COORDINATOR ROLE FOR NEW VOLUNTEER PROJECT

We are currently seeking a suitably experienced person for a temporary role as the coordinator of an exciting new volunteer project involving refugee clients of the Illawarra Multicultural Services and UOW law students. Please see below for details about the role.
 
If you are interested in applying for this role please respond to Dr Niamh Kinchin from the University of Wollongong Law School at nkinchin@uow.edu.au (Ph: 02 4221 5725) by COB Friday, 16th December. Please include your CV and a statement (no more than one page) on how your experience fits with the project coordinator role.
 
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Position Title

Project Coordinator

 
Project Overview

The project will establish a program linking student volunteers from the University of Wollongong’s law school with local refugee families and the community organisations that assist them. A pressing need exists to provide refugees with information on family reunification and other matters. Currently such assistance is significantly under-resourced and refugee families often do not receive appropriate assistance with navigating an unfamiliar legal system, filling out complex forms and gathering evidence.  The project will provide student volunteers who can provide administrative assistance to the clients of Illawarra Multicultural Services, to alleviate the significant backlog of clients. 

List of Tasks
Primary purpose:
Develop and deliver a pilot project to provide volunteer support for refugee communities.
University of Wollongong law students will provide this service to clients of Illawarra Multicultural Services.
 Tasks:
Confirming roles and responsibilities for project stakeholders
Setting up project timeline
Creating volunteer resource kit
Developing position descriptions for student volunteers
Setting up volunteer recruitment for students and lawyers
Developing evaluation processes
Developing and coordinating the training program
Overseeing project delivery with the first round of volunteers
Consulting with the project advisory committee
Knowledge and skills:
Project management skills
Skills and experience in working with diverse communities
Strong communication skills
Self-motivation
Education/experience:
Experience in volunteer management
Experience in working with community-based projects 
Law-related or legal education is desirable but not necessary
 
Timeline
Immediate start.
Training to be delivered by mid – late March 2017.
Volunteer project to be officially launched in April 2017.
 
Total cost 
$6000, to be paid in two instalments at the beginning and at the completion of the project. 
$6000 has been calculated based on 150 hours at $40/hour. This will amount to approximately 21 days of work. 
The project coordinator will need an ABN for the purpose of invoicing.

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