Strategic Communications Coordinator


Indigenous Desert Alliance


West Perth


The Indigenous Desert Alliance (IDA) is a member organisation which empowers Indigenous rangers managing Australia's Desert Country to realise their social/cultural, environmental, and economic aspirations. 

We do this through supporting capacity-building events, activities and projects for rangers and ranger teams; enhancing regional collaboration; and enabling one strong voice for the desert. 


The Strategic Communications Coordinator is a key position which will play a significant role in ensuring the ongoing growth and success of the Indigenous Desert Alliance and its members. It will be responsible for formulating and delivering communications strategies that are exciting, representative of members and partners, culturally respectful and responsive to the external environment…to ‘put the desert and its people on the map’. 

To be successful in this role you will need to have a passion for working with and for Indigenous people and a deep respect for Indigenous culture and Indigenous peoples’ commitment to looking after Country. 

The key aspects of the Strategic Communications Coordinator role include: 

  1. Developing and implementing communications strategies and plans for all activities and major collaborative projects across the IDA;
  2. Supporting the IDA, its staff and members in effectively communicating to stakeholders and working with partners to support their communications activities;
  3. Maintaining and developing a library of content, images and material for use in IDA communications;
  4. Managing requests for information and promotional material or participation in external events;  and
  5. Participating as a member of the IDA team.

You will need the following Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or at least 5 years’ experience in communications - preferably working with Indigenous, land management or other not-for-profit organisations
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and implement strategic communication plans and campaigns across a range of media
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communications skills, with a high level of proficiency in content formulation
  • The ability to manage staff and consultants to work to a high standard and to meet deadlines
  • High level software skills in design packages and Microsoft Office
  • The capacity and willingness to travel to remote communities as necessary

You will also need to be:

  • Highly organised and able to work with minimal supervision
  • A team player with an ability to work in multi-partner projects
  • Highly self-motivated with impeccable integrity

What the IDA can offer you:

  • Working in an organisation that is vibrant, innovative, and passionate about keeping the desert connected.
  • The opportunity to contribute to an exciting and growing not for profit in the Indigenous land management sector.
  • A supportive and dynamic team environment.
  • Salary sacrifice benefits.

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