Aboriginal Program Coordinator @ Taronga Zoo

This new employment opportunity is available now and the information came from our colleagues at Taronga Zoo. See below for details.
Aboriginal Program Coordinator  00003LE5
Aboriginal Program Coordinator


  • Aboriginal Identified Part Time 22.8 hours per week, Temporary 2 year contract position.
  • Taronga Conservation Society Australia Salaried Employees Award – Clerk Grade 6 ($80,997 – $83,371 prorata)


  • Location – Taronga Zoo Sydney
Are you a leader in developing culturally rich experiences for young people? Taronga Conservation Society Australia is looking for an experienced, driven and motivated Aboriginal Program Coordinator who is interested in joining a leading organisation in conservation, animal management and offers amazing visitor experiences.
About the role….
The position of Aboriginal Program Coordinator reports  to the Community and Aboriginal Program Manager, within the People and Learning Division. This position is responsible for the delivery and development of innovative and exciting Aboriginal focused Zoo experiences that support education, employment and training programs across Taronga Zoo Sydney in particular the Burbangana Zoo Awareness program focusing on the cultural and personal development of its participants who are high needs, at risk, young people.
About you….


  •  Deliver and development of the Burbangana Zoo Awareness programs focusing on cultural, educational and personal development of its participants who are high needs, at risk, young people referred to the program by Metro Intensive Services, Department of Family and Community Services.
  • Promote the Burbangana Zoo Awareness program to the wider community, youth, health and Government organisations to assisting in achieving targets and ongoing funding.
  • Lead, mentor and support the Aboriginal Project Officer ensuring Key Performance Indicators are met and regular Individual Performance reviews are conducted in line with HR policy and procedures.
  • Communicate Taronga’s education and conservation messages both internally and externally, ensuring all communications align with Taronga’s values to inspire change in accordance with Taronga’s vision and strategic pillars.
  • Develop strong relationships with representatives at all levels of management throughout the organisation to support the achievement of business strategy, vision, mission and purpose.
  • Work effectively as a member of a high performing team, assisting Taronga in its achievement and outcomes of it Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
  • Comply with and suggest sustainability practices in the workplace to help achieve Taronga’s sustainability targets and reduce environmental impact.


  • Comply with and report any Work, Health and Safety incidents in line with Taronga’s Work, Health and Safety Charter.
About us….
Taronga Zoo officially opened in October 1916, we believe in a shared future for Wildlife and People. Taronga is working in partnership with wildlife conservation organisations and communities to develop ways to protect species and habitats. Taronga. For the Wild!.
About applying….
Please ensure that you attached a current version of your resume and address the above key accountabilities in a cover letter no more than two pages. You are also required to complete the two target questions and provide supporting evidence as part of your application.
Applications must be completed via http://www.jobs.nsw.gov.au/ using the reference number 00003LE5 or searching the word Taronga. For more information in relation to the vacant position please contact Lucinda Cveticanin on lcveticanin@zoo.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 9978 4558.
To review a copy of the role description, please visit the careers page of the Taronga website http://www.taronga.org.au
Applications close: Friday 8 May 2015.
 Sydney Region-Sydney – North/North West    
Work Type
Number of Positions
Contact Lucinda Cveticanin  02 9903 4558
Closing Date
 08-May-2015, 11:59:00 PM
Job Category
 Education and/or training
 Taronga Conservation Society Australia 
Targeted Questions / Selection Criteria 
1. Outline a program that you have developed and implemented focusing on the social and behavioural requirements for youth with complex needs.
2. Provide an example of a project where you have worked with a range of Aboriginal community stakeholders. What was your role and how did you  go about ensuring that the consultation process was successful?


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