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LGBTIQA+ Youth Empowerment Project Officer

SA Rainbow Advocacy Alliance
  • Classification: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award. Level 3.1 to 4.1, depending on experience.
  • Hourly pay: $32.54 - $37.54
  • Job type: Fixed term contract until 16 December 2022
  • Hours: Part time, 22.8 hours or 3 days per week (0.6 FTE)
  • Location: Work from home arrangement based in South Australia on Kaurna land
  • Reports to: Board Chair, Varo (they/them)

We have an exciting opportunity to join our growing team to advocate and educate for the rights and wellbeing of LGBTIQA+ South Australians.

We’re looking for a highly organised Project Officer with experience in community building to coordinate and facilitate our LGBTIQA+ Youth Empowerment project.


SA Rainbow Advocacy Alliance (SARAA) is a community-run charity working to advocate, inform and educate for a LGBTIQA+ inclusive, healthy and safe South Australia.

SARAA is an equal-opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, and people with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

Find out more about SARAA at

About the position

SARAA is launching a new LGBTIQA+ youth empowerment project that will build the capacity of young leaders to build supportive and resilient communities that are equipped to make positive change.

We’ll coordinate regular Supporting Peer Supporters forums which will see experienced peer facilitators who support LGBTIQA+ young people meet regularly to share lessons and undertake training.

In the second half of this year, we’ll host a Queer Youth Summit where we’ll bring together LGBTIQA+ young people wanting to build their leadership, advocacy and community building skills.

Main responsibilities

In this role you’ll be responsible for taking ownership of and coordinating our LGBTIQA+ youth empowerment project.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include, but aren’t limited to:

  • coordinating a group of experienced peer facilitators to share learnings about effective peer support
  • organising our Queer Youth Summit for LGBTIQA+ young people to learn foundational leadership skills
  • organising events to connect the LGBTIQA+ community
  • assisting to manage SARAA’s social media and digital outreach
  • supporting SARAA to engage with South Australian LGBTIQA+ communities
  • supporting SARAA to meet it’s contractual and funding obligations
  • complying with SARAA’s policies, for example work health and safety, child safety
  • Out of hours and weekend work may occasionally be required

Flexibility and support

You’ll work alongside SARAA’s Policy & Project Officer.

You’ll be supported by SARAA’s volunteer Board and will have regular check-ins with the Board Chair.

We offer a standard flexible start time between 8:00am and 9:30am and aim to offer further adhoc flexibilities as required.

We strongly support work from home arrangements. You may also spend some of your time at our shared office space at SHINE SA, Woodville.

We’ll support all accessibility requirements wherever possible.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a highly organised Project Officer with experience in community building to coordinate and facilitate our LGBTIQA+ Youth Empowerment program.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • has excellent organisation, administration and communication skills
  • is able to work autonomously
  • can take ownership of projects and prioritise work for effective outcomes
  • has experience in facilitation and community building
  • has experience in event management and administrative roles
  • has demonstrated experience working with LGBTIQA+ communities
  • has demonstrated knowledge of social justice issues related to LGBTIQA+ identities, racism & cultural diversity, First Nation’s justice and disability access
  • has good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google applications and social media
  • has working knowledge of or an ability to learn CRM software, social media and website applications.

If you’re successful you’ll also need:

We encourage you to apply even if you don’t have all of the above skills and experience. A passion for the work and willingness to learn is the most important thing to us.

What you’ll get out of this position

As SARAA’s Project Officer you’ll:

  • make an impact for and with the South Australian LGBTIQ+ community
  • be part of a passionate, supportive and inclusive team
  • lead and shape an emerging organisation

We’ll be reviewing applications as they arrive and conducting online interviews on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply before the deadline if possible.

If you have any questions you can contact Varo, Chair SARAA Board at [email protected] using the subject line: LGBTIQA+ Youth Empowerment Project Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We’ll consider all applications based on experience and circumstance, not on written communication skills alone.

How to apply

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