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Full Time | 2 Year term (Possible Renewal) | Melbourne (Preferable) | $110k to $120k + super + salary sacrificing benefits SNAICC strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. Formally established in 1981, SNAICC – National Voice for our Children is the national non-government peak body in Australia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. SNAICC works for the fulfilment of the rights of our children, to ensure their safety, development, and wellbeing. SNAICC provides a strong voice that promotes the rights, needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and does this by fulfilling key roles on behalf of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families, including: • Research and policy development, with high-level leadership, policy papers and sector representation. • Training and resource design, development and delivery including topics such as early childhood development, family violence, partnerships, family support, trauma, and cultural competency. • Resource development, communications, and publications. • Support for sector development, membership, and networking.
The Principal Social Policy and Research Officer will lead and manage SNAICC’s policy development processes and projects. They will manage a small team that provides high-level evidence informed policy analysis of issues relating to SNAICC’s objectives and the rights and needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children. The Principal Social Policy and Research Officer will support the SNAICC CEO and SNAICC Council members to engage in high-level and strategic policy engagement and reform processes. The role will establish and maintain ongoing relationships with key partners, stakeholders and SNAICC member services, including relevant government agencies, the community-controlled early childhood sectors, and other non-government stakeholders. For a full copy of the role description, contact Pipeline Talent at [email protected]
This opportunity is ideal for an exceptional individual with demonstrated experience in policy leadership, and an in depth understanding of issues impacting upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, and strong commitment to the rights, needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. Key Selection Criteria 1. Broad knowledge and a solid understanding of issues impacting upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, and commitment to the rights, needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. 2. Demonstrated experience and ability to work and liaise with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations; and facilitate their involvement in consultations and policy development processes. 3. Demonstrated experience in policy leadership, including a deep understanding of policy development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation processes, and what is required to drive and influence those processes. 4. Strong knowledge and understanding of evidence and best practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early childhood development, education, care and wellbeing. 5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated capacity to produce high-quality policy documents, evidence-based reports, submission, and research papers. 6. Demonstrated ability to think conceptually and analytically including the ability to analyse the underlying causes of social and economic disadvantage. 7. Experience in leading teams and strategic programs of work to deliver outcomes against strategic priorities, including high-level people and project managements skills. 8. Relevant tertiary qualifications and experience.
• Inclusive positive environment • Make a positive impact to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities • Attractive salary plus salary packaging available
Location: Melbourne (preferable). How to apply Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “SNAICC - Principal Social Policy and Research Officer” Your application should include: • a cover letter (maximum 4 pages) responding to the 8 selection criteria as detailed above • an up-to-date CV of no more than 5 pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role • names and contact details for two or more recent referees How to get more information Additional information is available in the role description or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. Lesina Gibbs-Manuatu | Talent Acquisition Team Leader Email: [email protected] (M) 0408 027 880 or (Ph) 02 8001 6603