Business Development Manager, Major Projects – Perth
About the Organisation:
Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is the Native Title Representative Body (NTRB), delivering native title and other services across the Pilbara, Mid West, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia. YMAC is run by a First Nations board of directors, representing several native title groups, each of whom have their own language, culture, traditions and protocols.
YMAC services include native title claim and future act representation; heritage services; executive office, community, and economic development assistance; land administration, and natural resource management support.
Country is our mother, our provider and keeper of our cultural belongings. Culture and Country go together. You can’t have one without the other.
Through connection to Country, Aboriginal people pursue and achieve economic, social, and cultural goals and aspirations with strength and confidence.
For current and future generations, we work with and for Australian Aboriginal people to protect rights and manage Country and opportunities.
About the Role:
YMAC is currently seeking a full time (75 hours per fortnight) Business Development Manager (Major Projects) to join the team in our Perth office on a fixed term 12 month contract. The Business Development Manager will, under the direction of the CFO, be responsible for:
- Project Management of Large Client Negotiation Projects including promoting YMAC Executive Office Services, preparing a Business Plan; and
- Coordinating the project team to ensure major project negotiations are carried out within the legislative framework and within sound project management principles for existing projects.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Provide advice to team members on the management and completion of related projects;
- Provide advice on compliance of Governance in respect to legal, statutory and procedural compliance;
- Undertake complex research and analysis and develop relevant recommendations and reports.
- Liaise with and assist the CFO in effective monitoring and management of Executive Office governance tasks.
- Liaise with relevant managers, staff, Board of Directors, Committee Members, consultants, ORIC, clients and members of the public required to ensure project requirements are met.
- Liaise, consult and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders on the development and implementation of projects and standards;
- Represent the team at external client meetings as requested; and
- Represent the team on committees and working parties as required.
What YMAC Offers
YMAC believes in providing a safe and supportive working environment, and the best way to do that is to ensure our employees are well-looked after. YMAC provides the following in addition to your standard employee experience:
- Salary Packaging
- Annual CPI increases
- Flexible working arrangements:
- Working from home arrangements
- Extra weeks’ paid leave over end of year shutdown
- Cultural Leave for First Nations employees
- Annual Wellness & Uniform Allowance
- Paid Parental Leave
If you’d like to know more, our Enterprise Agreement can be found here.
- Tertiary Qualifications in relevant field
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a similar role
- Demonstratable experience in Project Management
- Experience working in regional or rural Australia with First Nations people (desirable)
- Sound knowledge and ability to work in a manner consistent with good corporate governance
- Ability to work effectively and sensitively with First Nations people
- Well-developed written communications skills with the ability to present complex information in a range of formats including project proposals and reports.
- Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills
- Experience in the effective management and leadership of a team
- Strong organisational skills
- Ability to manage multiple tasks
- Ability to work in diverse settings
- Ability to encourage staff to exchange views and resolve problems
- Ability to manage staff with empathy and understanding
- Native title and Aboriginal heritage legislation
- Occupational Health & Safety / EEO legislation and requirements
- Cultural awareness of relevant Aboriginal groups/bodies
- Knowledge of Mining/Large Scale Solar/Wind Projects would be an advantage
How to Apply:
Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and values inclusion and diversity in all forms including, but not limited to: genders, cultural backgrounds, LGBTQ+, disability & neurodiversity. We strongly encourage First Nations candidates to apply.
To apply for this role, which has a generous range of benefits including, but not limited to: salary packaging; flexible working arrangements; and an extra week’s paid leave over Christmas shutdown, please submit your CV and cover letter addressing the above selection criteria via Seek.
A current National Police Clearance is required prior to commencement of employment with YMAC.
Applications for this position close on Sunday 4 February 2024, however we reserve the right to commence the recruitment process and extend or close this advertisement prior to the closing date.
If you have any questions relating to this opportunity, please call the People and Development Team on (08) 9268 7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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