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CDP Activities Manager – Parental Leave cover 12 months

BAC is a large and complex regional community development organisation providing services to homelands in the Maningrida region, administering some 50 grants and managing a suite of businesses and programs including: Housing, Civil Works, Essential Services, Bábbarra Women’s Centre, Bawinanga Rangers, Barlmarrk Supermarket, Fuel Supplies, Mechanical Workshops, Arts and Culture/Djomi Museum, Wild Foods Café, Community Patrol, Employment Services and Money Management Services.

BAC is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by corporation members every two years. BAC enacts policies developed at the executive level through the leadership of the CEO and the Senior Management team.

BAC’s mission is to improve the lifeways of our people on land and sea in order to preserve and grow culture and language.

BAC is a values-based organisation with an emphasis on: Trust, Transparency, Innovation and Partnership. These are principles and behaviours we display when working together.

This position is responsible for leading the work of the Activities & Community Engagement team to ensure effective and efficient service delivery of CDP activity plans, strategies and frameworks.  It also facilitates communication and collaboration between key stakeholders and coordinates and develops program participants.

To be successful in this role you must have;

  • Demonstrated success in Project Management of community based work like activities with relevant training qualifications and and/or significant demonstrated experience in a similar      role.
  • Proven experience to work effectively in culturally diverse teams and in cross-cultural contexts, including excellent relationship building skills to motivate and build rapport with others.
  • Strong communication, negotiation, assessment and observation skills with an ability to rapidly create understanding to apply new learning.
  • A proven track record delivering positive community and stakeholder engagement practices that assist vulnerable people to improve their employment prospects.
  • Well-developed project management, planning, time management and organisational skills to manage competing deadlines, balance relationships and remain compliant within government operational guidelines.
  • Good knowledge of word processing, spread sheets, asset registers and EHS recording, to accurately record, document and report on activity and engagement outcomes.
  • Demonstrated capacity to prepare quality written reports, minutes, briefings, plain language community information tools and other materials as required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and compliance of contractual obligations and meeting different legislative requirements under the Australian and Territory Governments.
  • Strong mentoring skills and extensive experience in building, managing and motivating teams.
  • Applied knowledge in continuous quality improvement of systems and databases.

What are we offering you?…..In return for your skills and experience you will be rewarded with:

A generous salary package
6 weeks Annual Leave
Salary Sacrificing options
17.5% Annual Leave loading
Rent free accommodation if relocating to Maningrida
12% superannuation
Most importantly you will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in culture while creating memories, experiences and engaging with people that will change your life.

This position is in Maningrida, an indigenous community 500 km north east of Darwin. This is not a FIFO role, living and working in a remote community is not for everyone, please consider this before applying.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit your application by emailing your current resume and detailed cover letter addressing the essential selection criteria to:

PD – WFD Activities Manager

Expression of interest