The Nature Conservation Council of NSW is the state’s peak environment organisation, representing over 190 local, state and national environment organisations in NSW.
The purpose of this role is to manage NCC’s climate program and win concrete results for nature by achieving a faster and fairer transition from coal to clean energy.
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITY
- Contribute to and execute strategic plans to achieve concrete impacts, aligned with our goals;
- Deliver our NSW Beyond Coal campaign, pushing the NSW Government and Parliament to achieve a faster, fairer energy transition;
- Manage a team of campaigners and organisers working on the climate program;
- Foster strategic alliances and coordinate the NSW climate movement as required;
- Engage supporters, member groups, donors and the community through practical and meaningful campaign actions designed to make a tangible difference to campaign objectives;
- Compile real-world policy solutions by engaging industry experts and movement thinkers;
- Write clear, compelling communications to shape the public debate;
- Embody values of creativity, boldness, and an appetite for risk-taking, and contribute to an inclusive and caring work culture; and
- Seek out opportunities to work in solidarity and centre the voices of First Nations peoples in our campaigns.
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
Talent & Capabilities:
- An ability to design campaign strategies and tactics that get results;
- An ability to build and maintain strong relationships and effective partnerships; and
- Ability to manage a team to get results.
Skills & Experience:
- A sound knowledge and understanding of the NSW political process, power dynamics, and key players;
- Understanding of the NSW energy system and/or climate policy; and
- Two or more years legislative or issue advocacy campaign experience with a political office, not-for-profit, trade union or similar organisation. Note NCC is a non-partisan organisation and welcomes candidates from across the political spectrum who share our core values.
Extra Points for:
- Experience with NSW climate and energy policy, laws and history;
- Existing working relationships with a variety of MPs, staff and media in NSW Parliament; and
- Tertiary qualifications in environmental planning, engineering, law, policy, science or other relevant disciplines.