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Current Opportunities

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

 

Introduction

Are you an experienced field operations manager in the outdoor education, tourism or events space? Do you have a history of delivering programs to a very high standard? Do you enjoy managing resources and getting out in the field to help deliver successful programs? Would you relish the prospect of forging relationships with Traditional Owners and building capacity in Indigenous communities? Are you ready for your next long-term role at a rapidly scaling organisation?

Red Earth is growing quickly, and we are looking for a driven Field Operations Manager who is passionate about helping to connect young people to the Indigenous homelands of the Top End. This is an amazing chance for someone to manage the operational delivery of our programs across the Top End, working at the cross-roads of outdoor education and Indigenous space. This role can be based in Sydney or our regional office.

 

Key Relationships

  • Reports to the General Manager
  • Manages Partnerships team
  • Manages some key accounts
  • Collaborates with head of departments and senior leadership team

 

Location of Role

  • Sydney CBD Office
  • 12 days of travel to Cape York, Arnhem Land, CentralAustralia, the Kimberley or Lake Mungo per year
  • Occasional travel to state capitals for client meetings

Term

  • Full Time

 

Are you experienced leading the B2B growth efforts in a rapidly scaling company? Do you have experience in leading the business development, sales or account management team within an organisation? Can you devise a long-term growth strategy and manage a team to turn it into a reality?

Red Earth is looking for a Business Development Manager who is passionate about helping to lead an organisation that connects people to remote Indigenous Australia. This role will be primarily Sydney based with opportunity to travel to interstate capital cities and to our beautiful partner regions in the Kimberley, Arnhem Land, Central Australia, Lake Mungo and Cape York.

This is an opportunity to join us at an important stage in our maturation as we scale rapidly to ‘close the gap’ and play a leading role in the Australian social-enterprise sector.

 

Role Outline

You will report to the General Manager, manage our Business Development and Partnerships team, and work closely with heads of departments in our delivery teams. Specifically, the role has the following main components:

1. Refining and executing our BD strategy to maximise revenue: you will report to the General Manager and be the person chiefly responsible for increasing Red Earth’s revenue. This will involve refining and implementing our Business Development plan, as well as managing the execution of all BD activities.

2. Manage Partnerships Team: with the help of senior team members, you will manage a team of 7 Partnership Managers to ensure that clients receive great service in their engagement with Red Earth.

3. Account Management and Presenting: you will hold some key accounts and be a strong public speaker when presenting about our programs.

4. Cross-team collaboration: as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will be responsible for effectively communicating the business development strategy with Heads of Departments across the company.

You will be involved in each stage of our growth cycle and develop a detailed understanding of all facets of Red Earth’s operations.

 

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Experience heading a B2B sales, business development or partnerships team
  • Experience managing a team
  • Experience designing and executing growth strategy within a B2B company
  • Experience managing key accounts
  • Aptitude for public speaking and presenting

 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, email your CV and a Cover Letter to Arthur Alla and Stuart Gregg. Please address the Desired Knowledge, Skills & Experience and Role Outline in your cover letter (dot points are sufficient).

Stuart Gregg: stuart@redearth.edu.au; and 

Arthur Alla: arthur@redearth.edu.au

 

Red Earth is an equal opportunity employer. In particular, we encourage people who identify as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander to apply.

 

 


FIELD OPERATIONS MANAGER – TOP END

 

Introduction

Are you an experienced field operations manager in the outdoor education, tourism or events space? Do you have a history of delivering programs to a very high standard? Do you enjoy managing resources and getting out in the field to help deliver successful programs? Would you relish the prospect of forging relationships with Traditional Owners and building capacity in Indigenous communities? Are you ready for your next long-term role at a rapidly scaling organisation?

Red Earth is growing quickly, and we are looking for a driven Field Operations Manager who is passionate about helping to connect young people to the Indigenous homelands of the Top End. This is an amazing chance for someone to manage the operational delivery of our programs across the Top End, working at the cross-roads of outdoor education and Indigenous space. This role can be based in Sydney or our regional office.

 

Key Relationships

  • Reports to the Head of Region
  • Homeland & Partner Traditional Owners
  • Collaborates with existing Field Operations Manager and Travel Operations Managers

 

Location of Role

  • Darwin
  • 80 nights of travel to the region per year

Term

  • 6 – 7 Month (Fixed Term) Full-Time Contract

 

Value

  • $80,000 – $89,000 p.a. pro rated package including superannuation (includes $150 per night travel bonus for remote travel)
  • 6 weeks paid annual leave pro rated + days in lieu

 

Role Outline

The Operations Manager is directly responsible for implementing all aspects of Red Earth’s Immersion Program in a region. The Operations Manager’s role has six main components:

Building and maintaining strong relationships with Traditional Owners of homelands & communities in the region:

  • Working with Traditional Owners to plan immersion itineraries
  • Organising community skill development & training workshops for the regional community partners, where needed and requested
  • Providing constructive feedback to the region’s community partners
  • Coordinate Traditional Owner and community partner payments for facilitating the immersions
  • Help Traditional Owners and community partners establish long-term goals for their homeland and coordinate community projects to help achieve these goals
  • Discovering and onboarding new homelands with whom to partner

Managing equipment, resources & logistics in the region

Overseeing immersions in the region including:

  • Managing the immersion leaders
  • Managing other Red Earth employees and volunteers in the region

Identify and conduct risk assessments, document and implement strategies to managed risks and training staff in procedures and compliance

Work with Traditional Owners and Head of Region to develop itinerary options that will be powerful and meaningful experiences for travelling students

Liaising with the Travel Manager to organise immersion bookings as per the plan made with the Traditional Owner and community partners

 

The role will primarily be office based, however there are about 80 days of travel in order to foster close working relationships with our community partners and work on the ground delivering exceptional immersions.  Ideally, the Operations Manager will have great interpersonal skills and be able to work in both an office and field environment with a variety of stakeholders.

 

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • 3+ years of outdoor ed experience
  • 3+ years of experience in logistics and planning
  • Tertiary qualifications where relevant
  • Experience working in Indigenous communities desired but not required
  • Experience working with high school students
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Advanced 4WD experience, or a willingness to be trained
  • Experience organising or preparing for large scale events or travel
  • Proven ability to follow set processes and systems
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft suite of products
  • Ability to work to strict timelines with independence and dedication
  • Excellent interpersonal and people management skills

 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, email your CV and a Cover Letter to:

Stuart Gregg: stuart@redearth.edu.au; and 

Nick Brown-Graham: nick@redearth.edu.au

 

Full position description can be found here

Please address the Desired Knowledge, Skills & Experience and Role Outline in your cover letter.

 

Red Earth is an equal opportunity employer. In particular, we encourage people who identify as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander to apply.

 

 


 

 

2023 IMMERSION LEADERS
(All Regions – Cape York, Top End and Arnhem Land, Central Australia, Lake Mungo)

Have you dreamed of combining your love for outdoor education with a passion for Indigenous culture and remote travel?

Are you seeking your next adventure as a group leader and want to help shape the future of young Australians?

Red Earth is seeking experienced outdoor guides and facilitators to join our growing family as Immersion Leaders in 2023.

If the following description sounds like you, please consider applying to become a part of our team:

  • You are over 21, or will be over 21 on April 1, 2023.
  • Hold at least a Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership/Recreation (or have equivalent experience).
  • Have 2+ years experience working as an outdoor guide, facilitator or educator
  • Have experience working with high school aged students and teachers.
  • Want to learn more about Indigenous culture.

For more information, please read our 2023 Immersion Leader Information Pack.

Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions and Staff Testimonials, as well.

When you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete our online form.

APPLY HERE: Application Form

Applications have closed, but interested candidates are encouraged to apply and will be considered on their merits.

Red Earth is an equal opportunity employer. In particular, we encourage people who identify as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander to apply.

 


 

IMMERSION ASSISTANTS

Please note: This role is a volunteer position with relevant costs, expenses and training covered by Red Earth.

Are you interested in being a part of an immersion to a remote Indigenous community in Australia?

If the following description sounds like you, please consider applying to volunteer with Red Earth in 2022:

  • You are over 21, or will be over 21 by April 1 2023.
  • Have experience working with youth, schools or teachers.
  • Are comfortable in the outdoors.
  • Hold a passion for adventure.
  • Enjoy working in a team environment.
  • Want to learn more about Indigenous culture.

For more information, please read our 2023 Immersion Volunteer Information Pack.

When you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete our online form.

APPLY HERE: Application Form

Applications for Immersion Assistants is ongoing.

Red Earth is an equal opportunity advocate. In particular, we encourage people who identify as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander to apply.

 


 

2023 REGIONAL ASSISTANTS (Cape York, Central Australia and the Top End)

 

Red Earth is looking for motivated, enthusiastic and reliable Regional Assistants to join our team as we continue to grow within our distinct regions of operation – Cape York, Central Australia and the Top End.

The ideal candidate has experience working with school groups, teachers and is passionate about providing a positive and safe experience for their client group. Ideally, they will be based in Alice Springs (our Central Australia hub), Cairns (our Cape York hub) or Darwin (our Top End hub), and have a background or worked within the education, tourism or Indigenous engagement sectors.

This role would be suited to an individual seeking casual or short-term contract work (up to 6 months). Our busiest periods of operation are throughout the June-July and September-October school holidays.

Outline of the Regional Assistant’s responsibilities

1. Group Transfer and Supporting Immersions

  • Transfer groups between homelands, and for day activities in a safe and timely manner as per documentation and information provided by Red Earth.
  • Follow all road rules, fatigue management and driver responsibilities under relevant state laws and Red Earth operator accreditation. Understand and follow all points as outlined in the Red Earth driver training.
  • Support Leaders in decision-making and logistics, to best of their knowledge and ability.

2. Maintain positive community relations and engagement

  • Build relationships, trust and understanding with community members.
  • Fulfil these duties in consultation with the immersion leaders, whilst leveraging your relationships to create momentous activities and cultural sessions on the ground.

3. Maintain and manage equipment and assets

  • Ensure the storage shed is neat and tidy, and that items are organised and stored in the appropriate condition.
  • Collect the immersion equipment as required, for instance, replace damaged equipment, return surplus equipment to the shed, and so on.

4. Add value to the immersion experience by working with and supporting the following stakeholders:

Immersion Leaders and Assistants

  • Problem solve where needed and report issues to the Operations Manager.
  • Support the Leader and Assistant where required in the running of the immersion. For instance, help around meal times, shuttling groups, forward planning with the community and bookings, and so on.

Travelling teachers and adult clients

  • Be professional and positive when engaged with travelling teachers or adult clients.
  • Build rapport and encourage positive group dynamics.
  • Report any concerns to the Immersion Leader or Regional Manager.

Students and participants

  • Be professional and positive when around students and participants.
  • Build rapport with participants and create a good working relationship.
  • Report any concerns to the Immersion Leader or Regional Manager.

Requirements for the position

  • The position is on a casual employment basis. A short-term contract (up to 6 months) is negotiable for the right candidate.
  • Our busy periods are the April, June-July and September-October school holidays; however, some days will fall out of this.
  • Willing and able to obtain a relevant Working with Children Check.
  • Willing to complete a first aid course.
  • Must hold a current heavy vehicle driver’s license (MR or higher) and driver authority.
  • The ideal candidate needs to be a reliable worker and able to keep to a provided schedule. Be able to follow instruction and stick to timeframes, while still being able to use your own initiative.
  • The candidate will be responsible and able to look after company equipment, and keen to contribute towards the Red Earth program.

Pay Package

Day Rate: $350.00
Hourly Rate: $29.17
Short-term contract:
Negotiable for the right candidate

  • Above rates are excluding superannuation.
  • If required to use your personal vehicle, kilometres and fuel paid at $0.78 per km. Logbook needs to be supplied to track amount of km’s driven and to be reimbursed.
  • Red Earth will cover the expense of the Working with Children Check and first aid certificate (if required).

How to Apply

To apply for this position, email your CV and a Cover Letter to:

Please address the desired skills and experience and Role Outline in your cover letter.

Applications will be accepted on rolling basis, or until the position is filled.

Red Earth is an equal opportunity employer. In particular, we encourage people who identify as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander to apply.

 


 

 

 

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