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Want to work with DKA

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

If you have an idea for a col­lab­o­ra­tion or project, please start a conversation.

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Admin­is­tra­tion Officer

Are you a friend­ly, organ­ised mul­ti­tasker look­ing for a chal­lenge?

Desert Knowl­edge Aus­tralia (DKA) is look­ing for a full-time admin­is­tra­tion super­star to pro­vide admin­is­tra­tive sup­port in our office at the beau­ti­ful Desert Knowl­edge Precinct in Alice Springs. We’re a small, close-knit team who work hard, share birth­day cakes and host our team plan­ning days by a campfire.

The Admin­is­tra­tion Officer’s respon­si­bil­i­ties include office admin­is­tra­tion, help­ing out with events, mak­ing trav­el arrange­ments and being the first smile our vis­i­tors see when they arrive. Every day is dif­fer­ent here, so you’ll need to stay on your toes and be ready for any­thing. You’ll also need an NT Dri­ver Licence so you can run errands and a will­ing­ness to learn new skills so DKA can sup­port your career development. 

Salary will be com­men­su­rate with experience. 

Down­load the Appli­ca­tion Pack­age here. Please email us or call (08) 8959 6024 if you have any queries. 

Appli­ca­tions close COB Mon­day 13th August 2018


DKA’s vision is a stronger region­al and remote Australia

We work to demon­strate the val­ue of region­al 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.