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Project Manager - Challenging Racialised Discourse


Employer: All Together Now
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Multiculturalism & Diversity, Policy & Research, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 24 April, 2018.
Applications close: 14 May, 2018. (Expired)

All Together Now aims to prevent racism by promoting racial equality through education. We are the only national charity dedicated to preventing all forms of racism in Australia.

Since mid-2016, All Together Now has sought to monitor and report on racialised discourse perpetrated by the mainstream media’s opinion leaders. In December 2017 the organisation released a report of findings and recommendations and has since received funding from the Department of Social Services to continue this work.

The Project Manager is responsible for delivering the project in line with the funding agreement, including managing the project staff and volunteers, budget, and timeline. S/he reports to the Managing Director.

This is a 3 year contract starting in July 2018. The Project Manager will work 4 days per week (preferably Tuesday to Friday) from All Together Now’s office, which is close to Sydney’s Central Station.

The Project Manager will be paid a gross package of $71,750 pro rata, which is inclusive of 9.5% Superannuation. The gross package will be increased by 2.5% from 1 July 2019, and again in 2020. In addition, the Project Manager will have access to Flexi-time and bonus holidays over the Christmas/New Year period.

The Project Manager will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Ensure project meets the goals and social outcomes required under the Funding Agreement. Manage the project budget and external consultants for this project and ensure the project runs on time.
  2. Manage and support the Media Analyst and project volunteers.
  3. Liaise with funders, partner organisations and other stakeholders and ensure that all parties are kept up-to-date on the status of the project and their responsibilities in relation to the project’s outcomes.
  4. Work with the Media Analyst to analyse the data collected. Lead the organisation’s positioning around the findings, impact assessments, and recommendations from each data set. Make policy recommendations in light of the data.
  5. Work with the Managing Director to undertake Action Research with community groups to co-design solutions to the team’s research findings.
  6. Act as the project’s spokesperson when required.
  7. Monitor and evaluate the project with the assistance of project staff.

Selection criteria:

  1. Demonstrated experience in managing projects of a similar size and complexity to this project, including managing people, budgets and timelines.
  2. Experience in policy-making on issues that have a social impact.
  3. A Masters degree or relevant research background is essential, with experience in analysing data and drawing sound policy recommendations.
  4. A high degree of compassion and sensitivity with regards to the topic of this project, with experience working on a complex and confronting social issue essential. A high degree of resilience is required.
  5. Strong understanding of race and racism in Australian society, and a sound understanding of the Australian media landscape.
  6. Ability to keep relevant stakeholders engaged and appropriately informed.
  7. Media and public speaking experience will be highly regarded.
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