Multicultural Youth Network – advisors wanted

Multicultural Youth Network EOIThe Multicultural Youth Network is looking for expressions of interest from young people aged 16-25 who have strong connections to multicultural communities. Applications from culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse backgrounds, including refugees and asylum seekers, are strongly encouraged.


About the Multicultural Youth Network

The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) is seeking expressions of interest in each of the following eight regions of Victoria (see map and local government areas per region below):

  • Barwon South West
  • Gippsland
  • Grampians
  • Hume
  • Loddon Mallee
  • Eastern Metropolitan
  • North and West Metropolitan
  • Southern Metropolitan

The MYN is a platform for members to advise the VMC and Government Departments on matters affecting multicultural young people including multicultural affairs, mental health, employment, racism and discrimination.

These voluntary roles present a unique opportunity to directly engage with the VMC and assist in promoting the benefits of diversity and youth voice.

Region map of Victoria
Region map of Victoria
Regional Areas
Barwon South West

Colac Otway, Corangamite, Glenelg, Greater Geelong, Moyne, South Grampians, Surf Coast, Warrnambool and Queenscliffe

Grampians

Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Moorabool, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, West Wimmera and Yarriambick

Loddon Mallee Buloke, Macedon Ranges, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Greater Bendigo, Gannawarra, Loddon, Mildura, Mount Alexander and Swan Hill
Hume

Alpine, Benalla, Wodonga, Greater Shepparton, Indigo, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie, Towong and Wangaratta

Gippsland

Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington

Metropolitan Areas
North and West Metropolitan

Banyule, Brimbank, Darebin, Hobson’s Bay, Hume, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley, Morland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Wyndham and Yarra

Southern Metropolitan

Bayside, Cardinia, Casey, Glen Eira, Frankston, Greater Dandenong, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip and Stonington

Eastern Metropolitan

Boroondara, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Rangers

Role and Responsibilities of the MYN

The MYN will:

  • assist the VMC in its commitment to multicultural affairs in the local regions, including promoting the benefits of cultural, linguistic and religious diversity
  • provide information and advice to the VMC on a range of policy directions, including issues and challenges impacting multicultural communities for example mental health, family violence, employment, racism, representation and/or other priorities
  • identify opportunities to improve young people’s health and wellbeing, connections with their community, and pathways to achieve their goals.

The recruitment process seeks to appoint young community members, across Victoria’s eight regions to achieve a balance of experience, diverse backgrounds and expertise.

The VMC strongly encourages young people between the ages of 16-25 from culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse backgrounds, including refugees and asylum seekers, to apply.

Expectation of Members

MYN Members will:

Term of appointment for members

The term of appointment is for two years, from August 2022– August 2024.

If a member resigns their replacement will be filled on a case-by-case basis.

Time commitment and attendance requirements

MYN members are expected to meet four times a year at times mutually agreed by members. This is expected to occur out of business hours, eg. Friday evening or Saturday mornings. Members are required to attend all scheduled meetings.

Further opportunities will be provided for members to attend consultation sessions, meetings and events that support their role.

Recruitment process

Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated personal commitment to the betterment of multicultural young people.
  • Understanding of local issues impacting multicultural young people and the multicultural community.
  • Strong connections to multicultural communities.

Members are selected as representatives in the following capacities:

  • Local community members are expected to represent themselves and their communities.
  • Inform on issues and challenges in their region.

For any questions, please feel free to get in touch with Engagement team via emailengagement@vmc.vic.gov.au

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