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Senior Policy Officer


Employer: Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Policy & Research, Education & Training, Indigenous
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 07 February, 2019.
Applications close: 25 February, 2019.

The Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI) is a state-wide community based organisation representing Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups (LAECGs), across eight regions in Victoria. We aim to increase access, participation and positive outcomes for Koorie people in education, training and employment.

The Senior Policy Officer is a key member of VAEAI’s small, dynamic Policy team. The Senior Policy Officer will be responsible for analysing current and potential government policy impacting Aboriginal education and training in Victoria and providing advice to Senior Managers within VAEAI. The Senior Policy Officer will contribute to advice provided to VAEAI’s Executive Team, the VAEAI Representative Council, LAECGs and staff on trends in policies and programs and their implications for the Koorie Community. On behalf of VAEAI s/he will develop responses and advice to Government agencies on Koorie education and training matters. The role requires working in close consultation with a range of internal and external stakeholders to progress initiatives, responses and funding submissions. The role also includes the provision of high level Secretariat support to a range of committees, roundtables and forums involved in the implementation of the Marrung Aboriginal Education Plan 2016-2026.

An effective advocate and communicator with excellent report writing skills, you will demonstrate a sound knowledge of Koorie culture and communities together with a good understanding of the education and training policy and strategic environment. You will be able to work confidently with a range of stakeholders including LAECGs and the wider Koorie community, key Koorie organisations and relevant government departments.

The Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI) is a state-wide community based organisation representing Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups (LAECGs), across eight regions in Victoria. We aim to increase access, participation and positive outcomes for Koorie people in education, training and employment.

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

If you are interested in this position and are passionate about making a difference in Koorie education, training and employment please call Neville Atkinson on (03) 9481 0800.

Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be emailed to hr@vaeai.org.au using the subject line: Senior Policy Officer application via EthicalJobs.

Applicants must have Australian residency. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Supporting materials  Senior Policy Officer 2019.doc