Project Officer – Strategic Project (Indigenous Identified Opportunity) 

Posted 1 week ago
  • Full time, 24-month contract opportunity based in Darwin or Alice Springs 
  • Indigenous Identified opportunity – open to Indigenous applicants only 
  • Salary range $80,871 to $87,870 (plus 15.4% super) 

The Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) is a corporate Commonwealth entity established under the ATSI Act and subject to the PGPA Act. The ILSC assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to realise economic, social, cultural, and environmental benefits that the ownership and management of land, water and water related rights can bring. The ILSC provides this assistance through the acquisition and management of rights and interests in land, salt water and freshwater country.  

The ILSC has an opportunity for an enthusiastic Indigenous Project Officer to work within collaborative project teams.  The Strategic Projects and Northern Strategic Projects teams are operational units within Central Division.  The teams work on large scale, collaborative land management projects. Current initiatives focus on supporting employment, training and career development, enterprise development and delivery of social, cultural, and environmental benefits through management of land.  

Under the direction of the Manager Strategic Projects (Alice Springs) or Manager Northern Strategic Projects (Darwin), you will: 

  • Work collaboratively with Indigenous organisations in the Northern Territory to support their ambitions to develop enterprises that deliver economic, social, cultural and environmental outcomes.  
  • Under supervision support project administration through assistance with contract management tasks, proactive communication with partners, project monitoring and evaluation tasks, and preparation of reports.  
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and facilitate a collaborative approach to; maximise benefits to Indigenous organisations, enhance the Real Jobs and Savanna Fire Management Programs and extend the application of ILSC programs. 
  • Work as an effective team member, member of the Divisional Office and wider ILSC, through fostering a cooperative, professional and positive work atmosphere. 

At the ILSC we offer: 

  • More than just a job. We offer you the opportunity to make a real, positive difference to the lives of First Nations peoples. When we return land and water Country to Indigenous ownership, or fund a new Indigenous enterprise or management project, we strengthen and deepen Indigenous connection to Country and advance progress towards self-determination. 
  • Generous leave entitlements and work conditions, including: 
    • 15.4% superannuation on top of your salary 
    • Flexible hybrid work environment (2 days WFH) 
    • Not-For-Profit salary packaging  
    • Paid leave over the Christmas and New Year’s period  
    • Access to generous parental leave  
    • Training and development opportunities 
    • Generous Studies Assistance program 
  • Health and wellbeing programs: 
    • Healthy Employment Scheme (HES) – An annual allowance towards your wellbeing 
    • Screen Based Equipment Scheme – Includes eye testing and an allowance towards spectacles 
    • Free Skin Checks 

If you have a passion to drive change and want your work to align with your values to make a real difference, we invite you to apply now and start the conversation. 

The preferred applicant will be engaged under the provisions of the ILC Enterprise Agreement. 

The filing of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute a special measure under subsection 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.  This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. 

Applications are to include a current CV and covering letter (covering letter to be maximum 2 pages detailing how your skills and experience align with the position profile and selection criteria).  Further information may be requested if you are selected for interview.  You must be an Australian resident to apply for this role. 

If you’d like to find out more, please contact Jade Kudrenko – Manager Strategic Projects Central Division on 0438 813 625

Applications close Friday 24 May 2024. 

At the ILSC we’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we support. 

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