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Assistant Director - Indigenous Electoral Participation Program

Australian Electoral Commission

You will join the Community and International Engagement Section and work with the Indigenous Electoral Participation Program (IEPP). The team includes passionate people who are committed to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a bigger voice in elections through promoting: 

  • Enrolling to vote
  • Voting 
  • Opportunities to work at the election

The Community and International Engagement Section is also responsible for working with other members of the community who may experience barriers to electoral participation such as people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, young people, people without a fixed address and people in prison.   

You will play an important part in building a bigger voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australian elections. 

As the Assistant Director, you will manage a range of national projects and programs in relation to the IEPP. You will work with the AEC’s IEPP network to deliver culturally appropriate electoral services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people nationally. You will contribute to Section planning and aligning longer term plans with agency goals and objectives. You will work closely with government and community organisations. 

The Assistant Director is a leadership role. Your knowledge and expertise will help the IEPP to succeed in making Australian elections more accessible for culturally diverse people.

This is an Identified Position. Indigenous Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility 

  • AEC employees must be Australian citizens.
  • Any person who is, and seen to be active in political affairs, and intends to publicly carry on this activity, may compromise the strict neutrality of the AEC and cannot be considered.
  • Applicants are required to consent to, undergo, obtain and maintain a character clearance.
  • Applicants are required to consent to, undergo, obtain and maintain the security clearance required for this role.
  • Applicants may be required to undergo psychometric testing

A position description is attached.

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