Project Officer, Wild Futures


Conservation Volunteers Australia


Greater Sydney

Salary etc:

Fixed-term, Contract, Part-time.

Conservation Volunteers Australia is a place where you can bring your purpose to life through the work you do, creating a world where people and nature flourish together.

Our employees benefit from:

  • Hybrid Work Arrangements.
  • Flexible Working Arrangements.
  • Five paid Volunteering days per year.
  • Over 75,000 online courses with our Training Partner.
  • 38 hours paid Training & Development per year.
  • Employee Assistance Programme for both employees and their immediate family members.
  • Paid Parental Leave policy.
  • Career Progression Mentoring.
  • Annual Leave Loading.

Join us!

Conservation Volunteers Australia aspire to be Australia's conservation engagement experts, providing pathways for people to connect to and to take action for nature.

Now in its 40th year, Conservation Volunteers Australia has engaged millions of people in communities nationwide to lend a hand to nature, making enormous contributions to conservation, enhancing the physical and mental well-being of communities around the country, and promoting practical connections to our unique natural heritage.

Over the next few years, we will be building, nurturing and activating a massive community of people across the country - our ambition is that this community of Nature Stewards will grow to be 1 million people strong.

Project Officer, Wild Futures- Greater Sydney

Based in Greater Sydney, NSW, the Wild Futures Project Officer will be working across a variety of projects, actively involved in reducing threats to threatened species and places in the region. As a Wild Futures project Officer you will be responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of project outcomes with a priority placed on safety.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who enjoys working outdoors and leading others to achieve practical results. You'll actively execute your project plans to achieve its goals and work closely with and be supported by the Project Manager. You will coordinate project tasks and logistics and provide support within your team.

The Wild Futures Project Officer is responsible for helping deliver Wild Futures Campaign projects. Working as part of the Campaign Team, you'll apply your experience and aptitude for community engagement to ensure the project achieves the change and impact required as part of our campaign and organisational goals. As a Wild Futures Project Officer, you will work closely with your Manager to assist in the design and delivery of face to face and online engagement activities, including field events and workshops. You will also work closely with other staff in the Wild Futures team, our Engagement, Communications and Safety teams, our processes and procedures, and the wider CVA staff community. You will be accountable to your Project Manager for the quality and timeliness of your work.

The Project Officer will have the ability to understand, communicate and effectively motivate program participants around a diversity of sustainability topics including environmental conservation, climate change and leadership. The Project Officer is a strong advocate for Wild Futures projects, using skills in areas such as science communication, environmental education, facilitation, citizen science, bush regeneration, sustainable agriculture, biodiversity or climate advocacy, etc.

Job Type: Part Time- Fixed Term Contract (until 30/06/2023).

Location: Greater Sydney.

Team: Wild Futures.

Hours: 22.8 per week.

Hourly Pay Rate: $28.34.

Essential Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience in the delivery of environmental or similar community engagement projects.
  • Experience organising community events and working with diverse stakeholders.
  • Qualifications or equivalent experience in the field of Conservation & Land Management / Environmental Science/ Ecology.
  • Defensive Driving certificate.
  • Current First Aid certificates - Provide First Aid and Provide CPR.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Level 3.
  • National Police Check.

If not already obtained, the above qualifications will be required upon successful appointment.

CVA is a Child Safe Organisation and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, those who are gender-diverse or from a culturally and linguistically diverse background are encouraged to apply.


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