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The Great Barrier Reef is a unique icon and an irreplaceable ecosystem. It’s the largest living thing on earth and home to thousands of species of marine life, including six of the world’s seven species of marine turtle.
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation is the lead charity for the Reef, driving the immediate change needed for the Reef to survive for future generations. Right now, we have over 60 Reef-saving projects with over 65 project delivery partners. We are the action station for the Reef, bringing together people and science to deliver the world’s largest coral reefs program.
As the Science Communicator for the Great Barrier Reef Foundation and communications lead for the worlds largest coral reef’s program, the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP), this position is responsible for creating compelling content and stories about our projects that make science accessible for target audiences. This position is a key contributor to the organisations’ Marketing and Communications strategy to raise awareness of the outcomes and impact of our conservation programs, enhance brand reputation and drive audience engagement.
You are passionate about the environment and the Great Barrier Reef and are eager to play a key role in shaping the future of Reef conservation. You have a strong understanding of the environment sector and experience as a senior communicator within a science context.
You have strong interpersonal and negotiation skills and thrive when working collaboratively with complex stakeholders to develop and maintain positive relationships.
Most of all, you are an exceptional communicator. You distil complex concepts and make them accessible to everyday audiences. You understand how to deliver results from the content you produce and can actively demonstrate this.
You are outcomes focused and your experience of planning and managing resources and timeframes together with your knowledge of communication issues, the media landscape and practices ensures the successful communication of project activities and impacts.
Additionally, you will have a demonstrated ability to think long term, scope out future requirements and develop forward plans.
Experience in fundraising communications, while not essential, will be viewed favourably.
This is a chance for an experienced Science Communicator to step into an energetic, high performing and innovative team at a point where the scale of opportunity is extraordinary.
Following the world's most rigorous and comprehensive investigation into medium and large reef intervention, which was completed in 2019, RRAP is now embarking on a long-term research and development (R&D) program to develop, test and risk-assess novel interventions to help keep the Reef resilient and sustain critical functions and values.
The position is a maximum term contract to 30 June 2024.
This full-time, Brisbane based role is offered with flexible working arrangements.