Position Available: Advocacy Coordinator – Race Discrimination

Advocacy Coordinator – Race Discrimination

The Advocacy Coordinator – Race Discrimination will drive the ongoing campaign to end racially discriminatory policing in Victoria. They will engage in parliamentary lobbying, strategic communications, community organising, and public events as they support a team of extraordinary young people to take on leadership roles throughout.

The Advocacy Coordinator works within the Police Accountability Project’s legal team and the Outreach Support Worker to respond to individual and community legal needs around discriminatory, unlawful or negative police contact and work toward objectives identified in the Without Suspicion campaign plan.

We seek an experienced, outgoing person with demonstrated skills in community organising, political analysis, lobbying, community education and media. The position is embedded in the centre’s Police Accountability Project, and will work closely with other legal, human rights and community sector groups on the campaign objectives.

This is a flexible 3 day (22.5 hour) 12 month contract position. $95,978 (pro rata), plus the benefits of tax-free salary packaging and family friendly, flexitime, partial Work From Home and time in lieu arrangements. The position is a 12-month contract with intention to extend as funding allows.

We also offer Christmas and New Year shut-down leave, an Employee Assistance Program; learning and professional development opportunities; and a working environment that is supportive, friendly, collaborative and values driven. We share a strong commitment to social justice.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Demonstrable experience with human rights, social justice or law reform campaigning;
  • Ability to practice strength-based approaches when working with CaLD young people and communities;
  • Experience in training or community or popular education;
  • Ability to think strategically, demonstrate leadership, balance a demanding workload and set priorities with a collaborative team; and
  • Familiarity with the political context of policing of indigenous and migrant communities and the impacts of over-policing and discrimination (either personal or through community networks);
  • Legal training or qualification is desirable but not essential.

See the position description for a full set of selection criteria.

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from diverse cultural, linguistic and refugee backgrounds, people of all ages, gender diverse people and LGBTIQ people. We welcome applications from people with a diversity of backgrounds and lived experience of the issues we work on.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications close: 9:00 AM AEST, 31st May 2021

Any queries about this position or for a confidential discussion, please contact Gregor Husper, Principal Solicitor on 03 9376 4355 or at gregor@fkclc.org.au

Applications must include a current CV and address selection criteria. Responses to key selection criteria are to be no more than 2 pages in length.

Applications should be marked as confidential and submitted via email to: gregor@fkclc.org.au 

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