BirdLife Australia is Australia’s largest bird conservation charity – with over 330,000 supporters nationally and counting.
As we expand our urgent conservation work in response to Australia’s extinction crisis, our team is growing too. We’re looking for skilled and passionate people to join us in saving birds and nature, and we offer careers in science, conservation and research, campaigns and advocacy, fundraising, community engagement and more.
With a career at BirdLife Australia, you’ll be working closely with other like-minded people to make a real difference for Australia’s threatened birds. You’ll also enjoy:
We are looking for a Community Grants and Volunteer Liaison Coordinator to support our growing Campaigns and Participation Team. In this exciting new role, you will support our network and branches with resources and grants as part of our national Citizen Science, Conservation Volunteering and Community activism strategy.
With over 330,000 supporters nationally, BirdLife Australia is unique in the Australian not-for-profit sector. Our volunteers and participants deliver outcomes across a huge range of areas, from highly effective community organising campaigns directed at political outcomes to globally significant citizen science, community conservation projects and engagement across the country. They are inspirational.
We have set ambitious new targets to put birds and nature on the path to recovery as part of our Bird Conservation Strategy Combining the best scientific expertise, partnership with institutions and communities and the unique capacity of birds to engage and spark joy, the Bird Conservation Strategy aims to halt overall bird population declines by 2050.
The Community Grants and Volunteer Liaison Coordinator will work with BirdLife Australia staff, Network branches and external volunteer groups to identify resourcing sources and develop grant applications.
The role will help shape funding applications and support staff and volunteers to acquit and administer successful grants. The role will also oversee the administration of the BirdLife Australia Community Grants portfolio worth approximately $80,000 annually.
The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience writing grants and funding applications in a not-for-profit sector. Your excellent people and communication skills including the ability to build rapport and liaise with diverse staff and volunteers will enable you to work collaboratively with all our internal and external stakeholders.
You will have competence in financial administration combined with demonstrated skills in coordination and time management.
If you have a passion for working within the volunteer space, we want to hear from you.
This is a full-time role on a continual contract which comes with an attractive salary package of $81,548 per annum plus 10.5% super.
You will also enjoy great benefits including generous annual, personal and paid parental leave, additional special leave (covering the organisations shutdown period), leave loading, access to professional development and networking plus much more.
Our values underpin and support our organisational strategy and goals:
For more role details refer to the position description attached below or email enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At BirdLife we value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage applications from diverse groups and communities
Closing Date: Applications for this role close on Thursday 30 March 2023
Please note BirdLife Australia does not accept applications from recruitment agencies.