About the organisation
Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife at 31 sanctuaries in which we own or manage in partnership, covering a total of more than 6.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Lake Eyre. With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation.
AWC’s mission - to deliver effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats - is achieved by:
- Operations -delivering effective large-scale land management including fire management, feral animal control, weed control and infrastructure management.
- Science -delivering a nationally-coherent program of ecological surveys with a focus on monitoring key conservation assets and threats, conducting applied research relevant to wildlife conservation, implementing conservation programs including reintroductions, and providing advice to management.
- Fundraising -mobilising finance (primarily, tax deductible donations) from the general public and philanthropists including through effective communication of AWC conservation programs.
This a unique opportunity to join Australia’s largest non-government conservation organisation and help shape the future of private sector conservation in Australia.
About the role
The Administration and Operations Support Officer (North East) will assist in the administration of programs and planning of project operations across AWC’s north east region. The role is responsible for maintaining and developing systems that support the continuity of the delivery of effective conservation land management across these projects. This role is offered on a full-time basis of 1.0 FTE.
To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate:
- Formal qualifications in a relevant discipline however less important than strong, practical experience and a good track record of delivering ‘on-ground’ results
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills with diverse range of stakeholders
- Excellent planning and organisational skills, ability to prioritise and executive a large number of tasks in an efficient manner
- Ability to improvise and ‘problem solve’, development practical solutions with limited resources
- Ability to provide project support including (but not limited to) assistance with development of procedural documents, appropriate collection of information, and coordination of staff travel
- Proficient use of standard business software packages such as MS Office and web-based sharepoint (essential)
- Willingness to travel
- A background or keen interest in nature conservation (desirable)
- Valid manual driver’s license and 4WD experience essential (training can be arranged for the successful candidate)
- Senior First Aid certificate (remote certification highly desirable)
- Police clearance certificate
How to apply
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Administration & Operations Support Officer (North East) via Pro Bono Australia.
Sector: #Conservation_and_Environment, #Science_and_Technology