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Community Liaison Officer

Advertiser: DeafACTMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
22 Aug 2019
Work Type
Administration & Office Support, Administrative Assistants

DeafACT is the primary local representative for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people in the ACT and surrounding region. Our mission is to promote the needs of our community through advocacy, recreation and sporting involvement. 

As a result of an NDIS grant DeafACT is seeking to employ an enthusiastic individual with a variety of skills. The role will provide both administration support to the Board as well as plan, promote, budget for and deliver a range of community events for the local Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community.

The hours will be flexible and likely to vary depending upon workload and project timelines.

Some weekend and after-hours work will be required.

The role at present is until 31 May 2020 but may continue depending upon funding.

People with a lived experience of Deafness are strongly encouraged to apply.

Immediate start.


The role will cover the following duties: 

• Assist the board with Company Secretariat duties – taking board minutes, distributing agenda, managing correspondence and the like.

• Manage the primary promotional tools – social media, email, the DeafACT website and other activities.

• Develop and deliver a calendar of community events.

• Assist the Board with its reporting back to Government.

• Assist the Board in applying for grants and other funding.

• Development of online support materials.


1. Must be a self-starter and willing to show initiative.

2. Experience working in a professional administration environment producing professional documents such as minutes, proposals, funding applications and formal correspondence.

3. Experience in using social media platforms and website content management systems.

4. Competent professional computer skills such as the Microsoft Office suite.

5. Experience in planning events.

6. The ability to establish networks and engage in social situations.

7. A licence and willingness to use their own transport (with reimbursement)


1. A lived experience with deafness either directly or indirectly.

2. The ability to sign in Auslan or a willingness to learn.

To Apply

Please send your resume with a covering letter to by COB Friday 30 August 2019.

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