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General Manager Organisational Development

Organisation : Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa via People for Purpose

Location : Western Australia (Newman)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management

Sector : Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa via People for Purpose

About the role

  • Exceptional co-leadership opportunity in a unique regional setting
  • Inspire a team of passionate, emerging leaders
  • Support the preservation of Martu's rich culture and practices

The organisation

Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ) exists to work with Martu building pathways to sustainability on a wide range of cultural, environmental, and social initiatives that preserve Martu’s rich cultural identity and contributes to conservation projects of global significance. KJ is a Martu organisation that operates in several Western Australian desert communities aiming to preserve Martu culture, to build a viable, sustainable economy in Martu communities and to build realistic pathways for young Martu to a healthy and prosperous future.

KJ does not operate with a single CEO, but with three General Managers who perform that leadership function jointly as the Corporate Leadership Team (CLT).  Each General Manager in effect has two roles: specialised, individual responsibility for a key focus of the company, and, through the CLT, contribution to the collective responsibility for the CEO role.

The role

The newly created General Manager Organisational Development (GMOD) role spans across the organisation and is centrally focussed on organisational culture and capability, and how the organisation does its work.   The GMOD is a leader, enabler facilitator, and motivator who provides the glue across the organisation and “oils” the various parts, working in a complex cross-cultural environment.  The key purpose of the role is to lead and help managers and staff at all levels to design and implement ways to ensure that their work is informed by, and remains true to, KJ’s organisational culture and its strategic values. 

This position demands strategic skills, a capacity for innovation and creativity, an understanding of community development and exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.  The GMOD is expected to nurture an Action-Reflection ethos and a culture of sharing, respect, and accountability, and will lead strategies for recruitment, staff support and professional development.

To be successful in this role you will have an inspiring and visionary leadership style that motivates and builds relationships based on trust and transparency with experience working in an equivalent sized organisation in a cross-cultural context with diverse groups and backgrounds; demonstrated experience in building teams, managing people and facilitating a productive and positive organisational culture; experience in working with boards to develop and implement high-quality strategic and operational plans; have the ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders; possess a consultative, active listening style and have a genuine commitment to Indigenous empowerment and advancement combined with a demonstrated ability to adhere to KJ’s ethics, values and principles.

To apply

If you are looking for an opportunity to use your leadership and management skills and operational capability to co-lead a successful well-funded enterprise that drives long-term socio-economic change, we invite you to read the position description located on the People for Purpose website under Executive Search at  For further information on KJ, please visit their website at

If you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email 

You can apply via the People for Purpose website by submitting a CV and a covering letter outlining why you are interested in representing KJ and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.
Applications close 5pm on Sunday 28 August, 2022.

How to apply


Please quote in application: General Manager Organisational Development via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management
Sector: #Indigenous


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