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Indigenous Desert Alliance Coordinator - Alice Springs

Employer: Desert Support Services
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Conservation & Land Management, Indigenous, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NT

Job posted on: 14 June, 2018.
Applications close: 06 July, 2018.

  • Based in Alice Springs (preferred) or East Perth
  • Full-Time Maximum Term – 24 months with possibility of extension

Desert Support Services (DSS) forms part of the Central Desert Group (CDG) of companies that also include Central Desert Native Title Services and Rockhole Funds Management. Each company is separately incorporated and operates independently, but work closely together where there are clients and interests in common.

The Indigenous Desert Alliance (IDA) commenced in 2014 as an informal network of Indigenous land management organisations, aiming to connect Indigenous rangers who are working on desert country throughout Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory to support cultural, environmental and social outcomes. See for more details.

For the past three years, DSS has provided part-time coordination services to support the IDA. Over this time the membership and business of the IDA has grown to stage where it can now become an independent entity and employ its own staff. The work to incorporate the IDA and to appoint its inaugural board is underway and expected to be finalised in 2018.

The successful applicant will initially be employed by DSS and transition to the IDA upon its incorporation.

This is an exceptional opportunity to project manage and provide facilitation support to various forums, support domestic and international Ranger exchanges and contribute to the IDA communications strategy.

The successful person will:

  • Proven experience in project and contract management;
  • Experience in event management;
  • Demonstrated experience in two-way (Indigenous and Non-Indigenous) communication;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills; and
  • Be able to provide a police clearance less than 6 months old.

The successful person will be based in our Alice Springs office (preferred) or East Perth office and must be available to travel.

We can offer you:

  • Attractive staff benefits such as salary sacrificing;
  • A great team environment; and
  • Flexibility for professional development.

For full details and a detailed Duty Statement and Selection Criteria for this position, please visit the Employment Page located on the website.

How to apply for this job
  • Visit the Employment Page on
  • Download the Duty Statement and Selection Criteria document.
  • Complete a Cover Letter expressing your interest and suitability for the advertised position.
  • Complete a written response clearly addressing and highlighting all the areas outlined under the Selection Criteria. This includes the essential and desirable qualifications, skills and experience*
  • Submit your Resume and Cover Letter with Selection Criteria attached in PDF format to the Employment Page of the website.
  • Follow the prompts as directed by the website on

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close Friday 6th July 2018, 4.30pm (WST).

*Applications that do not include a completed submission addressing all the areas within the Selection Criteria will not be accepted.