Communications Officer

Reconciliation Australia is seeking an organised, creative, and enthusiastic team player to join our Communications and Engagement team.

  • Sydney preferred
  • $72,000 – $78,000 Inclusive of 17.5% leave loading, excluding superannuation
  • Full-time plus flexible working

The role

Reconciliation Australia is seeking an organised, creative, and enthusiastic team player to join our Communications and Engagement team at Reconciliation Australia. We are seeking candidates with organisational communications experience, and a commitment to advancing Reconciliation in Australia.

The successful candidate will have some skills across producing images, video, text, and other content for website, EDMs, social media, reports, publications, and media releases. Furthermore, the successful candidate will have a working understanding of how communications teams function within organisations.

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you. Please access the full Position Description Below.

Should you require any further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Liz Willis, General Manager, Communications and Engagement – [email protected]

About you 


  1. A demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and issues.
  2. Hold or display relevant training and understanding of applying image, video and general digital content production skills as part of an organisational communications team.
  3. Demonstrated applied experience with Adobe Creative Suite and/or other design / production software.
  4. Demonstrated experience with website content management platforms including WordPress.
  5. Understanding of principles of online content management including accessibility and useability principles.
  6. Strong written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and accurately to a broad range of audiences.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, portraying organisational and time management skills with attention to detail.
  8. A demonstrated commitment and willingness to learn about reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.

Our organisation

Reconciliation Australia is an independent, national, not-for-profit organisation promoting and facilitating reconciliation by building relationships, respect and trust between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our vision is for a just, equitable and reconciled Australia.

Salary and other details

The salary range for this role is $72,000 – $78,000 (Including 17.5% leave loading + Superannuation, dependent on experience and qualifications.

How to apply

Please download the Communications Officer Position Description.

Email [email protected] your:

  1. CV;
  2. Covering Letter addressing:
    1. the Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description (above);
    2. preferred location (Sydney or Canberra); and
    3. Quoting ref: Comms Officer
  3. Completed RA Cover Sheet.
Paul House with gum leaves and smoke
Paul Girrawah House

Paul Girrawah House has multiple First Nation ancestries from the South-East Canberra region, including the Ngambri-Ngurmal (Walgalu), Pajong (Gundungurra), Wallabollooa (Ngunnawal) and Erambie/Brungle (Wiradyuri) family groups.

Paul acknowledges his diverse First Nation history, he particularly identifies as a descendant of Onyong aka Jindoomang from Weereewaa (Lake George) and Henry ‘Black Harry’ Williams from Namadgi who were both multilingual, essentially Walgalu-Ngunnawal-Wiradjuri speaking warriors and Ngunnawal–Wallaballooa man William Lane aka ‘Billy the Bull’ - Murrjinille.

Paul was born at the old Canberra hospital in the centre of his ancestral country and strongly acknowledges his First Nation matriarch ancestors, in particular his mother Dr Aunty Matilda House-Williams and grandmother, Ms Pearl Simpson-Wedge.

Paul completed a Bachelor of Community Management from Macquarie University, and Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage and Management from CSU.

Paul provided the Welcome to Country for the 47th Opening of Federal Parliament in 2022. Paul is Board Director, Ngambri Local Aboriginal Land Council, Member Indigenous Reference Group, National Museum of Australia and Australian Government Voice Referendum Engagement Group.  

Paul works on country with the ANU, First Nations Portfolio as a Senior Community Engagement Officer

Acknowledgement of Country

Reconciliation Australia acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing  connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.

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