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Senior Projects Manager - Broome

Karajarri Traditional Lands Association


Karajarri people are the traditional owners of the land and waters along the southwest Kimberley coast. Karajarri country is the source of spirit, culture and language for our people.

The Karajarri Traditional Lands Association (KTLA) is the Registered Native Title Body Corporate established in 2002 to represent the Karajarri people. Through the Karajarri Ranger and Indigenous Protected Area programs we manage more than 32,000 square kilometres of jurarr (coastal areas) and pirra (inland areas). Our people believe all forms of life and ecological processes, including the landscape, people, language and customs, are Pukarrikarrajangka — from the Dreamtime. Karajarri country is the source of spirit, culture and language for our people. We understand that it’s crucial to both look after our country and to create sustainable futures and opportunities for our people on country. The work of our Registered Native Title Body Corporate is directed by our cultural leaders and Karajarri Traditional Owners in line with our vision: Karajarri people living well, on Country.


Reporting to the CEO you will ensure that all business activities are designed and implemented in accordance with the goals in the corporation’s Strategic Plan. You will support the CEO to drive the economic development strategy and facilitate and deliver investment outcomes that will position KTLA to become independent and economically sustainable. You will be responsible for planning, executing and delivery by:

  1. Ensuring all current projects and funding submissions align with the corporation’s strategy.
  2. Coordinating the management of allocated projects and funding submissions.
  3. Prioritising projects, allocating resources – personnel and funds – developing project plans, reviewing and reporting progress against agreed milestones and KPIs.
  4. Providing planning expertise and advice to the CEO and KTLA Board of Directors.
  5. Identifying and advising on business investments opportunities.

ESSENTIAL skills and experience

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications e.g., Project Management, Business Procurement etc.
  2. Experience leading significant projects with demonstrable experience in project management process, governance and execution.
  3. Knowledge and experience with Aboriginal businesses, Native Title, Future Acts, Heritage Protection and Exploration Agreements.
  4. High-level and proactive communication and negotiation skills with a strong focus on building successful relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.
  5. Ability to work collaboratively to deliver projects and business outcomes.
  6. Financial acumen, research and analytical skills.
  7. Demonstrable experience writing funding submissions and reports to relevant Government departments / bodies.
  8. Demonstrable experience writing reports including project summary documents, grant acquittals, verbal presentations.

DESIRABLE skills and experience

  1. Experience working with Aboriginal Corporations and communities.
  2. Experience working with mining and petroleum companies and government bodies.
  3. Understanding of the CATSI Act and ORIC regulations.


Initial and ongoing employment is subject to:

  1. A pre-employment medical
  2. National Police Clearance – or the ability to obtain within one-month of being offered the position.
  3. Working with Children Check – or the ability to obtain within one-month of being offered the position.
  4. Holding a “C” Class driver’s licence and ability to operate a 4WD vehicle.


  • Base salary of $85k-$95k dependent on experience
  • 9.5% superannuation on OTE
  • 4-weeks annual leave
  • 1-week remote leave
  • Annual leave travel time (subject to conditions)
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5% paid on 4-weeks
  • District Allowance (Single $3,199 or Family $6,398k)
  • Annual Travel Allowance of $1200 after every 12-month continuous service
  • Accrual of TOIL may apply - in line with department guidelines
  • As KTLA is a Not-for-Profit organisation, salary packaging is available.
  • If recruited beyond the Kimberley Region: Relocation and removal allowances for travel and personal effects and a rental allowance of up to $250 per week may apply

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