AIYA’s communications team is expanding, and we’re looking for candidates to fill two new volunteer positions! If you’re a young person with an interest in the Australia-Indonesian relationship and experience in journalism, marketing or social media, we’d like to year from you.

Since 2012, AIYA has been expanding rapidly, with chapters in every Australian state and territory, as well as Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and more to be announced.

To help support the growth of AIYA’s blog, social media channels and website, we’re looking for two talented volunteers to help us connect, inform and inspire our audiences.

Blog Editor

Working with our Director of Communications, you’ll be responsible for planning and developing content for the AIYA blog — with a focus on day-to-day tasks like editing, working with our authors, and scheduling posts for distribution.

Since it launched in early 2013, AIYA’s blog has provided a platform for young people to share their views on the bilateral relationship — from history and politics to film and book reviews. Ideally, you’ll have a bachelor’s degree (completed or underway), strong English and Indonesian skills, and a background in writing or journalism.

For more information about the Blog Editor role, download its position description.

Communications Officer

The Communications Officer role will be responsible for working with the rest of the communications team to manage and update AIYA’s social media channels (in particular Facebook and Twitter), post updates to the AIYA jobs board, and coordination with AIYA chapters.

AIYA’s social media presence now reaches more than 6,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter and our mailing list. In this role, we’re looking for a volunteer with experience in social media, communications or marketing. Ideally, you’ll be an active Twitter user yourself and familiar with tools like WordPress and some basic HTML.

Find out more about the Communications Officer role in its job description.

Applying for these positions

Both roles are open to young people from Australia or Indonesia who meet the selection criteria outlined. If you’re interested in the position, or not sure if you fit the bill, we suggest you get in touch with us anyway — we’d be happy to discuss other ways we could work together.

To submit your application, please contact [email protected] with a basic overview of your background, experience, and interests and your CV. A formal cover letter isn’t necessary.

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday, the 17th of October.

About us

The Australia-Indonesia Youth Association is a non-government, youth-led organisation that aims to better connect young people in Australia and Indonesia to each other and to Indonesia- related opportunities. AIYA’s objectives are threefold:

  • connecting young Australians and Indonesians to each other, and to opportunities to develop careers on or in Indonesia;
  • informing young people about avenues for engaging with Indonesia and Australia;
  • inspiring business, governments and other organisations to facilitate youth engagement between Australia and Indonesia.