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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.

Positions Vacant: 

Policy Officer

Arid Lands Environment Centre Inc.

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'. We're looking for a new addition to our dynamic and family-friendly workplace - an ALEC Policy Officer.

THE ALEC POLICY OFFICER IS FUNDED THROUGH A SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH THE NORTHERN TERRITORY GOVERNMENT UNTIL 2022 TO ENABLE ALEC:

  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.
  3. 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.
  4. To 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.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday June 28, 2020

See Position Description here for more details

 

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Operations Manager

Arid Lands Environment Centre Inc.

The Arid Lands Environment Centre is Central Australia’s own environmental organisation. Since 1980, ALEC has worked to protect the environment and support sustainable and resilient communities in the outback.

Located in Alice Springs, ALEC campaigns to stop polluting and damaging projects, supports local food production and community gardens, advocates for better environmental policy, organises events and engages the community to take action towards our vision of ‘healthy futures for arid lands and people.’

For more information go to www.alec.org.au.

ALEC is seeking to employ a part time Operations Manager, 0.8FTE (4 days per week). The Operations Manager role requires an energetic, skilled and collaborative person willing to work in a dynamic and purposeful workplace to help deliver on our strategic goals.

The Operations Manager will work with the CEO to:

- build ALEC's organisational effectiveness and capacity

- support the growth of ALEC's enterprise arm, Arid Edge Environmental Services

- manage all aspects of day to day management including project and program delivery, financial management, HR and general office administration

- manage ALEC's financial management and book keeping system with an external provider

- manage ALEC's Human Resource requirements

- support development and delivery of strategic plan and annual budget

- ensure compliance with relevant building and work health safety requirements

- ensure compliance with contracts and reporting requirements under the Associations Act (NT), the ACNC and ASIC

- carry out duties as required

REPORTS TO:

  • ALEC CEO
  • Works directly with Arid Edge Environmental Services Manager

SELECTION CRITERIA

Applicants must specifically address the following criteria:

ESSENTIAL

1. Good written and oral communication skills
2. Efficient and well-organised
3. Demonstrated experience in administration, financial management, organisational policy development and human resources.
4. Enthusiastic and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
5. NT Drivers licence or willingness to get one
6. Computer competent - Microsoft Office, accounting software

DESIRABLE

1. Tertiary qualification in business administration, human resources or relevant area
2. Experience working with community based organisations or social enterprise
3. Experience with accounting and organising software Xero, Workflow Max, Nationbuilder, Asana, Google Suite and/or Slack

4. Passionate about the protection of nature and local sustainability.

 

Applications close at midnight on Sunday June 28, 2020

See Position Description here for more details

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Protecting the outback and catalysing the essential change needed to tackle climate change and create a sustainable future is a big task and we need your support to do it. Sign up here for more information on how you can support the work of the Arid Lands Environment Centre