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 Officer – Greener Cities

The Greener Cities Project Officer is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of the “Sugar Gliders, My Wild Western Sydney Neighbours” project as part of the Greener Cities ‘Urban Wildlife’ initiative. Working as part of the Campaign Team, you’ll apply your experience in the fields of Environmental Conservation and Wildlife Ecology and your aptitude for community engagement to ensure that the project achieves the change it has been designed to achieve. As a Greener Cities Project Officer you’ll translate your technical knowledge of Urban Wildlife (especially Sugar Gliders) into practical action and be a strong advocate for at-scale community participation to meet the objectives of the Greener Cities Campaign.

You’ll actively engage audiences in your project and its story, and execute your project’s plans to achieve its goals. In this, you’ll work closely with and be supported by your Campaign Project Manager, other Project Officers in the Project team, our Engagement, Communications and Safety teams, our processes and procedures, and the wider CVA staff community. You will be accountable to your Campaign Project Manager for the quality and timeliness of your work.

Essential Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualifications or equivalent experience in the fields of Conservation & Land Management and Wildlife Ecology
  • Experience leading and organising community events and a working understanding of contemporary engagement principles
  • Defensive Driving certificate obtained within the last 5 years
  • Working with Children Check
  • Current First Aid certificates – Provide First Aid and Provide CPR
  • Occupational Health and Safety Level 3

If not already obtained, the above qualifications will be required upon successful appointment.

This position is part-time, 20hrs per fortnight, Fixed-term contract until 2 July 2021 (approx. 8 months) located in Western Sydney.

If this opportunity excites you, a full position description is available.

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Applications including resume and responses to Key Selection Criteria are to be submitted via the application form on CVA’s website.  Applications close Sunday 15th November.

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


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