“Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) is searching for a new National Director following the resignation of Gary Highland from the position he has held for the past three years.
The responsibility for caring for his young son has meant that Mr Highland is no longer able to work full time.
“The position of ANTaR National Director is a rewarding and challenging one. But it’s not a job you can do part time,” Mr Highland said.
Details of the position are available at www.antar.org.au/jobs. Applications close on Friday 22 May.
ANTaR’s National President, Dr Janet Hunt said that she was immensely grateful for the enormous commitment, energy and skill that Gary Highland had brought to the role of National Director.
“Gary has made a significant contribution to ANTaR over the last few years. His campaigning expertise, his ability to build strong alliances and his lobbying capacity have helped us make a tangible difference for Aboriginal people. His work has been widely appreciated by Indigenous leaders,” Dr Hunt said.
“Gary will stay involved with ANTaR in a voluntary capacity, but we now need to find another National Director to lead the management of the organisation from our Sydney office.”
Dr Hunt said the successful candidate would possess excellent leadership, organisational and communication skills and experience.
“Our National Director also requires a detailed knowledge of the issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,” Dr Hunt said.
“An ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is essential, as is an understanding of and commitment to the community-based reconciliation process that has developed since 1990,” she said.