Education Partnerships – Senior Officer

This is a full-time role based in either Sydney or Canberra with flexible working options available.

The role

As a Senior Officer in Education Partnerships, you will develop strategic partnerships across the education sector to support the take up and impact of the Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education program across Australia.

This will be achieved through developing relationships and collaborating with key organisations to drive and strengthen a reconciliation commitment in the Australian education system, and through supporting the development and implementation of Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) for education and training organisations.

About you

  • You thrive in a supportive team environment and are passionate about the vision of Reconciliation Australia.
  • You have experience in engaging in reconciliation in education settings, and a good understanding of Australian education sectors and systems more broadly.
  • You are an effective communicator who is highly organised, responsive and works collaboratively with your fellow team members

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.

Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education program has resources and tools for schools and early learning services to actively contribute to the reconciliation movement.

Through the Narragunnawali online platform, schools and early learning services can develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), and teachers and educators can access professional learning and curriculum resources to support the implementation of reconciliation initiatives.

“I was immediately impressed by Narragunnawali’s commitment to truth-telling and educating all Australians about race and First Nations history. I am particularly inspired by Narragunnawali, as it aligns with my ultimate goal to ensure a truthful account of Australia’s history is taught in all Australian schools, where the education and content comes from First Nations people.” – Narragunnawali stakeholder

Narragunnawali (pronounced narra-gunna-wally) is a word from the language of the Ngunnawal people, Traditional Owners of the land on which Reconciliation Australia’s Canberra office is located. The word means alive, wellbeing, coming together and peace. We pay our respects and thank the United Ngunnawal Elders Council for giving us permission to use the word narragunnawali.

Why work for Reconciliation Australia

  • Flexible working options are available including flexible start and finish times and work from home.
  • Competitive salary depending on experience.
  • Study leave options available for applicable staff
  • Amazing team culture with regular staff events
  • Learn from leaders in the industry and have direct access to the Senior Leadership Team
  • Reconciliation Australia offers up to 3 days each year for Community Leave which includes ceremonial and/or cultural commitments.
  • Away Days – a yearly 3 day retreat to foster team collaboration, celebration and cultural learning.

How to apply

Email [email protected] your:

  1. CV;
  2. Covering Letter addressing:
    • The Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description below;
    • Preferred location (Sydney or Canberra); and
    • Quoting ref: Senior Officer – Education Partnerships, Narragunnawali
  3. Completed RA Cover Sheet, see below.

For further information, please contact [email protected] or call 02 6153 4456

We are committed to improving employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and welcome applications from all Australians, especially those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent as your cultural and lived experience is central to the work we do.

 Applicants for this position should have valid working rights for Australia.

Acknowledgement of Country

Reconciliation Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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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