Conservation Volunteers Australia activates communities to get nature back in balance.

Since 1982, we have delivered environmental and social outcomes across Australia through practical conservation activities with volunteers in urban and regional areas.

As we enter a new era for our organisation, we are renewing our focus on five key Campaigns to better tackle community and conservation challenges across Australia. Through these Campaigns, we develop collaborative partnerships which bring together the expert knowledge, land, people and resources to create better futures for the species in need and communities around them, over multiple years.

We are now recruiting for people with skills and experiences to carry us forward in this new chapter. We are offering you the opportunity to work in a role where you will find purpose, exercise your autonomy and engage in collaboration internally and externally to bring projects to life and make a positive difference for communities and ecosystems around the country.


Project Manager, Wild Futures

Location: Adelaide

Working as part of the Campaigns Team, the Project Manager will manage projects around the country focusing on threatened species and places.  This role will be required to manage project officers and casual staff who assist in on-ground delivery (including remote management of staff in other states).  As part of the Wild Futures team, you will apply your experience in the fields of Conservation & Land Management/Bush Regeneration/Wildlife Ecology and your expertise in community development/engagement (e.g. environmental education, eco-tourism, story-telling/communications), delivering positive outcomes for both nature and community.  You will be required to assist the Campaign Director in developing new business proposals and opportunities, so strong networks or ability to develop these quickly is preferred, along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.   You will work closely with, and be supported by the Campaign Director, other Project Managers and the rest of the Wild Futures team, as well as our Engagement, Communications and Safety teams, our processes and procedures, and the wider CVA staff community. You will be accountable to your Campaign Director for the quality and timeliness of your work.

Essential Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualifications or equivalent experience in the fields of Conservation & Land Management/ Bush Regeneration/ Wildlife Ecology
  • Qualifications or equivalent experience in the fields of behaviour change/community development/environmental education/ecotourism
  • Experience managing small teams
  • Experience leading volunteer teams
  • Experience organising community events and working with diverse stakeholders
  • Defensive Driving certificate (obtained within the last 5 years)
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current First Aid certificates – Provide First Aid and Provide CPR
  • Occupational Health and Safety Level 3

This position may be offered full time or part time depending on the successful candidate, on a maximum term contract until 30 June 2021. Preferred location: Adelaide, SA (Melbourne and other major cities may also be considered). Extensions to the position may be offered after this time.

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

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Applications close Friday 19th February 2021

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