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Ecological Justice Project Officer

Jesuit Social Services is looking for a passionate Project Officer to join the team. This role will foster ecological justice across the organisation, sector and wider community, whilst advocating for ecological solutions for vulnerable communities.

  • Part time (0.6 EFT)
  • Richmond location close to public transport and onsite parking available

About the organisation

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, we’ve provided services in some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

About the program

Jesuit Social Services is establishing a national research, advocacy and capacity building centre into place-based approaches to strengthening communities.

This is being done with the support of significant philanthropic funding and seed funding from government.

About the role

Jesuit Social Services has an exciting opportunity for an Ecological Justice Project Officer.

This role plays an important role in fostering ecological justice across the organisation, within the sector and wider community.

You will also enjoy networking and communicating with a broad range of stakeholders, whilst raising awareness and advocating for ecological solutions for vulnerable communities.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, you will need to be able to work remotely until we can resume regular office routines, from our Central Office location in Richmond.

Attractive salary and salary packaging is offered, together with ongoing professional and career development.

Candidate requirements

This role will suit a candidate with the following skills and experience:

  • Experience leading community engagement behaviour and/or system change initiatives and advocacy campaigns
  • Demonstrated understanding of the intersection between disadvantaged communities and environmental livelihoods
  • Experience in a range of sustainable industries and disciplines, to be able to provide holistic support, advocacy and guidance.
  • Project management experience including managing contractors and budgets
  • Highly developed communication, presentation and negotiation skills

How to apply

Applicants are required to respond to each of the Key Selection Criteria, with names and contact numbers of two referees. Your responses to the selection criteria should be incorporated into your covering letter.

Please apply in confidence.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 7 December 2020.

Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date and may be subject to change without notice.

Jesuit Social Services is a Child Safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a family friendly working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.