PROGRAMS ASSISTANT

Responsible to: National Program Manager
Location: 673 Bourke St, Melbourne
Work Type: Part time (0.6 FTE, 3 days per week)
Salary: $46,598 p.a. (pro rata) plus super 

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with passion, commitment and drive to make a big difference to the way Australia responds to climate change.

It is a perfect entry level position for an all-rounder looking to enter the not-for-profit and/or climate sector.

The role is currently for six months, but likely to be extended beyond that subject to funding. Our intention is that it is an ongoing role and may increase to four or even five days a week over time. 

 

About the Role

We are looking for someone who is passionate about Climate for Change’s mission and work. You will be an all-rounder with exceptional organisational skills and initiative to support the operations of our organisation, across both the Climate Conversations and Fundraising Programs. 

Climate Conversations is our flagship program. It has adapted the ‘Tupperware party’ model of small gatherings in people’s homes, each of which generates at least one more. This is a unique model within the climate movement that allows both deep engagement and exponential growth. Our facilitator current team comprises over 70 active volunteer Facilitators located mostly in Victoria and in Queensland.

We are powered by individual donations from our supporters and this is the main focus of our Fundraising Program. It includes our annual crowdfunder, Communications & Fundraising Fellowship, fun run, regular giving and wine drive. The crowdfunder is our biggest annual fundraiser, supported by twenty volunteers we train through the Communications & Fundraising Fellowship. Our fun run and wine drive are one-off fundraisers we hold in October and November every year, and our regular giving program runs on an ongoing basis. 

 

Key Responsibilities

Climate Conversations Program Support

  • Administering the end-to-end Climate Conversation registration process
  • Reconciling donations and administrative items from Climate Conversations 
  • Supporting facilitators with administrative difficulties
  • Coordinating expressions of interest to host a Climate Conversation
  • Preparing regular reports for evaluation of Climate Conversations
  • Maintaining facilitator database using Airtable and NationBuilder
  • Organising event logistics of monthly facilitator trainings 
  • Administration of Climate-for-Change Facilitators Facebook group

Fundraising Program Support

  • Calling and maintaining a database of our Regular Givers
  • Coordinating the end of year festive wine drive 
  • Ad hoc support of the Communications & Fundraising Fellowship and other fundraising projects

General Organisation Support

  • Maintaining and responding to emails for the organisation
  • Ad hoc updating of web pages 
  • Maintaining the events and media register

 

Key Selection Criteria

Skills and abilities you can already demonstrate:

  • Communicating professionally in written and oral forms
  • Maintaining collaborative relationships using your highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Working independently and working as part of a team
  • Operating both analytically and intuitively in an environment requiring effective and quick decision-making
  • Taking initiative, being resourceful and resilient
  • Employing an organised mind and effectively prioritising competing tasks
  • Finding gaps, mistakes and inaccuracies and being able to correct them
  • Picking up and using computer applications and software to solve problems

Additional skills and abilities we desire:

  • Managing information, events and contacts via Google Suite, NationBuilder and Airtable
  • Creating visually-appealing graphics, documents and webpages

If you don’t have some of the skills or abilities listed above but you are willing to learn and are passionate about this role, please apply. We know that the best people sometimes have no formal experience but are quick learners.

 

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How to Apply:

We are undertaking a rolling recruitment process. Applicants will be considered as they apply and the position will be filled upon finding a suitable candidate. 

Please send your application to apply@climateforchange.org.au with a subject line “Programs Assistant” and the following documents attached:

  - a cover letter addressed to Mike McEvoy, National Program Manager,
  - a short CV, and 
  - a document addressing the key selection criteria in two dot-points each.

All written applications will be de-identified, and we encourage applicants from a diverse range of genders, cultures, language groups, abilities, and experiences to apply. People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

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