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Volunteer Coordinator


Employer: Woodlands and Wetlands Trust
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Environment & Sustainability, Volunteer Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Canberra & ACT

Job posted on: 11 September, 2019.
Applications close: 04 October, 2019.

We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which we work; the Ngunnawal people, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

About the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust

We are a not-for-profit community organisation caring for native woodlands and wetlands in the ACT. The Woodlands and Wetlands Trust (WWT) helps protect and enhance two reserves in Canberra; Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary and Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve. Together with our partners we look after 1300 hectares of unique habitats and provide opportunities for biodiversity restoration, cultural heritage interpretation, education and enjoyment.

The natural and cultural values of these areas have been recognised as nature reserves that are managed under unique partnership arrangements, bringing together community, government, business and research groups.

About the Role

WWT is seeking a highly motivated full-time Volunteer Coordinator to oversee our volunteer programs, engaging with our existing 500+ volunteers and the attraction of new volunteers. This is a new role; you will bring your expertise and skills to improve the current program and take it to a new level. The right candidate will host regular gatherings, inductions and opportunities for WWT volunteers. We want to set a new benchmark in the appreciation and engagement of our volunteers to provide a mutually enjoyable experience.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience within the environmental sector will be highly regarded
  • 2+ years’ experience working in the areas of volunteer management
  • Proven ability to liaise and negotiate with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Proven ability to analyse and solve problems with humour and flexibility
  • Experience working effectively in a team environment
  • Experience in preparing and presenting to large groups

Skills

  • Self-motivated, high level of initiative and strong work ethic.
  • An appreciation of the outdoor life and all it involves as exploring landscapes and different terrains will form part of your role.
  • Sound presentation and communication skills (both oral and written) to be able to interact positively with a variety of people.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively
  • Team player, flexible with a positive attitude. 

This is an identified position for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

A full position description is available below.

How to apply for this job

Please email a one-page cover letter, current resume and address of selection criteria (found in position description) to admin_support@woodlandsandwetlands.org.au, using the subject line: Volunteer Coordinator application via EthicalJobs.

Reference: Volunteer Coordinator position

Supporting materials  Volunteer coodinator PD Sept 2019.docx