ARTD is looking to appoint an experienced, Sydney-based consultant to support our work in the human services, justice and/or environmental sectors, with a focus on Aboriginal policy and program design and evaluation.
The role will suit someone with experience in and a commitment to working with Aboriginal people and communities and a demonstrated commitment to self-determination and working through co-design approaches.
You will work closely with a Director and a skilled team. Depending on your current skills and experience, you will be provided with the support required to manage a portfolio of clients or support to develop your own portfolio.
ARTD is committed to the professional growth of its staff and you will be supported and expected to develop a plan for your own professional development.
- As a member of project teams, manage tasks to the required standards, with accountability to a Director, including:
- develop and maintain project plans in consultation with the project team
- undertake research, evaluation and facilitation tasks
- design and manage agreed components of a project (e.g. survey design and/or administration and/or qualitative interviews and theme analysis)
- prepare complex reports
- coordinate project activities to ensure projects will meet the budget and
- coordinate and prepare project deliverables
- alert the Director to risks as they arise
- Coordinate and contribute to tenders for projects
- Manage professional relationships with clients
- Contribute to ARTD as a learning organisation, including further building your own expertise, sharing knowledge, coaching, developing methods and tools, and improving practices
- Contribute to ARTD as a quality business through managing tasks in office administration, system development and marketing
- Maintain records required for administration, quality and reporting systems
- Undertake other duties as assigned by the ARTD Directors.
Key knowledge, competencies and experience
- Ability to work effectively with Aboriginal people and communities
- Understanding and experience managing program evaluation or research on social policy and programs,
- Critical thinking, conceptual and analytical ability
- Ability to manage a range of projects from simple to complex (to quality, time and budget)
- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- Advanced technical research skills or strong generalist data collection and analysis skills (e.g. survey design, analysis, data visualisation, interview/focus group skills, facilitation
- Attention to detail
- Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook including the ability to use or commitment to learn how to use MS Word and Excel and in-house templates
- Effective time management skills, juggling multiple tasks to competing deadlines
- Value working as part of a team, producing high quality work
- Australian Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply
- Experience with stakeholder consultation and co-design approaches
- Experience with coaching and mentoring junior staff
ARTD General Conditions of Employment apply. You will be eligible for a performance-linked bonus based on the achievement of the ARTD consultancy income targets.
Please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the position criteria (two pages max.) to Sarah Schofield, email@example.com, by Monday 25 March.