Ranger Coordinator (Research, Projects and Partnerships)


Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation


Maningrida, NT

About Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation

Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) is a large and complex regional community development organisation providing services to homelands in the Maningrida region, administering some 50 grants and managing a suite of businesses and programs including:  Housing, Civil Works, Essential Services, Bábbarra Women’s Centre, Bawinanga Rangers, Barlmarrk Supermarket, Fuel Supplies, Mechanical Workshops, Arts and Culture/Djomi Museum, Wild Foods Café, Community Patrol, Employment Services and Money Management Services.

BAC is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by corporation members every two years.  BAC enacts policies developed at the executive level through the leadership of the CEO and the Senior Management team.

BAC’s mission is to improve the lifeways of our people on land and sea in order to preserve and grow culture and language.

BAC is a values-based organisation with an emphasis on: Trust, Transparency, Innovation and Partnership.  These are principles and behaviours we display when working together.

Purpose of the Position:

Bawinanga Rangers presents an exciting new opportunity for the right candidate to support the ranger group in the development and growth of key projects, partnerships and research opportunities on both land and sea country in the Djelk IPA.

The position will coordinate a number of new and emerging partnerships and projects based around marine and terrestrial conservation, threatened species management, ecology and cultural heritage management. A requirement of the position is also based around supporting and upskilling rangers to carry out their daily and weekly activities.

To be successful in this role you must have:


  1. Environmental Science or Ecology Degree with a background in ecological research, threatened species and protected area management.
  2. A good understanding of contemporary land management in Northern Australia.
  3. Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise with people at all levels in an informative, accurate and positive manner.
  4. Ability to prioritise, organise and complete work within established deadlines, and to maintain a consistent level of professionalism.
  5. Ability to lead teams and support upskilling and capacity building of local staff into coordination roles.
  6. Solid decision-making abilities and proactive approaches to resolving queries and problems.
  7. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products, in particular Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  8. Physically fit and able to work outdoors in difficult and remote environments, and travel to remote locations that may require you to camp over night or for several days.
  9. Current National Police Clearance


  1. Experience working in remote Aboriginal communities and operating daily in cross cultural contexts.
  2. Experience with GIS software
  3. Ability to use and perform basic maintenance on tools, small motors and machinery
  4. Strong knowledge of Indigenous Protected areas (IPAs)
  5. A current firearms licence or the ability to obtain one
  6. A current OCHRE Card or the ability to obtain one
  7. Experience working for a community development or not-for-profit organisation.
  8. Current First Aid Certification or ability to obtain one.
  9. A current Drivers Licence

What are we offering you?

In return for your skills and experience you will be rewarded with:

  • A generous salary package
  • 6 weeks Annual Leave
  • Salary Sacrificing options
  • 5% Annual Leave loading
  • Rent free accommodation
  • 12% superannuation

Most importantly you will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in culture while creating memories, experiences and engaging with people that will change your life.

This position is in Maningrida, an indigenous community 500km north-east of Darwin. This is not a FIFO role, living and working in a remote community is not for everyone, please consider this before applying.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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