Project Coordinator (Key Biodiversity Areas)


BirdLife Australia


Location negotiable

Salary etc:

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

Project Coordinator (Key Biodiversity Areas)

A powerful tool in conservation planning, Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) can, nonetheless, be a somewhat abstract and complex concept. We are looking for a Project Coordinator who will use their passion for nature and knowledge of wildlife conservation to motivate and support volunteers to fill KBAs with life.

In this exciting new role the Project Coordinator (KBAs) supports KBA Guardians and volunteers in their monitoring and conservation work in collaboration with other BirdLife programs, our network groups as well as government, NGO and First Nations partners.

This is a position for an experienced project manager with a background in environmental planning, threatened species or similar. It will ensure the KBA network effectively conserves the most important bird habitats across the country.

The ideal candidate has great networks amongst NGOs, Indigenous groups or government agencies, a thorough knowledge of Australian Fauna or Flora and a track record of working with Citizen Scientists.

You Will Do This By

  • Supporting the review of the KBA network to ensure we are prioritising conservation of the most important places for the persistence and conservation of birds.
  • Developing and implementing a plan for the expansion of the KBA network.
  • Recruitment, training and coordination of KBA Guardians and volunteers.
  • Supporting KBA volunteers, the network and other partners in developing, funding and implementing local KBA monitoring, advocacy and on-ground conservation projects.

Status And Remuneration

This is a full-time position offered on a 3-year contract. Location negotiable.

Salary starting at $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:

  • A relevant degree with experience in science, planning and policy or conservation.
  • Experience in citizen science monitoring programs and working with community groups.
  • A track record in managing projects with multiple partners.
  • An understanding of data collection and management.
  • 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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