Based: Perth

Full Time for 24 months

The Indigenous Desert Alliance is a not for profit company whose members are Indigenous land management organisatons working in the deserts of Australia. With staff based in Alice Springs and Perth,  the Indigenous Desert Alliance (IDA) works  to empower Indigenous people managing Australia’s desert country to realise their social/cultural, environmental and economic aspirations.

 We are seeking an experienced, organised and people oriented person to fill the role of Senior Project Officer – Ranger Coordinator Mentor Project. This project is focused on supporting capacity building for desert rangers and specifically on working with ranger coordinators and senior Indigenous rangers within our membership base.

The role will provide direct mentoring support to senior Indigenous rangers to enhance professional mobility for rangers within the industry.

The role will also focus on supporting coordinators and rangers to develop a ‘two way’ mentoring relationship including strategies for intercultural and professional learning and exchange. 

Key elements of the Ranger Coordinator Mentor Project will be

  • Identifying and recruiting a cohort of senior rangers to participate in the project and assessing their mentoring needs

  • delivery of mentoring services at various remote locations across the IDA representative areas; “the desert

  • facilitation of  workshops

  • co-design of a  ‘two way’ mentoring framework for Indigenous rangers and coordinators

The successful person will be,

  • outcomes oriented

  • have demonstrated experience and a strong desire to  building meaningful,  trusting and professional relationships with Indigenous people

  • have skills and experience managing complex projects,  particularly in a related field such as land management or community development. 

How to Apply

  • Download this Duty Statement and Selection Criteria document

  • Complete a Cover Letter expressing your interest and suitability for the advertised position.

  • Complete a written response clearly addressing all the areas outlined under the Selection Criteria. This includes the essential and desirable qualifications, skills and experience*

  • Submit your Resume and Cover Letter with the Selection Criteria attached in PDF format to the Application Form below.

  • Follow the prompts as directed.

Applications close COB 29th July

*Applications that do not include a completed Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria will not be accepted.

**Late applications will not be accepted.