Indigenous Partnerships Coordinator (x3)


Australian Institute of Marine Science


Townsville (Qld), Perth (WA) or Darwin (NT)

Salary etc:

$93,934 - $129,148 p.a. + super. Permanent, Full-time.

About this exciting opportunity

As a member of the Indigenous Partnerships Team, this Indigenous Partnership Coordinator role will help implement the Indigenous Partnerships Plan, Policy and Protocols across the AIMS portfolio. The role will work with AIMS research staff and collaborators within partnerships such as the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP). The role will help establish meaningful marine science partnerships with Traditional Owners of sea country where AIMS and RRAP research takes place.

This position will coordinate a range of activities that assist AIMS staff and collaborators to engage and develop sound relationships with Traditional Owners, for 2‐way exchange of scientific and Traditional information about marine research. You will play a key role in ensuring that Traditional Owners understand and are fully informed about proposed research and assisting researchers to understand and respond to Traditional Owner concerns. Your project and time management skills will ensure you're able to plan and undertake engagement activities with tight external deadlines, while also being sensitive and responsive to culturally appropriate protocols and practice.

About you

You will have achieved tertiary level qualifications (or equivalent experience) in marine science, marine science management, Indigenous science, social science or natural resource management. Your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander ancestry combined with knowledge of First Nations Sea Country issues and the evolving political, social and cultural context of First Nations issues in Australia, positions you well to authentically communicate with both Indigenous and non‐Indigenous audiences in a dignified and culturally sensitive manner, to present AIMS and RRAP information.

Your demonstrated effective cross-cultural communication, including using a range of genres to present sometimes complex information to diverse audiences, will enable you to identify areas of synergy between AIMS' research interests and capacity, capability, and the science needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, as a basis for the co‐development of future collaborative projects to meet mutual scientific needs. Your exceptional time management skills will ensure your able to manage multiple completing deadlines, and work to tight timeframes.

If, after reviewing the position description (refer pages 8 - 11), you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions. In line with our Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 4 to 5 salary ($93,934 to $129,148 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation .
  • Full-time, Permanent opportunity.
  • Located in Townsville (Qld), Perth (WA) or Darwin (NT).
  • 9-day fortnight.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working where possible).
  • Generous leave provisions.
  • Commuter car arrangements to site (in Townsville only).
  • Optional Fitness passport.
  • Relocation assistance available.

Please note

AIMS considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act {1991) and permitted as a 'special measure' under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.


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