Advert ID: 20000171
Remote community northeast of Newman, Western Australia
KJ is seeking applications for the role of Ranger Coordinator with its highly successful Martu Ranger Program.
KJ is a Martu organisation based out of Newman in the East Pilbara and delivering programs in the Martu native title determination, which combined with Karlamilyi National Park, spans some 15 million hectares and 4 remote communities.
Martu are among the last of Australia’s Indigenous people to make contact with the European world, with many coming in from a completely traditional desert life in only the 1950s and 1960s. Older Martu have stories of first contact with European civilisation and of coming into stations and missions from the desert.
KJ is focused on three complementary objectives:
These goals flow from a strongly-held philosophy, which values the centrality of culture in people’s lives. Culture is seen as the wellspring of identity, of confidence and of strength. This is as true for communities as it is for individuals.
KJ has a strong reputation for the delivery of programs with Martu which deliver demonstrable social, cultural, economic and environmental outcomes. We are the biggest employer of Martu with over 100 Martu employed during the field season.
Our staff are passionate, creative and resourceful in the design and implementation of programs and engagement with Martu.
Martu Ranger Program
Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ) operates an Indigenous ranger program based out of the Martu communities in the Western Desert. The program delivers a range of environmental activities using a mixture of traditional knowledge and contemporary science. The ranger program forms a key part of KJ’s growing social, cultural and land management activities across the Martu native title determination comprising of 13.6 million hectares of desert country.
The broader program aims to realise Martu aspirations for getting back to their traditional country, passing on their knowledge and culture to younger generations and to actively work on country to make it healthy again.
Ranger Coordinator positions are mentally and physically challenging, and at times they can be working long hours and in very remote settings. They are important positions that are pivotal in KJ’s land programs.
The successful applicant will work in a complementary way with other Ranger Coordinators and their team, particularly if they are in the same community, with the aim of achieving a co-delivery model as appropriate.
KJ is working with Martu to build strong, sustainable communities.
Ranger Coordinator Duties
The position of Ranger Coordinator has the following duties:
People from many backgrounds may be suited to the position if they have the talent and aptitude for this type of work. This may include NRM Rangers or other associated professionals within the NRM and environmental fields, anthropologists, outdoor educators, community development workers or those who have well developed leadership and group management skills. The selection criteria include:
The position is located in a remote community northeast of Newman in Western Australia.
The positions are full-time and will involve regular and significant amounts of time away from home out on-country camping with the rangers and other traditional owners.
A remuneration package consisting of a base salary plus super, commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant, will be negotiated.
The position has generous conditions including free rent and phone, salary packaging of allowable pre-tax earnings (due to KJ’s public benevolent institution (PBI) status) and 10 weeks annual leave.
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Please send all queries and applications to Jodie Rowell at email@example.com
Applications will close Monday, 12th March, 2018.