Director, Aboriginal Economic Development

Job posted: 19/06/2024
Applications close: 17/07/2024 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions

Salary: $225,000 - $290,600

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: VG/025770B

Reference: VG/025770B

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: $225,000 - $290,600

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions is firmly focused on driving a strong and resilient economy that benefits all Victorians – by creating more opportunities for people through jobs and skills; supporting businesses and industries to grow and prosper; and building vibrant communities and regions.

Established on 1 January 2023, our work spans numerous portfolios, supporting departmental ministers and operating across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.

Director, Aboriginal Economic Development

  • Are you a strategic problem solver with a strong focus on enhancing Aboriginal economic outcomes?
  • Contribute to initiatives that promise significant and lasting benefits for Aboriginal Victorians and Traditional Owners
  • Senior Executive Service Level 1 (SES-1), Fixed Term until 30 June 2029

This is a prioritised position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in accordance with the Special Measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given priority consideration for this role.

The Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (DJSIR) is in search of a Director for Aboriginal Economic Development to join our team. This role, reporting to the Associate Deputy Secretary for Aboriginal Economic Development, is pivotal in overseeing the execution of the Yuma Yirramboi Strategy, as well as managing essential areas such as employment, recruitment, career advancement, economic expansion, and initiatives supporting small businesses within the Aboriginal Economic Development branch. Prioritising innovation in programs, strategic thinking, project management, and a comprehensive understanding of economics, this position actively cultivates strong partnerships with both industry entities and Aboriginal stakeholders across the state.

This position will play a crucial role in shaping the Department's engagement strategy with Aboriginal communities, ensuring meaningful and impactful interactions, by working with the Yuma Yirramboi Council's Koori Caucus to progress Aboriginal led and identified priority actions.

This dynamic and multifaceted role offers the opportunity to work within a supportive team and leadership environment. Joining the team now means contributing to initiatives that promise significant and lasting benefits for Aboriginal Victorians and Traditional Owners. By supporting DJSIR to embed whole-of-Victorian Government Treaty and First Peoples portfolio priorities within DJSIR's policies and programs to achieve our shared Treaty and Self-Determination aspirations.

Further Information

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Hans Bokelund, Associate Deputy Secretary, Aboriginal Economic Development - 0460 016 417.

The department is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation. We have zero tolerance of child abuse and are committed to taking the necessary steps to protect children from harm by adopting a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety in accordance with the Child Safe Standards.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records check prior to commencing employment with the Department. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position. 

We respect and welcome people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, abilities, and cultures.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button at the bottom of this advertisement. As part of the application process, you will need to include a resume and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

Applicants should view the full Position Description attached to this advertisement prior to applying. 

Applications close midnight on Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Director, Aboriginal Economic Development

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Hans Bokelund, Associate Deputy Secretary | 0460 016 417

Director, Aboriginal Economic Development