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Conservation Community Organiser

Employer: BirdLife Australia
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Volunteer Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 13 February, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Status: 3 years fixed term – 0.6FTE
  • Location: The position is based in the National Office, Melbourne. Alternative locations will be considered based on strategic merit.
  • Salary: Level 3, Grade 1 $67,061 (pro rata)

About us

BirdLife Australia is a member-based not-for-profit company with over 13,000 members and 120,000 supporters and volunteers. We are a diverse organisation with offices in three states, as well as branches, special interest groups, observatories and reserves, working across the nation.

About the role

The Conservation Community Organiser plays an integral role in delivering BirdLife Australia’s Conservation Strategy by building power to prevent extinctions and organising communities to protect critical habitat and species across Australia.

Reporting to the Conservation Manager (Campaigns and Strategy), the Community Organiser will lead the implementation of BirdLife’s community organising strategy. This is a new role that will work in collaboration with the Conservation Campaigner, Network Development Coordinator and (also new) Volunteer Coordinator.

Selection criteria


  • At least one year experience in a similar community organising role
  • Demonstrated ability to train, motivate and mentor people and groups to take meaningful action, and lead change in their own communities
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills, particularly presentation and influencing
  • Demonstrated understanding of advocacy tools and tactics to influence change
  • Strong project management and planning skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to use digital tools to build an organising program at scale
  • Ability to develop, facilitate and evaluate volunteer capacity building programs


  • An affinity with the aims and philosophy of a member-based, not-for-profit conservation organisation, philanthropy and the environmental sector
  • Knowledge of threatened bird taxa and the conservation issues facing them
  • Demonstrated ability to influence social or environmental change

A full position description is attached.

How to apply for this job

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