ID: 180669

Project Manager

Migrant Services Regular - more than 6 months Anywhere

About this opportunity

Everyone in Australia is a migrant or a descendant of a migrant. Even our first peoples migrated here. And no matter how short or deep our roots are, most of us had to work hard to survive, find a job, put a roof over our heads, and feed our families. Times may have changed, but the challenges remain the same. Do you agree that even today newcomers are not easily accepted by existing communities, that ignorance, arrogance, and racism still exist, and that migrants have to work harder, be smarter, and be much more determined to get a job and prove themselves?

AMCCU (Australian Multi-Cultural Community United Ltd) is supporting the social and economic integration of migrants, fostering reconciliation, acceptance, and cooperation between the different races, ethnic and religious groups and bonding them into one Australian community. And we also celebrate the enriching multi-cultural diversity of our beautiful food, film, music, dance, fashion, art, literature, design, and crafts that makes our community so unique.

Being the new kid on the block ourselves, we intend to do all of this a bit differently from conventional charities. We don’t door-knock anymore but build cloud-based service platforms and online communication networks with passionate volunteer teams. We even have our own TV Production Team. However, no team can excel just by itself. It needs support.

That’s where you will come in.

There is hardly a week that wouldn't provide us with the opportunity to take on a project that would make a difference, no matter whether it is developing a service, a digital product, an event, or cooperation with the government or the community.

What do you need to bring to the team? Any and all of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gathered in project management (minimum 3 years experience), particularly your skills -

  • of planning projects from conception to implementation,
  • of mapping out timelines, of assessing project risks and opportunities,
  • of creating, allocating and managing a budget,
  • of communicating with all stakeholders,
  • of troubleshooting problems and challenges, and
  • of delivering the expected outcome.

**Personality: ** You need to be entrepreneurial, willing to take the initiative, driving the project from start to end. Social skills are important as you deal with a project team. Having self-esteem is beneficial, but ego won’t bring you anywhere in a community environment. Leadership is great, if you don't try becoming the boss.  It doesn’t matter if you are an introvert or an extrovert as long as you are a reliable communicator. Importantly, don’t leave any part of your personality at home, be all of you all the time.

**No Limitations: ** In AMCCU we offer you to learn and acquire new skills. At the same time, you can bring in all your experience and contribute as much as you like.

**Location: ** You would work remotely from wherever you want (you don’t need to be based in Victoria), being connected with all teams via phone or video-conferencing whenever required.

Your Impact: The impact of your work is far-reaching. By enabling our teams you empower them to act decisive and achieve more. And the more we can help migrants to succeed in Australia the more we can become the most tolerant, diverse, and happy nation on Earth.

So if you have the passion and the desire to create a meaningful legacy, then express your interest.

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Please provide a skills summary and/or your LinkedIn profile with your application. If successful, we will assist you with obtaining the Police Certificate and Children's Check.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

This is an important role and you need to be able to communicate with your team daily (5-10min). To achieve weekly progress, we request your commitment of 10hrs per week.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Education & Training
  • Marketing, Media & Communications
  • Tutoring & Coaching