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Organiser - Townsville

Solar Citizens
  • Location: Townsville
  • Remuneration: $75 000 per year, pro rata
  • Type of employment: Contract full time (part time negotiable)
  • Reports to: Solar Citizens National Director


Solar Citizens’ staff, volunteers and supporters work for Australia to be powered by 100% renewable energy, where every person can generate, share and access clean, affordable and reliable power from the sun, wind and waves.


Queenslanders love solar, and the state is on the brink of a renewable energy boom, so this is an exciting opportunity to make a lasting contribution to Australia's renewable energy future. If you’re passionate about people power and making clean energy a reality for North Queensland, we want to hear from you. We’re looking for a dynamic and self-motivated person who has the skills, initiative and drive to grow, develop and support a thriving network of active volunteers in Townsville. You’ll recruit and roster volunteers to look after a campaign shopfront, organise events and network with renewable energy advocates in Townsville and beyond.


Solar Citizens represents the millions of Australian households who are powering their lives with the sun and the vast majority of Australians who support the transition to renewable energy. We pursue the largest opportunities to bring on-line as much renewable energy—large and small—as quickly as possible to avoid the climate crisis. We are a charity funded by individual and philanthropic donations and our campaigns and activities are people-powered.

Our vision is for an Australia powered by 100% renewable energy, where every person can generate, share and access clean, affordable and reliable power from the sun, wind and waves.

Here's what we're looking for. Does it sound like you?

The successful applicant will:

  • Have strong skills in leading and motivating volunteers, and the ability to work well with people from diverse walks of life and groups
  • Be confident to reach out to stakeholders such as business people, unions and community leaders to build a base of support for clean energy
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm about the benefits of renewable energy
  • Be experienced in conceiving, organising and delivering community events
  • Understand how to use campaign tactics to attract and build networks of active volunteers
  • Have some experience with member databases, ideally Nationbuilder
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Have a current driver's licence and be willing to travel as required, and undertake occasional after-hours or weekend work


  • Recruiting and training a core group of Townsville volunteers
  • Engaging community leaders in support for clean energy
  • Assisting the Queensland campaigner with media, research and other online communications
  • Coordinating a shopfront in the main street of Townsville
  • Organising renewable energy events and stalls
  • Networking with other organisations and renewable energy advocates in Townsville

Selection criteria:

  • A commitment to building Australia's renewable energy future
  • Experience with social change campaigning and working with volunteers
  • A high degree of autonomy and initiative
  • Demonstrated organisational skills, effectiveness under pressure and capacity and willingness to work in a small interdependent team

Desirable qualities:

  • Familiarity with Nationbuilder online system.
  • Knowledge of the energy landscape.
  • An understanding of the local Townsville political context.
  • Some experience speaking to the media.


Solar Citizens is a flexible workplace with four weeks’ leave plus one week end-of-year closure.

Solar Citizens is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

NOTE: Solar CItizens is an initiative of the 100% Renewable Community Campaign, trading as Solar Citizens Australia. 100% Renewable is the formal employer of the Townsville Organiser.


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We will be reviewing applications as they are made and we encourage you to complete an application as soon as possible.

100% Renewable acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and that sovereignty was never ceded.

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