Program Coordinator

Students Explore Australia

Students Explore Australia Pty Ltd is on a mission to connect young people with nature, as a means of improving their wellbeing. We predominantly achieve this through delivering school camps for primary and high schools across Australia, working with Aboriginal Health Organisations and communities, and putting on programs for kids with special needs. 

Students Explore Australia falls between the tourism and education industries, and operates alongside our sister brand – Aussie Journeys.

Our core values are:

  1. We strive for good vibes everyday
  2. We are hungry to achieve our personal bests
  3. We are highly organised and disciplined
  4. We are adaptable to change
  5. We are optimists, with can-do attitudes

We are a for-purpose business that takes pride in our engaging work culture and positive working environment. We emphasise personal growth and development in our staff to complement our fast-growing business.

Role Description:

In this role, you will primarily be responsible for overseeing camps allocated to you, within our ‘All-abilities’ camps category. This means leading a team of Administrators pre-program and leading a team of Program Facilitators during the program. Our All-abilities camp programs are located mainly in South Australia, Victoria and Central Australia. The role can be summed up into 4 main components:

  •  Overseeing the coordination of each All-abilities Camp program that you are assigned, using our proven step by step methodology.
  • Physically attending and leading camp programs in locations across South Australia and occasionally interstate.
  • Being a point of contact for guardians who have kids involved in our programs
You will be in charge of coordinating a single camp approximately once every 4 weeks. Hence, once per month you should be okay with being away from home for 3 nights minimum. 

The Ideal Candidate will be:

  • Highly organised, and have ability to build rapport quickly with kids and guardians
  • Have a passion for the outdoors or positive wellbeing of young people
  • Physically fit and capable
  • Knowledgeable or passionate about adventure-based activities (bonuses for qualified instructors).
  • Have core values that are aligned with ours.
  • A strong team leader
  • A good understanding of administration and Google suite of programs 
  • Minimum Light Rigid License  (this is not essential, and could be paid for by the company for the right candidate)

Essential Items
To be successful in the role you must have or be willing to get:

  • Working with Children’s Check or Teacher’s Registration
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Multiple years experience in an educational or outdoor education style role.

Key Perks

  • Make a difference in the lives of young people by inspiring them to fall in love with nature
  • Be part of an incredible company culture that offers (fully funded) overseas company retreats annually in South East Asia for 1 week, team meditation sessions each Mon and Friday and a company culture that cares about wellbeing, staff recognition and work life balance.
  • Influence the direction of our company by providing meaningful input, ultimately allowing our team to connect more young people with nature!

The role is a fulltime contract, with an opportunity to extend, however for the right candidate we are flexible to accommodate 0.8 FTE hours, or work with you around specific work requirements you may have. Our office is located in Everard Park, South Australia 5035.

Renumeration: Between $70k – $80K FTE depending on experience level, plus your own work phone and laptop provided to you.

How to Apply:
If you feel that this role aligns with your core values, and you fit the experience and skills required then we encourage you to apply today!

Please email your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Program Coordinator Application – (your name)”. In your application, attach a copy of your CV and a brief cover letter that addresses why you believe you would be an exceptional candidate for the role.

Candidates will initially be phone screened, and if successful be asked to take a personality test prior to the first interview.

Applications Close: Tuesday the 13th February Midnight (or until role is filled – so don’t delay your application).