Manager – Bawinanga Rangers, Maningrida Based


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, Women’s Centre, BawinangaRangers, Barlmarrk Supermarket, Fuel Supplies, Mechanical Workshops, Arts and Culture/Djomi Museum, 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 lifestyle of people on homelands by caring for country, preserving language and culture through the delivery of services to improve housing, health, education and roads.

BAC is a values based organisation with an emphasis on: Respect for Culture, Country and each other, Accountability, Teamwork, Continuous Improvement and Open and Honest Communication. These are principles and behaviours we display when working together.


This position is responsible for Homelands Indigenous Protected Areas, Working on Country, Contracts and Wildlife teams within BAC. It operates under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer in accordance with BAC plans, policies, relevant legislation and funding requirements.



  • Demonstrated experience at a senior executive level working in a culturally inclusive workplace using the principles and practices of cultural competence and providing responsive services to community.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and work closely with Traditional Owners and the broader community to present ideas, influence outcomes, provide advice and problem solve on a variety of complex issues.
  • Extensive experience in senior management leadership roles in a cross-cultural environment with a proven ability to formulate strategic direction, deliver and report on operational services and programs using continuous quality improvement processes.
  • A strong record of achievement using contemporary land, sea and cultural site management practices on Aboriginal land.
  • Significant experience in conducting land and environmental management measurements and activities.
  • Demonstrated high-level knowledge and experience in project management and achieving successful program outcomes within both a national and local strategic framework.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and influencing skills with ‘the ability to use discretion and judgement at all times.
  • Highly developed knowledge of the legislative, regulatory, ethical and corporate management reporting requirements needed of a community development organisation and complex ranger portfolio of work.
  • A strong record of achievement as a senior executive with demonstrated experience in leading teams and implementing change, risk management and mitigation workplace practices.
  • Financial management and reporting, monitoring of budgets to comply with financial regulations, local and national requirements.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications [or progress towards this] and/or significant work experience in this field.
  • OCHRE Card, Police Clearance and Current First Aid


  • Experience living and working in remote communities.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of Aboriginal culture and communities and how they operate.
  • Experience working for a community development or not-for-profit organisation.

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 you are 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 – Manager – Bawinanga Rangers

Expression of interest