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Administration Coordinator - Melbourne / Perth

Sea Shepherd Australia
  • FTE Classification: Full-time 
  • Location: Melbourne or Perth


Sea Shepherd Australia is a non-profit marine conservation organisation, that campaigns to defend, conserve and protect the ocean.  Our mission is to protect defenceless marine wildlife and end the destruction of habitat in the world’s oceans. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced oceanic ecosystems, Sea Shepherd Australia works to ensure their survival for future generations.


Sea Shepherd sees the key threats to ocean to be, Plastic Pollution, Illegal Fishing, Climate Change, and threats to vulnerable and endangered species. 

Sea Shepherd Australia’s Marine Debris Campaign is on the front lines, fighting against the scourge of plastics that pollute coastlines and waterways. We have committed volunteer marine debris teams located all around Australia hosting regular community clean-ups and conduct intensive remote clean-up campaigns in places that demonstrate that no-where is safe from marine plastic pollution.


The Administration Coordinator for the Marine Debris Campaign will be required to deliver excellence in campaign/event administration and volunteer management to our volunteer marine debris teams, as well as being the first point of point of contact for all campaign enquiries, so experience working with volunteers and the public is essential.

Working closely with our National Marine Debris Campaigner, Remote Marine Debris Campaigner, and volunteer Marine Debris Team Coordinators located around Australia, the successful candidate will provide administration support, assist Coordinators to ensure all campaign events are safe, inclusive and comply with government requirements, assist with communications and delivery of campaign initiatives.

This is a passionate crew – working globally to protect, conserve and defend the world’s oceans. Our volunteers and supporters are the lifeblood of our movement, and this position plays a critical role in enabling our mission. 


  • Join the global direct-action movement that is defending the world’s oceans 
  • Protect defenceless marine wildlife and habitat and launch your career in conservation  
  • Our friendly and supportive team will facilitate a great working environment – we can be flexible with working hours and working from home or in the office, as long as the hours are completed. Sea Shepherd values the health and wellbeing of our staff above all else, and in these uncertain times, we’re happy to work with you to help facilitate the lifestyle conducive to your wellbeing.

The Candidate

We are seeking a motivated, independent, values-driven person with a passion and understanding of the not-for-profit sector with experience in managing volunteers, volunteer run events and office administration. This role will suit someone who is enthusiastic, organised, a can-do attitude and a flexible approach to tasks and working hours. The successful candidate will be digitally savvy, have excellent office coordination skills, loves the detail and is happy undertaking a diverse range of administrative tasks. This is a busy role in a small, but passionate team.

A successful candidate will:

  • Perform administrative and process-based tasks with a high degree of accuracy
  • Have experience working with and supporting volunteers from varying backgrounds
  • Be experienced in event planning and delivery
  • Be passionate about the protection of the oceans and have a safety mindset
  • Have highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess the ability to manage and prioritise a range of tasks, plan and work to deadlines 
  • Work proactively and independently with limited supervision, but also be a team player
  • Ability to think out-of-the-box and to adapt plans to changing circumstances and restrictions placed on events
  • Be flexible with working hours – working with volunteers and staff across multiple time zones and occasional weekend/evening work may be required.

For a copy of the full PD or to ask questions about the role – please contact recruitment@seashepherd.org.au using the subject line: Administration Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs. 

Don’t delay – apply today. We will be shortlisting as we go and will appoint the right person as soon as we find them. 

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