Chief Executive Officer

  • Mowanjum Aboriginal Corporation
  • Derby WA
  • Annual Salary: $120000
  • Annual Leave: 5 weeks
  • Accommodation: Allowance of $200.00/week (towards rental costs in Derby)
  • Vehicle: Fully maintained and fuelled vehicle for work and private use throughout the Kimberley region.
  • Additional Leave: N/A
  • Extras: Mobile telephone with 20GB of data. Relocation allowance subject to negotiation with successful applicant.



The Mowanjum Aboriginal Corporation is seeking applications for this important position, pivotal to the well-being and future social and economic development of this remote and independent community of over 300 people.

Mowanjum is a medium-sized Aboriginal community, located 10 km south east of Derby in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, within the Shire of Derby-West Kimberley.

A highly skilled manager is being sought to respectfully and professionally assist this strongly culturally-based community, which is striving to maintain traditional culture and values, and its leadership, address diverse and complex matters affecting its future social and economic development within a region that potentially offers many opportunities for social and economic advancement, including the arts and pastoral industries.

The preferred Chief Executive Officer will possess all the technical skills, knowledge and experience required to successfully manage the municipal services and diverse organisational operations of this complex and remote self-managed community, and also demonstrate a deep commitment to the advancement of the Mowanjum community and its residents.
The Corporation is governed by an elected Board of Directors, responsible for the planning and oversight of the delivery of community administration and management requirements, municipal and essential services, a pastoral station (operated through an ongoing Agistment Agreement) and stakeholder management and engagement.

The Chief Executive Officer:

• is the principal staff member and carries overall responsibility for the successful day to day management and operation of the Corporation’s activities, including the delivery of municipal and essential services.
• is responsible for assisting the Board of Directors with strategic planning, identifying and accessing financial and other resources, implementing, monitoring and reporting on the delivery of municipal and essential services and program delivery within Mowanjum, and
• as required and directed, represent the Corporation in meetings with government, industry and the general public.
The community infrastructure includes >60 houses and a renowned art centre. Other providers deliver specialist services from time to time.

For further information, duty statement, selection criteria and employment conditions please contact Alan Stewart, M 0417 932 246. E

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