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Career opportunities

  • Become part of a leading national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation
  • Melbourne or Canberra based

The Lowitja Institute has a long history of delivering positive impact by putting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the heart of research. After 21 years of funding via the Cooperative Research Centre Programme, the Institute has now secured ongoing funding and has a bright, positive period ahead. This provides flexibility and emerging opportunities to have even greater impact. We are now recruiting two leadership roles.

Chief Executive Officer

We are looking for a Chief Executive Officer to drive transformational change that will realise the Institute’s ambition to deliver high impact benefit for the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples. A leader who is recognised nationally, brings an entrepreneurial spirit and delivers on the Institute’s strategy and operations. In doing so, the CEO will harness and grow the reputation and influence of the Institute as a leading organisation in Australia and internationally.

Director, Lowitja Consulting

A key opportunity exits through the recent establishment of Lowitja Consulting. This activity will enable us to diversity our revenue base, expand impact and grow capacity to deliver on our vision. We are seeking a highly motivated person with a track record in innovative approaches and business development to develop and deliver Institute’s consulting services. 

  • These positions are identified for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only
  • For an initial discussion, please contact Ms Catherine Richards, Director of Corporate Services on t: 03 8341 550

Applications, addressing the selection criteria and submitted through the Lowitja Institute website, must be received by 5:00pm AEST, Tuesday 29 January 2019.

Created: 26 September 2013 - Updated: 14 December 2018