Project Administration Officer

Job No: 126588
Location: Alice Springs, NT

  • Are you a self-starter looking for a dynamic, customer facing administration role?
  • Can you speak/understand Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara? If so, this could be a great opportunity for you!
  • Join an expanding not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving financial and social wellbeing in Indigenous communities
  • Enjoy a salary circa $62,871 plus super, relocation assistance, 6 weeks leave & more!

About MoneyMob Talkabout

MoneyMob Talkabout is a not-for-profit organisation currently undergoing a period of unprecdented growth, both in size and opportunity, supported by their dedication to delivering a range of financial and community support programs with and for people in remote Indigenous communities. 

Their Money Hub in the APY Lands, which has operated since 2012, provides a one-stop shop for local community members to interact with the broader economy in a safe and supportive environment. Teams also visit other communities in South Australia from Pipalyatjara to Indulkana providing services on an outreach basis.

MoneyMob Talkabout is also actively committed to being an Aboriginal run and led service, as such they strongly encourage experienced and qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People to apply for their positions.

About the Future Sustainability Education Project

In April 2020 MoneyMob was chosen by the South Australian Government to deliver the Future Sustainability Education Project, which is aimed at providing energy education and support to Anangu Communities in Yalata, Oak Valley and the APY Lands as they transition to paying for electricity supply. This change is being introduced from 2021.

About the Opportunity

Due to a period of service expansion, MoneyMob Talkabout now has an opportunity for a Project Administration Officer to join their Future Sustainability Education Project team, based in Alice Springs, NT on a part-time (0.8 FTE) fixed term contract to 31 December 2022.

Reporting to the Future Sustainability Project Manager, you will be responsible for providing a range of project administration support duties to the Project Manager and Trainer/Mentors.

Your day to day duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Assisting with remote travel and community work logistics;
  • Using project management software and ensuring that information is current and up-to-date;
  • Answering project enquiries and providing general energy advice via telephone;
  • Maintaining a project presence in the Alice Springs office whilst project members are in remote communities;
  • Ensuring project targets, milestones and timeframes are met in close collaboration with the Project Manager and Project Delivery Team; and
  • Liaising with interpreters as required.

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About You

To be considered for this position you must have prior experience in a general administration/office support role. While not essential, any experience working with Aboriginal communities will be considered highly desirable, as will any ability to speak and understand Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara.

A self-starter, you will be confident working completely autonomously at times in support of remote project members, demonstrating the initiative necessary to remain productive under your own self-direction.

As the link between remote communities and the Future Sustainability Education Project, your ability to communicate effectively and clearly, and quickly establish rapport with diverse people from varying cultural backgrounds, creating positive experiences in the process, will go a long way to ensuring your success.

Operating as the glue connecting the project team, your ability to prioritise the success of the team as a whole will be key as you fulfill a varied range of project support functions. Moreover, you will be flexible and adaptable, able to go above and beyond to meet changing project circumstances and COVID restrictions, should they present themselves.

Most importantly, you'll be highly empathetic and culturally competent; able to understand the needs and concerns of the communities you will be communicating with.

Please Note: Employment will be subject to a National Police Clearance. 

About the Benefits

This is an incredible opportunity to provide a varied range of project support functions to a dedicated not-for-profit organisation working with some of the most remote communities in Australia.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will receive an attractive remuneration circa $62,871 (pro rata) plus super and salary sacrificing options, and a GREAT range of additional benefits to help you enjoy life within the local community including:

  • Relocation Assistance;
  • 6 weeks annual leave;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Remote travel allowance;
  • $500 annual wellbeing payment;
  • 5 days mandated annual breaks (mini-break);
  • Training/education opportunities; and
  • External professional supervision and support if needed.

You will also be welcomed into a friendly and passionate team, with comprehensive support from colleagues and management, and ongoing opportunities for career development and advancement.

Alice Springs and the APY Lands

Although traditionally regarded as a small, dusty town with a few rustic buildings, Alice Springs today offers all of the shopping, sight-seeing and entertainment facilities of a modern urban town, and is home to a thriving arts community and a wealth of adventure opportunities. In addition to its rich history and diverse cultural heritage, you can explore the local sports teams, photography, camping, hiking, motor sports, desert-racing and more, whilst benefiting from the relaxed country atmosphere, fantastic weather and internationally-renowned environment.

The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yunkunytjatjara (APY) Lands covers over 103,000 square kilometres of remote South Australia, near the tri-state border. Home to around 3000 people of Aboriginal descent over seven main communities and seventeen homelands, the land was returned to the traditional owners in 1981.The area itself is a vital part of Aboriginal desert culture, with many people there identifying the history and basic laws of human existence as largely being written in the land.


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Our Values

Courage: We are committed to advocating strongly for change and confronting injustices.

Empowerment: We work to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to exercise their agency in their ongoing struggle for autonomy, rights, opportunities and recognition of the inherent value of their culture and communities.

Integrity: Honesty, openness, accountability, fairness and inclusiveness must be at the core of everything we do and are.

Insight: We take reasoned action grounded in our organisational knowledge, evidence and ethics; the wisdom of the people, organisations and communities working alongside us; current thinking and research about what works nationally and internationally.

Innovation: We are an enterprising and agile organisation, motivated to continually improve, adapt and develop inventive solutions that create value and are valued by people.