Apply now! JRS seeks a Housing Project Coordinator.

Position Title: Housing Project Coordinator

Exciting new position!

JRS Australia requires an experienced project coordinator who is skilled at networking and building referral pathways and who is passionate about the rights of people seeking asylum. 

Work Type/s: Part time  (a four day per week position)

Award: SCHCADS Level 5.1

Location: Sydney

Applications close: 25 July, 2019.

Download position description here.

About JRS Australia.

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.

About the position.

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), in partnership with Life Without Barriers and the Asylum Seekers Centre, is looking for an experienced community sector professional with project coordination experience and a commitment to the rights of people seeking asylum. The aim of this project is to improve the access of people seeking asylum to safe, appropriate, longer term housing. The project coordinator will work to build and improve upon stakeholder relationships and will work to develop and maintain referral pathways between asylum seeker specific services, housing service providers and other relevant stakeholders. This project will conclude in December 2019.

Applicants will be subject to a Working with Children Check and the National Criminal Record Check.

The position is part time – four days per week (0.8 FTE)

Download position description here.


  • Demonstrated experience in project coordination within the human services/community sector.
  • The ability to establish and maintain networks with relevant stakeholders and community groups.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues faced by people seeking asylum and refugees living in Australia, particularly in relation to housing and homelessness.
  • Demonstrated experience working with people who are in the process of seeking asylum and/or with people from refugee backgrounds, as well as a high level of cross-cultural awareness.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • The ability to work autonomously, to manage competing deadlines, prioritise workload appropriately and work in flexible manner.
  • The ability to think creatively, use initiative and problem solve.
  • Strong computer skills for the creation of schedules, programs, reports, correspondence and other documents.
  • Adherence to the mission and values of Jesuit Refugee Service and the Australian Jesuit Province.
  • Commitment to human rights, gender equality, and social justice and a passion for the rights of people seeking asylum.
  • Commitment to working within current EEO, WH&S, and child protection legislation.


  • Demonstrated experience in the housing or homelessness sector.
  • People with lived refugee experience are highly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Download position description here. Please submit your cover letter, resume and responses to the selection criteria to: using the subject line, “Housing Project Coordinator.

For further information about the position, please contact: Maeve Brown, Manager – The Arrupe Project. E: P: (02) 9098 9336

Applications close: Thursday, 25th July at 5pm. 

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