Project Officer for Future Leaders Project

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association Of NSW

Applications Closing: Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 17:00

The Project Officer will develop, coordinate and implement all aspects of the Future Leaders Project.

The Future Leaders Project involves training people with disability to become leaders and to acquire the skills necessary to be able to participate in the governance of the organisation. The role is to get a fairer deal for people from diverse backgrounds with disability and their families

Category: Community Development
Field: Advocacy, Information & Campaigns
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: Inner West Sydney
About us

The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association (MDAA) is the leading NSW advocacy agency for people from non-English speaking (NESB) and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with disability and their families/carers

Position details


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience working in the disability sector and providing capacity building project work to people with disability
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the rights and interests of people with disability
  • Demonstrated skills in project management including skills including working with external consultants to ensure delivery of agreed outcomes within agreed timeframes, managing resources, budgeting, evaluation, and reporting
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as undertaking surveys, evaluation of results and preparation of associated reports.
  • Demonstrated high level consultation and networking skills
  • Excellent capacity to manage timeframes and competing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team environment
  • Demonstrated experience in cultural competency
  • Computer literacy in a Windows PC environment
Desirable Selection Criteria:


  • Experienced in the interpretation of Acts, Regulations, Subordinate Instruments and International Conventions relevant to the disability sector
  • Ability to lead groups and provide relevant training to future leaders aspiring to understand and participate in the good governance framework for the organisation.
  • Meeting deadlines and completing tasks within agreed timeframes and standards while also managing a fluctuating workload of other tasks is a key component of the success of the Future Leaders Project.  
  • Work with people from diverse backgrounds, ability to interact with a range of stakeholders, exercising sensitivity and empathy
  • Ability to mentor people with disability
Other Information:


  • Understanding of and commitment to social justice principles for people with disability
  • Understanding of and commitment to cultural diversity and the rights of people from   non-English speaking backgrounds
  • In addition, undertake police check (government requirement) prior to commencement and have no serious offences that may affect working with vulnerable people.
Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Nancy Walker
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 02 98916400
How to apply

For an information package call MDAA, further enquiries to Nancy Walker on (02) 9891 6400.


Applicants must address all the selection criteria.  

Send your application to:

Confidential, Nancy Walker

PO Box 884, Granville NSW 2142 or, MDAA

Applications close: 12 May 2019

Date posted: 18 April 2019

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