About the NLC
The Northern Land Council (NLC) was established under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act in 1976, to assist Aboriginal people in the Top End of the Northern Territory to acquire and manage their traditional lands, waters and seas.
Nearly 50 years on we continue to serve over 50,000 Aboriginal people of the Top End and remain committed to enhancing Aboriginal peoples social, political and economic participation by supporting their aspirations and amplifying their voices on a range of issues impacting on their lands, seas, culture and communities.
About the Role
Under the direction of the Manager, Partnerships and Enterprise Development, the Program Coordinator – Parks Joint Management will play a key role in implementing the Northern Land Council's (NLC) statutory functions and obligations to represent the interests of Aboriginal traditional owners of jointly managed parks across the NLC region.
The position will lead the NLC Joint Management Team and coordinate activity across the seventeen existing jointly managed Parks and Reserves in the NLC’s region. The position will work collaboratively with other NLC Branches to establish joint management arrangements at newly designated Parks.
- Work with the Manager, Partnerships and Enterprise Development to supervise the NLC Joint Management Team, including the coordination of NLC activities across NT and Australian Government jointly managed parks.
- Consult with Traditional Owners of the Parks estate to ascertain their wishes relating to the management of relevant parks and reserves.
- Coordinate input from NLC Legal, Anthropology and Regional Development Branches to guide consultations regarding joint management.
- Develop and implement strategies to facilitate traditional owner involvement in Joint Management Committee meetings and related decision-making processes.
- Work with NT Parks and Wildlife Commission and Parks Australia staff on joint management reforms, including improving governance arrangements.
To thrive in this role you will have:
- Demonstrated understanding of, and interest in, the lived experiences of Aboriginal people in the NLC
- Demonstrated high level cross-cultural, interpersonal and verbal communication skills with an ability to effectively liaise, engage and coordinate across an organisation and to build productive working relationships with work colleagues, constituents and external stakeholders.
- Qualification(s) in natural and cultural resource management, park management or a related field and/or demonstrated relevant experience in a similar role.
- Demonstrated experience in supporting on country land management, park management or joint management activities.
- Advanced skills in participatory planning, with an understanding of the issues surrounding formal Joint Management of protected areas in Australia.
Remuneration and Benefits:
- Full-Time, Fixed-Term contract (3 years)
- Location: Darwin
- Total Remuneration Package Value: Minimum of $124,541.89 including 14% superannuation, district allowance (based on location and eligible dependents)
- Being a Not-for-profit we offer salary packaging benefits up to $15,900 and meal entertainment allowance of $2,650 per year
- Generous leave entitlements such as 5 weeks annual leave, 18 days personal leave per annum and study leave
Cultural knowledge and lived experience is central to the work that we do. We will apply special measures for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates.
How to Apply:
A full Position Description may be obtained by clicking on this vacancy on our website https://jobs.nlc.org.au/ . We ask that all applications are received through our jobs website – this will ensure that you are submitting a full application for this position. Our website also provides information about our recruitment process. If you are having any problems submitting your application please contact us on 08 8920 5140.
Contact Officer: Bridie Velik-Lord on 0418 521 735
Applications Close: Sunday, 15th October, 2023