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Operations Manager - Mornington, Marion Downs & Tablelands

Australian Wildlife Conservancy

About AWC

Australian Wildlife Conservancy is the largest private owner and manager of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife across more than 6.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, and the Top End. Recognising that ‘business as usual’ for conservation in Australia will mean additional extinctions, AWC is developing and implementing a new model for conservation.

About The Kimberley

AWC own three sanctuaries in the Kimberley region: Mornington, Marion Downs, and Charnley-River, as well as managing in partnership: the Dambimangari, Wilinggin, and Yulmbu Aboriginal Corporations, and the Commonwealth Department of Defence controlled Yampi Sound Training Area. In total, these sanctuaries and partnerships cover a combined area of over 4.3 million ha and protect numerous threatened habitats and species.

About The Role

Reporting to the Regional Operations Manager – North-West, the Operations Manager – Mornington, Marion Downs & Tablelands (MMDT) is responsible for providing operational management to support effective conservation at MMDT in collaboration with the North-West Science team, as part of OneAWC and AWC’s national approach to conservation.

To be successful, you will need to manage and direct resources efficiently and in accordance with approved budgets and operating plans, informed by science-based strategies. The level of on-ground activity (feral animal control, weed control, fire management and infrastructure management is measured and reported on a regular basis.

Engagement with key stakeholders, Traditional Owners and AWC Supporters, including through sanctuary events, supporting the operation of the Mornington Wilderness Camp, and contributing to AWC’s communications program are also essential functions of this role. In this respect, you need to be a strong advocate for AWC’s conservation model and achievements and to have advanced communication and facilitation skills.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a growing, innovative, successful organisation which is helping shape the future of conservation in Australia.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated knowledge and practical experience delivering land management programs including fire management, weed and feral animal control programs. You will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication and people skills including the ability to establish and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders including Traditional Owners.
  • The ability to improvise and find practical solutions with limited resources.
  • Experience living and working in remote areas and a willingness to spend extended periods of time in the field.
  • Solid experience across a range of natural resource / land management functions.
  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills, including a demonstrated ability to prioritise and execute a large number of tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Demonstrated practical skills managing assets and infrastructure.
  • Ability to use standard business software packages including Word, Excel, and email.
  • A qualification or practical experience in a range of trades (building, mechanical, fencing, plumbing, welding, steel fabrication & electrical) is advantageous.
  • An interest in nature conservation.

This is a unique opportunity to join Australia’s largest non-government conservation organisation and help shape the future of private sector conservation in Australia by conducting land management that is closely integrated with comprehensive science and monitoring programs in one of Australia’s most important ecological regions. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive salary package which includes a base salary, superannuation, accommodation on sanctuary plus a range of other additional benefits.

Enquiries to: employment@australianwildlife.org using the subject line: Operations Manager- Mornington, Marion Downs & Tablelands enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications: To submit an application, click ‘APPLY’ and follow the prompts.

Your application must include CV and covering letter, briefly addressing your experience, critical competencies, and interest in the role. Applications that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.

Please note:

  1. Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa in place that allows ongoing full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position. Sponsorship is not available.
  2. If you apply for this role, AWC will include you in its ongoing updates and communications about its events, activities, and fundraising initiatives. You may opt out of these communications at any time.
  3. Any application submitted to AWC will be managed in accordance with our Privacy Policy, available at www.australianwildlife.org/privacy. By providing us with your contact details, your consent to receive communications and direct educational material will remain current until you advise us otherwise.
  4. Applicants must be able to comply with AWC Vaccination Policy.

To learn more about AWC, please visit our website www.australianwildlife.org/

Ops Manager MMDT JD 140622

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