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Program Manager - Noosa / Work from Home

Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation

Play your part in progressing the global aims of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program. The Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation has the following position vacant to support its work within the Noosa Shire.

About NBRF

The Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation (NBRF) is a not-for-profit organisation established by the Noosa Shire Council to identify and action ‘big ideas’ aligned with the aims of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program.

Our role is to manage a charitable trust to support projects and ideas that enhance biodiversity conservation and promote sustainable living in Noosa. Run by a skills-based volunteer board of directors, we set strategic priorities unique to the Noosa Biosphere Reserve, enabling science-based projects that meet certain criteria.

About the Role

The Program Manager (Program Development) will accelerate the Foundation’s Big Ideas from proposal through to the final project delivery, including broad oversight, coordination and reporting on current projects and development of future projects and submissions.

About You

You will preferably hold the following experience, skills and qualifications:

  • Taking on multiple new opportunities and challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Record of successfully working with stakeholders to achieve positive results.
  • Experienced in maintaining close and effective relationships with internal & external stakeholders
  • Hands-on approach to developing opportunities in their infancy
  • Ability to encourage and enable people to work together as a team
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities under pressure, troubleshoot, and to meet short and long-term deadlines
  • Determines and utilises appropriate communication
  • Knowledge of the Noosa region, its people and environment
  • Knowledge of effective governance and operational structures
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in disciplines of Ecology, Environmental Management, Natural Resource Management, Science, Engineering or Project Management

This role would ideally suit someone based within the Noosa or Sunshine Coast region. Applicants who are able to work remotely will also be considered.

How to apply

To apply, read the full Position Description attached and respond in writing with the following 2 documents:

  1. A maximum 2-page written response outlining:
    • A general overview of your relevant experience, skills and knowledge in relation to the points listed under responsibilities;
    • An example of you successfully achieving results in a relevant and recent role.
    • A brief statement of how you align with NBRF team attributes
    • Anticipated rate/salary.
  2. A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees

Applications are to be submitted by email to secretariat@noosabiosphere.org.au, using the subject line: Program Manager application via EthicalJobs, by 31 May 2020.

Further information about the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation and its projects, are available at www.noosabiosphere.org.au.

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