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First Nations Community Development Officer - Logan

Logan City Council

The City of Logan's ambition is to become an innovative dynamic city of the future. 

Recognised nationally as a 'cultural powerhouse'. A city of creativity, collaboration, and leadership. An exemplar of sustainability and liveability. A city renowned for excellence in design, technology, entrepreneurship and community vibrancy.  

Our residents come from all walks of life and so do we.

We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our organisation stronger.

The Perks 

  • Full time role with a flexible and supportive environment
  • $83k to $86k + super
  • Salary Packaging options
  • The opportunity to make lasting change in the community
  • On-site coffee shop
  • Free on-site parking

The Opportunity

Our Community Development program is a passionate team of professionals dedicated to empowering, supporting and sustaining a connected, healthy and inclusive community. The First Nations Community Development Officer will lead the development and implementation of Council's Reconciliation Action Plan and work with First Nations and non-First Nations individuals, groups, organisations and internal stakeholders to deliver collaborative community development initiatives.

In this role you will use your leadership and facilitation skills to create meaningful partnerships and co-create solutions to community challenges and opportunities.

To take a look at the position description, click HERE.

If you have any questions or would like more information after reading the Position Description, please call our hiring manager, Cara Powdrell (Community Development Coordinator) on 3412 5858.

About you

We are looking for an experienced professional with the following characteristics:

  • Extensive experience in community development and achieving outcomes with and for First Nations Australians within a government context
  • Experience building and maintaining professional and productive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders including First Nations Elders, organisations and residents, as well as senior leaders in government
  • Ability to facilitate multi-stakeholder groups to create and drive shared solutions
  • Capable of navigating government processes to co-create strategies and policies that progress the aspirations of First Nations Australians
  • An excellent communicator - knowing how to tailor different communications to your audience
  • Ability to work independently, make decisions and manage multiple tasks at a time

The incumbent must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent as a genuine occupational requirement of the role in accordance with section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and s 25 and s 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld). Applicants will be required to supply a letter of Aboriginality signed under the common seal from a recognised incorporated Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community organisation.

To express your interest in this role, please forward your Resume and a Cover Letter outlining your relevant skills and experience in support of your application by the closing date.

Head along to Logan City Council Careersto discover more about us.

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