Birds On Farms Project Coordinator (Act-Yass Region)


BirdLife Australia


Canberra-Yass region, ACT/NSW

Salary etc:

$70,738 p.a. + super. Fixed-term, Contract, Full-time.

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, restoration planning with landholders, and seeking leveraged funds to undertake targeted on-ground habitat restoration.

You Will Do This By:

  • Undertaking project coordination and implementation, including administration and reporting.
  • Working with local experts to identify priority areas for conservation, restoration and monitoring.
  • Working with landholders to identify survey locations.
  • Undertaking desktop mapping and prioritisation processes, using woodland bird data, vegetation layers and other relevant spatial data.
  • Encouraging the retention and enhancement of important woodland habitat features, including floristically diverse vegetation structure, nest hollows, fallen woody debris, mistletoe etc.
  • Maintaining and managing project-generated data.
  • Representing BirdLife Australia and our values when meeting with decision makers, donors and potential delivery partners.
  • Managing and delivering contract and project milestones on time and within budget as per funding agreements.

Status And Remuneration:

This is a full-time position (1 FTE) offered on a three-year contract. 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.

Salary $70,738 per annum plus 10% superannuation. You will also enjoy great benefits, including additional special leave entitlements and 17.5% leave loading.

To Apply For This Role You Must:

  • Have tertiary qualifications in Conservation Biology, Environmental Science or another relevant discipline.
  • Have demonstrated knowledge of bird conservation in Australia.
  • Have demonstrated experience in working successfully with rural community groups on land management.
  • Excellent communications skills, including public speaking and writing for a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to understand and interpret biological data for dissemination to the community.
  • Have a current full Australian Drivers License.
  • Have valid Australian work rights with permission to work.

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


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