Business Development Officer

A Great Career Opportunity, A Generous Salary, 5-weeks Annual Leave.

Business Development OFFICER

About Myuma: 

The Myuma Group of not-for-profit corporations is owned and managed by the Indjalandji-Dhidhanu Aboriginal traditional owners of the Camooweal region. With a vision to sustain people and country through Aboriginal enterprise, Myuma Group (Myuma) has established itself through a diverse range of successful civil construction, hospitality, training, employment services and land & heritage management enterprises, in far North-West Queensland and parts of Northern Territory.

Myuma is currently seeking Business Development Officers (BDO) to deliver Indigenous Business Incubator services. Each BDO will be based, and responsible for delivery, in a specific Indigenous community / region, being either Palm Island, or Remote communities surrounding the Mount Isa area

What we offer:

  • A great opportunity to advance your career while making a positive change in the development of indigenous communities
  • A generous salary
  • 5-weeks annual leave

About the role

As a Business Development Officer, you will assist with the operations of the Business Incubator Program, within the remote communities of QLD and the NT through the development of Indigenous businesses and business ideas. You will also provide assistance to the clients through all stages of their business journey through facilitating the development of financial literacy, along with the  development and promotion of sustainable and innovative ideas. The role will support more Indigenous Australians to start up and expand enterprises in remote Australia, providing an important source of economic development. The BDO will deliver business advisory and support services to Indigenous business start-ups in the community where they are based (Palm Island, or regional NWQLD - Mount Isa), and support them as they stabilise over a 12 month period. This will include business coaching, product development, back-end administrative services, digital support, links to capital and sustainability planning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide business advisory support services; coaching and mentoring, for start-up businesses within the community of either Palm Island, or regional NWQLD - Mount Isa communities. 
  • Identify and provide relevant business training for the development of business & digital literacy skills and support, including on-the-job training within the regions
  • Promote business development program events and activities
  • Conduct business counselling with clients on a one on one basis 
  • Manage the development and implementation of procedures and processes, thus ensuring continual effectiveness and efficiency of client businesses 
  • Show entrepreneurs how to balance positive cashflow and maintain accounts
  • Develop and maintain a client database, records of projects, process and status of the clients
  • Define, build and finalise client agreements 
  • Provide monthly report to the Business Development Coordinator on the progress of the program
  • Provide advice to Indigenous people to establish a business idea or commercialise an existing activity
  • Work together with the local community to assess employment and business development demand within the region, identify viable business opportunities and assess the level of financial literacy support that may be required.
  • Build relationships with other service providers and financial agencies and refer participants for specialist business or finance support as required
  • Manage the Incubator workspace in remote communities and ensure participants have access to the necessary resources.
  • Develop and review internal processes to ensure that a consistent standard of service delivery is maintained.
  • Proactively monitor and report on the progress and performance of participants.
  • Assist in developing and monitoring program budget.
  • Contribute and lead the development of reports to funding bodies as required.
  • Assess and effectively manage risk, including those present in the enterprises and activities under development.
  • Any other duties as directed, consistent with the scope and level of the position.

What you will need to succeed in this role:

  • Degree and/or relevant experience in business, management, or related disciplines
  • Must have some financial advisory experience 
  • Previous experience in developing business ideas into business ventures 
  • Prior experience of working in Indigenous communities  
  • Current open C Class drivers licence and ability to drive pool vehicles 
  • Current working with children Blue Card/ Ochre Card or ability to obtain one
  • Ability to travel to remote areas, within the given region 
  • Ability to undertake overnight stays in remote areas, within the given region 
  • Computer literacy; the ability to use MS Office Suite at a high level 
  • Knowledge of Indigenous business support services
  • Ability to develop and lead a complex project and achieve contract KPIs
  • High-level problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify key opportunities and issues, and produce quality outcomes with autonomy. 
  • Willingness and ability to tailor approach to the individual needs of clients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to liaise with a diversity of stakeholders and build strong relationships with local communities

 Indigenous Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

Myuma Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

16/11/2020 $0 Mt Isa & Western QLD 1 Sales
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