Senior Negotiations Officer

Posted: 31 August 2023

Applications close: September 24, 2023

Salary range: $105,479 - $116,550 plus salary packaging, and superannuation, based on experience and expertise

Employment type: Full-time

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Job Type: Full-time

Location: Collingwood

Salary range: $105,479 – $116,550 plus salary packaging, and superannuation, based on experience and expertise.

Seeking a Senior Negotiations Officer to support the Negotiations Team, offering strategic counsel and supporting Assembly Members in treaty negotiations in Victoria.

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

Join us as a Senior Negotiations Officer, leading our team to provide strategic guidance and assistance to Assembly Members for successful treaty negotiations in Victoria. Your expertise will shape vital agreements that impact our future. Make your mark in diplomacy and strategy with us.


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

This role is responsible for supporting the Negotiations Team to provide strategic advice and support to Assembly Members to prepare for and negotiate Treaty in Victoria.


  • Reporting to the Strategic Negotiations Manager, support the Assembly Co-Chairs, Council and Members to advance the Treaty process.
  • Support the integration of policy and research into the Assembly’s negotiation strategy by working with a highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team with expertise in the areas of legal, negotiation, policy analysis and research.
  • Establish and maintain trusted working relationships with Assembly Members, the Executive Leadership Team and staff.
  • Collaborate across the Assembly’s operations team to provide strategic advice in relation to Treaty making and support Treaty negotiations.
  • Support the implementation of the Assembly’s strategic engagement strategy to strengthen collaborative partnerships and ensure that the voices and expertise of key Aboriginal community groups inform the Treaty process.
  • Support coordination and information sharing across the Assembly’s structures and processes, including the work of Assembly Council, committees and representative forums.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Demonstrated skill and capacity to work effectively and with integrity in the context of a Victorian Traditional Owner Representative Body
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal Communities and organisations within Victoria.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with senior stakeholders in a complex and fast moving environment.
  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills, including the ability to recognise emerging issues of importance.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills with an ability to work to timelines and be outcome focused whilst managing multiple tasks.
  • Excellent strategic mindset, problem solving capabilities and able to think holistically without losing attention to detail.
  • Experience in a complex, for-purpose organisation led by values and the commitment to social change.
  • Experience in providing strategic, authoritative advice in a complex and fast-moving operating environment.
  • Strategic planning, project management and coordination.
  • Degree qualified (highly desired) or equivalent experience.

Salary of $105,479 – $116,550 per annum (full-time equivalent) plus salary packaging, and superannuation, based on experience and expertise.

Please see the attached job profile for more information.

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

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.