Chief executive officer

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation (Waltja) is a highly respected and innovative Indigenous organisation working with families across the central desert region and governed by senior Aboriginal women.

Waltja works with remote community members to provide services, social enterprises, cultural maintenance and advocacy. The directors are seeking to recruit a CEO. The CEO will be responsible for the effective management and strategic development of Waltja.

Closing date: 

11pm, 1 April 2016


Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT)


Alice Springs
Northern Territory

Job category: 

  • Executive

Type of vacancy: 

Full time

Salary and conditions: 

$135,000 to $141,000

Salary sacrifice, dedicated vehicle, generous leave and equipment allowances plus over $14,000 in additional benefits

Job description/overview: 

The CEO will have experience in organisational leadership, excellent cross-cultural skills, highly developed decision-making capacity, finance and high level management skills, and a commitment to maintaining the directors’ good governance practices. They must have extensive experience in project and staff management and excellent community advocacy skills.

The successful applicant will be an inspiring and visionary leader, with a commitment to the values and ethos of Waltja. They will combine practical, pragmatic and strategic leadership with strong community development acumen. The CEO will be proactive and adaptive, with the demonstrable capacity to lead high quality service delivery and leverage funding opportunities.

The CEO position at Waltja is identified as a female specific position for cultural reasons. The CEO will be working under the direction of senior Aboriginal women. This is a special measures position under Section 57 of the NT Anti-Discrimation Act 2015

Contact person and how to apply: 

You can download the application pack from or contact to receive an emailed pack.  For phone enquiries about the position please contact Reception/admin worker on (08) 895 34488

Closing date is the 1 April 2016. All applicants must address the selection criteria and employment requirements, and forward with a brief cover letter and a current resume addressed to:

Executive Director/Confidential job application:
Waltja PO Box 8274, Alice Springs NT 0871 or email:

More information: 

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