Project Manager - EOI


EON Foundation


Katherine, NT

Salary etc:

$86,261 p.a. Fixed-term, Full-time.

Join Our Team at EON Foundation: Growing Thriving Communities

EON Foundation provides a meaningful opportunity to change people's lives. Our team is inspired by our vision of making a lasting contribution in remote Aboriginal communities. As a not-for-profit organisation, EON Foundation was created in 2005 and delivers the EON Thriving Communities Program, focused on improving nutrition through gardening and nutrition education as a basis for chronic disease prevention across Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Job Opportunity

Project Manager - EON Thriving Communities Program

Are you an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who takes initiative? EON Foundation is excited to announce multiple openings for the position of Project Manager across our New and Existing Community Projects. If you are driven, proactive, and capable of working independently, we invite you to join our dynamic team.

Position Overview

As a Project Manager, you will play a pivotal role in delivering EON's Thriving Communities Program. This involves planning, planting, and maintaining edible gardens, as well as providing practical lessons on gardening, cooking, and nutrition. With a special emphasis on delivering these classes to school children, the aim is to empower schools and communities to establish sustainable sources of fresh, healthy food and develop skills for maintaining gardens and promoting good nutrition.

Key Details:

  • Full-time (76 hours per fortnight), occasional out-of-hours work for stakeholder engagement events.
  • Fixed-term contract until December 31, 2024, with a possibility of extension.
  • $86,261 p.a. plus superannuation, with salary packaging options up to $18,549 p.a. tax-free.
  • 6 weeks annual leave.
  • Fully maintained work vehicle provided.
  • Centrally based in Katherine, Northern Territory, or within the Katherine region.

Embrace New Experiences

Our program involves close collaboration with remote Aboriginal communities and schools in both NT and WA, offering a unique opportunity for meaningful engagement with diverse cultures. If you have the capacity and willingness to travel to remote communities and are passionate about making a difference, this role offers a fulfilling experience beyond the excitement of exploring new places. Project Managers in our team dedicate significant time within the community to firmly establish the program and engage with community. Typically, this can be up to 4 nights per fortnight, depending on their base location. Travel time included within the contracted working hours and paid accommodation and meals during community stays.

Gardening and Cooking Enthusiasts Wanted!

We are seeking individuals with existing knowledge or a strong willingness to learn about sustainable gardening practices. Your role will include establishing and maintaining community gardens and teaching community members how to grow edible food. If you have a passion for healthy cooking and are willing to share your knowledge, we want to hear from you.

Handle Complexity in Diverse Environments

Can you navigate complex situations in diverse Aboriginal communities in the NT and WA? Successful candidates will demonstrate sensitivity, adaptability, and a deep understanding of cultural diversity to engage respectfully with community members.

Think on Your Feet and Solve Problems

Flexibility and problem-solving skills are key attributes we seek in our Project Managers. Encounter various challenges where your ability to think on your feet and find innovative solutions will be critical to the program's success.

What else do we offer:

  • Salary packaging benefits up to $18,549 p.a.
  • Reimbursement for flu vaccinations, Hepatitis A & B, and Tetanus.
  • Free and confidential counselling service.
  • Structured induction and onboarding program.
  • Ongoing development of skills and knowledge.
  • Promotion of a deep understanding, respect, and appreciation of Aboriginal history, languages, kinship structures, and culture.
  • Collaboration with talented and passionate professionals in a growing organization.

EON Foundation is committed to increasing the representation of Aboriginal people in our workforce. We strongly encourage First Nations People of Australia to apply, as at least 58% of our employees identify as Aboriginal.

The successful applicant must hold or obtain a current manual driver's license, Working with Children Check, and National Police Check.

Thank you for considering the EON Thriving Communities Program. We look forward to welcoming individuals who share our commitment to community well-being and sustainable living.


Date published:


Closing date:

16-Dec-2023, 4pm