Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Coordinator

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    Sydney Sydney Sydney Sydney , New South Wales New South Wales New South Wales New South Wales , Australia Australia Australia Australia
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Mission Australia

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Coordinator

Ongoing Appointment | Sydney Based | Attractive Salary Packaging Options

About the organization

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian organisation that has been helping people regain their independence for over 155 years.

We’ve learnt the paths to getting back independence are different for everyone. This informs how we help people, through early learning and youth services, family support and homelessness initiatives, employment and skills development, and affordable housing. Our nationwide team delivers different approaches, alongside our partners and everyday Australians who provide generous support.

Together we stand with Australians in need, until they can stand for themselves.

We are committed to Reconciliation and our vision is that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will be restored to a place of equity, dignity and respect.

Mission Australia’s goal is ‘to reduce homelessness and strengthen communities’, and we do this from a values base of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

About the role

The purpose Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) coordinator role is to strengthen and embed Mission Australia’s commitment to Reconciliation. This includes implementation of the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and to enhance cultural safety and security for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and clients.


About you

You will be an experienced and credentialled leader with a track record that showcases your ability to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or their communities. To be successful in this role you will be:

  • A dynamic, motivated and experienced project manager ready to join the CEO Office team of Mission Australia
  • Able to show experience working in a role which is fast paced and challenging
  • Confident to deliver outcomes (our RAP) in a complex stakeholder setting
  • Adept with working collaboratively within the organisation as well as with a range of external stakeholders, while bringing the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the table
  • Able to write well, and express yourself clearly and with confidence, including with people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
  • Have a strong track record of delivery
  • Excellent influencing and priority setting skills.


Essential Requirements

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency is an essential requirement as the RAP is primary focus of the role and will involve the development of programs and services which impact on Aboriginal people and/or involve liaising directly with Aboriginal people (including MA staff) and communities
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or extensive relevant experience.


Key Position Requirements

Below is the list of key activities required for this role.

Implementation of the RAP

  • To ensure the effective implementation of MA’s RAP
  • Work with each person responsible for Actions and Deliverables
  • Act as a central point of contact and coordination for all RAP commitments
  • Facilitate the RAP governance meetings
  • Maintain all implementation documentation, such as the RAP Commitments Tracking Register and key Risk/Project Management registers
  • Work with Communications team to promote Reconciliation to staff and externally
  • Highlight in advance if commitments are at risk or forecast to exceed tolerance for time/budget/resources
  • Prepare regular communication updates on behalf of the Sponsor and key stakeholders.

RAP renewal and progress beyond the RAP

  • Work with Reconciliation Australia and internal stakeholders on the development of future RAP
  • Monitor and evaluate ‘Actions’ and ‘Deliverables’ contained within RAP and recommend and encourage improvements to ensure ongoing success
  • Identify opportunities for MA to further expand and enhance reconciliation commitments including through employment and procurement

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Consult with internal/external stakeholders to deliver RAP
  • Build awareness and communicate the organisational commitment and value of Reconciliation across all Business Units within MA
  • Support the development of local implementation plans
  • Maintain ongoing communication with the CEO, Executive team and project stakeholders to inform and update current initiatives
  • Engage the RAP Reference Group and Reconciliation Australia

Organisational Change

  • Work with People and Culture team to build a cultural safety training program.
  • Consult with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff in the organisation to seek feedback on cultural safety training program.
  • Work with Community Services teams to improve the cultural safety and responsiveness of services.

Building Partnerships

  • Build relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak organisation to support advocacy
  • Support service delivery teams to build partnerships with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations in local areas


What we can offer you

  • An on-going senior leader appointment
  • An attractive remuneration package with salary sacrifice opportunities
  • Sydney based appointment

How to apply

Applications should be submitted to with the subject line “Mission Australia – RAP Coordinator”.

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter [maximum four pages] responding to both the essential requirements and the five key position responsibilities as highlighted above
  • An up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role

Applications must be received by 5pm Monday 9 March 2020.

Late submissions will not be accepted.


How to get more information

Additional information is available in the role description or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. or 02 8001 6603