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Organiser & Mobiliser (Identified Position)

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Please note: This is an identified role for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. The role includes participation in the Racial Justice Senior (Climate) Program run by Democracy in Colour. The Program offers an on-the-job training, mentoring and leadership development program for First Nations and People of Colour organisers and campaigners.

About Us

Tipping Point’s mission is to help foster, scale and support grassroots networks championing the transition beyond fossil fuels to 100% clean energy.

We believe that climate change disproportionately hurts the most marginalised people in society — including First Nations people, people of colour, people from working class backgrounds, women and LGBTQIA+ people.

We believe that these communities must be centred in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalised communities.

We are a national project of Friends of the Earth Australia. For more information:

Whilst we are a self-managing team, we do still offer the following supports to all team members:

  • In depth onboarding, including working together to identify and meet your unique support needs
  • Close support from a long-running member of the team during your initial months at Tipping Point, with the option to continue this for however long you’d find this relationship useful
  • A buddy to check in with regularly 
  • A generous Professional Development budget - for identified roles, this is $3500 per year

How We Are Different

Tipping Point is a collective of Friends of the Earth Australia and works differently to most not-for-profits, drawing principles from a range of communities operating in the ‘Teal paradigm’ of organisations.

  • Self management - Self-management aims to provide a clear structure for decision-making, without requiring a boss or manager. As members of a self-managed team, we are each trusted and take on full responsibility and ownership of the organisation, our work, and our roles.
  • Evolutionary purpose - We believe that how we deliver on our ambitious purpose and vision is continually evolving. We are open to being challenged and challenging ourselves to make Tipping Point the most effective organisation it can be, both internally and externally.
  • Wholeness - We believe people do their best work when they feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. We shouldn’t have to mask our feelings, personalities and ideas when we show up to work. We want the systems of the organisation to work for us, not against us, feeling safe, supported and healthy at work.

Our values are what enable us to keep evolving and responding to each other’s needs, and the needs of the organisation. These values are trust, transparency, responsibility and accountability, equal worth, a safe and caring workplace, self reflection, openness to feedback and change, connecting with our individual purpose, and humility.

About this Role

Tipping Point is looking for an organiser and mobiliser to join our work on the Move Beyond Coal campaign, to phase out coal exports in Australia by 2030, tackling Australia’s biggest contribution to climate change, and building a big, bold, diverse climate justice movement in the process.

Selection criteria:

  • Strong experience mobilising and organising with diverse communities and grassroots groups as part of social movements
  • Excellent relational and communication skills
  • Great event management and project management skills
  • Loves working with people and teams
  • Ability to work with complexity and uncertainty
  • Deep commitment to climate justice

Bonus points:

  • Experience with electoral organising and/or working on political campaigns

NB: Given Tipping Point is a self-managed organisation, all roles include a mixture of public-facing (ie campaigning and/or organising) and internal responsibilities.

Time Commitment

This is a full time position, ideally commencing in April 2023, for 12 months, with extension subject to funding. We are open to flexible working arrangements and 4 day weeks or 9 day fortnights.




This is an employment contract with Friends of the Earth Australia with an annual salary of $83,928 for a full-time position. All Friends of the Earth employees are paid the same amount.

Salary automatically increases by CPI every July.

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