Project Coordinator

Badimia Bandi Barna Aboriginal Corporation
Perth • CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Indigenous & Multicultural Services (Community Services & Development)
Full time
Posted 22d ago

About Us

Located 270Km north of Perth, where the West Australian wheatbelt meets the outback, you will find the beginnings of the rich, red dirt and vast blue skies of Badimia Country whose traditional custodians are the Badimia Yamatji people.

The Badimia Bandi Barna Aboriginal Corporation is represented by Badimia Elders, Men and Women, who are working towards creating opportunities for all Badimia People.

The Corporation was registered in February 2018 and has a Board of seven Directors.  It exists to make decisions on all cultural and heritage matters with the establishment of an Elders Culture and Heritage Sub-Committee.

Its key corporate objectives are:

  • To represent the Badimia People and custodian of Badimia traditional land;
  • ​​To promote and protect Badimia lore, language, land and culture;
  • To enter into agreements on behalf of Badimia People
  • To assist in the relief of poverty, sickness, destitution, helplessness, distress, suffering and misfortune among Badimia People, through the process of supporting social and economic development;
  • To operate community enterprises and build a strong financial base for community development activities and infrastructure; and
  • To promote community development by acting as a resource for the community and stakeholders in the areas of education, health, housing, employment, and welfare.

It now seeks to raise the cultural voice of the Badimia People, in land use and management.  Partnering with WA Government, the Corporation has several projects that it is overseeing and managing.  Due to this, we are now seeking to recruit and add to our team.

About the Position

We are seeking a suitably experienced and culturally sensitive Project Coordinator (for the Healthy Country project) to join the Badimia team.

Reporting to the Board this position is responsible for developing and establishing and managing the project team to ensure projects are carried out within the legislative framework and within sound project management principles for existing projects.

Main accountabilities:

Leadership and management

  • Supervision of project team members in the day-to-day project activities. 
  • Manage relevant team members in accordance with policy and other relevant legislation and/or funding requirements in areas as follows: 
  •  Learning & Development 
  • Performance Management & Development 
  • Recruitment, Selection & Induction 
  • Planning staffing resources.


  • Coordinate project management activities, resources, equipment, and information to ensure they are delivered on time, within scope and budget
  • Defining and creation of project scopes, objectives and budgeting involving all relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Act as the point of contact and communicate project status to all participants, including the Board, external parties, and internal staff 
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports
  • Undertake complex research and analysis and develop relevant recommendations and reports. 
  • Produce regular consolidated reporting to the Board including milestone summary, key issues, risks, benefits, summary of costs incurred and profitability of projects 
  • Source further funding opportunities and Grant writing 
  • Exercise the appropriate level of delegations
  • Other duties as required.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Identify and manage the various stakeholders that are key to the corporation, including external and internal stakeholders.
  • Manage and administer all contracts.
  • Attending all meetings as and when required.

About You

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Excellent organisational skills and strong administrative skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Previous experience working in an administration/coordination role.
  • Previous experience working with First Nation people and in community.
  • Sound computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Current Australian driver’s license
  • Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Good reach into the First Nation community in WA and previous experience working with First Nation organisations
  • Confident with digital marketing – able to create and respond to posts (Facebook, Instagram, Corporate Website, LinkedIn)
  • Ideally a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience working with First Nations people and related organisations
  • Excellent time management and a proven ability to multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well in a small team and autonomously
  • Ability to travel within WA.

If working from a location other than the Corporation’s office, the person must be able to travel to the office and other locations as and when required.


This is a one-year contract position with possible extension.  An annual salary in line with market will be offered to the successful candidate.

Most importantly, you will be working on varied and interesting projects and assisting the Corporation to achieve its key objectives.


Ideally, the Corporation seeks to hire a member of the community who resides in Dalwallinu or nearby.  We will also consider the ability to work remotely from other locations with the expectation that the successful candidate can and will travel to the office and other locations as required by the Corporation.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or the link below.

Queries relating to the position can be directed to

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and promote inclusion and diversity. Indigenous Australians are encouraged to apply.

Please note, we will not accept applications via recruiters. 

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a project coordinator?

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