Indigenous Business Australia is a unique organisation that promotes and encourages self-management, self-sufficiency and economic independence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Established under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005, IBA’s programs provide the means for Indigenous Australians to create wealth and accumulate assets, take up investment opportunities, create business enterprises that provide additional employment opportunities, and to purchase homes.
It achieves these outcomes by applying a commercial focus, and by building mutually respectful and productive partnerships with Indigenous Australians, government, non-government and private sector organisations.
Investment & Asset Management
IBA’s Investment program aims to create economic independence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by using its capital base, skills and expertise, to build and manage a substantial portfolio of investments and generate economic impact for Indigenous Australians via financial returns, commercial capability development, employment, training and supply chain outcomes.
The program has a long history of over 20 years of successful investment alongside Indigenous organisations. The portfolio comprises over $480 million in investments across Australia in a variety of sectors, including tourism, property, funds management, energy, primary industries, industrial and retail businesses.
The Associate, Investor Relations reports to the Senior Manager, Investor Relations.
The role will contribute to the development of lasting, sustainable relationships with prospective co-investors in investment fund products and other investments solutions offered by IBA Investments. The role will assist the Investor Relations team with the development and maintenance of investor communications products and reports, the on-line presence of IBA investment funds, the delivery of investment workshops and other capacity development activity.
- Contribute to the implementation of a communications strategy in relation to IBA Funds products to increase market awareness amongst potential investors.
- Manage and respond to enquiries from Investors in IBA Funds products.
- Participate in engagement initiatives with Indigenous Investors, as required, and ensure that investor information is maintained in IBA’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.
- Distribute reporting for IBA Funds products in a timely manner, consistently with the requirements set out in the IBA Funds product manuals.
- Work with IBA’s Corporate Communications area and across IBA Investments as needed, to develop new communications products as required, and to ensure that media relations for IBA Funds are managed consistently with IBA’s policies.
- Manage the IBA Funds websites and investor portal to ensure that Investors and interested parties are able to access up to date information on their investment and/or developments in relation to IBA Funds.
- As part of the Investor Relations team, organise investor events and investment capability development workshops.
Required capabilities (selection criteria)
These are essential unless otherwise indicated.
Knowledge and experience
- Awareness of the economic development aspirations of, and commitment to working ethically with and in the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
- Understanding, or demonstrated ability to develop an understanding, of investment markets and products, including an awareness of the risks and opportunities they present for Indigenous communities, organisations and groups.
- Relevant tertiary qualifications in economics, commerce, accounting, law or other related fields will be highly regarded.
Skills and attributes
- Strong analytical and lateral-thinking skills.
- Self-starting, results-oriented and ability to take ownership of initiatives and drive them to completion.
- Well-developed organising, planning and prioritisation skills. A high level of attention to detail and diligence, supported by a strong work ethic. Possesses the energy, commitment and diligence to meet deadlines and/or to manage the expectations of others. Ability to apply commercial judgment and to practically assess business risk.
- Cultural capability including a respect for diversity and ability to communicate sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Ability to use and display discretion, patience, empathy and sensitivity when advising and negotiating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partners.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to write professionally, concisely and with clarity; and the ability to present to other individuals or groups. Ability to understand and communicate advanced business concepts and issues concisely both verbally and in writing.
How to apply
Applicants must include the following with their application:
- Completed Job Application Coversheet (PDF 600KB opens in new window) – We recommend users edit the form using the latest version of Adobe Reader (available to download for free from the Adobe website).
- A copy of your Resume
- A statement outlining your claims against each of the required capabilities for the position.
Applications should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org