- Job posted on: 12th Aug 2019
- Applications close:
The Australian Conservation Foundation is Australia’s national environment organisation – over half a million people creating a world where forests, rivers, people and wildlife thrive.
For the past 50 years we have protected places of national importance. Now we’re expanding our focus to the systems that threaten nature and people, focussing on solving the underlying drivers of unsustainable practices rather than simply responding to the symptoms. We’ll continue to build an unstoppable people powered movement, advocate to political and business leaders, hold decision makers accountable, change the story about what’s possible for our future, champion big ideas and work with communities - partnering with sectors that can make a real difference - and engaging strongly to create a healthy future for Australia.
We are proudly independent, non-partisan and funded by donations from our community.
The Community Organising Program is part of the Campaigns Directorate (alongside Climate and Nature Campaigns). Community Organising is a key part of ACF’s theory of change to create a sustainable future for generations to come. Our job is to build an unstoppable people powered movement that can help change the story on what’s possible and fix the underpinning systems that are locking us into environmental degradation.
The Organising team’s day to day work includes recruiting, supporting and training volunteer leaders to be effective advocates for change, empowering sustainable and powerful community groups to take collective action We work closely with our Campaigners and Engagement colleagues to ensure our active community are running co-ordinated, impactful campaigns to protect nature, stop fossil fuel developments and transform to a renewable economy.
The Lead Organiser is a new position for ACF that will be primarily focussed on building a powerful and impactful movement across Australia to protect nature and ensure a safe climate into the future. The Lead Organiser will provide strategic oversight of key elements of the Community Organising program, develop and deliver training and will lead, motivate, manage and develop the leadership and skills of Community Organisers in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
We are looking for a natural leader with significant experience in Community Organising. You’re passionate about movement building and continuously innovating to improve our practises. You’ll be a big picture strategic thinker who can take campaign and organising strategy and turn it into an implementation plan. You’ll be able to bring people along with you and delight in building the leadership of others. You’ll know how to lead and manage direct reports to be successful in their roles and achieve set goals.
If this is you, we want to hear from you! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity.
View the position description below or via our website.