RAP Program Manager: Strategy & Innovation (Identified Position)

This role works work across the Reconciliation Action Plan team to use data, evaluation, and RAP partner insights to identify opportunities for innovation, improvement and program growth.

  • This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identified role
  • Annual salary: $110,000 – $120,000 plus superannuation (dependent on experience)
  • Location: Sydney or Canberra
  • Fixed-term contract to 30 June 2024 with possibility of extension depending on funding

About us

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 recognise and value the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ unique cultures, knowledges and experiences and extend an open invitation for you to reach out, apply or contact us. We know that skills and experience can be built in many ways, including through unpaid and volunteer work, or work to support your community.

About our RAP program

Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Program is growing and we are looking for strong relationship builders, people with great planning and organisational skills, and keen problem-solvers to join our team.

  • The RAP network currently includes more than 2,200 organisations who are working to advance reconciliation by building relationships, respect, and opportunities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the broader community.
  • Another 2,000 organisations are in the process of developing their first RAP. 
  • Our focus for the RAP Program is on increasing participation across industries and geography, coaching RAP leaders, and sustaining change

The Opportunity

In this newly created role you have an opportunity to innovate, analyse and problem solve. You will play a key role in driving program improvement and amplifying the impact of the RAP network. Leading a small team, and working closely with the General Manager, you will work across the RAP team to use data, evaluation, and RAP partner insights to identify opportunities for innovation, improvement and program growth.

This is an opportunity to build and create networks across government, NFP and corporate sectors to encourage and support meaningful change. You will also strengthen and extend your connections to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations, as you work to increase the positive impact of the RAP program.

This is an identified position. Knowledge and understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is required. Reconciliation Australia strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Why work for Reconciliation Australia?

  • In addition to four weeks of annual leave, we also provide additional paid leave over the end of year shut down period.
  • Other leave entitlements include Cultural Leave, Parental Leave and the ability to generate ‘RA leave’ (starting with an extra paid day after completion of 12 months).
  • Annual all staff Away Days to connect as an organisation, plan strategically and participate in First Nations cultural awareness, appreciation and learning experiences.
  • Learning and Development opportunities, including opportunities for higher duties to build your capabilities.
  • Flexible working arrangements, including the ability to work from home for part of the week.

About you

  • You understand the importance and uniqueness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their cultures, knowledges and experiences and have a strong track record of respectfully and effectively working with Australia’s First Nations peoples.
  • You know how to effectively bring together and analyse a range of data and stakeholder insights, including the perspectives of First Nations stakeholders, and RAP partner insights, to ensure continuous program improvement and growth.
  • As a proven people leader and manager, you are experienced in managing a team and promoting a positive and professional team culture.
  • You bring a track record of successful innovation – from concept to implementation –  along with a growth mindset and commitment to ongoing improvement.
  • You use your excellent interpersonal, engagement and analysis skills to effectively managing change and win people over to new ways of working.
  • You are an effective communicator with the ability to deal with multiple stakeholders at all levels and across an array of sectors including government, corporates, small to medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations. 
  • You are highly organised, responsive and work collaboratively with your fellow team members, while juggling competing demands in a fast-paced environment.

How to apply

Download the RAP Program Manager Position Description.

Please apply by submitting your resume and Cover Sheet to: [email protected]

If you have any questions, then please reach out to us:  [email protected]

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 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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