ClimateWatch Program Co-ordinator


Earthwatch Institute


Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria

About Us

Earthwatch Institute is a leading global environmental not for profit organisation, committed to conserving the diversity and integrity of life on Earth to meet the needs of current and future generations.

The Role

We’re looking for an experienced, passionate and motivated individual to coordinate the delivery and ongoing development of the ClimateWatch program.

ClimateWatch is the largest citizen science phenology network in the Southern hemisphere, connecting people with the world around them and enabling every Australian to take climate action by using their mobile to observe nature.

Are you ready to inspire and motivate people to take action and contribute to climate citizen science? If so, we’re excited in what you can bring to our team.

About you

You’re passionate about environmental sustainability, proactive and ambitious with a can-do attitude. You consider your organisation, communication and presentation skills to be key strengths. You’re experienced in climate science and comfortable with app and web technology. You successfully work autonomously as well as effectively within a small team environment.  You will be supported by other high performing colleagues, within a culture that promotes collaboration and outside the box thinking.

The Essentials


  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a valid work visa for full time work in Australia
  • Hold a valid Australian driving license
  • Current Working with Children Check or willingness to obtain
  • Up to date Qualification/Certification in First Aid or willingness to obtain
  • Degree from recognised tertiary institution in a relevant field (environmental science, science communication or similar)


  • Sound knowledge of climate change science, and its’ influence on plant and animal life-cycle events (phenology)
  • Strong organisational skills, with experience in project management, ideally a citizen science or science communications program
  • Ability to network and inspire others including the ability to connect with and instruct diverse teams of people
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated proficiency in software packages including Word, Excel, Adobe In-Design, GIS and databases
  • Familiar in web and app technology
  • Experience in data management and analysis
  • Sound understanding of the value and key concepts of citizen science and behaviour change
  • Ability to travel intrastate and interstate (dependant on Government direction) and to work outside of normal working hours when required

Desirable attributes

  • Experience in program budgets
  • Good understanding of and ability to use social media effectively to engage and build audiences
  • Grant or proposal writing experience

Key selection criteria

  • A demonstrated understanding of climate change and phenology 
  • A sound understanding of citizen science and behaviour change
  • Confidence in effective communication, including networking, building relationships and motivating a diverse range of people
  • Strong organisational skills, with experience in co-ordinating projects and/or programs
  • Experience in web and app technology 
  • A collaborative team member, who easily builds rapport and can contribute to a positive work culture

What we offer

  • Full-time. 3 year fixed term contract
  • Salary as agreed + 9.5% superannuation (with future increases aligned with government schedules) and 20 days’ annual leave
  • Supportive small team environment
  • Green office space in Carlton, close to public transport links
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Intra and interstate travel (dependant on Government health directives)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging option
  • Professional Development with upskilling support

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