Mooloolah River Landcare


Glenview, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Salary etc:

10 - 30hrs/wk. Part-time, Casual.

About Us:

Mooloolah River Waterwatch and Landcare Inc (MRL) is a small but dynamic not-for-profit community group located at Glenview on the Sunshine Coast. MRL's mission is to empower people to protect and restore the natural environment of the Mooloolah River. This is achieved through MRL's retail native plant nursery, our biocontrol facility and through a range of on ground environmental projects including a significant project working with local landholders and stakeholders to deliver natural resource management projects.

About the role:

We are seeking an outstanding individual with a high level of understanding of land management practices, soil erosion, water quality and rehabilitation, who has excellent project and people management skills and a flair for stakeholder liaison and community engagement, to coordinate the various operations of MRL and deliver nrm projects. The Coordinator will oversee all MRL operations and staff (8) along with delivering significant nrm projects.

The successful applicant will head up our small but lively team. The role requires a forward thinker with drive and initiative who can also work with a high level of autonomy and responsibility. You will have strong and demonstrated experience in nrm project management and be able to prioritise and deliver projects on time and within budget. To be a good fit for this role you'll be a down-to-earth type with a positive and engaging personality and a 'can do' attitude.

The role can be fast-paced and the duties varied, so flexibility and adaptability are required. You may be bouncing from staff scheduling to event preparation, then over to preparing a financial analysis for the management committee.

In return, we offer a very flexible work environment where you can set your own hours. You would predominantly work from our office at Glenview, with some work from home. This role offers fantastic work-life balance, a social and friendly workplace, and the opportunity to deliver environmental projects that make a tangible benefit to the catchment. We are a grass-roots, volunteer-driven organisation that does great work to improve our catchment. This key role offers a great opportunity to make a real difference to our local environment. For the right applicant, the role can adapt and grow. The hours are somewhat negotiable, for the right applicant.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To oversee the operation of MRL, including working with the management committee, staff and volunteers to lead and coordinate the operation of MRL.
  • To plan and secure funding and deliver projects that protect and improve the environment and water quality of the Mooloolah River catchment and surrounds, including identifying and developing partnership opportunities with business, community and government.
  • Coordinate and engage in activities required to deliver existing projects and develop project plans for future programs.
  • Administrative functions including attendance at monthly management committee meetings.
  • Provide (or source) education and extension services such as land management advice and workshops.
  • Hiring, training, supervising and managing staff, and volunteer management.
  • Other tasks as directed by the MRL Management Committee.

Qualifications & Experience Required:

SC1 Appropriate tertiary qualification in natural resource management (or related field) with a high level of understanding of the principles and practices of natural resource management and at least five (5) years relevant experience (experience is highly regarded). A good understanding of water quality, erosion, land management practices, and remediation methods will be highly regarded.

SC2 Demonstrated skills in the planning and delivery of NRM projects including on-ground projects, workshops, and community engagement activities.

SC3 Ability to oversee staff and effectively facilitate the operation of a community group including demonstrated experience working with volunteers and not-for-profit organisations.

SC4 Excellent people management skills and a natural ability to liaise with volunteers, staff, landholders, stakeholders and contractors.

SC5 Ability to deliver quality planning, grant application and submission writing process, with the ability to develop projects that address the priorities of funding bodies.

SC6 Ability to undertake administrative, budgetary and financial management aspects of project and organisational administration and coordination.

Other Requirements:

  • A genuine interest in improving the health of the Mooloolah River catchment.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to confidently direct, support and inspire staff and volunteers.
  • Own vehicle required and open class drivers licence.

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