Senior Engagement Officer, Indigenous Electoral Participation Program

Date Posted: 2 Feb 2024

Location:            Melbourne, VIC

Work Type:        Ongoing, Full Time

Salary Range:    $87,635 - $98,223 plus 15.4% superannuation


The Team

You will join the Indigenous Electoral Participation Program (IEPP) team.  A team of enthusiastic and passionate people who are committed to ensuring eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can actively participate in our democracy. The team supports these opportunities by promoting in communities:

  • Enrolment to vote
  • Voting during electoral events
  • Opportunities to work during an electoral event


The Opportunity

You will play an important part in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australian elections. You will be involved in every aspect of how culturally appropriate electoral services are planned, developed, and delivered in Victoria.

Your knowledge and expertise will help the IEPP to succeed in making Australian elections more accessible for First Nations people. You will be involved in ensuring culturally appropriate electoral services are planned, developed and delivered in Victoria, while helping to build and grow important partnerships for the AEC with, State Government agencies, Community based organisations and other local partners.


To excel you’ll have:

  • Experience in delivering voter education sessions and enrolment activities.
  • Ability to provide community engagement reports after each community visit to support AEC’s monitoring and evaluation of outcomes.
  • Experience in procurement of partners in Technology One and invoice payments.
  • Experience in program management and engagement of Community Electoral Participation Officer’s (CEPO) staff members in the IEPP team.
  • Demonstrating ability in relationship management, to effectively communicate with CEPO staff members, government agencies and community organisations.
  • Understanding of local challenges to electoral participation, liaising with partners to arrange meetings with communities.
  • Experience in building and maintaining stakeholder relationships, both internal and external.
  • Ability to develop other staff members with skills and expand their experience, while giving advice and guidance on their responsibilities.



  • AEC employees must be Australian citizens.
  • Any person who is, and seen to be active in political affairs, and intends to publicly carry on this activity, may compromise the strict neutrality of the AEC and cannot be considered.
  • Applicants are required to consent to, undergo, obtain, and maintain a character clearance.
  • Applicants are required to consent to, undergo, obtain, and maintain the Baseline security clearance required for this role.


Application Close: Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 11:59pm AEDT

Contact Officer: Katherine Oldfield,

11:59 PM

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