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Project Coordinator - Stories of Strength

Employer: Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Project Management, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 11 February, 2019.
Applications close: 18 February, 2019. (Expired)

The Federation of Community Legal Centres (Vic) (“the Federation”) is the peak body for Victoria’s Community Legal Centres. At the Federation, we pursue our vision of a fair, inclusive, thriving community through being a respected and influential advocate. Our voice is distinct and courageous: we are not afraid to challenge government, big business, or other powerful actors. Together with our members and communities, we work to dismantle unjust systems that perpetuate racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, economic injustice and other inequalities.

Victoria is imprisoning more women than ever in history. It is time to change this, and change begins by listening to the voices of those who have lived experience of the system. You will coordinate a 12-month project working closely with women who have lived experience of the criminal justice system and are now speaking out about their experiences. Working closely with the Director of Strategy, Policy and Engagement, as well as with participants and supporting stakeholders, you will design and lead a 12-month program to support the women with training in advocacy, and in building strong relationships of support in the community.

Status: Fixed Term Part Time (0.8 EFT) for 12 months

Salary: $80,000 per annum (Paid pro rata) plus superannuation and generous salary packaging

Essential Skills and Experience

  • A minimum 2 years’ experience in advocacy roles; for example, in roles involving campaigning, media, lobbying or policy work.
  • Demonstrated project management experience and skills, including the ability to plan, prioritise and meet all project outcomes.
  • Demonstrated group facilitation skills.
  • Proven ability to design and deliver community projects, particularly with community members who have lived experience of injustice.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and the issues which women who experience it are often impacted by.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills including experience collaborating with a range of stakeholders including members, community sector partners, policy-makers and political decision-makers.
  • A deep and demonstrated understanding that people with lived experience are the experts in their own lives.
  • A deep and demonstrated understanding of how social movements achieve change.
  • Excellent organisational skills with flexibility to prioritise a range of competing demands and work to deadlines under pressure in a very fast paced environment.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and diplomacy skills, with the ability to work independently or as part of a collaborative team.

Personal Attributes

  • Motivated by collaboration and collective success.
  • Flexible, adaptive and able to work effectively in a small organisation.
  • Openness to change, receptiveness to new ideas and exercises initiative.
  • Capacity to work independently and monitor own work performance.


  • Experience in social work, counselling or a related field.
  • Experience working closely with women impacted by issues of poverty and discrimination.

A full position description is available below.

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