With Reach you can make a positive difference in the lives of young people.

Current Vacancies


An exciting full-time opportunity exists for a highly-skilled professional to join the Reach team, in our Melbourne office.

The vision of The Reach Foundation is that every young person has the support and self belief they need to fulfil their potential and dare to dream. Co-founded by Jim Stynes and Paul Currie, their legacy endures through creative and edgy programs delivered for young people by the young Reach Crew, keeping it relevant and real.

Each year over 30,000 young people aged 10-18 experience Reach through our youth-led workshops – designed and delivered by our young crew. Our workshops are safe and supportive spaces where teenagers can share stories and experiences honestly, improve their self-awareness, and build deeper more meaningful connections. 

We are seeking a qualified, experienced and passionate professional who will embrace and engage with the essence of Reach as a key member of the Programs team. The Programs team is responsible for the management of all Reach program activity and the Manager, Education Programs (VIC) is responsible for the management of program delivery for the portfolio of education programs. This includes relationship management with education stakeholders, management of crew and facilitators and the coordination of the design, delivery and review of education program activity.

Our application process has 2 components. Applications MUST provide both components to be considered.

PART 1 (screening): Provide answers to the following 4 questions in a separate Word document:

  1. What is the best selling outcome you have achieved, and how did you achieve it? This can be in any context.
  2. Describe a time when you’ve gone on the Hero’s Journey in your own life.
  3. Why Reach?
  4. Why are you looking to change roles at this point in your career? 

PART 2 (CV and key selection criteria): Provide your CV and a cover letter explicitly addressing all Key Selection Criteria in the attached PD (Qualifications/Experience; Skills; Values/Attributes/Attitude).

Written applications, including screening questions, CV and cover letter explicitly addressing all Key Selection Criteria outlined in the attached Position Description should be forwarded via email to recruiting@reach.org.au, using the subject line: “Manager, Education Programs VIC application".

For further information please contact Frankie Swithinbank on (03) 9412 0923 or frankie.swithinbank@reach.org.au.

Please note: Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory Working with Children check and National Criminal History Check.





  • Tertiary qualification in Education; otherwise in Business, Marketing or Administration or equivalent professional experience, preferably in an education or community setting

  • Prior experience in a selling role with associated targets

  • Strong knowledge of the Australian education sector, especially in relation to curriculum and student wellbeing

  • Exceptional administration and organisational skills with a high level of attention to detail

  • Ability to develop, manage and implement program plans

  • Great relationship building with young people

  • Strong educational stakeholder management and interpersonal skills, with a strong customer service orientation

  • Strong organisational and time management skills, initiative and the ability to successfully manage competing interests to meet deadlines and achieve outcomes

  • Ability to work with database systems and Excel spreadsheets.

Our Values

Check out our core Reach values – which guide everything we do.

  • GROWTH means challenging ourselves to explore the unknown and break out of our comfort zones.
  • INTEGRITY means aligning our words and actions.
  • PASSION means demonstrating heart, fire, inspiration and strength in everything we do.
  • HONESTY means being authentic and open with the courage to speak from our heart.
  • CONNECTION means engaging with trust, understanding and vulnerability

At Reach, we commit to supporting, encouraging, and challenging each other to live our values so we can achieve individual and organisational greatness!

Jade Crew

Why Work at Reach?

Join us – We are an inspirational and dynamic youth not-for-profit organisation that maintains a strong youth voice throughout our organisation.

Reach has a vibrant and collaborative culture where people are energetic and passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people to help them reach their full potential.
At Reach, we encourage our people to develop skills and to grow within the organisation. Also, our people have access to a range of competitive staff benefits and the opportunity to work in a creative and fun workplace with like-minded people working both independently and as part of a team.

Overall, we are constantly striving to encourage our own people and all young people, no matter what their circumstances, to achieve their dreams.

  • We value people being real and honest with each other.
  • We encourage people to think about and do things differently.
  • Reach is a strong and well-known brand in the not-for-profit sector with the support of large corporate partners.
  • We are a progressive employer which embraces diversity and equality.
  • Reach is built on a positive youth development model, promoting well-being by creating safe and supportive spaces where young people can share their stories and experiences, improve their self-awareness and build deeper, more meaningful connections.
  • Our workplaces are creative and vibrant.
  • Reach has a “young energy”.
  • Staff, volunteers and visitors find Reach to be a warm and friendly environment.
  • Our workplace vibe is fun with a lot of laughter, music and fun activities in the office. 
  • There are fun opportunities with other employees at camps and internal training sessions.
  • Our open plan offices enable good contact and easy access to other employees.
  • We encourage people to follow their dreams, no matter what their circumstances.
  • Reach encourages individuals to develop skills, careers and growth within the organisation.
  • There are growth opportunities for crew and volunteers with suitable skills and experience to progress to staff roles.
  • Employees are encouraged to be authentic and to be open with others.
  • Our people are young at heart with lots of energy, enthusiasm and drive.
  • Reach people are like-minded in terms of their interest in helping people to realise their full potential.
  • We have a collaborative and supportive culture with ongoing celebrations and activities.
  • There are opportunities to be creative at Reach, and creative things happen around you all of the time.
  • Reach feels very much like working within a family business with family and friends.
  • Reach’s culture is vibrant and collaborative, and is built around the Reach values – Growth, Integrity, Passion, Honesty, Connection and Respect.
  • Our environment is very collaborative.
  • Supportive peers and managers frequently celebrate small wins and group success.
  • Managers are supportive of employee’s personal and professional goals.
  • Managers are responsive to employee’s ideas and issues.
  • Good communication systems enable employees to know what is happening at all levels of the organisation.
  • Salary packaging increases the take home cash for staff via general expenses, meal and travel and hire, lease and entertainment packaging options.
  • Our Employee Assistance Program offers free, confidential counselling for staff and their family members. 
  • We support good work-life balance for our people.
  • We have a number of flexible work arrangements: for example, self-funded leave (up to extra 4 weeks per year; compressed work week; part-time roles).
  • Paid study leave is available to our staff.
  • We have a staff learning program for work-related development.
  • Our staff can attend Reach programs.
  • Our managers are supportive surrounding return-to-work following maternity leave.
  • Reach offices (VIC and NSW) are easily accessible via transport links and close to shops and cafes.