East Kimberley Area Manager (Program Manager)

Job No: 118132
Location: Kununurra

  • Join a well-respected Aboriginal Corporation helping to promote healthier lifestyles and ensure equal access to sport and recreation activities!
  • Attractive remuneration package circa $76,830 - $85,000 plus 9.5% super and salary sacrificing!
  • Fantastic additional benefits including Relocation Assistance, annual flights, travel opportunities and subsidised housing!

About Garnduwa

Established in 1992, Garnduwa Amboorny Wirnan offers employees challenging and meaningful work in the delivery of quality Sport and Recreation programs to remote communities in the Kimberley.

Through the vehicle of Sport and Recreation, we empower people by promoting our values of Culture, Community and Leadership to achieve our vision for healthy, active and strong communities across the Kimberley.

Find out more about Garnduwa and their programs here. 

About the Opportunity

Garnduwa now has an opportunity for a full-time Area Manager (Program Manager) to join their team in Kununurra, WA, responsible for the day to day management and development of Garnduwa programs within the East Kimberley and Halls Creek region.

The East Kimberley Area Manager will manage and mentor staff to ensure the effective and compliant delivery of services within the township of Kununurra, Halls Creek and surrounding remote communities.

The primary objectives of the position are to manage Garnduwa’s office, its team and its core programs within the East Kimberley region, including:

  1. Kimberley Active Community Program- East Kimberley and Halls Creek
  2. Kimberley Sport, Art & Cultural Program- East Kimberley and Halls Creek

You key responsibilities will include:

  • Advocating for, and progressing the development of community sporting clubs (AFL) within identified remote communities;
  • Actively participating in groups and projects relating to suicide prevention in the Kimberley, and implementing or advocating for strategies that promote the meaningful engagement of youth;
  • Managing staff recruitment, induction, wages, hours and contractors in-line with organisational budget and contractual requirements;
  • Contributing operations information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; prepare and complete action plans; identify trends
  • Maintaining a safe and healthy work environment by complying with legal regulations and establishing, following and enforcing production, productivity, quality and customer-service standards and procedures;
  • Managing key operational and strategic relationships within the service area;
  • Reviewing and approving all operational invoices and ensure they are submitted for payment; and
  • Collating activity statistics, reviewing and continuously improving data collection, and drafting Performance Reports and Project Acquittals for key activities.

About You

Garnduwa is seeking candidates who have previous experience within a not-for-profit environment, ideally in a position related to sport and recreation. Due to the nature of the role, a background in project or program management would be highly regarded, as would experience in stakeholder management. 

It is crucial that you have an understanding of Indigenous communities, as well as the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Experience working within remote communities would be highly beneficial.

As this role is responsible for managing a team and overseeing numerous programs, it is essential you lead by example and be willing to jump into any task at hand. Your strong communication skills and diplomatic nature will aid you in this role.

In addition, you'll bring a creative and innovative approach to the existing programs and think outside of the box when developing systems and processes to effectively manage and deliver outcomes. You will be confident in making tough decisions and skilled in handling challenging situations.

Most important of all, you will be passionate about improving outcomes for Australia’s Aboriginal communities.

The ability and willingness to travel remotely is an integral requirement of this role. Applicants must be able to travel regularly to remote Aboriginal communities.

Please note: It is a requirement that all Garnduwa employees undergo a National Police Clearance Check and Working with Children permit prior to commencement. A current 'C' Class Manual Driver's License is also required.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

About the Benefits

Stepping into this pivotal management role will see you directly influencing the way Garnduwa continues to strive towards its ultimate goal of achieving long-lasting improvements in the opportunities and participation of Aboriginal people in purposeful recreational and sporting activities.

In recognition of your commitment and hard work, you will be offered an attractive remuneration package circa $76,830 - $85,000 plus 9.5% super!

In addition, you'll benefit from a range of benefits including:

  • Relocation assistance up to $3,000;
  • Subsidised housing, negotiable;
  • Personal flight subsidy up to $1500 annually;
  • Salary sacrificing; and
  • Travel Opportunities - experience all that Australia has to offer!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-renowned, respected and long-standing organisation, and develop your experience in the area of Indigenous health and wellbeing. You'll be joining a supportive team and will gain access to full training and handover, ensuring you're able to hit the ground running!

Ready to make a real difference in your career? Join this influential organisation working towards improving outcomes for Australia’s Aboriginal communities. Apply Now!

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