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Organiser - Corporate Staff Engagement

Australian Conservation Foundation
  • Help accelerate the climate transition of some of Australia’s biggest businesses by organising and empowering their staff to advocate for change.
  • Full time one year position (with potential for extension) with a salary of $90,142 per annum plus 10.5% superannuation and some of the best working conditions
  • Located in Melbourne (Wurundjeri Country) or Sydney (Gadigal Country)

Who is the ACF?

When it comes to our environment, the Australian Conservation Foundation has been leading the way in protecting our living world for over half a century.

We are the national environment organisation committed to caring for Australia’s unique and beautiful wildlife and natural world. We’re inclusive, non-partisan and funded by the Australian community.

Whether it’s advocating for the Great Barrier Reef, koalas snoozing in big old trees or for strong climate action, our dedicated community of over 700,000 supporters are constantly working to create a world where forests, rivers, people, and wildlife thrive.

What’s the gig?

As part of ACF’s campaign help empower and organise staff in some of Australia’s biggest financial institutions to be advocates for change in their workplaces. You will play an integral part in a campaign to shift Australia’s banks and super funds away from investing in coal and gas to increasing their investments in renewable energy, biodiversity protection and industries with a long term clean future.

This role sits within our Economy and Democracy team – a team charged with addressing systemic challenges to help accelerate the achievement of ACF’s climate and nature goals. You will work across the organisation with others members of the Campaigns directorate and with colleagues across other parts of the organisation.

About you!

You have worked as a community or workplace organiser and know the importance of people power to make change. You enjoy working with different type of people and helping them to grow their skills as advocates on issues they care about.

You understand the power that staff have to make change within businesses and are excited to help them make this change. You can see the bigger picture and can apply what you learned on the ground to designing a general strategy and tactics that could be rolled out across different workplaces.

You make good decisions and commit to action even with incomplete information, you use your creativity to overcome problems and come up with innovative solutions that you champion across the organisation.

You enjoy working in a team on a common goal, you like learning new skills and enjoy celebrating shared success. You love bringing people together behind an idea and using your expertise and theirs to make it work.

You know that the voices of all types of people are required to win our campaigns and you’re committed to building an inclusive and equitable movement where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Why work for us?

You’ll do important work with one of Australia’s most impactful organisations, and with our world-class organisational culture and great team, we guarantee you’ll have fun along the way.

ACF is proud to offer our staff a supportive workplace with excellent conditions, including:

  • Genuine flexibility in working hours and the opportunity to work regularly from home
  • Four weeks of annual leave a year plus an additional three days off over the Christmas / New Year period
  • Thirty days of personal leave a year (pro-rata) available to use immediately upon commencement
  • Superannuation contribution of 10.5%
  • Eighteen weeks paid parental leave for parents (regardless of who is the birth parent) after 12 months of service
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities tailored to your individual career goals
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program and wellbeing support

Apply now!

View the full position description on our website.

Applications are accepted through our website and should include a cover letter introducing yourself and a resume outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the role, addressed to Matt Rose, Economy and Democracy Program Manager.

Want to have a chat before you click send? You can contact Karen Kershaw, People & Culture Specialist, on 0422 657 242 with any questions you might have.

We welcome applications well before the deadline date and may contact candidates to progress to the next stage of recruitment prior to the closing date please get in early! We want to hear from you!

ACF is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants. We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from CALD backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, people with disability and others who have diverse experiences of our world to apply for this opportunity. Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for this job.

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