Director - Evidence and Impact

CBD & Inner Suburbs
CEO & General Management
General/Business Unit Manager
Full time
Posted 18d ago
  • Brisbane or Canberra Based
  • Newly created position and team
  • Support National reform to make Healing happen now

The Healing Foundation was established in 2009 to address the intergenerational trauma impacts on stolen generations, and their children, and to lead the healing journey for all First Nations people.

On 2 June 2021, the CEO of the Healing Foundation, Fiona Conforth launched the Make Healing Happen Report to the Australian Government and people, outlining a need for a systematic Government response to progress Healing for stolen generations and their families. The report brings the truth of our historical legacy as a country to the forefront and provides a roadmap to authentic healing and equity and the wellbeing of those who were stolen, their descendants and their communities who continue to hurt, and for Australia as a nation. 

To progress this reform, the Healing Foundation is growing.

Reporting to the Deputy CEO, a new Director of Evidence and Impact will support the work of the Healing Foundation through leading out the organisation’s research and evaluation agenda. This role will ensure evidenced-based practice at all levels of the Organisation, maintaining a knowledge base of truth, and developing world-class First Nations evaluation methods that will support impact for communities Nationally.

This role will actively engage and build strong and trusting relationships with a broad range of First Nations communities and organisations, all tiers of Government, academic and other stakeholders. Shaping and implementing policies in relation to trauma and healing is a key output for this role, in addition to leading analysis and advice on contemporary and emerging public policy, for internal and external stakeholders.

Effective knowledge translation drawing on exceptional research and evaluation practice underpin this role, creating a platform for impactful public policy and the overdue system reform.

Key professional attributes for this role include the following:

  • Extensive experience in First Nations sectors demonstrating knowledge, advocacy and the understanding of, and commitment to, working in a culturally sound and strengths-based way
  • Proven experience with a successful track record of working with key influencers and thought leaders in the First Nations and wellbeing sectors
  • Research leadership in First Nations trauma and healing domains
  • Demonstrated experience in providing policy and evidence- based advice to boards and senior executives and influencing government policy
  • Excellent research, writing and analytical skills with the ability to influence strategy, policy and outcomes
  • Highly developed skills in creating sector partnerships, strategic partnerships and demonstrated experience in building and maintaining networks
  • Superior communications skills and culturally safe practice which underpins the ability to guard and share the stories and amplify the voices of Stolen Generation survivors and descendants to enact change
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and empowering a high performing team and providing strategic, considered and well-rounded advice to executive teams and Boards

Be a part of National change and authentic rapid reform for First Nations people, led by Stolen Generations and their families.

Please contact Selena King, Executive Director Everywhen at [link removed] / 0412 263 480 for more information.

Employer questions

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  • Do you have experience working with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island communities?

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