Permanent contract position

Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ) is seeking adventurous, community development minded people in the roles of Community Ranger Coordinators, with its highly successful Martu Ranger Program.

About KJ
“KJ is working with Martu to build strong, sustainable communities”.

KJ is an established, successful and highly-regarded Indigenous organisation based in Newman. It has been operating as an independent company for 10 years. It is owned and run by Martu people from the Western Desert and services their remote communities (Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji) and their aspirations.

KJ is focused on three complementary objectives:

  • to support Martu to look after culture and country;
  • to build a viable economy in Martu communities; and
  • to build pathways for young Martu to a healthy future.

These goals flow from a strongly-held philosophy which values the centrality of culture in people’s lives. Culture is seen as the wellspring of identity, of confidence and of strength. This is as true for communities as it is for individuals.

With office in the East Pilbara town of Newman, KJ, through the lens of community development delivers a suite of social, cultural, environmental and economic programs across an area in the order of 15 million hectares. KJ has a strong reputation for engaging and supporting Martu in successful delivery of these programs and are the biggest employer of Martu in the region.

Our staff are passionate, creative, committed and resourceful in the design and implementation of programs and engagement with Martu.

For more information about KJ, its mission and background, please refer to the document ‘Kanyrininpa Jukurrpa-Corperate Overview’ provided with the application pack.

About KJ’s Martu Ranger Program
KJ operates an indigenous ranger program with teams in each of the Martu communities of Kunawarritji, Parnngurr, Punmu and Jigalong. The program forms a key part of KJ’s social, cultural, environmental and economic activities across the Martu Country.

With the aims to realise Martu aspirations for maintaining connection to country, getting back to more remote parts of traditional country, passing on knowledge and culture to younger generations and to actively maintain health of country.

The role of a Community Ranger Coordinator generally is both challenging and highly rewarding. Being community-based, it is an important position, pivotal to the success of KJ’s programs as well as the community itself.

The successful applicant will enjoy working with people in a cross-cultural environment and work in a complementary way with Martu, other KJ staff, as well community staff and service providers be they visitors or resident in the community.

The position is located in a remote community northeast of Newman in Western Australia.

A remuneration package consisting of a base salary plus superannuation, commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant, will be negotiated.

The position has generous conditions including rent and phone, salary packaging of allowable pre-tax earnings (due to KJ’s public benevolent institution (PBI) status) and 10 weeks annual leave.

How to Apply
All applications should include the following:

  • A one-page letter introducing yourself and briefly outlining your ability to fill the role;
  • Completed ‘Application for Employment’ form
  • Current Resume/CV.

Please contact Jodie Rowell at jrowell@hmsolutions.com.au for an application pack and to apply for the role.

Applications close: Thursday, 1st November 2018.