Senior RAP Officer

As a member of the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) team you will collaborate closely with new and existing partners, supporting the strategic direction of the program and driving the development and implementation of RAPs.

  • Canberra or Sydney based
  • Salary range: $80,000 $90,000 per annum + Superannuation
  • Flexible Working Environment Part time hours considered
  • Applications Close: 15th July


Reconciliation Australia – a national not for profit organisation committed to building a just, equitable, and reconciled nation – has one opening for a Senior RAP Officer to contribute to the exciting next chapter of growth and impact for the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program.  

We invite qualified candidates to apply to join our team as we work alongside a diverse range of Australian organisations to build a “new normal” by advancing reconciliation as we directly impact one in four Australians every single day. A program that started with eight trailblazing organisations in 2006, today the RAP program is a network of over 2,200 organisations advancing reconciliation by building relationships, respect, and opportunities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the broader community.  

Over the past year, over 2,000 new organisations have started their RAP journey. We are poised to implement program adjustments to enhance our reach and impact.  

Successful candidates will be capable relationship managers with the proven ability to apply multistakeholder approaches with a range of organisations (corporate, not for profit and government). They will have a high level of understanding of and capacity to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders.  

We are especially interested in candidates with strong business communication and project management skills with experience and/or knowledge in one or more of the following: (1) organisational and individual capacity building, (2) the design and delivery of both online and in-person training activities; (3) participatory and collaborative approaches to capacity building (4) facilitation skills in small and large groups 

Success and job satisfaction will come from their contribution to enhancing the impact of a unique program driving change across the nation.

Our organisation

Reconciliation Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that promotes reconciliation between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our vision is for a just, equitable and reconciled Australia. 

Reconciliation Australia will provide you with a unique experience working in the not-for-profit sector and liaising closely with individuals, senior executives and working groups from a range of sectors.  

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

The role

We are seeking a Senior RAP Officer to collaborate closely with new and existing RAP partners, and drive the development and implementation of their Reconciliation Action Plans, while supporting the strategic direction of the program. The role will lead internal projects within the organisation, refining the outcome and impact of the RAP Program.

About you 

You thrive in a supportive team environment and are passionate about the vision of Reconciliation Australia. 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. 

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 $80,000 – $90,000 + Superannuation, dependent on experience and qualifications, and is a fixed-term contract to 30th June, 2023 with possibility of extension depending on funding.

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: RAP
  3. Completed RA Cover Sheet, see below.

Download the full Senior RAP Officer position description.

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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