~ A unique opportunity to help shape the future of private sector conservation in the Kimberley ~
Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the effective conservation of Australias threatened wildlife and their habitats. AWC owns or manages in partnership more land than any other private conservation organisation in Australia - 29 properties, covering more than 6.5 million hectares - protecting more than 1,200 fauna species through active land management informed by strategic scientific research.
Four of these sanctuaries are located in the Kimberley region: Mornington, Marion Downs, Tableland and Charnley-River, along with three partnerships including the Dambimangari Indigenous Protected Area, Wilinggin Indigenous Protected Area and the Yampi Sound Training Area. In total, these sanctuaries and partnerships cover a combined area of over 4.3 million ha and protect numerous threatened habitats and species. The Wildlife Link Centre for Research and Conservation at Mornington is the base for an award-winning land management and science program.
AWC is seeking an Administration Officer to assist in providing administrative support to AWCs operations and conservation programs across the North West Kimberley. Commencing early 2020, this will be a fulltime position, reporting to the Regional Operations Manager and will be based in Broome WA, with extensive travel within the North West. This is an exciting opportunity to support a tightly integrated land management, science and monitoring program protecting many national significant species in one of Australias most important ecological regions.
The successful candidate will work alongside other AWC staff based in the Kimberley including operations and land management staff, ecologists, researchers, hospitality staff and volunteers. In addition the Administration Officer will work closely with finance and support staff from the AWC Head Office in Perth as well as AWCs indigenous and government partners and external stakeholders.
The candidate would have demonstrable experience with organisational financial systems and knowledge of accounting and budgeting. Experience in managing financial resources and operating within budgets and possess exceptional planning, organisational and communication skills. The candidate would need a flexible, well-structured approach to work tasks and maintain a high level of attention to detail. Previous experience of working and living in a remote areas and a background or interest in nature conservation would be highly desirable.
This is a unique opportunity to join Australias largest non-government conservation organisation and help shape the future of private sector conservation in Australia. The successful applicant will be offered a competitive salary based on skills and experience.
Closing date for applications: Monday 9 December 2019
Please include a resume, cover letter (including where you saw the advertisement), and document addressing critical competencies in your application.
- Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa in place that allows ongoing full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position. Sponsorship is not available.
- If you apply for this role, AWC will include you in its ongoing updates and communications about its events, activities and fundraising initiatives. You may opt out of these communications at any time.