Taungurung Land and Waters Council

This Executive position has overall responsibility for the Community & Culture division and for a range of programs and activities designed to engage with, assist and benefit the members of the Taungurung Community.  The position also has direct oversight of all cultural programs – both cultural awareness training and the preservation and sharing of cultural knowledge. 

All community and culture activities have the combined effect of building the revived Taungurung nation and contributing to their social, cultural and emotional well-being.

  • Salary $124,033 – $145,009
  • Based in Broadford
  • Full-time

Applications close June 22

Key Duties

  1. Participate as part of the Executive Management Team
  2. Develop strong partnerships with relevant organisations and agencies – whether funding bodies, philanthropic entities or cultural institutions
  3. Develop a range of community engagement programs and activities that bring Taungurung people together and build a strong sense of shared identity and shared cultural knowledge
  4. Ensure that all key recommendations set out in the Taungurung engagement project Implementation Plan are fully implemented
  5. Oversee a teamwork approach to the planning and conduct of community camps and the delivery of specialist programs dealing with such matters as lateral violence and inter-generational trauma
  6. Drive the development and implementation of community benefits programs with moneys paid into the Taungurung Charitable Trust
  7. Ensure the optimum use of the members’ database
  8. Oversee Taungurung’s language revitalisation program and the operation of the Language Reference Group
  9. Oversee the maintenance of the Membership List and all membership matters
  10. Take overall responsibility for the development of school engagement and cultural education programs
  11. Seek additional funding sources for TLaWC community and cultural projects
  12. Take primary responsibility for program reporting, review and assessment for all community and cultural programs
  13. Manage the convening and functionality of the Elders Advisory Group
  14. Take overall responsibility for the storage of and access to Taungurung cultural information
  15. Manage the development and delivery of cultural restoration programs
  16. Develop and lead a highly motivated and suitably skilled staff team
  17. Be constantly mindful of the need to increase the health, well-being and sense of community of the Taungurung people

Selection Criteria

Essential knowledge and skills

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, which may include community development, social work, Aboriginal studies, psychology, or other social science
  • Demonstrable experience in staff management (planning, organizing, leading and controlling) and managing a team across different functions, projects and capacities for the successful achievement of program goals
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to the principles of community development and of how those principles could be applied in the Taungurung context
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people
  • A demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting the wellbeing of Aboriginal people
  • Ability to work calmly and consistently under pressure, and to prioritise and effectively manage multiple competing work tasks in a demanding environment
  • Highly developed and demonstrated communication skills – both interpersonal and in writing
  • Financial management skills sufficient to be able to develop and monitor project budgets and to acquit funding grants
  • High level digital applications skills

Personal qualities

  1. Good professional judgment and confident decision-making in relation to core duties
  2. High ethical standards and personal integrity
  3. Ability to maintain confidentiality in relation to sensitive information
  4. A strong work ethic and a personal commitment to the restoration of the Taungurung First Nation
  5. A high degree of emotional intelligence

Adherence to Code of Conduct

All TLaWC staff must comply fully with the staff Code of Conduct.

To apply for this job, please email your resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria by clicking on the link below.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@taungurung.com.au.