Treaty Assembly Election Officer position Expression of Interest
Assembly Election Officer
Do your bit and help the Victorian Aboriginal Community make treaty history in 2019!
· Various Locations
· Full Time
· Fixed Term Contract until 21 October 2019
· Attractive VPS4 Salary - up to $83,000.00
· Ability to attend exciting functions and events
· Training and peer supports provided
· Help community make history!
Victoria is leading the nation on the journey to Treaty. By the end of 2019, the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria (the Assembly) will be setup and the Aboriginal community will start developing a framework to negotiate Treaty or Treaties.
The Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission (the Commission) is looking for self-motivated community members with a passion for Treaty and supporting communities to set up the Assembly.
You will be responsible for delivering face-to-face electoral supports. You’ll support Aboriginal people, families and communities to participate in the Treaty elections. Enrolment opened in May, candidate nominations are currently open and will close on 16 August and voting will occur over a five-week period from 16 September to 20 October.
You’ll be one of 3 Assembly Election Officers working across metropolitan Melbourne and one of 12 Assembly Election Officers working across Victoria.
You will be responsible for helping to achieve three main goals.
Goal 1: Help your local Aboriginal Communities stay informed about the Assembly election.
Goal 2: Encourage the Aboriginal Community to have their voice heard by enrolling, voting or running in the Assembly election. Every voice makes our people stronger.
Goal 3: Broker relationships and navigate supports available to you.
For more detail on what the role entails please refer to the Work Plan attached.
The Commission is an independent office, launched in January 2018. Its job is to establish the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria (formerly referred to as the Aboriginal Representative Body) and maintain momentum of the treaty process in Victoria. The Commission will cease to exist once the Assembly is set up.
The Assembly will be an independent and culturally strong voice for Victorian Aboriginal people in the next stages of the treaty process.
In 2019, all Aboriginal Victorians - 16 years and over - will have the opportunity to enrol and vote in the first election of the Assembly. Individuals with traditional connection to Country in Victorian can run as a candidate for their region.
Focus of the role
This role will be based in the Melbourne Metro region and Yarra Ranges.
The role will be hosted by the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations.
To be considered in this role you must:
· Identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
· Have a strong connection to the community you reside in.
· Have the ability or proven experience effectively communicating and working with local Aboriginal communities, in person, in writing and over the phone.
- Able to be self-directed.
-Have a driver’s licence and the capacity to travel across communities
How to Apply
To hear more about this exciting opportunity or to apply, please contact:
Jill Webb (0408 586 297) Jill.firstname.lastname@example.org or Drew Berick (03 9321 5304) email@example.com
Or Ryan Tebb (8576 3414 firstname.lastname@example.org
Full PDF job description here.