We’re recruiting: Project Officer – Communications and Events (July 2018)

Project Officer – Communications and Events (July 2018)

Position: Project Officer – Communications and Events
Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: $58,500
Term: till 30 June 2019 (with three month probation) and possibility of extension

Benefits of the position

An exciting opportunity exists to join the peak environment group in Canberra. We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person to support our organisation in the key areas of communications and event management. The position may require undertaking or oversight of administrative matters and/or campaign activities.

You will play a central role in communicating about our activities and co-ordinating and promoting our signature events.

Principal duties: Communications

The Project Officer will work with the Executive Director to:

  • ensure implementation and reporting of elements of the communications strategy
  • provide active management of the Conservation Council web and facebook sites to ensure we have an regular and vibrant social media and web presence
  • manage formatting and upload of our Member Group Update to member groups and Yellow-Box Dispatch to subscribers
  • oversee development and distribution of communications materials particularly relating to our events and campaign activities.

Principal duties: Event Management

The Project Officer will work with the Executive Director to:

  • assist with planning and coordination of major events such as the World Environment Day Dinner, monthly Environment Exchange, annual Symposium, and Spring Mingle
  • manage publicity and bookings for events
  • create event materials such as videos, blogs, social media uploads. 

Selection Criteria

  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • organisational and project management skills – preferably with experience initiating, developing, and managing implementation of communication strategies and event management
  • adaptability, flexibility and commitment to work openly as part of a team in a changing work environment – a ‘can do’ attitude
  • high level computer literacy and capacity to adapt to new computer software and systems as technology changes
  • understanding and empathy with the need for environmental protection and a capacity to quickly get across environmental issues.

To Apply

Please send a 2 page (maximum) Expression of Interest plus your current résumé to [email protected]

For further information about this position please contact Larry O’Loughlin at [email protected] or 02 6229 3202

Closing date 5pm Friday 27 July 2018

See Position Statement for the Project Officer – Communications and Events.


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