Executive Treaty Coordinator

Job title: Executive Treaty Coordinator

Company: State Government of Victoria

Job description: The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people’s homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs ( DetailsDepartment: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Work Type: Fixed term – full time Job Function: Executive Management Classification: VPS STS Work Location: Melbourne – CBD Reference: VG/DFFH/ASDO/724553A Closing Date: 18-Jun-2024 Salary Range: $177,488 – $241,387 Job Duration: Until 30/06/2027 Attachments: (Word, 129KB)
Job SpecificationContact: Nathan Fenelon
ph:0439 604 113 e:[email protected]Position DetailsTHE ROLEAs the Executive Treaty Coordinator, you will report to the Director Aboriginal Truth and Treaty Branch and lead a team supporting the department’s coordination and engagement with the Victorian Treaty process including through input into the State’s Treaty negotiation strategy and the development Treaty content relevant to the department and participation into while of government processes.The position will require a strong working knowledge of Victorian Treaty processes, as well as a combination of policy, program and project management expertise, a strong understanding of government, public administration and decision making within an evolving self-determination framework, effective stakeholder engagement, and effective briefing of the Secretary, Board of Management, Aboriginal Truth and Treaty Committee, DFFH Ministers and Cabinet or relevant Cabinet Committees.Core to being successful will be strong negotiation and collaboration skills and knowledge of governance processes, and a commitment to the rights of First Peoples in Victoria, including cultural rights, self-determination, Treaty and Truth.Why work with us?

  • We do work that matters – help support Victoria to become the first Australian state or territory to progress truth-telling and treaty with Aboriginal communities.
  • We strive to provide you with a culturally safe working environment in an Aboriginal-led division, where cultural safety is a priority of every team, and where you will have access to a culturally safe employee wellbeing and support program.
  • We provide you with an inclusive and supportive workplace to grow and develop your career, including career mobility in the VPS and a range of on the job and course-based learning and development opportunities.
  • We offer flexible work options including a hybrid working model.
  • Voluntarily salary packaging options are available, along with a generous parental and other leave scheme.


  • Provide strategic leadership in the Treaty process on behalf of the department, acting as the primary point of contact between the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) (as lead negotiators) and the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (the department) and manages formal and informal engagement throughout Statewide Treaty position development.
  • Coordinate across department and its portfolio agencies to deliver positions on Statewide Treaty negotiations to DPC, and ensure departmental expertise and authority is embedded in Treaty negotiations.
  • Manages relationships with the department’s Secretary, Ministers, expert teams and other internal stakeholders across portfolios to coordinate advice and authorisation of department positions.

Please open the position description to read more.COVID-19 VACCINATION
The department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current , given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status.A SPECIAL MEASURE PROVISION APPLIES TO THIS ROLE
The Equal Opportunity Act 2010, provides for lawful ‘Special Measure’ provisions, therefore the following has been applied to this role.
This is a Designated role – Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.HOW TO APPLYAll VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the (JSE)
portal.Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria.
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs ( apply to submit your interest in this position.Job details Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Job Reference: VG/DFFH/ASDO/724553A
Location: Melbourne – CBD
Work Type: Fixed term – full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: VPS STS
Salary Range: $177,488 – $241,387
Job Duration: Until 30/06/2027
Date posted: 04-Jun-2024
Application Close Date: 18-Jun-2024
Attachments: (Word, 129KB)
Job SpecificationContact:Nathan Fenelonph:0439 604 113 e:[email protected]

Expected salary: $177488 – 241387 per year

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Job date: Wed, 05 Jun 2024 05:51:18 GMT

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