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Our team is full of ded­i­cat­ed, pas­sion­ate staff. Oppor­tu­ni­ties to work at DKA will be shared here.

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Oppor­tu­ni­ty: 

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Officer

Desert Knowl­edge Aus­tralia (DKA) is seek­ing an expe­ri­enced Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Officer.

We are seek­ing for some­one who can effec­tive­ly inform and pro­mote our organ­i­sa­tion, its projects, its peo­ple, its mis­sion, and its activ­i­ties. The role ensures pub­lic mes­sag­ing and exter­nal com­mu­ni­ca­tions activ­i­ties sup­port vis­i­bil­i­ty and recog­ni­tion of DKA’s strate­gic focus areas. The role is also respon­si­ble for nur­tur­ing rela­tion­ships with the Alice Springs com­mu­ni­ty and rel­e­vant organisations.

This is a full-time posi­tion based in Alice Springs, North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry at the Desert Knowl­edge Precinct. You’ll be work­ing with a diverse group of peo­ple and projects with­in DKA and across the net­works of the desert and remote Australia.

If you are excit­ed by the con­cept of chal­leng­ing and reward­ing work with plen­ty of vari­ety, then we would love to hear from you.

The salary will be com­men­su­rate with expe­ri­ence, in the range of $90,000 — $96 000 — Gen­er­al NTPS — Admin­is­tra­tive stream AO6 

To apply please pro­vide a cov­er­ing let­ter and resume demon­strat­ing your suit­abil­i­ty for the role, with the sub­ject line and addressed to:

Cor­po­rate Ser­vices Man­ag­er — Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Offi­cer Application

Sub­mit Appli­ca­tions to info@​dka.​com.​au

Appli­ca­tions clos­es on 11th July 2022, Mon­day

Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander peo­ple are strong­ly encour­aged to apply. 

Appli­cants must be eli­gi­ble to live and work in Australia.

For more infor­ma­tion and details on how to apply, down­load the appli­ca­tion package.

220617 Communciations Officer

DKA’s vision is a stronger desert and remote Australia

We work to demon­strate the val­ue of desert and remote Australia

We recog­nise that remote and region­al Aus­tralia has some­thing unique and valu­able and that we can help to demon­strate this val­ue to the world. We also know that peo­ple choose to live in remote and region­al Aus­tralia and we cel­e­brate that.

We con­nect peo­ple, knowl­edge and opportunities

We know how impor­tant it is to make the right con­nec­tions between ideas and needs; to iden­ti­fy exist­ing knowl­edge and the oppor­tu­ni­ties to make changes. Remote and region­al Aus­tralia and its knowl­edge base is a big place to nav­i­gate and that DKA can pro­vide a guid­ing hand.

We look to the future

We active­ly seek oppor­tu­ni­ties to grow ideas into real­i­ties, to act as inno­va­tors and incu­ba­tors, to sup­port future think­ing pro­grams and peo­ple who want to grow region­al and remote Aus­tralia. We iden­ti­fy and facil­i­tate activ­i­ties that can bring real change.

Our val­ues

Work togeth­er

We under­stand how impor­tant it is to be com­mit­ted to build­ing a high per­form­ing and pos­i­tive team togeth­er – and to take that com­mit­ment into our exter­nal rela­tion­ships and net­works. By work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly we increase the impact of the work we do together.

Be cre­ative – innovate!

By approach­ing our work with cre­ativ­i­ty and inno­va­tion we will engage with pos­si­bil­i­ties and new ideas, cre­at­ing an agile and respon­sive organ­i­sa­tion – we are always aim­ing to improve the ways we work so that we’re future-focused.

Stay focused

There are many dif­fer­ent things we could be doing; we know we need to stay focused and engage pur­pose­ful­ly with every­thing we do. This means we grow mean­ing­ful con­nec­tions, we lis­ten and learn, we cre­ate cer­tain­ty through strong plan­ning processes.

Come from strength

Liv­ing in remote Aus­tralia means that we have some­thing spe­cial to offer to the world. By work­ing from our own strengths and the strengths of those we engage with, we cre­ate pos­i­tiv­i­ty and growth. We live and work across lan­guages and cul­tures and use that expe­ri­ence as the foun­da­tion of our work.

Knowl­edge is powerful

We under­stand the impor­tance of the knowl­edge that exists in remote and region­al Aus­tralia and that we have a role in col­lect­ing, curat­ing and shar­ing that knowl­edge. We work to ensure that cor­rect pro­to­cols are always fol­lowed; it is impor­tant to cre­ate oppor­tu­ni­ties to share knowledge.