Network Organiser Position

We are hiring. If this sounds like you send your CV and a cover-letter setting out how you are an ideal candidate for the role that refers to the criteria to: before 5pm (AEDT) 20th of November.

Position title:  Network Organiser

Responsible to:  Climate Movement Strategist

Location: Sydney or Melbourne preferred. Negotiable for the right candidate.

Salary: $80,000 plus super, pro-rata

Status: 1 year contract with likelihood of extension pending funding, 0.6 FTE, working days negotiable.

The organisation: Climate Action Network Australia(CANA).  CANA works behind the scenes to support the leading campaigning organisations in the Australian climate movement, including GetUp!, Greenpeace Australia Pacific, The Wilderness Society, the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), WWF, Oxfam, and the state-based Conservation Socities.

CANA has just completed a strategic review, and has produced an ambitious strategic framework for the movement which focuses on building power to force real action on climate change in the next 3-5 years. CANA’s role will be to provide infrastructure for the movement as a whole, connecting and convening member organisations to align strategy and coordinate campaign work, ensuring our movement is greater than the sum of its parts.

Key responsibilities: The Network Organiser will be responsible for linking and supporting our members, growing the network’s membership, and engaging a broader diversity of organisations from across Australian society in campaigns for climate action.

In this role you will:

  • Act as the first point of contact for new and continuing members - making sure members are engaged with the Network and the Network Support Team is accountable to them;

  • Develop strong relationships with friends and allies of the climate movement, including funders, and particularly with organisation’s whose constituents are impacted by climate change;

  • Link and engage our members into existing or new campaigns and alliances with a broader and more diverse range of organisations;

  • Design and implement internal communication strategies for our members, listening to what’s important for them, and where relevant identifying training and development needs;

  • Assist in convening and facilitating meetings of our members and partners to help build relationships and strengthen strategic alignment.

Some of the first things you will be doing when you start with us will be:

  • Getting to know our members and engaging them in the work of the Network

  • Helping to prepare  for our regular Climate Leaders’ Retreats

  • Planning  our annual network-wide Assembly for Action

  • Implementing our new internal communication systems.

About you:

The ideal candidate for this role has  

  1. Stakeholder engagement skills, particularly identifying and working with diverse partners and allies.

  2. Demonstrated experience facilitating effective alliances or campaign collaborations, including managing complex relationships to achieve direct and indirect outcomes for organisations with diverse interests.

  3. Demonstrated project and event management skills.

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

  5. Experience in community-organising and an understanding of community organising principles and practice.

  6. A strong commitment to the values of the Australian climate, energy, and environment movements and a good understanding of key organisations and campaigns.  

  7. A good understanding of social movement and network theory, a commitment to fostering distributed leadership.

  8. A love for working in a small-team as a part of a bigger family - with a lot of independence and self-direction.

Haven’t worked for a ‘climate’ or ‘environment’ organisation before? Don’t let that stop you from applying. This role is about building the movement for climate action so we’d love to hear from you.

CANA aims to be as diverse as the country we are trying to change. We are an equal opportunity employer and people who identify as: ATSI, coming from a non-English speaking background, women, LGBTQ+ are encouraged to apply.

The role is to start as soon as possible. If this sounds like you send your CV and a cover-letter setting out how you are an ideal candidate for the role that refers to the criteria to: before 5pm (AEDT) 20th of November.



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