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Manager, Social Programs - Newman

Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa

Bring your high-level management expertise and community development background to help drive significant social change and make a real difference

Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ) has an exciting opportunity available for a Manager, Social Programs. This newly created position will be responsible for day-to-day oversight and coordination of the Social Programs area, ensuring employee compliance, supervision, performance appraisal and management, budgets and expenditure. The role will involve the implementation of strategies developed by the the Executive Director, Social Programs.

About KJ

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.

To do so, KJ delivers a suite of social, cultural, environmental and economic programs. KJ has a strong reputation for engaging and supporting the Indigenous Martu people in successfully delivering these programs and is the biggest employer of Martu in the region.

About you

Are you enthusiastic about making a difference in the work that you do?

Are you a committed team player who likes to have a hands-on role as well as efficiently managing administrative tasks

Are you an experienced manager of programs with exceptional stakeholder and leadership skills?

Are you a skilled and resilient individual who brings energy, creativity and innovation to their role?

About the role

Reporting to the Executive Director, Social Programs, you will be responsible for ensuring the Social Programs area operates in a spirit of partnership, which demands team-work and collaborative decision-making, transparency and mutual respect, integrity, personal initiative, creativity, political and interpersonal sensitivity and professional discretion.

The role involves having oversight of a complex and changeable operating environment influenced by multiple funding streams from an array of funding partners. You must be passionate, committed and resourceful. Working closely with Martu requires you to be adaptive and consultative, and it demands the ability to listen to, understand and respect Martu views and attitudes.

Experience with a not-for-profit organisation is desirable but not essential. What is more important is the willingness to adapt to, and comply with, the organisation’s values and principles and mentor a high performing team.


The position is based in Newman, WA. For more information about KJ, its mission and background visit the KJ website www.kj.org.au. 


  • Possess or willing to obtain a National Police Clearance
  • Possess or willing to obtain and Working with children check
  • Possess a manual license
  • Eligibility to work in Australia

Please contact Jodie Rowell at jrowell@hmsolutions.com.au, using the subject line: Manager, Social Programs enquiry via EthicalJobs, for an application pack consisting of:

  • KJ corporate overview
  • Manager Social Programs Overview of Role and Functions

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