First listed on: 25 July 2018

About the Role

Location: Nambour, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Hours: Full time 4 days/week. Flexibility in working outside standard office hours may occasionally be required, including nights and weekends.

Remuneration:  Level 6 SACS, $65,744 plus 9.5% superannuation.

About Us: The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) is the peak environmental advocacy organisation for the Sunshine Coast region working to promote and protect its natural values. Established in 1980, SCEC’s impressive conservation legacy over 40 years has made it the umbrella organisation for over 60 member groups across the region, consisting of a combined membership of over 15,000 individuals.

The mission of the organisation is: ‘Through leadership, education and environmental activism, to encourage Sunshine Coast individuals and communities to support and participate in working towards the goal of environmental sustainability’.

SCEC represents its members and the wider community by actively engaging with all levels of government and across sectors to ensure the best possible outcomes in the areas of environmental policy, natural resource management, biodiversity, marine conservation, sustainability and more. SCEC engages in broader environmental and conservation initiatives and campaigns with other regional, state and national organisations. 

To learn more about SCEC's campaigns and advocacy efforts, please visit or stay up to date via SCEC's Facebook page.

What are the responsibilities of the Coordinator?

To lead SCECs efforts in community outreach and engagement:

  • Coordinate the development and organisation of events (festivals, forums, film nights,        workshops, etc.).
  • Coordinate our outreach activities (presentations, talks, market stalls etc.), and actively seek opportunities with other community groups (talks etc.).
  • Coordinate the development of merchandise and collateral eg. display materials, brochures.
  • Production and distribution of the monthly eBulletin and eBlasts as needed.
  • Create content for and manage SCEC’s website, social media platforms for campaign activities and promotion of SCEC events and activities.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other community organisations and entities on environmental issues.

To lead SCECs efforts in fundraising:

  • Manage and oversee the SCEC Fundraiser.
  • Identify grant opportunities and prepare grant applications.

To lead SCECs efforts in volunteer recruitment and management:

  • Recruit, supervise and direct a team of office volunteers responsible for office management, member administration and financial administration.
  • Establish and manage teams of volunteers working on specific aspects of SCEC’s activities.

To contribute to SCEC’s advocacy efforts:

  • Develop campaign strategies for approved campaigns in collaboration with the Liaison & Advocacy Officer.
  • Develop and organise campaign events in collaboration with the Liaison & Advocacy Officer.
  • Recruit volunteers to work on specific campaigns and community outreach in collaboration with the Liaison & Advocacy Officer.
  • Support  local involvement in state and national campaigns.

To coordinate the effective operations of the organisation:

  • Recruit and supervise reception and office administration staff and volunteers to maintain high administrative standards.
  • Supervise and direct office volunteers to maintain high administrative standards.
  • Keep abreast of current technologies and practices to optimise organisational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensure timely reporting to the Management Committee.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Liaison & Advocacy Officer including through regular meetings.
  • Oversee the organisation’s governance including organising Annual General Meetings and related requirements of a not-for-profit.
  • Foster a cohesive and positive working environment.

Key Selection Criteria


  • A sound understanding of, passion for, and commitment to conservation issues, particularly those related to the Sunshine Coast region.
  • Ability to work effectively with a high degree of autonomy and accountability; self-motivated with  demonstrated initiative.
  • Proven event management capability, including the ability to conceive creative and innovative environmental events.
  • High level of written and IT literacy including website content and management and social media skills.
  • Ability to manage an office environment through a sound understanding of administrative and financial processes.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team, to use time efficiently and prioritise tasks.
  • Ability to engage, inspire, empower and coordinate others, including, volunteers, supporters, the broader environmental movement and the public.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours including evening and weekends as required.


  • Minimum intermediate graphic design skills.
  • Tertiary education in Environmental Management, Science, Planning, Event Management or related or equivalent career experience.
  • Experience in development and implementation of campaign strategies.
  • Experience working for a Not-for-Profit organisation.

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