Committee and Engagement Officer

  • Full Time
  • Indigenous, Administration
  • Not For Profit (NFP)
  • Canberra & ACT > Turner
  • $85,000 – $119,999 per annum
  • Applications close: 5:00 PM AEST, 21st Aug 2023

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this opportunity (under section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984)

About Us

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia is a national peak body which provides self-determined Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership in social and emotional wellbeing, mental health, and suicide prevention. As a member of the Coalition of Peaks, our organisation works with Indigenous and Non-Indigenous partners, along with First Nations communities, to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and collectively contribute to Closing the Gap.

Our Team

Working on-site at our Canberra office, you will enjoy working within a small but dedicated and high performing team who are committed to delivering impactful change and meaningful health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. You will appreciate working in a culturally safe, inclusive, harmonious, and highly collaborative environment at Gayaa Dhuwi, which incorporates Indigenous Knowledges, cultural values, and ways of working within policy, strategy, governance, and business operations. You will share our excitement at being an integral part of building an enduring and influential national Indigenous peak body organisation.

About the Role

This role is responsible for the executive support and administration of various committees at Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia (GDPSA).


  • Competitive salary package, which includes superannuation, 4 weeks annual leave with leave loading, salary sacrificing options, and a mobile phone allowance.
  • Flexible working arrangements and a 35-hour work week.
  • Professional development support and mentoring from the CEO and executive leadership team.

Key Position Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have:

1. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of matters concerning the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
2. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
3. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to articulate ideas to diverse audiences, and sound ability to develop briefing papers and reports.
4. Demonstrated relationship/stakeholder management experience, and a commitment to high-quality customer service and ‘think outside the box’.
5. Exceptional attention to detail, and strong experience in administrative systems and committee administration and management of meetings.
6. Demonstrated problem-solving skills including the ability to show initiative and take responsibility and ownership of the role.
7. Excellent time management with the ability to plan, organise, set priorities, and meet competing deadlines, with flexibility to alter priorities to meet changing demands and expectations.
8. Capacity to work both independently with minimal supervision, and collaboratively within a team, and escalate issues as required, with the ability to identify potential risks.

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