mentors.

Programme Development and Management

  • Plan and implement the mentoring programmes for secondary and tertiary students.
  • Manage databases of mentors and mentees enrolled into the programmes.
  • Lead the organisation of resources, manpower and collaterals for the successful delivery of programmes.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of programmes through the collection and analysis of feedback.
  • Conduct reviews of programmes and recommend areas of improvement or adaptation to suit the needs of youth. 

cFinancial Planning and Management

  • Assist in the department’s forecasting and budgeting activities.
  • Implement budget plans to manage resource allocations to department’s programmes.
  • Monitor budget outcomes to ensure proper utilisation and accounting of resources. 

Other Administrative Duties

  • Update and generate departmental progress reports for updates to the management.

Requirements

  • 2 – 3 years of experience in programme management or youth engagement preferred. Senior EO role can be considered for candidates with longer work experience.
  • Degree in relevant fields preferred.
  • Good understanding of youth, education, and employment landscapes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage stakeholders across different levels.
  • Able to communicate persuasively.
  • Able to engage with youths.
  • Team leadership skills.
  • Sound decision-making and problem-solving skills.