We are hiring! Exciting new role as a First Nations Communications Director
- Part time position (0.8) with salary of $86,000 - $100,000 (pro rata) excluding 10% superannuation
- Located anywhere (with access to the internet)
- Application closing date: 17 September 2021
Common Ground is at an exciting stage in our growth as a not-for-profit. We’ve secured long-term funding, and are excited to be expanding our team.
Reporting to the CEO, the First Nations Communications Director will work closely with the Common Ground team on a number of existing projects, as well as have opportunities to co-create and deliver new storytelling and advocacy projects that will achieve impact for our communities.
The role exists to manage the ideation, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of all communications activities. And to lead the First Nations team in developing Common Ground projects, initiatives and opportunities to centre First Nations voices, perspectives and knowledges.
This is an identified role for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Read the full job description here.
WHO YOU ARE (ESSENTIAL)
- You have extensive experience centering First Nations stories and voices in content, film, educational programs or advocacy work
- You have extensive experience in communications and/or marketing
- You have experience managing teams in a fast paced environment
- You have experience in publishing/editorial, media/PR and/or content production
- You have experience designing, delivering and measuring projects related to social impact, systems change, policy or advocacy
- You have experience managing multiple internal and external stakeholders
- You have experience centering First Nations people and communities in your work
- You have strong oral and written communication skills
- You have strong project management skills
- You have strong coaching skills with a proven ability to build the capability of others
- You have a strong understanding of First Nations community interests, with a demonstrated knowledge of community strengths and current issues facing community
- You have attention to detail with a passion for excellence
- You have the ability to work independently, self manage and make decisions on behalf of Common Ground where required
- You have proficiency with key workplace tools such as Adobe suite, Google apps, Slack etc.
- You are professional, collaborative and have a team-based approach
- You have advanced cultural intelligence and the ability to work with First Nations individuals and communities with diverse experiences, while centering safety and cultural protocol
WHO YOU MIGHT BE (DESIRED BUT NOT ESSENTIAL)
- You have a tertiary qualification in Media/Communications, Business, Film or Arts
- You have experience working in NFP, advocacy, activism, community organisations, CSR, for-purpose organisations or social enterprise
WHO WE ARE
Common Ground is a First Nations-led not-for-profit, working to shape a society that centres First Nations people, knowledge and self-determination. We amplify First Nations voices, embed First Nations knowledge in key systems, and deliver cultural strengthening projects that harness the power of storytelling to create impact.
Common Ground first launched in 2018 with a website bringing together First Nations knowledge, cultures and stories. We have continued to grow and evolve, and now work on a range of digital platforms, educational resources and strategic partnerships in different systems.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Virtual working arrangements
- Learning and development opportunities
- Flexible work arrangements to centre community and cultural interests
- A culturally safe workplace
- A job where your work will result in deep impact and systems change
- A culture of collaboration and teamwork
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this role, please fill out the following form below, which will ask you some key questions and make space for you to attach a cover letter and CV.
Even if you don’t meet all the criteria outlined in this ad, we strongly encourage you to apply. As an organisation we are committed to backing First Nations people to build capability and expertise.
Applications close Friday 17 September 2021.