2021 is off to a busy start, and the Hunter Joint Organisation (Hunter JO) is looking for a proactive Environmental Education Officer to join the team.
The Environmental Education Officer role is part time (3 days a week) on a 15 month contract located at our administration offices in Thornton.
About the role
The Environmental Education Officer will work closely with the Regional Waste Coordinator and Regional Program Manager at the Hunter Joint Organisation to deliver on several resource recovery strategies. The role will be responsible for managing and coordinating a suite of waste education programs and communication through the Hunter JO Small Acts Big Change and the Regional Community Recycling Centre programs in collaboration with the Hunter JO team and regional Council officers across the Hunter and Central Coast.
Working for the Hunter JO
The Hunter Joint Organisation (Hunter JO) is the hub for local government collaboration, striving to strengthen communities by facilitating evidence-based strategic outcomes for the Region. A progressive and visionary organisation, the Hunter JO creates and has input on a diverse range of projects that are both imperative and interesting. Its principal functions include:
- Regional strategic planning and priority setting
- Intergovernmental collaboration
- Shared regional leadership and advocacy
- Plan and implement high quality, engaging and effective waste education programs and services across the 10 council areas of the Hunter and Central Coast.
- Liaise with a range of Council, state government and other organisational stakeholders to collaboratively design and deliver a suite of regional waste education initiatives.
- Ensure all waste education material have consistent professional messaging across a range of platforms, including website, social media, television and radio messaging.
- Coordinate and manage contracts and consultants.
- Assist with preparation of reports and briefings as required.
- Organise, deliver, contribute to, or attend relevant events, meetings and workshops as required.
- Assist with grant application writing.
- Tertiary qualifications in environmental management, science, or education; or equivalent.
- A genuine desire to support a transition to a circular economy through implementation of resource recovery education and communication.
- Experience in the design, development and delivery of resource recovery education and capacity building programs and/or similar experience in other community or environmental education or capacity building initiatives.
- Demonstrated high-level planning and management skills, including the ability to prioritise and manage work priorities to time and budget, and a high level of competency in adapting to new systems and practices.
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with internal and external stakeholders through verbal and written communication methods in line with organisational values.
- High level skills in organising, presenting at, and documenting outcomes from meetings, forums and workshops.
- Ability to work independently, and to exercise initiative and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent word processing skills and competence with various software packages including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
- Minimum 3 years relevant experience in environmental education or equivalent roles.
- Class C Drivers licence.
- Experience working for or with Local Government.