Current Vacancies

Chief Executive Officer

With an ambitious new strategic plan to become a major player in the policy, economic and cultural landscape, the Federation is looking for its inaugural CEO to provide strong leadership and deliver on its goal to advocate for the shared interests of its member organisations.

Reporting to a Board of Victorian Traditional Owners, the CEO will manage a highly skilled policy and development team  to influence national and state policy direction.

We are looking for a proactive leader, with strong political understanding and good communication skills who can both act as spokesperson for the Federation to raise its profile, and effectively maintain relationships with the Victorian Aboriginal community, government, businesses and our partner organisations.

As a growing organisation, the CEO will bring on more staff and create a positive organisational culture that demonstrates the Federation’s values of collaboration, culture and Country. Highly motivated and hands-on, the CEO will drive the Federation’s capacity to deliver sustainable programs by attracting, managing and acquitting monies from diverse revenue streams.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an Aboriginal leader to shape an Aboriginal organisation that is already playing a prominent role in influencing policies that affect the lives of Victorian Traditional Owners.

An attractive salary package in the general range of VPS Level EO3 will be negotiated.

Further information is available from Ms. Janine Coombs, Chairperson on 0428 546 033.

Applications are to be emailed to Ms. Teresa Rehak, HR and Administration

Please include a current resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria as found in the position description. Applications close 5PM, Thursday 28 September 2017.


Natural Resource Management (NRM) Policy Officer

We are looking for a Policy Officer with experience in Natural Resource Management and strong project management skills to provide policy, research and support services to the Federation and member Traditional Owner Corporations.

Part of the role will be to provide policy, research and support services to the Traditional Owner members of the NRM Collaborative Body. The NRM Collaborative Body provides a high level mechanism for improving processes for collaborating and communicating between Victoria’s Traditional Owners and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning regarding development and delivery of natural resource and environmental policies, legislation and programs.

Working for The Federation is not a regular 9-5 role. We are highly member-focused and are looking for a person with exceptional communication skills who is committed to working for Traditional Owners and keen to meet with members on Country to establish and maintain good working relationships.

The salary range is $69K – $84K per annum plus superannuation. In addition we offer the opportunity to maximise benefits with our salary packaging scheme. Our family-friendly workplace culture includes generous annual leave provisions and flexible working arrangements. We also have a strong commitment to professional development.

If you are interested in joining a small team of passionate people dedicated to delivering real change and positive outcomes for Traditional Owners in Victoria, please address the selection criteria in the position description and provide a current resume which includes contact details of two referees.

Please address applications to Jeremy Clark, Federation Executive Officer via email at  by 5PM, Monday 11 September 2017.

If you would like further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Jeremy on 0419 132 471.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.