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Communications and Engagement Specialist

Organisation : Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation

Location : Melbourne (Mornington Peninsula)

Time required : 4 - 5 meetings per year

Duration of project : 1 year

Skill area : Board & Committee Members, Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy, Graphic & Web Design, Journalism & PR, Marketing, Media & Communications

Sector : Conservation & Environment

Application closing date : 6 Nov, 2021

About the role

The Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation are looking for people with a background in communications, marketing, community engagement or sponsor and partnership managment to join a Board sub-committee.  4 or 5 meetings evenings a YEAR.

With some important capacity-building projects in the pipeline, this is a great opportunity to contribute to an organisation that is part of the UNESCO Man and Biosphere network and focused on local environmental and sustainable solutions.

We want to learn more about you if you have the expertise or want to build your CV in the areas of PR, digital marketing, membership and community engagement, sponsorship or partnership management.




About the organisation

Organisation name : Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation

In 2002 the United Nations proclaimed the Western Port region as a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

There are over 700 biospheres around the world and only 4 in Australia. Westernport Biosphere is the only one in Victoria and the living laboratory for all temperate environments and similar eco-systems of the south and east coasts of Australia.

Our biosphere area, on the southeastern fringe of Melbourne, includes the Bay at Western Port, its islands and five local government areas. It has a combined area of 2,142 square kilometres and is made up of a mix of significantly important environments including marine parks, wetlands, mangroves, salt marsh and seagrass beds. The area is considered of national botanical and zoological significance because it provides a relatively undisturbed environment for a range of rare and threatened species and critical habitat for thousands of migratory birds. These unique environments are surrounded by popular tourist destinations, recreational and commercial use of waterways, extensive vineyards and agricultural lands and the impacts of a growing population.

The Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation employs a small number of staff and works for the benefit of communities across five local government areas–Cities of Casey and Frankston and Shires of Bass Coast, Cardinia and Mornington Peninsula. 

Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Please email your expression of interest. This should include a brief statement of your background, area of expertise and motivation for applying.

Also include contact details and preferred time to be contacted for a phone conversation to learn more about the opportunity.


Please quote in application: Communications and Engagement Specialist via Pro Bono Australia.


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