Community Development Coordinators – Milingimbi East Arnhem Regional Council


East Arnhem Regional Council (EARC) provides services to nine remote communities across East Arnhem Land. We are dedicated to promoting the power of people, protection of community and respect for cultural diversity. Working with EARC will mean that you will be part of a wider team that is passionate about the people it serves, and you’ll have access to career growth and professional development opportunities. 

East Arnhem Land is home to incredibly rich Indigenous culture and boasts some of Australia’s most unique landscapes, ranging from rich red bauxite soils to pristine white sand coast lines. With activities such as fishing, boating, camping, walking and exploring the diverse vegetation and landscapes right on your doorstep, working with the EARC can offer you a great work life balance. For a full list of employee benefits please visit the ‘Employment’ page on our website here: 

About the role:

The Community Development Coordinator provides in community support of regionally managed Community Development, Technical & Infrastructure, Corporate and Governance Services, including the community Local Authority, and facilitates active links and partnerships with community members and other organisations to support community development.

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications or substantial experience in community development and supporting effective local service delivery. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including high-level written and oral communication as well as facilitation, mediation, negotiation, and managerial skills with an ability to relate appropriately to staff at all levels. 
  • Sound management skills with demonstrated ability to effectively mentor, develop, support and motivate staff. 
  • Sound office administration skills to a high standard, including the use of Microsoft Office software (particularly Word, Excel and Outlook) and an ability to learn new software.
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining a safe working environment and to ensure that all Workplace, Health and Safety regulations are adhered to. 

It would be desirable if you also possessed:

  • Previous experience working or living within an Indigenous setting and ability to demonstrate a high level of cross-cultural awareness in the workplace. 
  • Awareness of issues affecting Indigenous people to ensure effective participation in a cross-cultural environment 

The preferred applicant must be able to travel to remote communities on a regular basis via light aircraft and/or 4WD vehicle. 

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a Criminal History Check and obtain a Working with Children Clearance. Criminal history will not exclude an applicant unless it is relevant to the position.

What you’ll get in return:

A full time permanent employment receiving a salary of $102,571.36 before superannuation contributions and locality allowance. You will also benefit from 6 weeks of annual leave with 17.5% leave loading. Housing will be provided in Milingimbi Community. Relocation and repatriation assistance will also be provided to the successful applicant.

Want to join our team?

To apply, please forward a current resume and cover letter to [email protected].  A full Position Description can be obtained by visiting the EARC website at

For further information please contact our Regional Manager – Community Development, Signe Balodis via email:-  [email protected]

Under the EARC’s Special Measures Recruitment Strategy, eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy.

Applications Close: 09th September 2022

Thank you for your application for a position with East Arnhem Regional Council. Please note that only short-listed candidates who move to the next stage in the selection process will be contacted. Please note your personal information will only be used for recruitment purposes. Personal information of the candidate can be accessed by contacting [email protected].

East Arnhem Regional Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer.




East Arnhem Regional Council

Job Salary

$102,571.36 gross pa + super and allowances

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