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Operations Manager - Galiwin'ku

Galiwin'ku Women's Space Inc.
  • Management role in a grassroots Yolngu organisation
  • Be at the forefront of developing a 'two worlds' family violence service model
  • Experience living in a remote Yolngu community in beautiful NE Arnhem Land NT

About the Organisation

Galiwin'ku Women's Space Inc. (GWS) is a Yolngu run organisation established by a passionate group of women from Galiwin'ku working towards a solution to domestic and family violence in Galiwin'ku Community, North East Arnhem Land.

The organisation operates with a two worlds approach by combining the skills and knowledge of both societies, Yolngu and non-Indigenous.

GWS 's vision is to stop the cycle of violence in Galiwin'ku through the provision of crisis management and prevention services, including Crisis Accommodation, that strengthen culture and empower families.

GWS is the only organisation focusing primarily on domestic and family violence in the community and are pioneers in developing a unique service model for addressing this community need.

About the Role

The operations manager will guide the organisation through a transition period from service establishment to service delivery, led by the GWS management committee and board of local members.

This is the first time the Galiwin'ku Community has had a family violence and crisis accommodation service and this period of growth requires an operations manager with experience in family violence service delivery and an understanding of Yolngu culture and remote living.

The key responsibilities are:

  • Community and Public Engagement in a Yolngu context
  • Leadership
  • Service Design and Delivery
  • HR Management
  • Legislation Compliance
  • Contract Management
  • Financial Management

This position is located in the remote Yolngu community of Galiwin'ku on Elcho Island in North East Arnhem Land, NT.

Living in Galwin'ku provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of Yolngu people.

Due to the limited amount of accommodation, it is preferred if you have your own accommodation, however travel and living arrangements will be discussed upon interview.

Qualification Requirements

  • A degree qualification in community services or related field

Values and Approach Requirements

  • Encourages self-reflection and feedback on performance
  • Values and takes on board guidance around cultural sensitivities
  • Open and transparent with values, experience and approach
  • Earns trust through authentic and genuine actions
  • Always striving to connect 'two worlds', Yolngu and Balanda (Non-Indigenous)
  • Prioritises developing strong local foundations through capacity building of Yolngu people
  • Having empathy and showing compassion through your work

Experience Requirements:

  • Working within a cross-cultural environment/organisation
  • Working with individuals experiencing domestic and family violence at crisis, early intervention and prevention stages
  • Senior NGO/NFP management experience
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to NGO/NFP sector
  • Knowledge of NGO/NFP governance and related legislations

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience working in a Yolngu community
  • Knowledge of Yolngu Matha Language and culture

Please email any questions about the role and location to hello@galiwinkuwomenspace.com using the subject line: Operations Manager - Galiwin'ku enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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