Birds On Farms Project Coordinator (ACT-YASS Region)

BirdLife Australia
Regional NSW
Regional ACT
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We are looking for a Birds on Farms Project Coordinator to implement a new project aimed at restoring woodland habitat, landscape connectivity, and populations of woodland birds on private rural properties across a region spanning from the ACT northwards to Yass and surrounds.

It will deliver a 'Birds on Farms' program approach that encourages landscape-scale management of temperate woodlands and associated habitats, using a combination of monitoring, community education and engagement and restoration planning with landholders.

You Will Do This By

  • Undertaking project coordination and implementation, with the support of a project officer.
  • Working with local experts to identify priority areas for conservation, restoration and monitoring.
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of a bird monitoring program.
  • Working with rural landholders to develop plans for their property that address the retention and enhancement of woodland habitats.
  • Developing and distributing relevant education materials, and implementing other engagement activities, to raise public awareness of the key conservation needs of threatened and declining woodland birds.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with project partners and volunteers.
  • Managing and delivering contract and project milestones on time and within budget.

Status And Remuneration

This is a Full-time position (1FTE) offered on a 3-year contract. Alternative proposals such as a 0.8 FTE four days per week will be considered. Hours are flexible with some weekend and evening work required.

This role is based in the ACT-to-Yass region. It is expected that the successful applicant would work from a home office (or similar) situated within or immediately adjoining the project area.

The salary range is $78,165 - $83,172 per annum (for a full-time equivalent) inclusive of superannuation - depending on the experience and expertise of the successful applicant. You will also enjoy great benefits, including additional special leave entitlements and 17.5% annual leave loading.

To Apply For This Role You Must Have:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Conservation Biology, Environmental Science or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing projects, budgets and other staff.
  • Experience in woodland bird conservation and/or terrestrial habitat management in Australia.
  • Excellent communications skills, including public speaking and writing for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience in working with volunteers and rural communities.
  • A current driver's licence.
  • Have valid Australian work rights with permission to work.

How to apply:

  • For more role details refer to the position description attached below or email enquiries to [email protected].

Submit a cover letter, resume and brief statement addressing the selection criteria to Chris Timewell, Woodland Bird Program Leader at [email protected]

Closing Date: Applications for this role close on Sunday 10 July 2022.

Please note BirdLife does not accept applications from recruitment agencies.

At BirdLife we value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage applications from diverse groups and communities.

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