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Community Campaigner

Northern Territory Outback

NT Outback

The Territory Outback campaign is a collaborative initiative supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Environment Centre Northern Territory (ECNT) that aims to secure better outcomes for people and nature in Outback landscapes in the Northern Territory.

The campaign aims to build public and political support for increased investment in conservation and land management in the Territory Outback, with two primary focus areas:

  1. Supporting communities to secure the long-term health of Northern Territory rivers, particularly raising the profile of key threats, better development opportunities and protecting wildlife that rely on these rivers and floodplains. 
  2. Supporting landholders to manage key threats to nature: feral animals, invasive weeds such as gamba grass and destructive wildfires.

Position description

The Community Campaigner will be responsible for leading engagement with the community, to build public awareness and support for increased investment in conservation and land management in the Northern Territory, and for supporting engagement with key stakeholders and policy makers.

In particular, the Community Campaigner will:

  1. Plan and deliver regular community engagement activities, including information stalls and public events.
  2. Build and motivate a great team of dedicated volunteers to participate in community-based and office-based activities.
  3. Find and activate community networks and community leaders to involve them in our campaigns, both in Darwin and beyond.
  4. Help develop local media stories and photo opportunities through contact with the community, and take part in presentations to local groups to build support for Outback conservation.
  5. Work with our team to build an engaged online supporter base, by developing and promoting engaging and authentic online content.
  6. Engage as needed with key stakeholders and policy makers, including government officials and elected representatives.
  7. Develop your skills as an effective conservation advocate and organiser so you can take on greater campaign opportunities and responsibilities.

Terms

It is expected that the role will require a workload of 4 days (.8 Full Time Equivalent) per week including some evening and weekend work. 

  • The fee scale is $60,000 - $70,000 FTE, depending on skills and experience.
  • The contract to 30 September 2021 with a further 12 month extension, subject to continued funding.
  • The role will be based in Darwin CBD. Katherine based for the right candidate. 

Selection criteria 

Essential

  1. Excellent people skills.
  2. Passion and energy to achieve great outcomes for conservation.
  3. High levels of initiative and being well organised.
  4. Ability to attract and motivate community volunteers.
  5. Ability to work flexible hours including regular weekends.
  6. Standard office computer skills, a driver’s license and a car.

Desirable

  1. Knowledge of conservation and land management.
  2. Experience working with Outback landholders and stakeholders.
  3. Online communications/campaigning experience.
  4. Event coordination skills

We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants. We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from Culturally & Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, a diverse range of genders, people with disability and others who have diverse experiences of our world to apply for this opportunity.

Team relationships

The Community Campaigner is a contract position reporting to the Northern Territory Manager, Pew Charitable Trusts. The successful applicant will be part of a collaborative team which includes the Campaign Manager, Communications Officer, Deputy Director and other team members as needed.  

For more information, please contact Mitch Hart, Northern Territory Manager, via email at mhart@pewtrusts.org or by telephone on 0478 620 740.

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