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Aboriginal Education Officer

Organisation Name Australian Education Union (AEU)
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2023-03-10
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1032996
  • Leading union voice in campaigning for quality public education
  • Influence & drive positive impact for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people
  • Identified position; Four-year term; highly attractive salary package


The Organisation

The Australian Education Union (AEU) is the federal union for teachers, principals, support staff and all educators working in public education.

The AEU is proud to represent workers who have one of the most important jobs in the country.  With around 195,000 members nationally, the AEU provides

Benefits & Culture
  • A small, experienced, highly motivated team
  • 15.5% superannuation
  • 5 weeks annual leave including 17.5% leave loading
  • Additional concessional leave for Christmas closure

The Role
As the Aboriginal Education Officer, your role is to advocate for quality teaching and learning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through research and engaging with a broad range of stakeholders including the community, AEU members, government, industry organisations and the education sector.
In this role you will:
  • Develop strategies to increase member participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Research and advocate issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers and students
  • Develop and nurture relationships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community including members, non-members and external stakeholders
  • Contribute to the objectives, policies and campaigns to improve teaching and learning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members and students

Skills Required

To be successful for this position, you will have a track record engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and an understanding of issues within the education sector. You will also have:
  • Expertise in developing and brokering strong networks and relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Well developed collaborating, negotiating and influencing skills.
  • High level of written communication skills
  • Capability in conducting research and analysis.
  • Ability to provide strategic advice specifically for the purposes of advocacy, social change or campaigning.

If working to confront educational inequality within the community inspires you, then submit your resume and covering letter addressing key skills or phone Emma Naglieri on 03 8080 8978 for further information.
Aboriginality is a genuine occupational requirement as this role is specifically aimed at increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers in public education and ensuring high quality educational outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The successful applicant must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.