Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) is Central Queenslands leading Natural Resource Management group. FBA strives to protect the regions ecosystems, wetlands, plants and animals; improve land condition and management practices; and ensure healthy waterways flowing to the reef.
FBA works across an area more than 156,000 km2 in size extending from Nebo in the north to Injune in the south, and west to the Drummond Range. As well as the catchments of the Fitzroy River, we cover adjacent coastal waterways and the Boyne and Calliope Rivers.
FBA coordinates work to achieve natural resource management targets set out in the regional plan, developed in consultation with the wider community. FBA is an equal opportunity employer.
Purpose of the Position
The Indigenous Engagement Coordinator is responsible for the development of inclusive partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, organisations and communities to increase participation in natural resource management (NRM) in the Fitzroy.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Indigenous Engagement Coordinator is accountable for:
- Developing partnerships to build mutual respect and understanding, appropriately utilise and share unique knowledge and skills and provide effective and tangible support;
- Providing guidance and support to FBA staff to enable best practice cultural awareness in the way FBA connects with and works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People;
- Developing and implementing systems and tools to track, evaluate and continually improve the effectiveness of FBAs cultural engagement and knowledge sharing;
- Collaborating with staff, researchers and other key stakeholders to build FBAs knowledge of, and response to, the motivators, challenges and barriers to optimal cultural awareness, engagement and participation;
- Enhancing FBAs value and connection with stakeholders through shared storytelling, consultation and collaboration;
- Identifying and pursuing opportunities across the Fitzroy region to achieve greater indigenous participation in FBAs programs, projects and events;
- Supporting an organisation-wide collaborative approach to the exploration of new initiatives that align with and enable FBA to deliver on the FBA strategic plan, vision and mission;
- Undertake work in a manner that complies with FBA policies, procedures and values; and
- Supporting the corporate strategy and vision of FBA.
Key Performance Areas
- Increased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander involvement in NRM.
- Coordinate advocacy for continuing and increased investment in programs that support Indigenous NRM.
- Maintain and support the implementation of protocols, guidelines and workflows to best enable indigenous engagement across FBAs business.
- Data collection and evaluation of FBAs indigenous engagement and cultural competency.
- Positive contribution to organisational culture.
Qualifications and Experience
Tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in one or more of the following disciplines is desirable: Social or Behavioural Science, Engagement, Community Development, Arts, Psychology or indigenous Australian culture, relevant to the roles responsibilities and key performance areas. Technical knowledge of natural resource management, human behaviour and demonstrated experience in building and maintaining genuine long-term collaborative relationships would be highly regarded.
- The Indigenous Engagement Coordinator will maintain their knowledge and skills through ongoing professional development.
- Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office software.
- Possession of a current Australian Drivers Licence.
- Ability to travel and spend nights away from the home base to attend meetings, conferences and training.
Reporting and Supervision
This position reports to the Environment Leader and has no supervisory responsibilities.
Salary, Superannuation, and other benefits
The successful applicant will be offered a Contract of Employment consistent with the FBA Policies and Procedures and FBA salary framework. In addition to superannuation guarantee payments, FBA offers to match voluntary superannuation contributions by employees up to an additional 3% of salary.
FBA is keen to work with arrangements that suit the right person/people for the job, and to that end, are willing to negotiate part-time arrangements, including job sharing. Daily hours of work are flexible, reflecting the need for the successful applicant to work hours that suit clients.
Whilst applicants are not required to answer selection criteria in their letter of application, selection for the position will be based on the successful applicants ability to demonstrate the following selection criteria at interview.
- Demonstrated understanding of cultural perspectives and restrictions.
- Demonstrated engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Indigenous groups.
- Demonstrated cultural competency that allows for diverse and adaptable communication skills across a range of contexts.
- Ability to develop, implement, evaluate and adapt projects and/or systems to achieve desired outcomes.
- Demonstrated flexibility, creativity, teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills.