Project Coordinator – Aboriginal Families Together

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Parramatta and Western Suburbs
April 21, 2022

Uniting’s ‘Future Horizon’s Strategy seeks to maximise our impact by designing, piloting and providing new solutions for some of our communities most pressing challenges. Our goal is to transform unjust social structures and we see social innovation as an important means for achieving positive change. The Aboriginal Families Together is one of our key Uniting social innovation projects.

This is a full time, closed period contract until 30 June 2023.

About the Role

As the Aboriginal Project Coordinator for this project, you will have the opportunity to work with two of our team across regional communities (Nambucca Heads & Dubbo) to co-design a community owned solution that will keep Aboriginal families together. You will be an integral member of the Aboriginal Families Together project team, working closely with the Co-Design Specialist – Aboriginal Projects and both field communities who have developed deep connections with the community through the provision of playgroups and family support services. Specifically you will;

  • Develop an overarching project plan with the advice and support of the Aboriginal Families Together Co-Design Specialist, Senior Leadership team, site teams (Nambucca Heads & Dubbo) that aims to design and create an Aboriginal Families Together program, testing existing evidence based approaches with applied cultural intelligence, practice inclusion and shared values
  • Lead both field site teams through the overarching project plan, helping e support and communicate the project  into action plans for both sites
  • Support community engagement, administration, documentation and planning needs across both sites such as workshops and systems
  • Support the development of innovation capability and capacity of field teams by seeking advice and support of innovation experts within and outside of Uniting
  • Identify ways to transition existing services and operations as the co-design  moves into pilot phase
  • Collaborate with experts to prepare an evaluation (including the procurement of external evaluation advice)

For more information about the role please click on the position description.  Aboriginal Families Together Project Coordinator_PD.pdf

About You

  • Aboriginality and demonstrated ability to build respectful relationships and maintain successful engagement with Aboriginal people, families and communities
  • Demonstrated competence in managing projects, delivering on key accountabilities and achieving milestone outputs
  • Demonstration communication, engagement, networking and negotiation skills working with diverse Aboriginal communities, service agencies and other collaborative partners
  • Demonstrated competence in maintaining accurate and appropriate records, report writing and ability to source information, collate evidence and data
  • Current drivers licence and ability to travel to Dubbo and Nambucca Heads at least once a month

For more information about what it’s like to be one of over 300  employees within Uniting who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander click here:

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check. The successful applicant will be required to provide appropriate evidence of identity as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

For more information contact Gavin Mate – Head of Aboriginal Strategy & Engagement on 0449 149 214 or



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April 21, 2022

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