Community Engagement Officer

Community Engagement Officer

The Assembly

The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria (the Assembly) is the voice of Aboriginal people in Victoria in the next stage of the Treaty process. It is made up of Victorian Traditional Owners, elected by Aboriginal Communities, for Aboriginal Communities, to advance our rights, interests and benefits.

Our mandate is to work with the State to establish Treaty processes that recognise our sovereignty as the First Peoples of Victoria, support self-determination, and realise our human rights, to make Victoria stronger for everyone. Walk with us and make history!

The Role

The Community Engagement team at the Assembly is responsible for servicing and connecting the Assembly to Victorian Aboriginal Communities and assisting Members to engage. This includes the planning and development of a regional engagement strategy, media and social media support and keeping Community informed about Treaties and the progress of the Assembly.

Reporting to the Senior Engagement Adviser and part of a small team, the Community Engagement Officer is responsible for on-the-ground engagement with Victorian Aboriginal Communities in order to determine the future process for Treaties.

In addition, this role is responsible for promoting enrolment and encouraging participation in Assembly elections and activity.

Your previous experience and skill set includes:

• Experience working with the Victorian Aboriginal Community;
• Solid communication skills;
• Strong influencing skills;
• Working to challenging deadlines and following a plan;
• Being well organised;
• A collaborative and respectful approach;
• Being a creative problem solver.

Join an environment where you will be immersed in Aboriginal culture and get to work with Communities across Victoria.

Apply now by submitting your CV and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and suitability to

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.

Salary range: $85,000 – $97,000

Applications close 3 April 2020

Download PDF