Position Description

Coalition for Conservation – Strategy & Operations Manager
Location: Sydney
Term and Salary. Part time 

About Coalition for Conservation (C4C)

Coalition for Conservation was formed in 2016 to lay the groundwork for bipartisan support for action on climate change and environmental issues. C4C occupies a unique position as the first and only climate and environment group supporting the centre-right initiatives on environment and conservation. We engage the conservative side of politics including Coalition members, branches and representatives in understanding climate, environment & clean technology.

Key Priorities and Outcomes

This is an outstanding opportunity for an exceptional person to grow a high potential organisation from a strong base into a high impact, well respected national advocacy group. Your role as Strategy and Operations Manager involves reporting to the Board through the Chair of the organisation and actively assisting in the following streams of work:

  1. Media and communications. Supporting media and marketing activities to turn C4C into a high profile and sought-after educator and commentator on issues related to climate change and environmental science, impacts and solutions, and assisting in producing the organisation’s communications products including a regular newsletter, social media content and thought-leadership papers.

  2. Campaigns, Programs and Event Management. Assisting in the preparation and management of events, including marketing, coordination of venues, guest speakers, attendees, liaising with Government, businesses, academics and industry associations and assisting with the annual strategy to set up the “events & campaign planogram and budgeting”.

  3. Movement building and membership growth. Assisting C4C to build the numbers of members and well-connected advocates within the Coalition in order to engage our community and contribute to pro-environmental policy change at state and federal levels.

  4. External representation. Supporting the board in building the organisation’s profile and influence within all levels of Government, including participating in policy development processes within the Liberal and National parties.

  5. Organisational admin, strategy and management. Supporting the organization with the development of its strategic plan, assisting the Chair to develop annual budgets, preparing board papers for Management/Board Meetings, taking Minutes and helping keep C4C’s records, filing, booking meetings, issuing invoices and doing the general administration.

Key Performance Indicators

In your role as Strategy and Operations Manager, you will be required to have the following skills:

  • Organizational skills – A strategic mindset as well as the ability to execute on day-to-day functions; be punctual, organized and diligent with the work; be able to schedule meetings, keeping and filing notes and relevant communication with stakeholders

  • Technical proficiency – Excel, Word, PP, online campaign content, digital marketing platforms, social media

  • Communication skills (verbal and written) – ability to liaise with stakeholders, team members and the Board

  • Knowledge of business management and marketing – ability to assist in the creation and execution of marketing plan and business plan, ability to work to deadlines and execute marketing campaigns

  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently driven

  • A commitment to action on climate change and the environment

    Application Process

    Candidates should submit by email:

    • ●  A cover letter of no more than 3 pages addressing the 6 priorities and 10 core competencies outlined in this position description, as a PDF.

    • ●  A link to an up-to-date LinkedIn profile (or curriculum vitae)

    • ●  Two referees who can be contacted by the selection committee.

      For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Cristina Talacko, Chair of the board on [email protected].

C4C IS HIRING! We are looking for a Strategy & Operations Manager to be based in our Sydney office. If you are interested email: [email protected] to receive the full job description