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Diversity and Inclusion Officer (FT)

Role Purpose:

As part of the Community Engagement and Development team and in collaboration with the Diversity and Inclusion Manager, this newly created 4-5 day role is responsible for driving positive social change among men from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Through education, awareness-raising, creative campaigns, prevention programs and partnerships, White Ribbon Australia promotes the positive role men can play in preventing men’s violence against women. We equip men from a wide range of backgrounds with the necessary knowledge and resources to be active advocates for changing the social norms, attitudes and behaviours that are at the root of men’s violence against women.

The Diversity and Inclusion Officer is a new role within White Ribbon Australia responsible for:

  • Providing administrative and project support to the White Ribbon Diversity and Inclusion Program.
  • Supporting the organisation of workshops, community forums and other awareness and educational initiatives to drive positive cultural change amongst CALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women, young people, children and their communities.
  • Assisting in the coordination and development of culturally appropriate resources for CALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Undertaking research to broaden the White Ribbon Diversity Program to engage  diversity groups such as people with disability, seniors, LGBTIQ+ etc.

White Ribbon Vision and Purpose:

White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end men’s violence against women and girls. White Ribbon Australia, as part of this global social movement, works through a primary prevention approach understanding that men are central to seeing the social change necessary to prevent men’s violence against women. Through community engagement, we engage men to stand up, speak out and act to influence the actions of men, demand change and drive gender equality.

Vision: A nation that respects women, in which every woman lives in safety free from all forms of men’s abuse.
Purpose: Engaging men to make women’s safety a man’s issue too.

White Ribbon Core Values:

  • Courage – courage in facing challenge and finding creative, innovative solutions
  • Integrity – ethical, honest and accountable to all
  • Respect– compassionate, honouring and acknowledging difference and upholding dignity
  • Collaboration – working collaboratively to drive positive social change
  • Leadership – leaders in driving lasting, positive, normative change

Essential Selection Criteria


  • This is a targeted position for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Understanding of diversity and inclusion principles
  • A commitment to inclusive practices that enhance access to people from CALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to services and participation in national campaigns.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to forge connections and collaborative partnerships with people from a wide variety of backgrounds that enhance organisational goals
  • At least 2 years administrative and program support experience
  • An ability to work effectively and unsupervised within a busy team environment
  • Willingness to work and travel outside of hours to attend stakeholder / consultation forums
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline e.g. Education, Social Sciences, Community consultation etc.



  • Experience in community services or the not-for-profit sector.
  • Knowledge of the violence against women sector.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


A full position description is attached here.

Please address your application to HR Manager, White Ribbon Australia: using the subject line: Diversity and Inclusion Officer via White Ribbon Australia.

We would like to start interviewing for this role, commencing 30 October 2017.

All applicants MUST submit a covering letter, resume and address the selection criteria.

This role is exclusive to applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander decent. Applicants for this role must satisfy the following criteria.

  • being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • identifying as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
  • being accepted as such by the community in which you live, or formerly lived.

Any application that does not address these areas will not be considered.

This 12 months contract,  4 – 5 days role is based in North Sydney and the salary band is from $60K – $64K (inclusive 9.5% superannuation).

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