- Job posted on: 12th May 2020
- Applications close:
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.
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 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.