Position vacant - Community Organiser - Sydney

The Position

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

The Community Organiser role is focussed on building a bigger and more diverse movement for nature protection and climate action. The role involves recruiting and retaining volunteers, developing and training community leaders, and engaging target communities in meaningful dialogue and action.

The role will work on broad cross-organisational building efforts, as well as on specific campaigns for The Wilderness Society.

Note: This position will often require work outside of standard 9-5 business hours.

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 supported by around 30,000 members. 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.

Applicants are required to address the below-targeted questions, and along with your CV email your application to recruitment@wilderness.org.au

Question 1:  Tell us about someone who you have previously mentored/coached? How did you overcome any challenges you experienced and what did you learn?

Question 2: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

Applications close Wednesday 25th July 2018 at 5:00 pm  

If you have any questions please contact James Cronin by emailing  james.cronin@wilderness.org.au