FIrst Nations Statement of Commitment Coordinator

FIrst Nations Statement of Commitment Coordinator

Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the special measure provision, section 12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic)

Can you help us genuinely engage with First Nations people and communities in a collaborative and respectful manner?

Do you want to work with the leading organisation in youth mental health?

Here’s your chance to help make a difference.

About the role and its impact

Full-time fixed term position available for 18 months.

We believe that all young people deserve to grow into adulthood with optimal mental health. Everything we do is focused on that outcome, pioneering new, positive approaches to the prevention and treatment of mental disorders.

As the First Nations Statement of Commitment Coordinator, you will increase and enhance opportunities for Orygen to connect with, and provide appropriate services and programs for First Nations People of Australia.  You will achieve this by taking lead on coordinating and delivering Orygen’s Statement of Commitment and Cultural Strengthening Plan and support initiatives to build Orygen’s capacity to provide a culturally safe environment.

You will have established relationships with First Nations Communities, and will have strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to relate, liaise and work effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

As a guide, remuneration of $70,000 - $80,000 per annum is offered, dependent on skills and experience; NFP generous salary sacrificing opportunities are also available to the successful candidate.

Please refer to the position description below for the selection criteria and other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

About you

As the First Nations Statement of Commitment Coordinator, you will have:

  • Knowledge or training equivalent to proven experience with implementing a Statement of Commitment, or Reconciliation Action Plan or similar.
  • Ability to generate and use a level of theoretical and applied knowledge to perform work assignments guided by policy, precedent, professional standards and technical expertise. 

About us

Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.  We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Orygen is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that supports employees to achieve their career goals without compromising their life goals.  With this in mind Orygen offers a range of employment benefits including generous paid leave, flexible work arrangement, access to NFP salary packaging and an employee assistance program.


To apply for this role, please submit your resume, cover letter and a document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the key selection criteria which is located in the position description to, using the subject line: ‘First Nations Statement of Commitment Coordinator’, followed by your full name.

For a private and confidential discussion, please contact Pam White at

Closing date for applications: Thursday, 23 July 2020, 11:55 PM AEST.

Orygen reserves the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

Download the full Position Description