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Organisation : The Wilderness Society Newcastle Inc.

Location : NSW Region (Newcastle)

Work Type : Part-time

Sector : Conservation & Environment

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : 61,901 (pro rata)

Application Closing Date : 1 Aug, 2018

About the Role

The Wilderness Society is an equal opportunity employer that places great importance on the principles of nonviolence and consensus decision-making.

Job Title Campaigner
Employer The Wilderness Society Newcastle Inc.
Department Campaigns
Location 21 Gordon Avenue, Hamilton 2303
Salary $61,901 Pro Rata
Level 4
Hours 22.5 per week
Tenure 12 Months
Terms and conditions As per our Multi Enterprise Agreement
Reports to Campaign Manager

The position
The position will be focused on providing a capacity boost in the long-running campaign to protect the Pilliga forest from coal seam gas mining. This will be achieved through collaborating with existing networks; eNGOs and local groups, including diverse alliances of farmers and Gamilaraay people working on the issue. It will involve applying political and media experience in campaigns, public communication, scientific investigation, policy engagement and advocacy.

Organisational Unit Function
Develop and implement campaign strategies to achieve set goals.
Conduct scientific, policy and business analysis to inform campaigns.
Political lobbying efforts.
Corporate engagement efforts and strategy.
Campaign alliance building and networking.
Media engagement.
Generating compelling campaign stories.
Engaging our volunteers, members and supporters.

Reporting Relationships
This role reports to the Campaign Manager.

Selection Criteria
Commitment to The Wilderness Society values.
Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines and work well under pressure.
Strategic and innovative approaches to problem solving.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Understanding of environmental regulatory frameworks and a capacity to engage in official processes, including preparing formal submissions.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience in producing campaign materials for a variety of audiences.
A minimum 2 years experience in campaigning or demonstrably similar roles; including campaign planning, media, lobbying, research and analysis.

Current licence and willingness to drive to remote locations in North West NSW.
Scientific qualifications; ecology, hydrology, biology, environmental science etc.
Skills and experience in community organising and in group facilitation and/or training.
Experience working with First Nations people, and/or any other non-peer demographic.
Confidence in public speaking.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : The Wilderness Society Newcastle Inc.
The Wilderness Society is a member-based environmental advocacy organisation. Established in 1976, we have been at the forefront of many of Australia’s most historic environmental campaigns, including the Franklin River, Fraser Island, Wild Rivers, Marine Parks, Tasmanian forests, numerous World Heritage areas and James Price Point in the Kimberley. The Wilderness Society supports Indigenous people's land and sea rights, and is committed to working with traditional owners to protect wilderness and nature.

TWS Newcastle has been involved in a range of campaigns for NSW; to have a Wilderness Act, to protect Barrington Tops and Stockton Bight, to end old growth forest logging from Newcastle to the Queensland border, to create a Port Stephens Marine Park, and to protect the Williams Valley from the Tillegra Dam.
Our vision
To transform Australian society to protect, respect and connect with the natural world that sustains us. There are five guiding themes that form the basis for our work:

Ecological Degradation: campaigning to reverse the decline of nature
Climate Change: campaigning to address the greatest single threat to nature, particularly stopping the exploitation of new fossil fuel deposits
Scientific and Economic Credibility: the development of workable solutions to the threats to nature and new economic opportunities
Inspiration and Connection: helping reconnect the Australian community with the intangible value of the natural world
Movement Building: linking people and transforming Australian society to protect nature
Our values
Passion for our purpose
The power of people to make change
Organisational independence and integrity
Commitment to success in protecting the environment

Apply for this Job

Position Description : CC_Campaigner_TWS Newcastle

For details concerning this role, please contact

Katelijn Hullegie

Phone : 0404227660

Email :

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Campaigner via Pro Bono Australia.


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