Full Time

ARTD Senior Consultant / Manager

Closing date
25 Mar 2019
Job Location
Job Description

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.  

Specific responsibilities

  • 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, sarah.schofield@artd.com.au, by Monday 25 March.