Sanctuary Manager

Job No: 157899
Location: Mornington Marion Downs & Tablelands

  • Join the largest private NFP owner of land for conservation in Australia!
  • Fantastic opportunity for an experienced conservation professional to advance their career!
  • Earn a competitive salary circa $95,000 - $105,000 which includes rent assistance.
  • Attractive relocation allowance is also negotiable!

Practical, on-ground land management informed by world-class science.

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife at 31 sanctuaries in which we own or manage in partnership, covering a total of more than 6.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation.

AWC’s mission is to ensure the delivery of effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats.

If you are an experienced land management conservation professional who is passionate about native animal species and their habitats, we have your next opportunity as our Sanctuary Manager, overseeing the Mornington sanctuary in the Kimberley.

Bring our mission to life

In this role you will lead our team to fulfil our mission of saving Australia's wildlife and landscape every day. You will have full accountability over the financial, human and material resources of the sanctuary and will be in charge of ensuring day-to-day operations are successful. This is a pivotal role, crucial in ensuring the team has the support and guidance they need to provide great outcomes for the animals and land in our care. Your day-to-day will include:

  • Leadership: Manage a remote team of staff ensuring they have clear plans and objectives, being responsible for visitor management, coordinating and supervising contractors and volunteers and controlling allocation of staff resources to meet operational requirements.
  • Relationship Building: Maintaining productive relationships with stakeholders such as government agencies, local indigenous communities and suppliers.
  • Collaboration: Work closely and build strong operational relationships with the Science team and wider leadership.
  • Projects: Closely manage and coordinate infrastructure projects underway throughout the Sanctuary.

This role involves living and working on-site in the Sanctuary.

Your opportunity

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to land your dream job and join an organisation at the cutting edge of land conservation in one of the most beautiful regions of Australia!

You will have access to an attractive salary package circa $95,000 to $105,000 which includes rent assistance alongside:

  • 4 Additional travel days per year
  • 5 Weeks annual leave
  • All utilities, WiFi and accommodation provided
  • A dedicated work vehicle

Just as importantly, you will join an organisation dedicated to your development with the opportunity to grow into regional leadership as you develop your skills and capacity.

What we need from you

To succeed in this role you will need a degree in conservation and land management or similar and extensive previous experience in a land conservation role, ideally in a leadership position. A large portion of this role relates to fire management and dealing with feral animals, therefore any qualifications or skills in these areas will be highly regarded. Additionally, experience in management-related tasks such as writing and administering budgets is essential.

Our culture here at AWC is very important to us and it is crucial that every employee shares our company values of being respectful, informed, dedicated, innovative, accountable and sustainable. Pivotal to this job is that you are also resilient and have an ability to roll with the punches in an unpredictable environment.

It will be highly desirable for you to have experience working in remote communities in addition to a high degree of cultural sensitivity as more than 80% of the land AWC is involved with in the Kimberley is managed under some form of partnership arrangement with Traditional Land Owners.

Most importantly, you will share our passion of delivering effective conservation for all native animal species and habitats in addition to being an effective communicator, allowing you to form functioning and productive relationships with relevant stakeholders. 

If you are a passionate Land Conservation Professional then look no further, this is your dream role - Apply Now!

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