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Employment

We have 4 exciting roles that are open for application until 17 October 2019.

Please note: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Partnerships Coordinator

The Partnerships Coordinator role provides key support to NATSILS for non-government and government funding, acquiring partnerships and diversifying income streams to ensure the ongoing work and sustainability of NATSILS and ATSILS.

This role is a part time (3 days per week) position. $91,000 pro rata plus superannuation. Salary packaging available.

The Partnerships Coordinator position will:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate NATSILS and ATSILS partnerships and funding development strategy in line with NATSILS Strategic Plan
  • Meet or exceed agreed income targets from philanthropy and donors
  • Research supporter acquisition, supporter journeys and development options, and required systems infrastructure to do this
  • Develop relationships and maintain contact with prospective partners and donors, including corporate partners
  • Develop strategic partnerships with organisations, individuals and companies to enhance NATSILS visibility and profile amongst existing and potential donors
  • Represent NATSILS to external stakeholders as a spokesperson at events and meetings
  • Organise, coordinate and host targeted meetings, events, activities and functions in line with the fund’s development strategy
  • Define and articulate value proposition to funders
  • Work with internal teams to create marketing and communications materials
  • Develop applications for opportunities, grants and partnerships

To understand the full duties and responsibilities of the position, please read through the detailed position description here.

 

Communications Adviser

The role will be responsible for communications - digital, written, traditional media and more - related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice issues; promoting and raising awareness of the work of NATSILS and ATSILS and barriers of access to justice.

This role is a full time position. $80,000 plus superannuation. Salary packaging available.

The Communications Adviser position will:

  • Create, coordinate and execute, a communications strategy in line with NATSILS’ strategic plan
  • Oversee and manage the direction and coordination of digital and media engagement activities
  • Plan, edit, collect and create written, visual, digital and video content for a variety of communications channels (including Twitter & Facebook)
  • Prepare media alerts, releases and op eds, preparing media lines for radio and television and proactively looking for new media opportunities, including responding to media queries and keeping on top of current affairs in the media
  • Respond to developing crisis justice issues from NATSILS and deliver through communications channels (with short turn around)
  • Develop and maintain relationships and contacts with media outlets and journalists, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media
  • Proactively build the communications reach of NATSILS and ATSILS, including looking for new opportunities, supporting capacity building and coordination across membership
  • Build trust with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander online communities to raise awareness of their legal rights and NATSILS and ATSILS work
  • Develop and communicate NATSILS’ vision for a reimagined justice system and solutions by engaging with community, audiences and NATSILS members
  • Build and maintain our email database and website (some technical knowledge of databases such as NationBuilder and website building tools would be preferred)
  • Explore opportunities for digital fundraising
  • Provide strategic input into policy and advocacy direction so that communications are strategic, coordinated and impactful
  • Manage and build NATSILS’ brand and execute all communications in line with our overall strategy and messaging
  • Develop strategies and messaging to move key supporter audiences on critical issues, keeping up to date with the latest messaging and communications research to help improve our work
  • Monitor and report on NATSILS’ communications activities with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation
  • Work collaboratively with other NATSILS roles to strengthen communications and digital skills and capacity

To understand the full duties and responsibilities of the position, please read through the detailed position description here.

 

Research and Data Officer

The Research and Data role will be responsible for increasing the promote learning and knowledge management and facilitates processes related to the capture, analysis, dissemination and access to programmatic data and knowledge.

This role is a part time (3 days per week) position. $80,000 pro rata plus superannuation. Salary packaging available.

The Research and Data Officer position will:

  • Respond to queries, requests for input and assistance from government and related bodies (e.g. AGD, PM&C, ABS).
  • Draft submissions in response to commissions of inquiry, reviews and new policy initiatives issued by government.
  • Assist ATSILS and NATSILS to further design and implement their Outcomes Framework, including overcoming challenges to collect and measure new data and outcomes, and security issues.
  • Undertake primary research to evidence the importance of cultural and community expertise and developing into resources and frameworks and oversee work in partnership with academic institution on this project.
  • Work on scoping a project to develop a national accreditation scheme for ATSILS
  • Work across the legal sector to understand and capture current knowledge of legal needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Identify and define the characteristics of the current justice system that prejudice or inadequately addresses those legal needs and develop perspectives on requisite systems change.
  • Research/collect data to support NATSILS in its policy and advocacy efforts, in particular, to allow NATSILS to better facilitate collaboration with community and sector experts around defining better justice system.
  • Deliver accurate analysis and evaluation, interpret research data, and production of accessible reports to different audiences.
  • Conduct research tasks such as literature reviews, identification of outcomes indicators, development of evaluation frameworks, data analysis and writing in areas that contribute to NATSILS research agenda
  • Contribute to tracking milestones, measurement and reporting of funded activities and strategic plan outcomes.
  • Manage meetings and liaise with the Data Officers Network; colleagues, external researchers and research partners, and participating in national discussions around data collection and frameworks across the legal sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to support processes of organisational learning and knowledge exchange, and effectively build monitoring, evaluation and learning capacity in a range of contexts.

To understand the full duties and responsibilities of the position, please read through the detailed position description here.

 

Legal Secretariat Officer

The Legal Secretariat Officer of NATSILS provides high quality secretariat support services to the Executive Officer, Chairpersons of NATSILS and to the NATSILS members.

This role is a full time position. $80,000-$90,000 (depending on experience) plus superannuation. Salary packaging available.

The Legal Secretariat Officer responsibilities include:

  • Exercises discerning skills to research and develop solutions to complex legal services issues informed by an Australia-wide approach to building strong communication across the ATSILS and the broader legal services sector.
  • Provides direct strategic advice and analysis services to internal and external stakeholders regarding justice system reform.
  • Works closely with the Executive Officer and Chairpersons of NATSILS to ensure NATSILS strategic priorities are designed, achieved and evaluated.
  • Coordinates communications, feedback and discussions of state and national issues between ATSILS members and the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department.
  • Identifies challenges to access to justice and suggests solutions.
  • Drafts submissions in response to commissions of inquiry, reviews and new policy initiatives issued by government.
  • Drafts content for external communications with media and other key stakeholders.
  • Co-ordinates NATSILS forums, including liaising with members, co-chairs and external third parties attending forums, drafting forum reports and actioning resolutions.

To understand the full duties and responsibilities of the position, please read through the detailed position description here.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for these exciting opportunities, please provide:

  • A covering letter outlining who you are and why you are suited to this position
  • A statement addressing each of the key selection criteria - applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted. Please note the key selection criteria is found within the position description.
  • CV detailing your education and professional experience and two referees

Please submit your application to jobs@vals.org.au and rmoore@vals.org.au using the subject line: NATSILS [Insert job title] application.

Please apply by COB Thursday 17th October 2019.

Please note: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Volunteering

If you are interested in interning or volunteering with NATSILS, please email rmoore@vals.org.au.