Conservation Volunteers Australia is a place where you can bring your purpose to life through the work you do, creating a world where people and nature flourish together.

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Our employees benefit from:

  • Hybrid Work Arrangements
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Five paid Volunteering days per year
  • 38 hours paid Training & Development per year
  • Employee Assistance Program for both employees and their immediate family members
  • Paid Parental Leave policy
  • Career Progression Mentoring
  • Annual Leave Loading

Join us!

Conservation Volunteers Australia aspires to be Australia’s conservation engagement experts, providing pathways for people to connect to and take action for nature.

Now in its 40th year, Conservation Volunteers Australia has engaged millions of people in communities nationwide to lend a hand to nature, making enormous contributions to conservation, enhancing the physical and mental well-being of communities around the country, and promoting practical connections to our unique natural heritage.

Over the next few years we will be building, nurturing, and activating a massive community of people across the country – with an ambition that this community of Nature Stewards will grow to be 1 million people strong.


CVA is seeking a skilled Business Development Manager who can hit the ground running and is passionate about making a difference. This role best suits someone who can use their warm, passionate, and authentic nature to build and maintain strong partnerships with corporations across Australia. You will be confident and able to pick up the phone to a prospect or connect creatively in communications that solicit meetings and eventually lead to us scaling our impacts.

There is a preference for someone with at least 3 – 5 years of relevant business development experience, with proven experience managing the full sales cycle from prospecting to closing. Experience in an account management or client service-based role will also be looked upon favourably.

Job Type: Full Time Fixed Term (12 months)

Location: Remote/Work from Home, within Australia only

Department: Strategic Partnerships

Hours: 38 hours (5 days) per week

Annual Salary: $85-95,000 p.a.

Essential Skills & Attributes:-

  • Experience in developing successful corporate and/or government relationships
  • Well-developed communication skills, both written and verbal, and an aptitude for public speaking
  • Excellent computer skills
  • A passion for conservation and the environment
  • An enthusiastic individual possessing a mature approach and the style, stature, leadership and diplomacy required to work effectively with senior staff, volunteers and corporate partners

If this opportunity excites you, download a full position description from below.

Position Description

Applications including resume and responses to Key Selection Criteria are to be submitted via the application form below.

CVA is a Child Safe Organisation and an Equal Opportunity Employer.  First Nations peoples, people with a disability, those who are gender-diverse or from a culturally and linguistically diverse background are encouraged to apply.

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Applications close Wednesday 3 January 2024

Enquiries can be directed to the HR Coordinator by calling 1800 032 501 or email [email protected]