Need Assistance?

Office Coordinator

Job No: 85747
Location: Yuendumu, remote NT

  • Join an organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life for Aboriginal youth in the community
  • Busy and varied role for an experienced Office Coordinator to shine!
  • Competitive remuneration of $65,000 - $66,000+ super and significant salary packaging options
  • Ongoing training and career progression opportunities

About WYDAC 

Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC), formerly Mt Theo Program, was started by Yuendumu Community in 1993 to address chronic petrol sniffing in Yuendumu. WYDAC achieved unprecedented community success in this initial struggle, which led to considerable growth in the scope of the services provided. WYDAC now provides a comprehensive range of programs that deliver diversion, development, treatment, and leadership services throughout the Warlpiri region.

WYDAC was created by, and for, Warlpiri people, and is governed by a Warlpiri Committee. WYDAC head office is located in Yuendumu Community, and the organisation has permanent staffing and operations at five different Warlpiri sites – Yuendumu, Willowra, Nyirrpi, Lajamanu remote communities and Mt Theo Outstation. The notable and sustainable success of the program has been firmly based on the support and strength of local Warlpiri youth and their communities, as well as the ongoing commitment of staff.

The program aims to promote positive and meaningful pathways for all young Warlpiri people and, in turn, their families and communities.

For more information, please click here.

About the Opportunity

WYDAC now has an opportunity for an Office Coordinator to join their team in Yuendumu, NT on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Operations Manager and responsible to Management and the WYDAC Board, the Office Coordinator is responsible for the management of the administration team. This includes providing supervision and support to the Payroll Officer, Administration Officer, Quality Officer and Reception Workers.

The role of the administration department is to provide efficient and effective financial, HR and administration support to all WYDAC organisational departments across various program locations.

Some of your key duties will include:

  • Preparing the weekly and fortnightly payroll for the office Accountant and supporting the Account Officer in the preparation of accounts for processing;
  • Work with the Management team and quality officer to fulfil financial and organisational requirements of the Program through Quality Management processes;
  • Maintaining HR records, staff reimbursements and leave tracking;
  • Managing all office administrative functions including maintaining office supplies, photocopying, reception duties and general office tidiness; and 
  • Administrative support for Committee and Team Meetings including catering and taking minutes.

Please click here for a full position description.

About You

The successful candidate will have previous experience working in an administrative and/or supervisory capacity, with experience in accounts and payroll management. 

You will be a resourceful and self-motivated team player with a demonstrated understanding of, and experience in working with cross-cultural persons and community development, preferably in a remote context.

Finally, WYDAC is looking for candidates with excellent communication skills, along with the ability to work in a team with resourcefulness, self-motivation and independent decision-making capabilities. A resilient operator, you will have good negotiation skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

Excellent computer skills, including the use of spreadsheets and databases, will be a requirement.

Please note: To be considered you must have a current ‘Class C’ Open Driver’s License, and be willing to undergo a criminal history check and Working with Children clearance (Ochre Card) prior to commencement.

About the Benefits

This is a truly rewarding position for someone passionate about working with vulnerable youth, and where the results of your work can be seen in a very real way.

For your dedication, you will receive an attractive remuneration of $65,000 - $66,000, plus super and salary sacrificing options.

In addition, you will also benefit from a supportive team environment with exciting training and development opportunities! 

About Yuendumu, NT

Sitting on the edge of the Tanami Desert, 300 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs, the remote community of Yuendumu is one of the largest Aboriginal communities in central Australia and has a thriving community of Aboriginal artists.

Yuendumu is a community largely made up of the Warlpiri and Anmatyerr Aboriginal people, with a population of approximately 817. It is located within the Yuendumu Aboriginal Lands Trust area on traditional Anmatyerr and Warlpiri land and includes numerous outstations.

For an isolated area, Yuendumu is surprisingly busy. With a strong arts centre, women's centre, its own media centre and a cutting-edge youth program, Yuendumu is a community known for its energy and vitality.

Take advantage of this opportunity to take the next step in your career - Apply Now!

Application Form

Apply now for this role by completing the first round interview questions below in your own words, and clicking the 'Next' button at the bottom of the page.

By applying for this position you are giving consent to Employment Office and/or the employer advertising the role to contact you about the application and other communications relating to your job search. You can opt out of these communications at any stage.

Our full privacy policy can be found here.


Do NOT copy and paste your resume! You may find it helpful to review our useful Hints and Tips before applying.

Personal Details * Required field