Jobs - 08 December 2022

Position: Community Organiser - Newcastle

The Position

The purpose of The Wilderness Society's Community Organising program is to build a grassroots movement and the people power required to deliver our vision.

The role is focused on offering support to 3 established volunteer Community Organising teams in Newcastle and surrounding suburbs. This means coaching team leaders, and supporting them in
their campaign mobilisation and community engagement work as required.

You will be supported by a National Lead Community Organiser, the NSW Campaigns Manager (based in Newcastle) and an experienced team of colleagues across different departments.
In addition to your core work, you will have the opportunity to be involved in campaign planning and delivery as well as aspects of the delivery of the Wilderness Society’s national Community
Organising program. The role involves inspiring, and retaining volunteers, while engaging target communities in meaningful dialogue and action.

The Community Organiser will work on broad cross-organisational movement building efforts, as well as on specific campaigns for the Wilderness Society. The role will involve collaboration with
Lead Community Organisers, Campaign staff and our Membership and Fundraising department to codesign community organising efforts with campaign and fundraising strategies.

The Benefits

Be part of one of Australia’s largest environmental advocacy organisations with over 40 years of success.

We’re committed to looking after our staff by offering fair pay and fantastic benefits, including:

  • Flexible working conditions
  • Work-life balance
  • Five weeks annual leave
  • Ongoing career and professional development

If this is you, we want to hear from you!

Who We Are

The Wilderness Society is an independent environmental advocacy organisation. The work we do leverages our strong base to build a mass movement for climate action and nature conservation in Australia. Since 1976, we've stood at the forefront of the country's most historic campaigns, including the Franklin River, Fraser Island, Tasmanian Forests, James Price Point in the Kimberley and numerous World Heritage Areas. Today, we're training a new generation of environmental leaders with a sophisticated community organising program, while building support for effective and lasting change through our communications. Australia's natural environment and the life it supports is its great advantage, The Wilderness Society exists to protect it.

Application Process

We recommend that you review the position description for further information and to inform your application content. Please send your application, resume and covering letter to: recruitment@wilderness.org.au