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Education Policy & Research Officer - Alice Springs

NPY Women's Council
  • People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.
  • Relocation Assistance provided
  • Full Time – Fixed term for 2 years
  • Generous leave entitlements

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council was founded and is still led, governed and directed by women from the NPY region. It was created to give a voice to women across 26 desert communities in the cross-border regions of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. Today, we continue to provide progressive, innovative and evidence-based work in service delivery, advocacy and support.

The NPY Women’s Council’s Youth Service works with children and young people (aged 10-25) and their families living in the NPY region, and is integral to the work we do. The Youth Service model is based on four key components: Case Management; Leadership and Education; Youth Diversion and Recreation; and Advocacy.


NPY Women’s Council now has an exciting opportunity for an Education Research & Policy Officer to work towards empowering young women from the NPY region to have a voice through holding individual and group consultations, participating in national and regional platforms as well as policy reform.

This role will work alongside young women from the NPY region, the Youth Leadership team, NPY Women’s Council members and Directors, other staff and the NPY Empowered Communities team to progress identified priorities in education and employment for young people. You will conduct and evaluate research, participate in remote community programs engaging young people, support young people to attend education and policy forums as well as attend relevant forums yourself.

This is your opportunity to make a real impact alongside a dedicated, skilled and supportive group of people. The organisation is committed to working within the NPY lands for the benefit of Anangu people in the region and you will work in an environment and landscape unique to Australia.


The ideal candidate will have relevant qualifications in areas such as Education, Youth Work, Social Work and/or experience with project management and advocacy. Exposure to remote indigenous communities will be highly regarded.

You will be passionate about this type of work, with a willingness and capacity to learn the skill sets you don’t yet know. In this role, you will need to have high energy and be committed to working alongside Anangu. You will have values that closely align with our guiding principles, be resilient, driven and strong in relationship building.

You will work within a supportive, trauma informed team in an organisation which provides a comprehensive orientation program. You will receive best practice supervision and professional development that includes vicarious trauma, case management and four-wheel driving training. We also provide critical incident debriefing and a range of counselling services to support you.

In addition to this, we offer above award salary, salary packaging benefits, generous leave entitlements and a retention bonus. We also provide NPY Women’s Council accommodation and use of a company vehicle whilst remote travelling.

A position description is attached.

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