• Permanent position located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Darwin • An amazing opportunity with one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisations • Improve eye health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people around Australia • Continue 29 years of impact working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and carry on Fred Hollows’ legacy
Reporting to the Advocacy and Engagement Manager, we are seeking an experienced and dynamic community engagement officer to join the Indigenous Australia Program. To do this role effectively you will have: • Well-developed listening, written and verbal communication skills • Demonstrated advocacy/influencing skills and interpersonal skills with people at all levels • Relationship management and internal/external stakeholder engagement skills • Project management and organisational skills and ability to be flexible with changing priorities • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office and other relevant software packages Key accountabilities 1. Proactively facilitate and project manage a range of community engagement activities that supports IAPs strategic objectives. 2. Work alongside the Advocacy and Engagement Manager and the Communications and Public Affairs Division to facilitate the collection of patient and beneficiary stories, ensuring appropriate engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 3. Develop and implement communications strategies to raise awareness of the Indigenous Australia Program, ensuring they are delivered on time and on budget, and align with the Indigenous Australia Strategy. 4. Identify and engage stakeholders and potential partners through events. 5. Coordinate, support and prepare the IAP contribution to board reports, donor reporting, annual reports and support global internal communications, in consultation with the IAP Programs Team. 6. Contribute to program and project development, implementation, management, evaluation and communication of programs and activities. 7. Develop and implement quality project plans to ensure effective translation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy goals into actionable strategies and plans.
About You Applicants for this role must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander decent, identify as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted in the community. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants. To be successful in this role we are looking for the following: • Demonstrated experience in a community engagement role working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. • Demonstrated experience in coordinating events and managing stakeholder engagement. • High level experience writing in various formats for internal and external audiences. • Understanding, developing and communicating policy and procedures. • Previous experience within a not-for-profit organisation. (Desirable) • Previous experience in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. (Desirable) • Tertiary qualification in an appropriate discipline (e.g. communications, marketing, business). (Desirable)
How we recognise your contribution: Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered. Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or simply finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, then we have a number of programs in place to support you. These include: • Competitive salary • Doing meaningful work that will help shape the lives of those living in communities • Flexible work environment – we focus on output not hours • Generous Leave allowances, including time of for cultural significant/ceremonial leave • Ongoing commitment to your continuous learning and career development.
The role can be located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Darwin. How to apply Applications should be submitted to [email protected]lent.com.au with the subject line “The Fred Hollows Foundation – Senior Community Engagement Officer” Your application should include: • an up-to-date resume of no more than 4 pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role. • a cover letter and details describing your motivations for applying and your suitability for the role paying close attention to the key experience requirements outlined above (About You) • Applications must be received by midnight June 30, 2021. How to get more information Additional information is available by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. Lesina Gibbs-Manuatu | Talent Acquisition Specialist, Pipeline Talent Email: [email protected] Ph: 0408 027 880 Or [email protected] or 02-80016603 The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.