- Job posted on: 28th Jul 2021
- Applications close:
We are seeking a motivated and experienced co-director with a talent for leadership, organisation, project management, and facilitation.
You will work closely with our small team to ensure the successful planning, rollout, and execution of the Community Organising Fellowship (COF) program in 2022.
The Community Organising Fellowship (COF) is an annual 17-day intensive residential and online training program for community organisers and campaigners leading campaigns for social, environmental, economic, First Nations, and racial justice. Each year, our transformative program takes 25 leaders on a 6-month journey of intensive learning and skills development. We give participants the tools and skills to design, initiate, and lead powerful campaigns that engage thousands of people and win positive, meaningful, lasting outcomes for justice. Our mission is to build the power of our movements by training and mentoring a national network of highly-skilled community organisers and campaigners to activate and mobilise communities around shared values to win targeted and strategic campaigns. Our graduates have led more than 700 workshops to share community organising and campaigning skills with more than 12,000 group members, volunteers and community leaders across the continent.
The Community Organising Fellowship is the deepest and most intensive campaign training program on offer in Australia. Our pedagogy is participatory and maximises applied learning, with a strong focus on strategy development.
The Community Organising Fellowship is a program of The Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC), run by a small and flexible team of 6 core part-time and casual staff. The Program launched in 2014 with a group of founding partners, including NCC, The Change Agency (Aus), and The Sierra Club (USA). While The Change Agency is no longer involved in COF, NCC is continuing to support the program through an exciting new phase in its leadership and direction.
You can find more information about our work at www.cof.org.au.
As Co-Director, you’ll join a small staff team committed to building leadership and the power of our movements to achieve purpose. You’ll work closely with the other Co-Director to oversee the delivery of our training program and day-to-day operations of The Community Organising Fellowship. You’ll play a key role in ensuring COF continues to grow and develop the leadership, strategic capacity, and organising skills of our national network of highly-skilled community organisers and campaigners. You will play a key role in steering the future direction of the program.
You may be required to perform other duties from time to time to suit organisational requirements and which are broadly consistent with your role.
NCC is an equal opportunity employer and we know our capacity to drive change is increased when our team has a diversity of backgrounds and experience. At COF, we are committed to equity and justice, and removing barriers to people from a range of communities. We do our best to create a workplace which is collaborative, caring, and committed to solidarity. We know that sometimes the best people for the role may not fit the exact selection criteria. We value motivation and lived experience over professional experience. We strongly encourage people of all cultures, genders, abilities, and experiences to apply.
We encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all the criteria listed below. Please indicate how your skills, talents and experience may be applied to meet the objectives of this role.
Applicants must have a legal right to work in Australia.
For more information, contact: Maxwell Smith COF Co-director on firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Co-Director - Community Organising Fellowship enquiry via EthicalJobs or 0408 053 622.
A position description is attached.