Operations Manager


Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation


Mossman, North Qld

Salary etc:

$90,000 p.a. + Benefits.

The Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation (Jabalbina) administers native title rights, Aboriginal freehold land and Indigenous Land Use Agreements on behalf of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji People.

Jabalbina is seeking to recruit a person to assume the overall management of the organisation's programs with a focus on the corporation's logistics, human resources and legal obligations.

Your new Role

Reporting to the General Manager, you will oversee Jabalbina's Indigenous Protected Area Plans, Ranger Operations, Park Works, On Country, Tourism Hub and other Programs, ensuring that management processes are implemented, and maintained and that funding obligations are met.

Some of your duties include:

  • Staff Management.
  • Supervise and coach and mentor direct reports.
  • Oversee the management of all funded programmes and reporting.
  • Oversee the implementation of the Indigenous Management Agreement (IMA).
  • Represent Jabalbina in communications with Traditional Owners, Government Officials and other Stakeholders.
  • Pro-actively seek additional funding and write grants.
  • Oversee the administration and acquittal of funding.
  • Provide management reports to the General Manager and Board.

What's in it for me?

  • Leadership Role.
  • Supportive Management Team.
  • Structured and Safe Work Environment.
  • Opportunity for Self-development.
  • Great Salary.

Essential requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Conservation and Land Management or equal experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of culture and traditional land and sea management, as well as mainstream natural resource management practices.
  • Able to develop and foster partnerships with Elders and other Traditional Owners, as well as stakeholders including government agencies and landholders.
  • Demonstrated project management and organisational skills, including the ability to manage and develop best practice policies, operating guidelines, budgets, work plans and reports.
  • Effective communication and computer skills.
  • Open Driver's license.
  • Blue Card or able to obtain.

Jabalbina is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with experience and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture to apply, including Eastern Kuku Yalanji people.


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