Senior RAP Officer

Reconciliation Australia is looking for an organised, enthusiastic person to collaborate closely with new and existing RAP partners to strengthen relationships and ensure organisations are prepared for success in the early stages of their RAP journey.

  • Location: Sydney, Canberra
  • Annual salary: $80,000 – $90,000 Inclusive of 17.5% leave loading.
  • Full-time plus flexible working

The role

The Senior Officer (RAP Development) works to ensure organisations are prepared for success in the early stages of their RAP journey. The role works closely with the Program Manager to lead the efficient and effective development of Reflect and Innovate RAPs and to engage with new and existing RAP partners to broaden impact. The role will lead internal projects within the organisation, refining the outcome and impact of the program. 

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. 

About you

  1. Demonstrated ability to liaise effectively and build productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including government, corporate, sport, education and not-for-profit sectors.  
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with topics relevant to the development and implementation of Reconciliation Action Plans, including but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, training, and retention strategies; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander procurement; and employee engagement including cultural competency. 
  3. Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills with experience leading projects and contributing to the strategic direction of a team.  
  4. Proven project management and organisational skills and ability to work with other staff to deliver results in a fast paced environment.  
  5. Excellent  communication skills with a demonstrated ability to review written materials and provide strategic guidance. . 
  6. Demonstrated interpersonal skills with an ability to work co-operatively in a team environment and build a positive team culture. 
  7. High level of understanding and awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and issues, and demonstrated ability to engage key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders in the work of Reconciliation Australia. 


  1. Consulting or professional experience working within the corporate, government, education and not-for-profit sectors.
  2. Experience utilising data systems (e.g. Salesforce) to drive effective customer engagement.

Salary and other details

The salary range for this role is $80,000 – $90,000 + Superannuation, dependent on experience and qualifications.

How to apply

Download the Senior RAP Officer position description and the Reconciliation Australia application cover sheet.

Email [email protected] and include your:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter addressing the selection criteria set out in the position description and your preferred location (Sydney or Canberra).  Please quote reference: Senior Officer, RAPs
  3. Completed Reconciliation Australia application cover sheet.
Paul House with gum leaves and smoke
Paul Girrawah House

Paul Girrawah House has multiple First Nation ancestries from the South-East Canberra region, including the Ngambri-Ngurmal (Walgalu), Pajong (Gundungurra), Wallabollooa (Ngunnawal) and Erambie/Brungle (Wiradyuri) family groups.

Paul acknowledges his diverse First Nation history, he particularly identifies as a descendant of Onyong aka Jindoomang from Weereewaa (Lake George) and Henry ‘Black Harry’ Williams from Namadgi who were both multilingual, essentially Walgalu-Ngunnawal-Wiradjuri speaking warriors and Ngunnawal–Wallaballooa man William Lane aka ‘Billy the Bull’ - Murrjinille.

Paul was born at the old Canberra hospital in the centre of his ancestral country and strongly acknowledges his First Nation matriarch ancestors, in particular his mother Dr Aunty Matilda House-Williams and grandmother, Ms Pearl Simpson-Wedge.

Paul completed a Bachelor of Community Management from Macquarie University, and Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage and Management from CSU.

Paul provided the Welcome to Country for the 47th Opening of Federal Parliament in 2022. Paul is Board Director, Ngambri Local Aboriginal Land Council, Member Indigenous Reference Group, National Museum of Australia and Australian Government Voice Referendum Engagement Group.  

Paul works on country with the ANU, First Nations Portfolio as a Senior Community Engagement Officer

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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