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About Multicultural Australia   

It’s who we are...

Multicultural Australia emerged from a community-based social movement to advance multiculturalism and build communities where everyone belongs.

Since 1998, we have welcomed tens of thousands of individuals from refugee, asylum seeker, international student and migrant backgrounds – with the goal of creating a more equitable and prosperous society.

Today, we are a multicultural for-purpose organisation and settlement provider with a strong and connected physical presence across metropolitan and regional Queensland.

Our clients and community are at the heart of everything we do, and we are passionate about providing care and services in person centred and compassionate ways.

We are also playing our part in influencing the multicultural landscape across Australia.

We work with individuals, communities, business and government to help build a more welcoming Queensland through advocacy, cultural training, community events, employment, youth programs, sports and arts inclusion programs to advance a diverse, inclusive and multicultural community.

We have worked hard to advance multicultural Australia and build communities where everyone belongs. Developing inclusive and prosperous communities, changing the conversation and keeping fit for the future are the strategic pillars that highlight why we exist. They underpin what we do—our services, partnerships and business. Ethical leadership and deep collaboration with community is at the heart of how we work—our culture and practice.

About the role:

Multicultural Australia is currently offering an opportunity for a Project Coordinator to work as part of our Employment team. The role is (0.6FTE) part-time, maximum term till 31th August 2024 and based in Brisbane with travel to greater Brisbane and Logan area as required..

The purpose of the Project Coordinator role is to coordinate and support the Enabling an Inclusive Aged Care Workforce project and deliver related outcomes, supporting the Health and Community Services Sector to attract, develop and retain skilled staff. Among other duties, the successful candidate will: 

  • Coordinate the delivery of the Enabling an Inclusive Aged Care Workforce project and in particular:
    1. Facilitate consultation and co-design with multicultural communities and stakeholders
    2.  Screening and shortlisting of candidates for the project
    3. Support delivery of workshops and training sessions
    4. Coordinate a mentoring type program incorporated in the project
    5. Facilitate reflections and learnings of the program
    6. Support networking sessions
  • Coordinate the creation and ongoing engagement of a Project Reference Group to inform the project. 
  • Facilitate CALD community participation and engagement with the project 
  • Coordinate consultation and roundtable discussions with diverse communities and aged care industry;
  • Facilitate co-design of cultural awareness training packages in collaboration with Training team
  • Coordinate referral, intake, assessment, screening and shortlisting processes for candidates that will participate in the project ; 
  • Meet and achieve organisational KPIs and work plans with the essential focus on a Results Based Accountability framework; 
  • Undertake written work including preparation of reports for the project, 
  • Manage and educate stakeholders (internal, external and partnership relationships) and coordinate networking events
  • The role will require travel and ability to work across different MA office locations: Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan Councils
  • Work across a consortium of organisations to support outcomes for clients; 
  • Apply skills and knowledge to identify where cross functional relationships (both internal and external) can be leveraged to provide broad client services 
  • Actively contribute to the continuous improvement of Employment team services and process, to deliver customer service effectively, efficiently and professionally; 
  • Actively promote inclusive and meaningful activities for clients with multiple barriers to employment to effectively create opportunities to maximise social inclusion; 
  • Assist in coordinating work placements including employer engagement, organisational profiling in order to match client needs, recruitment, placement support and post placement support; 
  • Deliver client focused advocacy with community and government agencies 
  • Establish referral pathways for appropriate service options for clients In addition to the duties listed above all Multicultural Australia staff are expected to:
  • Carry out general administrative functions related to their role and to the effective and efficient functioning of Multicultural Australia as a whole. 

What qualifications and skills do I need?

You will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and have effective communication and interpersonal skills. As well as having a confident and positive personality, you will possess:

  1. Possession of a tertiary qualification in Business/Management, Human Resources, Training, Community Services, Social Work or related discipline;
  2. Demonstrated ability in project management
  3. Demonstrated experience in providing results-driven employment support to jobseekers, especially the ones with multiple barriers to employment 
  4. Proven ability to develop and lead both in-person and technology-based employment support programs and group activities;
  5. Outstanding cross-cultural communication skills and a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of issues in relation to the settlement and Australian employment experience of refugees and migrants; 
  6. Demonstrated ability to work creatively and strategically through utilising high level stakeholder negotiation skills (internal and external) in seeking opportunities for clients and the organisation; 

Successful candidate will be required to have a valid driver’s license, police check and apply for a Working with Children Blue Card. 

Please peruse the position description on our website for full details about the role: 

How do I apply?

If your next move aligns with this position, please apply directly using the apply link!! You will redirect to our internal recruitment system to register your interest and submit a covering letter along with your resume. 

Please submit your application no later than COB 04.09.2023. Depending on the volume of applications received we may not be able to respond to all.  However, all applications submitted will be thoroughly reviewed to assess suitability for the position. Please note interviews may be held prior to the closing date.

We encouraged you to submit your application as soon as possible as we might interview and appoint suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

At Multicultural Australia, we pursue a workforce that is as diverse as our community - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and belief - and reflects the communities we work in. We recognise diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and we are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. 

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, and people of diverse genders and/or sexual orientations.


Acknowledgement of country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognise that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.


Multicultural Australia respects and values Australia’s First Nation peoples’ enormous resilience, courage, determination and often unrecognized contributions to this country’s social and economic development. We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope for the future.