Job Type: Full-time
Location: Melbourne or Shepparton (hybrid work arrangements available)
Salary range: From $129,379 plus salary packaging, and superannuation, based on experience and expertise.
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.
Support the work of First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria through Treaty Negotiation Framework, and through implementation of the Elders’ Voice, Youth Voice, and engagement with Traditional Owner groups, as well as supporting the work of the Yurpa Committee.
The Assembly’s objective is to promote the self-determination and empowerment of Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians through the Treaty process.
- 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).
This role is responsible for supporting and overseeing stakeholder engagement in support of the achievement of Minimum Standards under the treaty Negotiation Framework and the implementation of Chamber Directives and priorities through the Elders’ Voice, the Youth Voice, and engagement with Traditional Owner groups, as well as support the work of the Yurpa Committee.
- Establish and maintain trusted relationships with Assembly and Council Members and key external stakeholders.
- Oversee the ongoing development of key stakeholder engagement models (including the Elders Voice, Youth Voice etc.) to support the Assembly to meet Minimum Standards and action Chamber and Committee Directives
- Oversee and manage the day-to-day work of the Representative Engagement Team.
- Support the development and implementation of the Assembly’s Stakeholder Engagement Strategy to support treaty making and guide strategic information gathering and dissemination activity.
- Manage the day-to-day delivery of strategic stakeholder engagement activity in accordance the Assembly’s Stakeholder Engagement Strategy (through the Elders’ Voice, Youth Voice, and engagement with Traditional Owner Groups).
- Work with TOGs to inform and support the treaty making process and deliver on Chamber and Committee Directives and priorities.
- Oversee the preparation of communications and supporting materials related to strategic stakeholder engagement activity.
- Work with relevant Assembly Staff to Support Assembly and Committee planning.
- Seek advice as required from the Office of the General Counsel.
- Support the delivery of Assembly elections.
- Work with Community Consultation & Engagement to coordinate events.
Qualifications & Experience:
- Demonstrated skill and capacity to work effectively and with integrity in the context of a Victorian First Peoples’ Representative Body.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal Communities and organisations within Victoria.
- Experienced relationship manager who has worked with multiple stakeholders and First Nations community representatives to achieve strategic objectives.
- Demonstrated ability to work with senior stakeholders in a complex and fast-moving environment.
- Strong organisational and project management skills with an ability to work to timelines and be outcome focused whilst managing multiple tasks.
- Proven track record in building teams and maintaining effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders for the effective delivery of quality objectives.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Competent in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
- Experience in a complex, for-purpose organisation led by values and the commitment to social change.
- Experience working with senior stakeholders in a complex and fast-moving environment.
- Budget management and oversight.
Salary beginning at $129,379 per annum (full-time equivalent) plus salary packaging, and superannuation, based on experience and expertise.
The role can be worked out of our Collingwood or Shepparton Offices with hybrid work arrangements available.
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.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.