Network Organiser

Position Title: Network Organiser
Location: Level 14, 338 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Position: Campaigns Director
Hours: Full- time 38 hours/week
Contract period: 1 year with possibility of extension pending funding
Salary: $60,000 to $70,000 per annum depending upon experience, plus superannuation

We are seeking an experienced Network Organiser to link and support our Member Groups and grow the capacity of our supporters to take meaningful action on our campaigns. The major campaigns the Network Organiser will work on include transitioning NSW to 100% clean energy by closing our coal-fired power stations and ushering in a wave of investment in renewables, and fighting land clearing which is driving the extinction of our native wildlife and fuelling climate change.

The Network Organiser will use our circles of commitment framework to grow the power of our movement in a structured way, to build for the 2019 state election. The Network Organiser will be a core part of our team and be supported by the Campaigns Director, Communications Manager, Digital Campaigner, and Energy and Climate Senior Campaigner to lead our work to build a stronger network.

The position is an ideal opportunity for someone with a passion for working with grassroots community members and organisations to grow and win outcomes for a safe climate and nature. The Network Organiser will also lead the organisation of our training program and Annual and Regional Conferences and provide ongoing support to our Member Groups.

Key Responsibilities 

Develop a strategic organising plan

  • Develop a strategic plan to grow the organisations power through mobilising and organising; and
  • Use our Circles of Commitment framework to implement the strategic plan and build a movement of supporters taking more powerful actions for maximum impact.

Deepen supporter engagement and connection to NCC and our work to protect nature

  • Assist supporters and Member Groups to engage in key campaign moments; and
  • Recruit and supervise interns and volunteers.

Analyse and support Nature Conservation Council Member Groups

  • Through personal contact, determine Member Groups with potential to mobilise and organise, assess what they need to succeed, and support them to engage with our campaigns;
  • Recruit new Member Groups and act as the first point of contact for existing Member Groups; and
  • Design and create regular communication by listening to what’s important to Member Groups and supporters.

Implement innovative movement-building strategies

  • Develop new ways to connect our active supporters and encourage action through video and online channels to enable NCC to connect more powerfully with more people.

Organise training opportunities and events

  • Analyse training needs and organise tailored training and skills-sharing to address specific needs of Member Groups and supporters; and
  • Lead major event organisation, including annual and regional conferences.

In a typical week as our Network Organiser you may:

  • Deliver a campaign skills training for supporters and Member Groups;
  • Evaluate organising opportunities in a campaign impacted by a recent extreme weather event;
  • Visit a target electorate to foster relationships with community leaders and grassroots groups;
  • Support regional community members to meet their MP about a local renewable project;
  • Develop a member newsletter with key events and opportunities for action; and
  • Write a supporter email motivating our 35,000 supporters to take action.

Selection Criteria

The ideal candidate for this role has:

1. Ability to build and maintain professional relationships quickly on the phone, face-to-face and online, and inspire people to take action on an ongoing basis in diverse locations;

2. Demonstrated experience facilitating effective alliances or campaign collaborations, including managing complex relationships;

3. Demonstrated project and event management skills;

4. Strong communication skills, including experience delivering member and supporter communications;

5. Experience in planning and delivering an organising campaign, an understanding of community organising principles and practice; and

6. Strong alinement with NCC’s vision and mission, and a commitment to distributed leadership.

Desirable criteria

1. Experience running trainings, information sessions and meetings using online platforms;

2. Ability to create online content including video and social media material;

3. Experience using databases or content management systems such as Wordpress, NationBuilder or Campaign Monitor;

4. Sound knowledge of environment and climate change issues, particularly land clearing, renewable energy, coal mining, or energy systems.

To apply, please email the below documents to ncc@nature.org.au by 9am Monday 21st of November:

1. a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, no longer than 4 pages;

2. your curriculum vitae, including contact details for two referees.

NCC is an equal opportunity employer and people who identify as: ATSI, coming from a non-English speaking background, women, LGBTQ+ are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a legal right to work in Australia.