Position: Indigenous Engagement and Development Lead
Location: Perth, Western Australia or Sydney, NSW
Reporting to: Chief Operations Officer
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Greening Australia is a national, action orientated, environmental enterprise. Our mission is to restore landscapes at scale through collaborative, science-based and innovative programs. We collaborate with a broad range of partners to plan, develop and deliver scalable solutions for the biggest environmental challenges facing Australia.
We believe that people thrive when nature thrives, and we work to translate this shared value into practice. We integrate societal, environmental and financial benefits for our clients by delivering on ground win / win solutions.
Our program objectives:
The Expanding Restoration Sector
GA is at the forefront of the current expansion of the restoration sector and this expansion represents a corresponding demand for a massive increase in a skilled national restoration workforce.
We believe the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this work is pivotal and to support this we have developed our Thriving on Country framework.
Thriving on Country
Thriving on Country (TOC) integrates community engagement and co-design with knowledge and skill-sharing actions to support pathways for employment and enterprise development, within the restoration sector, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
TOC is interwoven throughout all Greening Australia’s programs to ensure delivery of large-scale environmental outcomes while providing economic and social wellbeing benefits to Aboriginal communities across Australia.
Reconciliation Action Plan
We understand that First Nations People’s diverse ways of knowing and caring for Lands and Sea Country, and the inter-generational transfer of Traditional Ecological Knowledge is essential to the success of our work.
In recognising this and that we have the opportunity to make a difference, Greening Australia is excited and proud to begin implementing our first Reconciliation Action Plan, 2021 – 2023.
Function and Scope
This position will work across all of our national program teams to continue the development and implementation of our Thriving on Country program and will guide the implementation of our Reconciliation Action Plan.
The role will partner with our business development team to support the development of new business opportunities and our operations teams to ensure we continue to have a measurable and lasting impact on Australia’s unique environment through our programs, services and partnerships.
Key Position Accountabilities
Thriving on Country Program Expansion
Active leadership in design and delivery of TOC national expansion:
GA Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
Work with the COO and the RAP Working Group to guide the delivery of GA’s Innovate RAP 2021 – 2023. Lead and support maintenance of our existing partnerships with First Nations partners and proactively support our teams to identify and build new partnership opportunities
Key Selection Criteria
Please submit your application including:
Applications close: COB Wednesday, 16 May 2021.
For further information on the role, please contact Anne Smith, Engagement and Development Lead.