Manager – Engagement and Grants, Community Truth-Telling Program

An exciting opportunity for a person with experience in First Nations community engagement and grants programs.

Location: Sydney

Annual salary $110,000 – $120,000 + Superannuation

Flexible Working Environment

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.  

We provide a genuinely flexible working environment, additional leave provisions and a supportive close-knit team with offices in Canberra and Sydney.  

The role

Take on a critical leadership role within a new program in the emerging area of truth-telling. This is an exciting opportunity for a person with senior level experience in First Nations community engagement and/or grants programs. 

This position will manage the Community Engagement and Grants Program within the Community Truth-telling Program. Reporting to the Senior Manager – Community Truth-telling Program, the role leads a team of three and works closely with Manager – Research and Development within the program. 

Your responsibilities will include:  

  • Identify and manage relationships with community stakeholders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations. 
  • Develop and manage a community engagement approach that delivers on program objectives. 
  • Develop and manage a grants program that delivers on program objectives. 
  • Effectively manage a small team and build a strong and effective team culture within it.  

About you 

  • Exceptional management and organisational skills including project and/or events management and financial management skills.
  • Highly developed ability to communicate issues clearly and concisely in a culturally safe way.
  • High level ability to work in a team environment and collaboratively with other teams across Reconciliation Australia.
  • High level ability to design and deliver effective community engagement, research and development, and grants administration strategies.
  • Manage and support development of the Community Engagement and Grants team.
  • Engage, build and maintain effective relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, individuals and organisations. 

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.

Salary and other details

The salary range for this role is $110,000 – $120,000 + superannuation, dependent on experience and qualifications, and is a fixed-term contract to 30 June 2023 with extension depending on fundin

How to apply

Email [email protected] your:

  1. CV;
  2. Covering Letter addressing:
    1. the Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description below;
    2. preferred location (Sydney or Canberra); and
    3. Quoting ref: Engagement and Grants
  3. Completed RA Cover Sheet, see below.

 

Closing date for applications: Friday 22 July 2022

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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