Be part of a dedicated team whose sole mission is to deliver Melbourne’s commitment to being a city with an Aboriginal focus.
The Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer requires a high level of autonomy, specific Aboriginal Community knowledge, and exceptional program management abilities to support and provide advice to the Manager, Programs and Social Inclusion and wider team. You will successfully manage a number of key deliverables within the City of Melbourne’s Reconciliation Action Plan that will contribute to, and actively develop a culturally safe environment across the organisation for Aboriginal people, and assist in building, implementing and managing Aboriginal Community engagement initiatives. Cultivating and liaising with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, you will tailor and deliver key content through the Aboriginal Melbourne Community Practice system, and other various mediums, to a diverse range of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal stakeholders and audiences. Furthermore, you will manage and evaluate the Aboriginal grants program, and build Aboriginal cultural knowledge and capacity for all City of Melbourne employees through providing high quality, evidenced based content in your delivery. Applications will be accepted up until 11:45pm Sunday 15 November 2020.
Our ideal candidate will have highly developed interpersonal and communication skills. Your strong written, oral and presentation capabilities, along with your ability to communicate and tailor content to diverse audiences will be fundamental to your success. You can bring… (Selection criteria) * Ability to demonstrate and display City of Melbourne Values – accountability, integrity, courage, respect for self and others, and striving for excellence. * Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent experience. * Strong knowledge of, and experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and a strong working knowledge of the social determinants of health and the values and role of Aboriginal self-determining, Community-controlled policies and programs. * Strong organisational and project implementation/evaluation/impact knowledge and skills. * Demonstrated knowledge and experience with planning, implementing and evaluating Aboriginal Community engagement events and programs. * Demonstrated project evaluation and reporting knowledge and skills. * Ability to work independently and effectively to build and maintain critical stakeholder relationships and successfully facilitate meetings. * Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate issues clearly and concisely. * High level understanding and awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their cultures, and the principles of self-determination and Community-control.
By joining us, you will become part of a remarkable team who work in a constructive and inclusive culture to shape the future of this city. Together, we champion difference, celebrate achievement and recognise positive impact. For those interested in working with us, the City of Melbourne offers a great range of benefits. For more information on the role and how to apply, please visit our website www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/careers.
City of Melbourne is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity. Our commitment is for our people to be safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people regardless of their gender identity and expression, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, disability and age. We look for the right values, skills and knowledge to build our capabilities so that we can best deliver for our community.