Conservation Campaigner

Job description

The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) is looking for an energetic Conservation Campaigner to help us protect and advocate for national parks, nature and wildlife across NSW. 

NPA was formed in 1957 and sixty-three years later we have 15 branches, 4,000 members and over 20,000 supporters. We are passionate about the importance of national parks for quality of life and a biodiverse, healthy planet. NPA’s successes are based on our state-wide reach, deep local knowledge and an evidence-based approach to advocacy. 

The Conservation Campaigner will play a critical role in the creation of new national parks as well as defending existing parks against damaging legislation, policies or development. It’s a chance to make a difference to conservation in NSW.

See here for information about recent NPA campaigns. 

The Conservation Campaigner will report to the NPA Chief Executive Officer and liaise with NPA members, committees and branches across NSW. You’ll be part of NPA’s small and highly committed staff team.

NPA has on office in Pyrmont, Sydney. The Conservation Campaigner will need to be based in NSW with access to an appropriate home-office.

The Conservation Campaigner role is available on a 12 month full-time basis, with potential for extension depending on performance and organisation need. We are prepared to consider part-time arrangements with the right candidate.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Demonstrated experience in environmental campaigns.
  • Thorough understanding of the purpose and benefits of national parks and other protected areas. 
  • Awareness of the threats, challenges and opportunities facing protected areas.
  • Capacity to effectively engage with a diverse, dispersed membership and allied conservation organisations. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide concise, timely advice on campaign issues to members and executive.
  • Demonstrated experience in liaising with parliamentarians and government agencies on contentious matters.
  • Understanding of conservation campaigning strategies and tactics, including media and freedom of information. 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB

Enquiries: Chief Executive Officer Gary Dunnett  using the subject line: Conservation Campaigner

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