Join the IAHA Team – NSW Senior Program Officer – closes 14th January 2022

Position:       Senior Program Officer

Location:      New South Wales 

Status:           Fixed-term period to June 2023 (possible extension)

Salary:          $86,790 – $97,912 (Full-time) plus 10% superannuation

Reports to:  Academy Partnership Director – National

This role is an identified positions open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates only. This is intended to constitute a special measure in line with the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT) subsection 27 (1)(b) and the Racial Discrimination Act 1977 (Cth) subsection 8(1).

Purpose of Position

This position provides a range of portfolio and program management support services, including working closely with internal staff as well as external stake holders, schools, industry groups and Governments. The Senior Program Officer will be responsible for preparation of reports and briefs, coordinating resources, maintain program documentation and implementing in accordance with IAHA’s internal, external and contractual obligations.

This position will engage and collaborate with partners providing mentoring, leadership and expert advice in the development and delivery of other IAHA’s National Health Academy program including content, continuous improvement and consistency.


The Senior Program Officer duties may vary depending on the specific focus of the role.  Duties may include most, and potentially all, of the following:

  • Strong organisational skills in a range of portfolio and program management support services, including preparation of reports and briefs, coordinating resources, maintaining program documentation and implementing and monitoring plans.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation for reporting, monitoring and evaluation purposes. 
  • Has demonstrated strong project management skills to work independently and deliver outcomes.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide program support to IAHA National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Academies
  • Strong computer skills, attention to detail, and highly developed interpersonal, written communication skills including the ability to exercise initiative, discretion and judgement on complex and sensitive issues is essential to the success of the role.
  • Provide mentoring and support of culturally responsive professional learning opportunities in relation to IAHA trainees.

Selection Criteria

Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent pursuant to Section 14 (d) of the Anti-discrimination Act 1977.

  1. Demonstrated experience in community engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and stakeholders.
  2. Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: project management, VET sector training and/or education, workforce development or strategic planning.
  3. Well-developed organisational skills, interpersonal and negotiation skills with the capacity to promote IAHAs objectives and priorities with culturally safe and responsive practice.
  4. Well-developed oral and written communication skills including effective representation and negotiation with diverse stakeholders specifically on IAHA activities, workplace learning, employment, training and development.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment and to balance multiple tasks and competing priorities within tight deadlines.
  6. Have a current Working with Children clearance and Police clearance or willing to obtain.

Desirable Criteria

Able to travel regionally and nationally on a regular base

To apply please email your cover letter and resume addressing why this position is suited to you to If you have any questions regarding this role you can email Tania directly for further information.  This application process closes on Friday 14th January 2022. 

Only Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander people to apply please. 

December 2, 2021

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