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Executive Officer

Environment Education Victoria

Want to influence the next generation?

Want to contribute your skills and expertise to create a better tomorrow?

EEV is seeking a full-time Executive Officer ​to lead our team.

  • Employment:​ 1.0 FTE, permanent position
  • Salary range: ​$100,000 (incl 9.5% super)
  • Location:​ Level 2, 60 Leicester Street (The Green Building), Carlton, 3053 Reports to: ​EEV Committee of Management, through the President.
  • Direct reports: ​Operational staff

About EEV and our vision

Environment Education Victoria (EEV) is a membership-based organisation. We provide environmental and sustainability educators with a professional association that connects people and organisations to develop capacity for enriched, sustainable lives. In line with our members’ values, EEV is a registered, not-for-profit, incorporated association and registered charity (DGR).

About the role

The Executive Officer (EO) leads a motivated and committed team through inspirational and visionary leadership, as well as maintaining a close working relationship with the EEV Committee of Management.

The EO is responsible for ensuring the EEV strategic plan and change agenda is successfully implemented, and that the services provided are responsive to the changing needs of members, in order to drive the growth of our organisation.

The EO expected to to implement operational efficiencies and implement them. whilst keeping the Committee of Management abreast of key issues.

The EO continues to build upon the strong foundations and professional networks within Victoria, throughout Australia and internationally in order to expand the reach of environmental education in schools and across the community.


EEV is governed by a volunteer Committee of Management (CoM) comprised of elected members with expertise and knowledge from the environmental education, government, finance and private sector.

The Executive Officer is responsible for ensuring that the CoM is accurately and fully informed on all aspects of the functioning of the organisation including proactively advising the CoM of risks, and attending monthly CoM meetings.

Key accountabilities

  • Successfully collaborate with the Committee of Management (CoM) and operational staff to execute the strategic plan and change agenda set by the CoM.
  • Maintain and develop an organisational culture that attracts, rewards and retains high calibre staff, and promotes ongoing professional development and training for employees and volunteers.
  • Foster and lead EEV’s strategic partnerships, lead advocacy campaigns for environmental education, and lobby relevant government, private and not-for-profit organisations and agencies to fulfil the EEV vision.
  • Provide leadership to all of EEV’s projects (including member events, professional development activities, Eingana magazine, VCE texts, curriculum resources, and online communication channels). This involves overseeing staff responsible for program design, coordination, implementation, evaluation and reporting on key projects, as well as supporting and empowering EEV project and delivery partners.
  • Successfully manage competing projects and priorities, as well as overseeing day-to-day duties within agreed timelines and budgets in order to deliver key strategic deliverables.
  • Create and refine operational processes and systems to maximise team performance, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Diversify EEV’s revenue streams and funding sources to minimise fluctuating income risks.
  • Oversee the financial resources within budget allocations, maintain sound financial practices and policies, and ensure corporate and regulatory compliance.

Selection criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in strong leadership, organisational development at a senior level, and a proven track record of leading a highly motivated, outcomes focussed team, and nurturing a positive workplace culture.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Bachelor's degree as a minimum) and complementary experience
  • Possesses a commercial mindset with a demonstrated ability to achieve growth. Includes building income streams via membership, project funding, grant applications, sponsorship and fundraising from a diverse range of sources and stakeholders.
  • Value Environmental Education and believe it can make a difference, have an affinity with the natural world, embody pro-environmental behaviours, committed to inspiring change, and passionate about leaving a legacy.
  • Substantial and proven experience in governance, strategic planning, policy, procedures, compliance, risk management and financial management, including a proven track record of reporting to a board/committee.
  • High-level interpersonal, negotiating and advocacy skills with demonstrated capacity to cooperate and communicate effectively with people at all levels.

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