Surge! – Leadership Development Program




Reports To

Surge Staffing Manager

Salary Range



Mentoring involves a commitment of only 3 full days and 3 half days during term 2 and term 3 in 2016! (more details below)

Project Background

The Youth Without Borders Surge! is yearly run high school leadership development program for high potential students from schools who lack the resources to dedicate to the targeted development of their students potential.  Currently the program works with students from the 13 schools who are part of the Enable Network in South Brisbane. Year 11 students who are applying for or have been given leadership positions (like prefect, sports captain, school captain etc.) take part in the program which introduces them to different concepts around the discourse of leadership and helps them progress on their individual leadership journeys. The workshop involves many hands on interactive activities, talks from motivation speakers and discussion on the different ways one can express leadership.

Project Scope

The Leadership Development Program consists of two parts – the workshops and the project.


  • The workshops involve many hands on interactive activities, talks from motivation speakers and discussion on the different ways one can express leadership.
  • Two workshops are held – one at the start and one at the end of the program
  • The workshops are held on a weekday and go all day long

Student Project

  • The student project encourages students, at the beginning of their leadership journey, to champion something they wish to see changed within their school. Alternatively, anything they would like to share and inspire other students with.
  • The project would center on creating a final presentation, which the students will present at a school assembly.
  • A pair of mentors will be assigned to each school to guide the student participants in preparing a kickass presentation! This will involve 3 points of contact.

Key Areas of Responsibility

As a mentor you will be required to:

  • Attend one day of staff training during Term 1
  • Mentor the students as per you staff training
  • Attend both workshops (work/university permitting) held in term 2 and term 3
  • In your assigned staffing pairs – visit schools together to guide and mentor the students with developing their project using the scaffolding provided.
    • Aiming to be present at the school when your students present their project on assembly.
  • Participate in the assessment and review of the workshops and development recommendations for improvements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Organisational Culture and Teamwork:

  •  Demonstrate an active, dedicated commitment to the Youth Without Borders Mission and Strategic Plan.
  • Actively seek to understand, represent and support Youth Without Borders’s vision and values and organizational position to all stakeholders, internally and externally.
  • Actively contribute to a positive workplace culture in accordance with Youth Without Border’s Code of Conduct, Policies & Procedures.

YWB Mission, Vision, Values

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