Executive manager, employment programs

Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation

Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation (JCAC) is governed by an elected body representing the Aboriginal community of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region. JCAC’s functions and services include delivery of community development, arts & culture, building maintenance, land management, employment programs and community services.

Closing date: 

5pm, 25 August 2017


Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)


Tennant Creek
Northern Territory

Job category: 

  • Executive

Type of vacancy: 

Full time

Salary and conditions: 

$100,000 to $110,000 per annum plus subsidised housing and salary packaging

Job description/overview: 

Forming part of the executive management team, the executive manager, employment is integral to achieving the vision of JCAC through accountability for training and employment programs, inclusive of business growth and expansion. Current program delivery entails the Community Development Programme, funded by the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet and the NT Real Jobs Program, funded by the Indigenous Land Corporation. Crucial to the role is the ability to:

  • Think and plan strategically in conjunction with the Executive Management Team to achieve organistional objectives;
  • Lead and develop culturally diverse and geographically dispersed teams;
  • Establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders;
  • Hold accountability for contract management, budgets, performance frameworks and performance analysis;
  • Identify and develop opportunities for business growth; and
  • Demonstrate a practical ‘hands on’ approach to leadership.

The person will be a highly resourceful team player, who is comfortable working in demanding outcomes focused environments, while remaining pragmatic, approachable and solutions focused with an ability maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.

It is a requirement of Julalikari for executive managers to provide a current National Police Certificate and a current Ochre Card (Working with Children Check).

Julalikari reserves the right to immediately terminate employment and/or withdraw offers of employment where it is deemed previous criminal (unspent) charges and/or pending charges may bring the corporation and/or its programs or services into disrepute.

In addition, from time to time, funding bodies require executive managers to undertake a ‘financial and credential check’. Anomalies raised  may result in employment being terminated and/or an alternative role being provided.

A current drivers licence is a requirement of the role.

Selection criteria

Candidates for the position  must address the following selection criteria.


  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in management roles in community or employment based organisation sectors (or similar)
  • Demonstrated leadership and management of culturally diverse teams with a positive and professional approach in a complex and changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve outcomes through the strategic management of financial, physical and staff resources.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to consult, negotiate and liaise with a diverse range of people to achieve required outcomes.
  • Clear capability in driving accountability and performance measurement, including problem solving ability and judgment to identify best practice options and flag contingencies to address potential concern.
  • Previous experience working with Aborginal Australians and/or organisations and/or a demonstrated understanding of the social, economic and environmental factors impacting on remote communities.


  • Tertiary qualifications in business services and/or community services disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience in managing performance-based government contracts.
  • Experience in project management and driving the lifecycle of projects.

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