Outreach Manager

Outreach Manager - Adelaide

Employer: Conservation Council of SA 
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time 
Classification/s: Conservation & Land Management, Project Management,Advocacy & Campaigns 
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP) 
Location: Adelaide

Job posted on: 01 August, 2018.
Applications close: 5pm 9 August, 2018. 

  • Responsible to: Chief Executive
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Salary: $70K - $73K depending on experience (plus 9.5% superannuation)
  • Status: 12 month fixed term employee contract, with possibility of extension depending on funding
  • Hours: Full time
  • Start date: As soon as practicable 

About Conservation SA

Conservation SA is the state’s peak non-government environment body. As a community-powered organisation we stand for South Australia’s environment when it’s under threat, help our member groups and other nature champions, and create and tell stories about better ways for people and nature to thrive. For nearly 50 years, Conservation SA has been committed to protecting, restoring and conserving South Australia’s unique natural environments and promoting a more sustainable future for our state.  We speak and act on behalf of over 60 environment-related community groups and their 90,000 supporters. As well as acting across the state, we host and run South Australia’s community environment space: the Joinery.

The Role

We are seeking someone keen to make a positive difference to South Australia’s unique and wonderful natural environment through their entrepreneurial flair and their ability to deliver on projects and issues. Someone who can see the big picture, while being accountable for specific action and budget targets. This new position will lead and coordinate the outreach activities of the state’s peak environment body in the areas of project delivery, issues response and campaigning. The role will have a particular focus on working with and coordinating nature-based groups in our sector through the Nature of SA process. You will lead a team of highly accomplished project officers and campaigners and ensure we actively choose and shape a suite of outreach activity that makes a more sustainable future more visible and accessible.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversight of all outreach, project and campaign activity
  • Creating new projects and campaigns (including chasing funding opportunities)
  • Line management of all outreach, project and campaign staff
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on success of activities
  • Ensuring all outreach activity aligns with strategic goals
  • Back up for CE for media, lobbying and stakeholder engagement
  • Responding (as required) to any emerging issues, and development of a longer term response
  • Supporting and connecting member groups and other volunteers to engage on issues
  • Coordinating the SA Nature Alliance, and facilitating the engagement of the non-government conservation sector in nature-related policy issues
  • Coordinating delivery of the Nature of SA project

Skills & Attributes

  • Minimum 3 years project management experience, including demonstrated planning, networking, resource management, implementation and evaluation skills
  • Self-starter with a high level of drive, initiative, creativity, personal motivation and the ability to act independently
  • High level of entrepreneurship with demonstrated ability to create new and innovative projects and activities
  • Demonstrated track record of dealing with ambiguity, and exercising strategic agility when dealing with stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability of managing through systems
  • Demonstrated track record of identifying, chasing and securing funding
  • Demonstrated experience in negotiating contracts, grants and renewals, and preparing financial acquittals
  • Experience in nature-based lobbying and activity, including NRM/Landscape planning at the regional/state level
Please email your application to officemanager@conservationsa.org.au no later than 16 August 2018To find out more, please read the position description or call 08 8223 5155

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Contact Conservation SA on (08) 8223 5155, general@conservationsa.org.au, or at our offices at the Joinery at 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide.

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