Manager Strategy

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Djirra supports Aboriginal women’s journey to safety and well-being, provides legal and practical support to Aboriginal women experiencing family violence across Victoria, and amplifies the voices of Aboriginal women through our advocacy and policy reform work. Djirra also auspices the secretariat for the National Family Violence Prevention & Legal Services (FVPLS) Forum. Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with a rich history established over 15 years ago.


Full time & permanent

Reporting to the General Manager, you will work closely with our CEO supporting her high profile state and national advocacy, and will manage Djirra’s influencing, policy, law reform and campaigning work. You will provide day to day operational oversight of a small Strategy team through hands on management and a collaborative, inclusive and team orientated communication style.

Key demonstrated success in the role will be reflected by:


This role requires an individual who has successfully managed comparable levels of responsibility within a complex and dynamic environment. A proven ability to work or learn to work with Aboriginal organisations in culturally appropriate ways, as well as mainstream organisations, is vital.


We are seeking an individual who has at least an undergraduate qualification (degree course) in a relevant discipline, however a Master degree is desirable.

We are also seeking someone who has demonstrated ability to work or learn to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways as well as mainstream organisations.

Significant experience in strategic and/or policy roles, preferably directly related to improving law and justice outcomes and increasing access to culturally appropriate legal and associated services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims/survivors of family violence and sexual assault will be looked upon favourably.


  • Conveniently located near public transport, ample parking and nearby some great coffee shops, cafes and restaurants
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Generous leave entitlements, cultural leave, additional Christmas leave, paid parental leave and annual leave loading
  • An opportunity to participate in our community engagement activities
  • Cultural Awareness training and ongoing support provided by our dedicated full-time Cultural Advisor


    Please apply via the link provided below. Applications must include a CV and covering letter and all applicants must answer the questions at the bottom of the application form. Only applications received via this website will be considered.

    If you would like to know more about the role or about the work we do, please refer to our website and our “Get involved” page to download a full copy of the Position Description. Alternatively, you can contact Nick Toonen, General Manager, on 9244 3333 or via email [email protected]

    Applications for this positions will close as soon as a suitable candidate is sourced, therefore we strongly encourage your application as soon as possible.

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