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Environmental Project Manager - Citizen Science

Port Phillip EcoCentre

About the role:

The purpose of the role is to develop and deliver evidence-based environmental programs and projects with a portfolio emphasis on citizen science, science communications, volunteer engagement, and cross-sectoral collaboration for environmental health outcomes. The Project Manager will write grant applications, develop partnerships and resources for environmental education, action and volunteering. They will also take the lead to deliver trainings, workshops and citizen science activities including on beaches, in parks and at partner locations around Greater Melbourne.

This role is on our Impact Team, using science, advocacy and partnerships to better understand and act on a range of environmental issues. This role involves working closely with the Impact Team Leader and the Port Phillip Baykeeper. The Project Manager will also apply their science and community engagement experience to collaborate with the Impact Team, Executive Officer and partners on imagining, designing, fundraising and programming for our future citizen science lab.

This role is 0.6 FTE with a salary of approximately $89,600 pro rata.

You will work from a range of locations (including our office/community hub and fieldwork).

Refer to the full Position Description for further details of the role and responsibilities.

About the Port Phillip EcoCentre

The mission of the Port Phillip EcoCentre is to connect and inspire people to care for our land, water, wildlife and wellbeing. Our team of scientists, teachers and 2000+ volunteers implement innovative environmental and climate action programs across Greater Melbourne. We work closely with the community, government, schools, businesses, research institutes and a network of affiliate organisations.

Our team operates from a lively community centre with a kitchen and garden, surrounded by botanic gardens, just two blocks from the beach. Volunteers, families, students and affiliate groups visit our facilities to join us in citizen science, gardening, cooking, learning, repairing broken goods, skill-building, research and more.

The EcoCentre is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to providing opportunities for people from backgrounds and identities which historically face systemic disadvantages in employment, as well as under-representation in environmental decision-making.

Port Phillip EcoCentre acknowledges the First Peoples of the land and waters it operates on, and acknowledges that these were never ceded.

As an organisation with programs and facilities used by children, the EcoCentre is committed to ensuring children feel safe, empowered and are taken seriously if they raise concerns in relation to their safety and wellbeing. All staff must complete a child safety induction.

Please read the detailed Position Description, including Key Selection Criteria, before applying. Our website and Annual Reports also provide great snapshots of the organisation in action, and ways we measure impact.

Questions about the role may be directed to April via [email protected] using the subject line: Environmental Project Manager - Citizen Science enquiry via EthicalJobs, or by phone on 0466 284 964.

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