Manager – Journey to Empowerment Program


  • Influence, shape and deliver an inspirational and empowering Aboriginal program that will change people’s lives  
  • Work for an organisation focused on making a difference to the lives of Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley
  • Attractive salary with not-for-profit salary packaging benefits available

This position relates to Section 50 (d) of the West Australian Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1984, where Aboriginality is considered a genuine occupational qualification for this position

 About Wunan

Wunan Foundation is a 100% Indigenous owned not-for-profit organisation, with a head office in Kununurra. Wunan’s purpose is to ensure that Aboriginal people in the Kimberley enjoy the capabilities and opportunities necessary to make positive choices leading to independent and fulfilling lives; essentially, to have dreams and a real chance of achieving them.

About the role

How often do you get an opportunity to significantly impact someone’s life? What if you could make a true difference to to lives of Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley?

As the Program Manager, you’ll play the lead role in delivering the Journey to Empowerment Program, a trial working with 30 local Aboriginal people and their families to empower them to lead the change they want and need to make in their own lives.

Importantly, you will have the ability to deeply connect and inspire Aboriginal people, Elders and communities to ultimately break the cycle of inter generational dysfunction.

The role will include: 

  • Acting as a role model – exemplars of what it means to live positive and independent lives
  • Working with a designated team to translate the ambition of the Journey to Empowerment Program into comprehensive plans.
  • Managing, coordinating, training and supporting program team members in the effective delivery of the program
  • Providing professional executive support to the operations and meetings of the J2E Steering Committee

Key skills and experience

There are a few things key things that we’ll look for:

  • That you have energy, optimism, and an ability to connect with the participants and build strong, trusting relationships
  • Experience working in community and leading a team
  • A strong understanding of Indigenous people in general, and of Indigenous people and communities in the East Kimberley in particular

 Full details of the role, skills and experience is available in the Position Description

Further Information and how to apply

Additional details, including the Position Description can be obtained by emailing

Applications including application letter, CV and response to role requirements can be submitted through the jobs platform you are viewing this on, or by emailing For a copy of the Position Description please contact

Applications close 8th July 2022


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