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Roots and Shoots State Coordinator - Remote / Work from Home

Jane Goodall Institute
  • Victoria
  • 1 Year Contract

About Jane Goodall Institute Australia

The Jane Goodall Institute Australia (JGIA) is a small charity with a strong global brand currently going through significant growth. Our purpose is to inspire actions that connect people with animals and our shared environment. One of our main programs is Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots (R&S), a program that empowers young people and equips them with the tools, motivation and support they need to address the problems that matter to them most.

About Roots & Shoots

R&S is a global network of young people empowered and inspired to take action to improve our world.

It is a youth-led community action movement that is making a difference across the world on every continent.  R&S builds on Dr. Jane’s vision of creating community-based solutions to big challenges.

All around the world, young people are exploring problems in their communities affecting Animals, People and the Environment, brainstorming solutions and creating projects that help to solve the problems. We are looking to create an ever-expanding network of Australians who are inspired to take action as change-making global citizens by encouraging local solutions.

Further information on Roots and Shoots can be found here.

The Role

The R&S State Coordinator is responsible for the growth of R&S Groups and Members in Victoria. You will use a range of strategic opportunities to achieve the growth target that might include workshops, training and /or community events via school and community opportunities.

With the head office based in Sydney, you will work remotely as the sole staff representative alongside capable volunteers. You will work collaboratively with all staff, volunteers, community members and other stakeholders.

You will play a pivotal part in the growth of this inspiring organisation by increasing the number of R&S groups and members. You will provide R&S groups and members with the tools, motivation and support to execute projects of their own design.

We offer flexible hours within a full time working arrangement. You will manage a range of tasks including promoting R&S across your state, supporting R&S groups and individuals, building and coordinating a team of volunteers, engaging and supporting youth leaders and forming partnerships with other organisations. You will also have the opportunity to provide input and assist in the development of our events, social media, campaigns and resources.

To be successful you will be dedicated, organised, self motivated and compassionate.

The role would suit a range of passionate people with a background in education, conservation, or youth programs. Specific experience in primary or high school teaching, and/or environmental education will be highly regarded.

Additionally, you will have excellent interpersonal communication skills, experience working with youth and an alignment with the values of JGIA. This is a brilliant opportunity for an experienced individual to participate as part of a team and work towards an agreed set of priorities.

The role aims to help support the extensive range of programs currently operating and leverage these for greater uptake of R&S throughout the community.

In this role you will be required to:

  • Help develop a strategic plan to reach agreed growth targets for R&S in Victoria
  • Manage all R&S activities within your State
  • Support a regular program of workshops and or events to engage R&S in Victoria
  • Promote R&S to individuals and groups (e.g. schools, universities)
  • Identify and approach potential R&S members
  • Regularly communicate with active groups and lead activities or workshops to support R&S activities
  • Form a network of capable and supported volunteers who will assist you in promoting and managing R&S
  • Communicate, distribute and or create a range of resources to support existing programs
  • Work cohesively with existing volunteers to leverage efforts
  • Establish and maintain relationships with partner organisations (e.g. zoos, NGOs, Scouts, councils, Parks Vic)
  • Manage local collateral, stock and promote merchandise

Essential Criteria

  • A demonstrated ability to meet and exceed agreed goals and targets set to meet organisational objectives
  • Experience working with and engaging young people, children and/or educational institutions
  • A demonstrated ability in business development to target key sectors to grow the R&S Program
  • A sound knowledge of environmental practices and sustainability solutions
  • Exceptional communication skills including preparing and delivering presentations/workshops and reporting on progress
  • Demonstrated skill in supporting the development of a program of events or opportunities for schools and/or community via creating content and/or enlisting stakeholders
  • Demonstrated skill in creating engaging resources to support program objectives
  • Ability to identify new groups, members, activities and fundraising opportunities
  • Understanding and ability to raise awareness for existing programs
  • Demonstrated high level of computer literacy, with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working autonomously and as part of a team
  • Ability to work across a variety of internal teams including staff and volunteers
  • The ability to work well remotely (currently and post COVID 19 limitations) and confidently work autonomously
  • A current drivers license
  • A police check and current working with children check (or the willingness to apply for each)

Desired Criteria

  • An understanding of VCAA and or ACARA curriculum requirements
  • Degree in education, environmental education or environmental sciences

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