Advert ID: 20004519
Chief Executive Officer
Arafura Swamp Rangers Aboriginal Corporation
Darwin, Northern Territory
$110-130,000 p.a. + 12.5 % Super + salary sacrifice
About the Arafura Swamp Rangers Aboriginal Corporation (ASRAC)
Under the direction of the traditional land owners, the corporation undertakes land and sea management activities in the areas surrounding the Arafura swamp. Located in north-east Arnhem Land, the greater Arafura Swamp comprises a vast pristine wetland surrounded by an 11,000 km2 catchment extending from Castlereagh Bay to the upper reaches of the Goyder and Glyde Rivers. Traditional Country of Yolngu and Bi people, the area shares an unbroken history of Aboriginal ownership and management. With many landowners still residing in their homelands, the region is a stronghold for Indigenous culture, including an astonishing diversity of living languages. Long considered an area of exceptional conservation value, the catchment is listed on the Register of the National Estate, the central swamp being a Wetland of National Importance.
ASRAC is unique Indigenous ranger initiative in that it is comprised of multiple satellite groups. Each has its own identity and special responsibilities in a particular area. ASRAC Rangers consult and work with the area’s Traditional Owners and people with customary management responsibilities to implement, monitor and update the ASRAC Healthy Country Plan. This plan identifies priority targets and threats for management that can be summarized as: our people, our culture, our knowledge and our country (swamp, saltwater, freshwater, woodland, jungle, and rock country).
ASRAC aims to maintain the health of country and cultural knowledge and practices by:
ASRAC employs more than 20 full-time and part-time staff, plus casuals, and manages a budget in excess of $3 million per annum. The organisation has an Indigenous Ranger Grant under the Australian Government’s Jobs Land and Economy Program to deliver land management and cultural activities. ASRAC is also contracted by an Indigenous owned carbon business - Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (ALFA) Ltd - to undertake prescribed burning and fire management. The Australian and Northern Territory Governments have funded ASRAC to build a crocodile hatchery and growing facility. ASRAC receives grant funding from Australian and international NGOs to deliver a range of conservation and cultural support projects.
The CEO will ensure the capacity of the ASRAC to deliver on all grant and fee-for-service commitments. They will also be responsible for the delivery of a work program consistent with the Healthy Country Plan, and support the Board to effectively govern the organisation and ensure that strategic and operational goals are achieved.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
The CEO will be expected to:
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