First Nations Clean Energy Network Engagement and Community Lead

Original Power is a community-focused, Aboriginal led organisation that builds the collective power of our people and backs our leadership, skills and capacity to genuinely achieve self-determination in our community and on country.

Original Power provides strategic advice and campaign support, facilitates capacity building and connects communities. The demands of climate justice require us to not only confront the climate crisis, but in doing so, build our capacity to ensure we are people who can confront all forms of injustice, determine our own futures and help bring greater control and dignity to our communities.

Alongside our work to protect country, there is an urgent opportunity for First Nations people to be part of the economic transition to clean and sustainable energies. Building on a decade of renewable expansion, there are significant barriers which need to be addressed to ensure our people are able to be part of the next phase of development through ownership, equity, investment and participation.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and detail-orientated Engagement and Community Lead to shape innovative responses to a range of challenging issues and engagement work of the First Nations Clean Energy Network. This role will manage and develop new partnerships with key stakeholders in community, government and other organisations for the purposes of communication, advocacy and membership/community engagement activities.

IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL

  • Apply your commitment to self-determination by ensuring engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities so that the Network is driven by their vision and interests.
  • Use your skills as an effective collaborator to build a sense of shared mission, matching ambitious vision with the skills to enable the development of strategy, connections, systems and resources.
  • Utilise your experience in advocacy, policy development, lobbying and project management in keeping multiple strands of work running simultaneously and navigating complex and fast-moving issues

YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES

This is an Indigenous Identified Position.

Essential

  • At least three - five years' experience in high level supervisory and organisational management
  • Experience working within a team complex social change projects, campaigns or community organising initiatives, with proven success in collaborative projects that build power and capability as well as achieving outcomes
  • High level of cultural knowledge with experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations
  • Excellent communication skills with proven ability to generate high quality research-based content on deadline for a range of audiences
  • Excellent organisational skills including time management and coordination of activities involving a wide range of people

Desirable

  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • Experience working in community development, community organising and/or social movements
  • Familiarity with budget management, corporate governance, employment policies and procedures relevant to a small organisation.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] using the subject line: Engagement and Community Lead - Identified Position - Remote / Work From Home enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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