Two dedicated positions have been created to function as the Secretariat for the Aboriginal Strategic Governance Forum Koorie Caucus, and VACCA is hosting the Secretariat for two years. While this role is independent to the work of VACCA and serves the membership of the Koorie Caucus; the Senior Policy Officer will sit within VACCA’s Office of the CEO.
You will be responsible for secretariat functions for ASGF Koori Caucus meetings and will provide a single point of contact and effective communication amongst Caucus members. The ASGF Koorie Caucus Executive Officer will support Caucus members to be well briefed and prepared in relation to emerging issues, and will build and maintain strong and effective relationships with relevant government departments. The role will also work collaboratively with the ASGF Forum Secretariat located in the Aboriginal Strategy and Oversight (ASO) at Department of Families Fairness and Housing.
Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the values that underpin Korin Korin Balit Djak’s (KKBD) principles and supporting strategies and the capacity to take a leadership role in championing these internally and externally Demonstrated awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures, and commitment to continually build knowledge of such, along with a high level of awareness of the key issues which impact upon Aboriginal communities Demonstrated experience in working and engaging with Aboriginal families and children/ Demonstrated experience in child and family sectors or other sectors represented by KKDB Strong connections with the Victorian Aboriginal community, and a proven ability to work collaboratively with other ACCOS in a respectful, culturally safe and effective manner Demonstrated understanding of the authorising environment and how to work with Koorie Caucus members, ASGF members and DFFH. Demonstrated conflict management and negotiation skills and strong stakeholder engagement skills Minimum five years' experience in a senior policy, project or research role, with at least three years’ experience in staff and project management Mandatory Requirements A tertiary degree in a relevant subject such as social or public policy You must have and continue to hold a full Victorian Driver’s Licence, a current employment Working with Children Check card and a National Police Check. - Current COVID-19 vaccination (minimum one dose, prior to commencement)
Hybrid role based at the VACCA Preston office Professional support and training via in-house learning and development training modules Attractive salary packaging to increase your take home pay Great career development opportunities. Access to Employee support and wellbeing program(s) Opportunity to work and build connection with the Aboriginal Community and culture
Position will be based at Preston Office, close to public transport and cafes