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Full time | Fixed two-year contract | Preston, VIC Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the special measures provision. About the Organisation The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organisation of its kind in Australia. VACCA is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community. The Aboriginal Strategic Governance Forum (ASGF) is the principal Aboriginal advisory and decision-making forum for the human services portfolio as well as health. The ASGF Koorie Caucus provides a strong governance platform for peak Victorian Aboriginal organisations to advocate for broad community interests at ASGF meetings and government actions under the Korin Korin Balit Djak Framework.
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. Key responsibilities • Plan, manage and coordinate meetings, including scheduling, preparing and sharing agenda and papers with members in advance, taking minutes and following up with Caucus member on follow up actions. • Prepare reports, briefs, research and policy papers as directed by Koorie Caucus. • Coordinate projects, including tender and acquittal processes to progress the work of Caucus as directed. • Support and maintain close liaison, cooperation and effective relationships with key stakeholders including Koorie Caucus members, ASGF Secretariat and ASO. • Provide high level analyse and critical evaluation of information and the potential implications, opportunities and risks of proposed policy options and provide timely advice. • Develop and report on a workplan for the Secretariat. • Supervise and support the ASFG Koorie Caucus Senior Policy Officer For a complete list of the role responsibilities, contact Pipeline Talent for a copy of the position description via [email protected]
Experience in coordination and implementation of projects that have community impact. You will have knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal ways of knowing, doing and being and the impact of both federal and Victorian policies and services systems on Aboriginal peoples and communities. You will have knowledge and understanding of the community services or child and family welfare sector, family violence sector, youth or justice sectors. Key Selection Criteria 1. A tertiary degree in a relevant subject such as social or public policy or equivalent relevant experience. 2. Minimum five years’ experience in a senior policy, project or research role, with at least three years’ experience in staff and project management. 3. Demonstrated high level conceptual, strategic and analytical skills along with sophisticated understanding of program implementation, management and evaluation. 4. Demonstrated awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures and the key issues which impact upon Aboriginal communities. 5. 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.
• Flexibility - hybrid role based at VACCA Preston office • Great career development opportunities • Attractive salary packaging to increase your take home pay • Access to employee support and wellbeing programs
Preston, Victoria. How to apply Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “VACCA - Executive Officer” Your application should include: • an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role • a cover letter addressing the five key selection criteria [maximum two pages] How to get more information Additional information is available in the Position Description. Please contact the team at Pipeline Talent. Melissa Tweeddale | Talent Acquisition Specialist [email protected] (W) 02 8001 6603 (M) 0439 033 775