Economic Development Entrepreneur | Katherine, NT

Articulate, culturally competent, relationship builder/negotiator sought by visionary, well backed NFP entity.

  • Full time 2 year contract. Arnhem Land NT.
  • Accommodation provided. Relocation allowance.
  • Attractive package on offer

This exciting role is all about economic development, stakeholder, investor & community engagement. It represents a fantastic opportunity for an entrepreneur with “Big Picture” smarts – and the wherewithal to pull all the pieces together.

Based in Nhulunbuy – a town of some 4,000 people in the beautiful and remote regions of East Arnhem Land. For many years, supported by commercial mining, the area is now undergoing change as the major employer in that industry gradually curtails its operations.

This robust organisation – developed in 2014 in collaboration between the government and those commercial interests – now has a strong foundation to drive economic development to transition the region towards a diverse economy based on industries such as tourism, fishing, port management, horticulture and space.

The vision is of the land as a self-sustaining, resilient and prosperous region renowned for its dynamic economic opportunities, strong cultural heritage, creative community and spectacular natural settings.

And your job will be to make it happen!

Reporting to the CEO as part of a small, dynamic and collaborative team, you’ll play a critical role in leading strategic industry (and infrastructure) development activities across diverse sectors.  Engaging with businesses, industry, government, traditional land owners and the community, you’ll spot opportunities, research viabilities, make connections, develop relationships, attract investors, promote the project and lay the groundwork needed for vital future development.

This is an important pivotal role which will bring you into contact with diverse people and see you operating in many places from Boardrooms to remote communities.

So, you need to be collaborative, adaptable and a great communicator with a flair for making the very complex sound appealingly straightforward.  Creative and entrepreneurial, you’re also organised, have strong analytical and business skills and bring relevant tertiary qualifications.

A flexible and adaptable approach, willingness to contribute unconditionally to collective team goals, high personal integrity, a can-do outlook, independence and motivation, steady hands and broad shoulders are all obligatory.

In terms of your experience, it’s not so important where you come from, but what you can do with this role.  A skilled and proven negotiator, comfortable navigating outcomes with business and government, you also bring exemplary project management skills including the ability to scope, develop and implement projects within deadlines and in line with a budget. Your most outstanding talent lies in the way you can create and manage strong, enduring relationships.

Any experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and in remote regions will be a distinct bonus.  And you will need to have a current driver’s licence and be willing to undertake a national police check.

Sound like a once-in-a-lifetime challenge? It is. And maybe it’s the one you’ve been hoping for. If you think so, please forward your cover letter and your resume in WORD format quoting reference number NMECDE-Web to or contact Nicola Manson on 07 3211 0001.