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Welcome to Sydney Project Officer (6 month contract)

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Organisation : Settlement Services International

Location : Sydney (Ashfield)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 16 Jan, 2019

About the role

  • Ashfield Location
  • Accrued day off every fortnight
  • Flexible working environment


At SSI, the Community Engagement team creates pathways for newcomers to engage meaningfully and be included in the Australian community. We are informed by community voice and achieve our goals through developing community leadership, building capacity and stakeholder engagement.


The Welcome2Sydney Project is an innovative project that facilitates connection between volunteer Hosts and families who are newly arrived to Australia. The Project Officer will coordinate internal stakeholders to lead project implementation and respond to feedback from participants as it emerges. You will be responsible for implementing and reviewing communications and promotional strategies for the Welcome to Sydney Project, coordinating internal units to support the Welcome2Sydney project, stakeholder management and project administration. Please note: this position may be required to work on the weekends.


The successful applicant will be a creative and energetic person who is able to facilitate warm introductions between City Hosts and families who are newly arrived to the community. You will have a degree in Community Services or Social work or equivalent industry experience, exce llent project management and administration skills. Experience in the settlement sector will be desirable as is the ability to speak Arabic.

Please respond to the “About You” section in your cover letter.


We offer the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of our clients, their families, carers, and communities.

We have a fantastic benefits package that promotes work/life balance; something we are very passionate about! This includes a fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) for full time staff, flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options so you can increase your take home pay!

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Settlement Services International

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality. Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Welcome to Sydney Project Officer (6 month contract) via Pro Bono Australia.


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