VAEAI Positions Vacant


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 will be 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.

Position Title: Senior Policy Officer

Salary: $70,000 - Salary Packaging Options and 5 weeks leave
Tenure: 12 months fixed term contract
Location: VAEAI, 144 Westbourne Grove, Northcote

It is expected that the successful applicants will have a sound knowledge of Koorie culture. High levels of written and oral communication skills are also required.

Applications close Monday the 25th of February, 2019.

Click here for a detailed Position Description or contact Neville Atkinson:
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