Office Manager, Newman

About Us

Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (KNAC) is the Native Title representative group for the Nyiyaparli People, with approximately 400 current members. The Nyiyaparli People are the Traditional Owners of approximately 36,684 square kilometres of land and waters in the east Pilbara region. This area includes the Aboriginal communities of Jigalong and Parnpajinya, several pastoral leases, and significant mining operations. Locations within the Determination Area are places of particular significance to the Nyiyaparli people, including ceremonial sites, songlines, permanent pools, and natural resources.


This role is located at KNAC’s Newman office.

We strongly encourage applications from Nyiyaparli and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Position Purpose

The Newman Office Manager will be responsible for the efficient functioning of the KNAC Newman Satellite Office by managing member support, administrative duties, reception, community engagement, and record-keeping. This role will involve supporting KNAC members, providing high-level confidential administrative support to the Karlka Commerce General Manager, and ensuring seamless daily operations. The Office Manager will also handle additional tasks such as organising meetings, travel arrangements, and liaising with staff in South Hedland as required. The position is designed to cover a broad scope of responsibilities, and requires flexibility, initiative and adaptability to meet the dynamic needs of the office and its stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Provide comprehensive Member support
  • Lead and coordinate office operations and staff
  • Ensure timely administrative processes and compliance
  • Develop and maintain organisational policies
  • Provide high-level support to Karlka Commerce General Manager
  • Oversee corporate functions and facilities management
  • Generate reports and attend meetings
  • Supervise front office and member services
  • Manage office supplies and equipment
  • Maintain a safe office environment

Qualifications & Experience

Essential qualifications and experience include:

  • Previous experience working with Nyiyaparli/other Aboriginal people 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar role
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills & ability to engage effectively with a variety of people
  • Proven ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team
  • Excellent computer literacy and skills
  • Well-presented, positive attitude, strong work ethic and a strong willingness to learn
  • Proficient in report writing and document editing
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Ability to obtain a National Criminal Record Check and Working With Children Check

Desirable qualifications and experience:

  • Tertiary education in Office Administration (completed or pursuing)

Why Join Us?

Working with KNAC offers the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the preservation and promotion of Nyiyaparli cultural heritage. We value a safe, respectful, and inclusive work environment and are committed to professional growth and development.

We also offer a competitive remuneration package that includes superannuation, professional development allowance, salary sacrifice (which includes remote housing allowance), allocation of a work vehicle for business use, mobile, laptop and uniform.

Additional benefits may be negotiated for the right candidate.

Application Process

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter outlining their relevant experience and qualifications. Applications will be received via seek. 

For enquires about the role please contact Human Resources via email at 

The closing date for this role is 9.00am on Tuesday, 25 June 2024.

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