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Indigenous Programs Coordinator

Australian Volunteers International |
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Location: Australia | Any Major City
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• Exciting opportunity to support First Nations approaches to international development
• Full-time, 35 hours per week
• Salary range $78k – $95k. Salary packaging available
• Melbourne based (Fitzroy)
• Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander designated position

AVI is a not-for-profit organisation based on Wurundjeri Country (Fitzroy, Melbourne), and manages the Australian Volunteers Program on behalf of the Australian Government. The Australian Volunteers Program works with partner organisations across 26 countries, supporting them to achieve their own development goals. The program part of Australia’s foreign aid and development portfolio.

Indigenous Pathways is an Indigenous-led component of the program, that aims to expand and strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation, by providing culturally safe, flexible and tailored support. A strong focus of Indigenous Pathways is to meaningfully connect Indigenous people and organisations from Australia, with Indigenous organisations and communities internationally, to collaborate on projects that are mutually beneficial – an example of this is our upcoming exchange project for Indigenous rangers.


The Indigenous Programs Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating various Indigenous Pathways activities including; coordinating project activities, supporting Indigenous volunteers; engagement with Indigenous organisations; coordinating the program’s Indigenous Volunteer Support and Advisory Panel; and coordinating projects such as knowledge exchange programs.

You do not need to have experience in international development to apply. We are looking for someone who has strong project-coordination skills, has a solid understanding of Indigenous ways of working and can build genuine and respectful relationships with Indigenous people and organisations. Flexibility, creativity and an interest in international development is also an advantage.

For a full outline of the position and requirements, please visit https://avi.elmotalent.com.au/controlpanel/recruitment/careers/view-job/84

How to apply

To apply for this role please provide your CV and a cover letter addressing your suitability for the role. We would like to gain a broad understanding of how your previous work and life experience makes you a good fit for this role and why you are interested. Applications will be assessed as they are received.

The role of Indigenous Programs and Engagement Coordinator is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures’ of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

Closing Date: Aug 31, 2023