Community Organiser (Newcastle)

The Wilderness Society Newcastle is looking for a Community Organiser.

Are you passionate about the protection of the natural environment and preventing dangerous climate change? Are you interested in building a bigger and more diverse movement for nature protection and climate action?

This is a 12 month position for three days a week. $61,902 pro rata, plus super.

The Position

This role involves recruiting and retaining volunteers, developing and training community leaders, and engaging communities in meaningful dialogue and action.

The Community Organiser will work on broad, cross-organisational movement building efforts, as well as on specific campaigns for the Wilderness Society.

The role will involve close collaboration with the National Community Organising Manager, campaign staff and our Membership and Fundraising department to integrate community organising efforts with campaign and fundraising strategies.

The purpose of The Wilderness Society's Community Organising program, Movement For Life, is to build a grassroots movement and the people power required to deliver our vision.

The role will work on broad cross-organisational building efforts, as well as on specific Wilderness Society campaigns.

Note: This position will often require work outside of standard 9-5 business hours.

If this is you, we want to hear from you!

The Benefits

Be part of one of Australia’s largest environmental advocacy organisations with over 40 years of success.  

We’re committed to looking after our staff by offering fair pay and fantastic benefits, including:

  • Flexible working conditions
  • Work-life balance
  • Five weeks annual leave
  • Ongoing career and professional development

Application Process

We recommend that you review the Position Description for further information and to inform your application content.

Please submit a concise cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria and your CV to using subject line 'Community Organiser'.

Selection Criteria:
  • Commitment to Wilderness Society values
  • Experience in community organising or campaign organising initiatives
  • Ability to identify and develop volunteer leaders
  • Good understanding of grassroots campaigning including strategy, supporter mobilisation and research and analysis
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Excellent networking and interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
  • Well-developed computing and web literacy
  • A proven commitment to and understanding of the not-for-profit sector
  • Experience in facilitation and training

Applications close COB 5pm Monday, 29 October 2018.