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Bilingual Education Resources Project Manager - APY Lands

PYEC Aboriginal Corporation
  • Exciting new role developing bilingual education resources
  • APY Lands (Northern South Australia) based role
  • Attractive renumeration

About the Organisation

The Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Education Committee Aboriginal Corporation (PYEC) is an Anangu-run organisation that supports education of Anangu in the APY Lands. PYEC oversees education across the APY Lands and runs a number of projects to support the education and advancement of Anangu. PYEC has a close relationship with the South Australian Department for Education.

The APY Lands cover an area in excess of 100,000 square kilometres in northern South Australia and are extremely remote, with the nearest major town being five to six hours away in Alice Springs. The resident population is estimated to be 2,500 people spread across a number of communities and homelands. Predominant languages spoken are Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara, as well as varying levels of English.

About the Role

PYEC has recently been granted NIAA funding for a new, exciting, and transformative approach to deliver First Nation students’ education through the development of bilingual and first language education resources. The Bilingual Education Resources Project Manager (BER Project Manager) is responsible for successfully managing and delivering on the agreed NIAA funding objectives and outcomes for PYEC’s Bilingual Education Resources Project, due to be completed by 31 December 2022. Working in remote communities across the APY Lands the role involves:

  • Conducting an audit on all bilingual and first language educational resources available in the APY lands
  • Working collaboratively with parents, families, educators and other field experts in multilingual education, curriculum development and text production to develop ‘community identity’ first language resources
  • Identify an appropriate online archive for bilingual education resources
  • Maintain the resources and make them accessible for educators and community members to access
  • Successfully leading a project team of Anangu employees to achieve project outcomes

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Strong existing relationships or willingness to develop strong relationships with communities and stakeholders in the APY Lands
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in education, social work, youth work, community services, career development or similar; and/or
  • Experience developing and delivering educational curriculum, text production, writing and editing, publishing, literacy, and numeracy training in an on-the-job context or similar
  • Administration experience including employee management capabilities and the ability to develop, implement and manage activities and projects
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work and liaise with First Nations people and organisations; and facilitate their involvement in consultations and project activities
  • Demonstrated experience in, or commitment to Indigenous capacity building through mentoring, training, and development
  • Demonstrated experience working with computers and software programs such as Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Current South Australian DHS Working with Children Check
  • Current National Police Check
  • Current C class driver’s licence
  • Remote regional living experience with the ability to drive long distances across APY Lands each week

Desirable

  • Strong existing relationships with communities in the APY Lands
  • Ability to speak Pitjantjatjara language
  • Demonstrated experience managing government funded projects

Please note, entry into APY Lands requires all persons to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please consider this requirement prior to applying for this role.

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