Senior Officer: Engagement & Healing (Identified Position)

  • Annual salary: $85,000 – $95,000 plus superannuation (dependent on experience)
  • Fixed-term, full-time plus flexible working.
  • Location: Sydney preferred (we have offices in Sydney and Canberra).
  • New role in a new Community Truth-telling Program.

About the Community Truth-telling Program

Reconciliation Australia’s Community Truth-telling Program (CTTP) that will provide a foundation for community members to work together to understand the impacts of the wrongs of the past and make amends, and ensure those wrongs are never repeated.

The CTTP will foster an understanding of the importance of learning about our shared past and support the development of a nationwide culture of truth-telling whilst supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to heal from the past, in turn strengthening relationships.

The role

You will develop a strategic engagement approach that builds and maintains respectful and effective relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, individuals and organisations. This will support effective engagement and participation with the program and is critical to achieving the overall purpose of the Community Truth Telling Program.

Through the development of strategies, plans and products you will embed healing in our engagement with First Nations communities, and within all relevant elements of the Community Truth-telling Program.

  • Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of the Community Truth Telling Program through effective program management systems and processes.
  • Support the design and implementation of community engagement so that it is conducted through a trauma informed, healing lens and achieves program objectives. 
  • Play a key role in developing community resources to support truth-telling and healing.
  • Working in a small team, you will also prepare regular reports and develop community engagement activities.

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.

About you

  • You have a proven track record of developing strong relationships with diverse stakeholders. You build respectful and effective relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations, local government, and community groups.
  • You have a strong understanding and/or experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healing and trauma informed approaches and how this contributes to healing to achieve a reconciled nation.
  • You are an excellent and effective communicator, bringing high level written and oral skills that enable you to communicate complex issues clearly and concisely to a range of stakeholders. 
  • You work well in a team environment and will work collaboratively with other teams across Reconciliation Australia, including the policy and research, and communications team. 

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 your skills and experience may have been built in diverse ways, including through unpaid and volunteer work, or work to support your community.

Why work for Reconciliation Australia

  • Flexible work policy including work some from home.
  • Additional paid leave including Christmas shutdown, extra annual leave after one year and paid cultural leave.
  • Down to earth, respectful and supportive team culture. Offices in Sydney and Canberra.
  • Annual away days – a whole-of-organisation retreat to foster team collaboration, celebrate our work achievements and to experience First Nations cultural learning opportunities.
  • Be a part of the journey to a just, equitable and reconciled Australia.

How to apply

If you are interested in this role or have any questions – please contact us, we are happy to answer questions and we will be advertising other roles! 

Please apply by submitting your resume to [email protected]

We will then contact successful applicants directly and provide you with the position description so that you can prepare and submit your cover letter.

If you have any questions, please contact: [email protected] 

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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