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The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) is central Australia's own environmental organisation. Incorporated in 1980, ALEC continues to be a strong voice for the protection of the arid lands and sustainable and resilient communities. ALEC's small but dedicated team works tirelessly towards its vision of 'healthy futures for arid lands and people'. ALEC seeks to make a real difference and is a dynamic and family-friendly workplace.

 

Policy Officer

0.6FTE - $60K pa pro-rata, 5 weeks annual leave

The ALEC Policy Officer position is funded as part of a 5 year Service Agreement with the Northern Territory Government to enable ALEC to:

  1.  To proactively engage with the Territory government with thoughtful and innovative submissions that contributes to the development of rigorous and contemporary environmental regulatory framework.
  2. To liaise with the community and represent the communities interest on environmental matters associated with environmental regulatory reform and the development of environmental policy:

The ALEC Policy Officer role will work with the ALEC Director and ALEC Communications Manager to ensure ALEC members, supporters and the wider community are informed of environmental issues and opportunities to engage with environmental regulatory reform and other government processes.

The ALEC Policy Officer will also represent ALEC on a number of government working groups, stakeholder reference groups and other forums to assist in the delivery of environmental regulatory reform and the development of good environmental policy. 

Responsibilities

  1. To ensure ALEC actively participates in environmental regulatory reform and other government policy processes that impact on the protection of the environment
  2. To represent ALEC and community interests through making written submissions on environmental assessments associated with resource projects and other developments 
  3. To represent ALEC on a number of government working groups, stakeholder reference groups and other forums to improve environmental policy outcomes on the local, regional and Territory level.
  4. To work with ALEC Director and ALEC Communications Manager to engage members, supporters and the wider community in environmental reform processes and broadly increase understanding of environmental issues and threats.

Key Performance Indicators

  1. The number and nature of submissions provided to government and the NT Environment Protection Authority and the outcomes of these submissions.
  2. The contributions made in government working groups, stakeholder reference groups or other forums and how these contributions assisted in the development and delivery of environmental policy.
  3. The level of engagement of ALEC members, supporters and community members in environmental reform and other policy processes that impact on the health of the environment.

Essential criteria

  1. Completed university degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Policy or related area
  2. Good understanding of government policy processes and environmental assessment and approval processes
  3. Good understanding of scientific processes and demonstrated critical analysis skills
  4. Excellent reading, writing and comprehension skills
  5. Ability to work independently but also as part of a team
  6. Good interpersonal skills
  7. Ability to actively participate in group processes, meetings and committees
  8. NT Drivers Licence (or willingness to get one prior to starting)

Desirable

  1. Good understanding of the arid environment including groundwater systems, biodiversity and other natural processes
  2. Good understanding of resource development projects and environmental impact
  3. Good understanding of the Northern Territory environmental assessment and approvals process and other government policy processes

Reports to:

ALEC Director

Length of term

12 months with option to extend annually - potential to grow the role with project funding

3 months probation

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 5pm CST Friday February 3

Please email up-to-date CV and cover letter addressing essential and desirable criteria to director@alec.org.au 

 

Community Outreach and Engagement Officer

0.4FTE - $60K pa pro-rata, 5 weeks annual leave - option to increase hours pending outcomes

ALEC is looking for a part-time Community Outreach and Engagement Officer to support the existing team's efforts to broaden the organisation's supporter base and deepen the level of engagement with its community.

Responsibilities

  1. Work as part of a team with the ALEC Director and Communications Manager to increase the breadth and depth of ALEC's engagement in the local community.
  2. Maintain ALEC membership and supporter database in Nationbuilder
  3. Engage and coordinate volunteers to support ALEC's community organising campaigns - door knocking, phone banking and market stalls
  4. To represent ALEC publicly in recruitment, fundraising engagement campaigns throughout the year
  5. To work with the broader ALEC team to organise events and other opportunities to  engage the public on environmental issues

Key Performance Indicators

  1. The number of donors and members recruited
  2. The number of volunteers engaged
  3. The level of engagement of ALEC members, supporters and community members in taking action for ALEC campaigns, projects and initiatives
  4. Number and nature of engagement activities undertaken

 Essential criteria

  1. Demonstrated experience in community engagement activities including but not limited to event management
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated leadership experience
  3. Experience in Volunteer engagement and management
  4. Ability to work independently but also as part of a team
  5. Excellent reading, writing and comprehension skills
  6. NT Drivers Licence (or willingness to get one prior to starting)
  7. Current Working with Children certificate (OCHRE card) (or willingness to get one prior to starting)

Desirable

  1. Experience with community organising eg. phone banking and door knocking
  2. Experience with using Nationbuilder software
  3. Good understanding of local environmental issues

Reports to:

ALEC Director

Length of term

12 months with option to extend annually

3 months probation

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 5pm CST Friday February 3

Please email up-to-date CV and cover letter addressing essential and desirable criteria to director@alec.org.au 

 

Please note: If applicants have the necessary skills they are welcome to apply for both positions.

More information

Jimmy Cocking, ALEC Director

Phone: 08 8952 2497

Email: director@alec.org.au

 

Central Australian Frack Free Coordinator - Alice Springs, NT

Employer: Territory Frack Free Alliance
Work Type/s: Part Time, Contract 
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Communications & Marketing, Environment & Sustainability, Volunteer Management, Project Management 
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP) 
Location: Regional NT
Applications close: 13 February, 2017.

0.6 FTE - $50K pa pro-rata, 5 weeks annual leave

Background

The Territory Frack Free Alliance is seeking another team member to join in their dynamic and energising work to protect NT waterways and landscapes from invasive unconventional gasfields and fracking.

Over 80% of the Northern Territory’s landmass is currently under licence or application for oil and gas exploration. NT residents have worked hard to achieve a moratorium on the process of hydraulic fracking. Communities are now looking to engage in the inquiry process to ensure it delivers strong science, more rights for landholders, and permanent protections for sensitive areas from polluting gasfieds.

The Central Australia Coordinator position will be focused on working with diverse communities and interests of the Central Australia region. The role will work with the Central Australian Frack Free Alliance, pastoralists, Traditional Owners and the science community.

Responsibilities

1) Raise awareness of the risks of unconventional gas mining in Central Australia and to engage in the dissemination of information to the public.

2) Undertake research and develop resources for community education on the risks of unconventional gas mining.

3) To support the Alice Springs based Central Australian Frack Free Alliance, outreach with both cattle station owners and Aboriginal landowners to build capacity for various community driven engagement in protecting land and waters from gasfields.

4) Support the local community and surrounding regional areas to participate in the NT Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing and other opportunities to protect their lands and communities.

Essential criteria

1)   Demonstrated experience in community engagement activities, including experience with and/or a willingness to learn about engaging with remote Aboriginal community members and remote cattle station owners

2)   Excellent interpersonal skills and teamwork capabilities, committed to reaching goals and building shared skills 

3)   Good organisational skills and experience in successful campaign planning

4)   Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including natural science concepts

5)   NT Drivers Licence and access to a vehicle (or willingness to get one prior to starting)

Desirable criteria

1)   Experience with community organising eg. phone banking and door knocking

2)   Experience working with the media and being a spokesperson

3)   Experience with using Nationbuilder software

4)   Good understanding of the environmental and health issues related to the unconventional gas fracking industry

5)   Knowledge of the local communities across Central Australia and NT political awareness

Reports to: NT Frack Free Coordinator

Length of term: 6 months with option to extend.

2 months probation period.

Please email up-to-date CV and cover letter addressing the criteria to: frackfreent@gmail.com

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

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