August 2021

Project Coordinator

Position available: 

  • Use your exceptional project management & admin skills to drive social change
  • Embrace our flexible work arrangements, be based anywhere in Australia
  • 0.8 FTE, 1-year fixed-term contract; circa $80k pa. pro rata

Collaboration for Impact is a leading capability building services provider in the field of place-based collaborative change and systems change. We support over 40 initiatives across Australia to drive social change, many based in regional and remote Australia.

The Opportunity

Become a key member in our Stronger Places Stronger People (SPSP) Project Team supporting a complex multi-site initiative working in 10 communities to create better outcomes for families and children.

The Project Coordinator supports the SPSP Project Lead and the project team by:

  • Providing project management and admin support for this large and complex project
  • Supporting project teams, with proactive coordination, administration and travel logistics for our practitioners, delivering work in 10 communities
  • Managing a complex project budget
  • Provide support to a Learning Program and “Communities of Practice”.
  • Interact with and have strong relationships with a range of stakeholders including
    • our strategic partner organisation in this project,
    • the government client team,
    • CFI’s network of practitioners, and
    • community members.
  • Draft and coordinate subcontracting agreements with network team members
  • Design, implement and improve project management and workflow processes and tools to track and guide delivery of projects.
  • Contribute to the evaluation and learning framework and systems including periodically reporting on evaluation.

 Ways of working

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Self-directed and able to work efficiently and effectively remotely, managing time and solving problems proactively
  • A self-starter that takes initiative to proactively anticipate team needs offering support on the front foot.
  • Responsive to changing needs and priorities
  • Motivated to identify and implement improvements in processes and systems
  • Have high self-awareness, including cultural awareness and exceptional communication skills.
  • A commitment to continuous learning, professional development and self-reflection

What We’re Looking For

 Qualifications in Project Management are desirable

 Demonstrated experience in:

 Project Management of complex projects with multiple teams and stakeholders

  • Managing complex project budgets with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Outstanding and timely administration,
  • Design, implement and improve processes and tools to track project delivery
  • Stakeholder management and strong relationship building and nurturing skills
  • SuperUser capability key systems (Harvest, DropBox, Presentations, Excel and Word) and ability to introduce system and process innovation and improvement.
  • Team coordination and support anticipating team’s needs and ensuring delivery consultant have what they need (resources, travel logistics and access to CFI tools etc.)
  • Recording and reporting for evaluation, measurement & learning systems

 If you have this, we’d love to hear from you!


Important information:

The organisation has a bring your own devices policy.

This is a 1-year contract for 0.8 FTE position.

Applications will be reviewed progressively, please apply ASAP. If you require more information, please contact

What to do Next?

Please submit your application to with the Subject Heading: CFI Project Coordinator – [your name]

and include:

  • A one-page cover letter introducing you, your interest in and experience for the position.
  • A current resume
  • A statement answering the following questions:
  1. Tell us about the most challenging complex project you have managed and what you did to make your role effective in meeting the project objectives.
  2. Please describe the stakeholders in a complex project you have managed and how you developed and maintained your relationships within and around this project.
  3. Describe your approach and an example of process improvement you have implemented.
  4. Tell us about the trickiest project budget you have managed, your role in this, and what made the budget a challenge.


Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

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