Coordinator for the Nowanup Cultural Program


Gondwana Link


Albany, WA

Salary etc:

$80,000 p.a. + 9.5% super.

About Nowanup

Nowanup is a rural property, 150 NE of Albany WA, purchased in support of the Gondwana Link program. Gondwana Link has a focus on ecological restoration and management with the work intimately tied to the Indigenous peoples and respecting and utilising their expertise in land management and caring for country.

Noongar Elder Eugene Eades has led the development of an extraordinarily successful caring for country and cultural sharing programs, including residential camps, at Nowanup. There is an urgent need to build on the success of this program and transition from the current voluntary management. A coordinator is needed to develop a framework and systems that support the Nowanup program to become self-governed and self-managed. The Coordinator will be supported by a Nowanup Working Group drawn from Friends of Nowanup, Gondwana Link and others.


Gondwana Link is looking for the right person to fill the Nowanup Coordinator role.

The position is 3-4 days per week over an 18 month period with an initial review period of 3 months. Salary $80,000 per annum on a pro-rata basis with an additional standard employee contribution to superannuation (9.5% until 30 June 2021, 10% 1 July 2021-30 June 2022, 10.5% 1 July 2022-30 June 2023). There are additional funds to support the Nowanup program, including website development. In consultation with the Nowanup Working Group, these funds will be dispersed by the Coordinator in a manner that best supports Nowanup.

The Coordinator will preferably be based in Albany at the Gondwana Link office and will need to provide their own motor vehicle with reimbursement from a travel budget at $0.68/km.

Responsibilities of the position

Working in conjunction with a Nowanup Working Group you will:

  1. Develop and implement a strategically focused business plan for Nowanup with the aim to have Nowanup operating as an expanded self-funded enterprise with administrative capabilities.
  2. Develop and establish the supporting legal structure and systems needed for Nowanup to operate as a self-governed and self-managed entity.
  3. Consolidate the existing camp program, streamline processes, and build a sustainable ongoing program of camps.
  4. Review and evaluate the role of the Nowanup Ranger program, with a view to prioritising its ongoing role in supporting camps along with Nowanup and wider land management and assisting Noongar people gain skills and employment.
  5. Support the operation of the Nowanup Working Group and work together to diversify the range of supporters of the program.
  6. Promote the Nowanup program by various communication mechanisms including development of a Nowanup website.
  7. Ensure policies and processes for the program, including health and safety, are in place and implemented. 
  8. Support the development of required infrastructure.
  9. Support existing and emerging programs (eg. education, language, women’s groups, community events) in collaboration with the Nowanup Working Group.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must address all of the below criteria and this response must not exceed four pages in length.

  1. Proven ability to work independently and plan, prioritise, and organise workloads to deliver on agreed outcomes relevant to the position. 
  2. Proven ability to collaborate across a team and build self-reliance.
  3. Proven experience in providing high level administrative and project support. 
  4. High level interpersonal skills and a proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a range of different stakeholders (experience in a cross‐cultural setting would be a strong advantage). 
  5. Highly developed analytical, problem-solving and research facilitation skills, including knowledge synthesis and preparing funding applications. 
  6. Current driver’s license, police clearance and working with children accreditation.

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