Independent director, finance

Nyangatjatjara Aboriginal Corporation

Nyangatjatjara Aboriginal Corporation (NAC) was established in 1993 and operates Nyangatjatjara College, which opened in July 1997.

Members of NAC come from the three communities of Mutitjulu, Imanpa and Kaltukatjara (Docker River).

Nyangatjatjara College is an Anangu College in Central Australia that provides secondary education across three remote communities and primary education in one (Docker River). All students are Anangu and almost all speak Pitjantjatjara as their first language. We are the only secondary education provider in the Northern Territory south of Alice Springs.

NAC also is the sole shareholder of Wana Ungkunytja Pty Ltd, the trustee for the Wana Ungkunytja Trust (WU). Currently, the main activity of WU is the operation of a community development program through its business Anangu Jobs.

NAC is a Public Benevolent Institution and Registered Charity with the ACNC.

Closing date: 

5pm, 31 March 2017


Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)


Northern Territory

Job category: 

  • Director

Type of vacancy: 

Part time
Two-year term, with the possibility of extending for two additional terms, maximum six years

Salary and conditions: 

Nominal fee for meetings and travel costs

Job description/overview: 

The rule book of NAC allows for the nomination and appointment of six member directors and up to four non-member (independent) directors to its board.

NAC is seeking expressions of interest from experienced and qualified people interested in being appointed as an independent director. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic and skilled individual to support and assist NAC successfully achieve and deliver on its strategicobjectives.

Typically, directors will be required to attend approximately eight board meetings in a year in Yulara, Northern Territory.

Applicants should:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the vision, goals and values of the Nyangatjatjara Aboriginal Corporation.
  • Have qualifications, experience and expertise in financial management in addition to investments, law, or business management.
  • Be a qualified CA or CPA Accountant.
  • Be able to demonstrate strong business acumen and experience in assessment of both grant funding and commercial investment opportunities.
  • Have experience in corporate leadership, strategic planning, policy development and high-level decision-making.
  • Be familiar with or genuinely willing to learn about contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and issues affecting them.
  • Be able to develop the technical proficiency of fellow directors within the applicant’s area of expertise.
  • Promote respect for Anangu cultural values and knowledge

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Please note: applicants for this role must not have been employed, consulted or provided any other goods and services to NAC in the last three years and must not have any other interest or relationship which could be reasonably perceived as materially interfering with their ability to act in the best interests of NAC or its subsidiary.

Contact person and how to apply: 

Applications should be sent electronically to and addressed to:

The Board of Directors
Nyangatjatjara Aboriginal Corporation
PO Box 171
NT 0872

Please include the following in your application:

  1. Resume / CV
  2. An expression of interest (maximum three pages) addressing the position overview above.

Applicants short-listed for interview for this position may need to provide/participate in the following as part of the recruitment process:

  • national police clearance
  • other CV/background checks

Should you require further information relating to this position or process, please contact Catherine Albert on 0404 110402.

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