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Title:

Executive Officer

Advertiser:

Albury Conservation Company Ltd

Location:

Albury Wodonga, Victoria, NSW

Salary etc:

Salary commensurate with experience

Albury Conservation Company (ACC) is seeking a suitable contractor to undertake our Executive Officer role.

Established in 2006, ACC is a small, community-based organisation that helps to conserve biodiversity in Albury Wodonga, Australia’s 20th largest city. Our vision is for Albury Wodonga to be recognised as a national leader in successfully balancing urbanisation with protection of threatened species.

ACC’s mission is to help maintain viable local populations of threatened species through:

  • scientific research and monitoring
  • on-ground action
  • community engagement and capacity building.

Albury Conservation Company is a not-for-profit registered charity with a strong history as a driver of local threatened species research and conservation. ACC has funded and delivered many un-precedented local conservation projects in partnership with funding bodies and philanthropic foundations, key stakeholders and local communities. In addition to the Albury Wodonga Threatened Species Monitoring Program (since 2018) and Albury Wodonga Nature Map citizen science platform (established in 2020), ACC has funded and facilitated threatened species research (e.g. Sloanes Froglet, Squirrel Glider), delivered innovative conservation initiatives (e.g. Hollow-bearing tree mapping project, Thurgoona Men’s Shed Nest box Program) and pro-actively engaged and shared information with key audiences.

ACC is about to embark on a new phase in its development with assured funding from a number of major funding bodies and is looking to engage a new Executive Officer to lead the organisation through this exciting phase. 

The key objectives of Executive Officer role are to:

  • Build financial sustainability through identifying and pursuing funding opportunities via government, philanthropic, business and public donor sources;
  • Lead all communications, stakeholder engagement and partnership building (e.g. funding bodies);
  • Manage the organisation to deliver a range of conservation initiatives; and
  • Facilitate and enhance community engagement with ACC’s programs, whilst building awareness and appreciation of Albury Wodonga’s unique biodiversity values.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Leading the successful delivery and expansion of ACC’s programs, including the Albury Wodonga Threatened Species Monitoring Program and Albury Wodonga Nature Map;
  • Identifying and pursuing fundraising opportunities that closely align with ACC’s strategic objectives;
  • Initiating and maintaining networks with key stakeholders to promote resource sharing, harness support for delivery of projects, and advance ACC's interests.
  • Representing the company on Albury City’s Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC), Thurgoona Community Action Group (TCAG) and other relevant forums as directed by the Board.
  • Coordinating submissions to key external policies, strategies and plans that interact with the company’s visions and mission, as advised by the Board.
  • Managing ACC contractors/consultants to ensure projects, on-ground works and activities are delivered efficiently and effectively.
  • Managing project budgets in collaboration with the company’s Chairperson / Public Officer.

This is a unique opportunity to shape the future direction of wildlife management in Albury Wodonga, and help develop a 'blueprint' for balancing urban development and threatened species conservation for regional cities across Australia.

How to apply:

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Date published:

15-Sep-2021

Closing date:

04-Oct-2021