Engagement Project Officer – Southwest (Identified)

Posted: 9 February 2024

Applications close: March 9, 2024

Salary range: From $85,000 (FTE) plus salary packaging, and superannuation, based on experience and expertise.

Employment type: Full-time

Download: Position Description

Location: Southwest Victoria

Walk with us and make history!

This is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures’ of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.


The Assembly’s objective is to promote the self-determination and empowerment of Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians through the Treaty process by:

  • Acting as the Aboriginal Representative Body to support Treaty negotiations; and
  • Enabling Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians to exercise sovereignty, the right to self-determination and other rights; including those contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

Walk with us and make history!


This is an exciting opportunity for an individual, who will be responsible for community organising and focused engagement with local Aboriginal Communities in order to determine the future process for Treaties.

Reporting to the Engagement Lead, the Engagement Project Officer will be a sounding board for listening to the concerns and feedback from the Aboriginal Community.


  • Plan and organise community-based events to build strong relationships for social and campaign events.
  • The promotion of enrolment and encouraging participation in Assembly elections and activity.
  • Being a sounding board and listening to the feedback from Aboriginal Community.
  • Delivering community feedback received to the Assembly for consideration and potential action.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of Victorian Aboriginal Communities
  • 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
  • Familiarity with MS Office suite
  • You must hold a full and unrestricted drivers license
  • Current Working with Children check.

For more information about this role, please contact us at people@firstpeoplesvic.org using the subject line: Engagement Project Officer enquiry.

Please see our website for further information about the role and our organisation. 

A Position Description is attached.


If you are ready to take on a challenging role and make a significant impact, please submit your resume, cover letter, and any other supporting documents to People@firstpeoplesvic.org.