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Indigenous Programs Coordinator

Employer: AVI
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Indigenous, International Aid & Development, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 10 January, 2019.
Applications close: 10 February, 2019.

  • Exciting new role with the Australian Volunteers Program
  • Full-time, 12 month maximum-term contract
  • Based in Fitzroy, Melbourne

AVI supports the implementation of the Australian Volunteer Program (AVP) on behalf of the Australian Government. The program sends Australian volunteers on assignments overseas that are designed to sustainably build the capacity of people, organisations, communities and institutions. Through meaningful volunteer assignments, the Program creates enduring links between Australians and people and organisations in partner countries.

This position will sit within the Australian Volunteers Program at AVI and support the program’s objective to increase Indigenous participation within the program, helping to implement the program’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. The position will coordinate Indigenous programs such as the Classic Wallabies Indigenous Exchange (CWIE), and provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander volunteers participating in Indigenous programs and in the broader Australian Volunteers Program.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Relevant experience working in programs with a strong Indigenous focus. Tertiary qualifications in international development, community services, arts, social or political science is also desirable
  • Program coordination/administration, training or experience working on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program
  • Understanding of, and demonstrated experience and working with a diverse number Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders and groups – such as volunteers, and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander organisations
  • Proven stakeholder engagement and relationship building skills
  • Proven high level organisation, project coordination and time management skills
  • Good skills in word processing, excel spread sheet, presentation and database software applications
  • Good interpersonal skills, cross-cultural skills, and the ability to develop effective working relationships at all levels of the organisation
  • Proven ability to apply sensitivity and diplomacy when the situation requires it
  • Ability and experience in providing care and support to program participants when required

For a full outline of the position and applicant requirements please see the role profile and application form attached or go to the AVI website

*Please be advised that the role of Indigenous Programs Coordinator is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This position is open only to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.

How to apply for this job

Please submit a completed application form and a current resume to Brian Dalupan C/-, using the subject line: Indigenous Programs Coordinator application via EthicalJobs. Applications close at 11:59pm AEST, Sunday 10th February 2019. For any queries, please contact Brian Dalupan, Human Resources on (03) 9279 1755 or email

AVI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AVI is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, all applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Your privacy is important to AVI. It is the policy of AVI to respect the confidentiality of information and privacy of individuals. Personal information provided by you as part of your application (whether oral, electronic, or written) will be collected and processed for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment. In order to carry out this purpose, your information may be disclosed to appropriate persons in our offices. Any information we hold will be governed by the most current version of the AVI Privacy Policy which is available upon request.

Supporting materials  Application Form Indigenous Programs Coordinator.docx
 Indigenous Programs Coordinator Role Profile January 2019 FINAL.pdf