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Administration Coordinator - Yuendumu

PAW Media and Communications
  • Salary range of $67K – $71K +10% superannuation, negotiable - dependent on experience.
  • Not-For-Profit Salary Packaging benefits (Tax concessions)
  • 38hrs per week with arrangements for additional negotiated hours taken as Time Off in Lieu.
  • 6 Weeks Annual Leave plus an additional 17.5% Leave Loading payment on Annual Leave taken.
  • Relocation Assistance up to $1,000 available at contract beginning and end.
  • Furnished accommodation and utilities provided at no cost by PAW.
  • 12-month Contract, with potential for renewal under similar arrangements.
  • Remote Central Australian location based in Yuendumu, NT.

The Administration Coordinator will oversee the day-to-day management of PAW Media’s head office in Yuendumu. The successful candidate will provide administrative and managerial support to the General Manager, Operations Manager and Department Coordinators and provide support to PAW casual and part-time staff as well as visiting local community members.

The successful candidate will support the Organisation with payroll duties, administration, office and staff management and logistics. The role will support the Operations Manager with meeting timelines, delivery of projects, management of the asset register, travel coordination, fleet management, logistics and diary management. The role will require working closely with the Operations Manager to ensure that all administrative needs of the organisation are being met to ensure compliance with statutory obligations under ORIC.

The Administrator will work closely with the General Manager to implement and uphold policies & procedures, and to maintain organisational direction. They will work with each Department Coordinator to ensure that PAW Media’s departments run smoothly so they are able to provide local engagement, employment, training, and support to Indigenous community members.

The applicant must be a self-starter, with the confidence to take responsibility for tasks and to work autonomously, under direction from senior management. The role requires previous managerial or administrative experience in a small to medium organisation and being confident with software such as Xero (or comparable accounting software), Microsoft Office Suite and Mac computers.

Previous work for an Aboriginal Organisation or NFP/charity in the Indigenous and/or community development sectors will be highly regarded. Experience of working, and living, in a remote Aboriginal Community would be advantageous. Media-related experience and skills using Creative Cloud are beneficial but not essential. Ability to drive a manual vehicle or 4WD is preferred.

The position requires the successful applicant to live remotely and calls for strong leadership and teamwork. Working in a culturally diverse space demands patience and understanding, whilst other challenges will require a resourceful, sociable, and adaptable person to succeed. However, for the right candidate this is a rewarding and potentially life-changing role, which may require travel through Aboriginal Lands rarely visited by outsiders.

The position offers unique opportunities for career development and will allow you to become a part of a very special community, contributing to its growth, and developing an understanding of Warlpiri peoples and other local cultures.

  • The role requires travel through Aboriginal Lands rarely visited by outsiders.
  • Weekend and evening work will be required at times, with Time In Lieu arrangement negotiable.
  • The successful candidate will need a pass a current National Police Check and obtain an OCHRE Card.
  • Housing in community is limited therefore the housing provided is best suited to one person.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

key selection criteria

Essential Criteria:

  • Qualification in Business Administration (or similar) or equivalent on the job administrative or managerial experience.
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills including operational planning, staff management, financial administration, and efficient office procedures
  • Significant experience working in an office environment with office technology, accounting software such as Xero and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience managing staff and HR related issues
  • Knowledge, understanding and familiarity of governance frameworks.
  • A current driver’s license, the ability to travel for extended periods and available to live in a remote community.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in community development and/or working in an inter-cultural context.
  • Understanding of working with and reporting to Indigenous groups, individuals, and communities.
  • Experience living and working in a remote Australian indigenous community.
  • 4WD and manual driving experience.

About PAW Media:

PAW Media & Communications is the trading name of Warlpiri Media Aboriginal Corporation, an Indigenous-controlled media production house and accredited charity based in the remote indigenous community of Yuendumu. The Corporation’s membership encompasses Pintubi, Anmatjere and Warlpiri people, creating the acronym ‘PAW’. Warlpiri Media began life as a pirate TV station in the mid 1980’s and later became famous for its hit TV series “Bush Mechanics”. In addition to its video activities, Warlpiri Media now manages and operates the PAW Radio Network, a licensed community broadcasting service for twelve Indigenous communities across the Greater Tanami Desert region, an area twice the size of Ireland. PAW Media also manages the Warlpiri Media Archives, an audio visual and video collection built over thirty-five years that is acknowledged for its national cultural significance.

About the location:

Yuendumu has a population of approx. 1000 people, predominantly Warlpiri. The community is the main service delivery centre for Warlpiri Aboriginal Lands. Among Yuendumu’s services is a health clinic, youth services, mechanical workshop, two general stores, post office, school, and police station. It is the only community in its region with a public swimming pool.

If you require any additional information, please email jobs@pawmedia.com.au using the subject line: Administration Coordinator - Yuendumu enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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