Aboriginal Engagement Manager – NT and QLD


Aboriginal Engagement Manager – NT and QLD

  • Full time role based in Darwin
  • Key leadership position

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a very real contribution to the protection of Australia’s unique wildlife and their habitats.

Bush Heritage Australia, an independent, leading conservation not-for-profit, is seeking an Aboriginal Engagement Manager – NT and QLD Manager.

Our vision of Healthy Country protected forever sees us work where we are needed most: in areas of high conservation value with low levels of protection. With the help of our donors, we buy and manage land, so we can protect our irreplaceable landscapes and our magnificent native species forever.

Currently we own 39 reserves and we protect and help manage 8.86 million hectares of land across the country. In our mission to return the bush to good health, we provide habitat for more almost 6,000 native species, including at least 237 threatened species. Two proven approaches underline what we do: we carefully select, purchase and manage landscapes of high conservation value; and we work in partnership with others, including Traditional Owners, to achieve key conservation outcomes.

About the role

This incredible and unique role is responsible for management support for our existing Aboriginal Partnerships and to develop new relationships with Aboriginal groups, alongside Government agencies, businesses and NGO networks that have an interest in Aboriginal land management and conservation programs. This role will work with Traditional Owners and Land Councils to achieve conservation, economic and caring for country outcomes across the Australian landscape. This role will work closely with our National Aboriginal Engagement Program Manager and partnership staff across the NT and QLD.

What you need to succeed

  • Highly developed management, leadership and communication capability
  • High level of credibility among Aboriginal networks
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Australian Aboriginal societies and cultures, issues affecting Aboriginal peoples in contemporary Australian society, and the diversity of circumstances of Aboriginal peoples
  • Demonstrated passion and experience in nature conservation
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively negotiate and develop partnerships with Aboriginal peoples and respectfully engage with Traditional Owners of the land, and recognise Aboriginal culture, connection to Country and traditional knowledge
  • Demonstrated skills in preparing and analysing substantial reports, submissions and correspondence
  • Excellent presenting and speaking skills
  • Experience in working in remote areas

If you have a passion for conservation and want to make a real difference in protecting the Australian bush, then respond by addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description found on our website - https://www.bushheritage.org.au/who-we-are/about/employment/aboriginal-engagement-manager and send your application with your resume to [email protected] quoting job ID: APM_2018

To be considered in the selection process it is a requirement that you address the selection criteria.

If you require further information, please contact Jacqui on 03 8610 9123.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this role.



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