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Global Communications and Support Coordinator

CERES Community Environment Park
  • Six-month part time role with potential for extension
  • Diverse workload including communications and marketing, organisation of trip logistics and program development
  • Contribute to a high impact, international rapport building and learning exchange program


CERES Community Environment Park is an award‐winning, not-for‐profit, environment park and urban farm located by the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne. Once a landfill site and wasteland, today CERES is a thriving, vibrant community. With over 450,000 visitors a year, CERES is the most visited environmental centre in Australia.

About CERES Global

CERES Global is a project of CERES which maintains a network of partner relationships with local and international communities, and has been running international community engagement journeys for over a decade. CERES Global facilitate groups of people from our local community, on community engagement and friendship building trips to share ideas, develop understanding, build rapport, and overcome social and environmental challenges. Initially facilitating annual visits to communities in India, Arnhem Land, and Indonesia, CERES Global has grown in recent years to include annual community engagement trips to other countries within the region including Samoa, Borneo, Japan, Myanmar and Timor Leste.

CERES Global facilitates journeys for over 200 participants annually, primarily for people in our local CERES community, as well as tertiary student groups. The process of facilitating these engagements includes all pre departure preparation, in country logistics, and returned participant reporting.

What we offer

  • A varied workload with the opportunity to develop the role further
  • An excellent team of passionate and experienced individuals to work with
  • A unique work location with strong links to sustainability and community

What we are looking for

We are looking for a very special person with exceptional communication skills and a global outlook. Working with the CERES Global Coordinator and CERES Global Area Manager, you will focus on supporting the operational requirements of the program, including marketing, communicating, recruiting, researching and administration of CERES Global programs and engagements.

You will have a minimum of two years’ program coordination experience, be highly organised and have strong administration skills with intermediate to advanced MS Office skills. You love managing logistics and are able to quickly build rapport with our key stakeholders locally and overseas with your inspiring and engaging communication skills.

You may be tech savvy with the ability to edit web platforms and produce high quality promotional materials, but more importantly, you will relish the opportunity to craft and tell beautiful stories about our friends and partner organisations overseas, our ongoing projects and the impacts of our work. You will know your way around social media and what it takes to engage audiences. Above all, you’ll have a flexible working style and be able to adapt to the different demands of the role by being able to prioritise.

A position description is attached.

How to apply

Apply now!

Please visit our website to view the full position description. Applications must be submitted via our website and should include the following:

  1. A cover letter including a statement addressing the key selection criteria from the position description (no more than two pages) and a current CV as one document addressed to Ben Walta, CERES Global Manager
  2. A short video* (no more than two minutes) responding to the question “why do you feel you are the right candidate for this role?”

*Please note: this video does not need to be a high quality, heavily edited production (although we also welcome these, if that’s your thing). It is to give us the opportunity to get a sense of your communication style, personality and aptitude for what is a very people-focused role.

Applications must be received by 9am on Monday 2nd March 2020 to be considered.

CERES is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and we actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from CALD backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, people with disability and others who have diverse experiences of our world to apply for this opportunity. CERES believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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