Overview

The Byron Bay Coordinators will be responsible for working together to oversee our local campaigns in the Byron Shire, as well as hiring and managing our teams and public-facing presence.

The successful applicants will also be responsible for implementation of the local team strategy (reporting to the PCFML CEO), media interviews and releases (in collaboration with our Engagement team) and will be PCFML’s main point of contact in the Byron Shire.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Managing PCFML’s Honour the Ocean beach surveys, River Warriors marine debris monitoring and reporting program, Don’t Be A Sucker single-use free initiative, Butt Free Beaches & Parks project and Activ8 for the Ocean education programs;
  • Contributing to our long-term strategies for our northern NSW campaigns;
  • Researching, meeting and collaborating with other organisations with a similar focus in the region;
  • Forming and maintaining relationships with our partner groups, council, other non-profit-organisations and businesses to assist in achieving campaign objectives;
  • Recruiting general volunteers for all of our Byron Shire-based campaigns;
  • Public presentations;
  • Input into media releases, social media and blog posts (in collaboration with our Engagement team) to attract public awareness through local and national media on a regular basis and at times when local projects have newsworthy progress;
  • An ability to attract, recruit & organise volunteers, as well as the organisation’s objectives and achievements to the broader public through regular local advertisements, outreach and online advertising;
  • Being available for comment on the organisation’s aims, objectives and progress in local newspapers, on TV and radio;
  • Helping to run, market and/or organise PCFML events in northern NSW alongside our Byron Bay Events Coordinator;
  • Providing feedback to the CEO on a monthly basis.

The ideal candidates will ideally possess the following skillsets:

  • Be self-motivated and self-reliant with a strong work ethic;
  • Possess an ability to articulate marine conservation issues in a story telling manner:
    • Relate issues to real people
    • Know target audience
    • Ability to articulate conservation efforts to community, businesses, government and media
  • Be personable, outgoing, friendly and respectful;
  • Possess an ability to articulate sustainable alternatives to harmful marine practices (vision);
  • Network, build relationships and represent PCFML in a professional manner;
  • Have a strong passion for marine conservation;
  • Be a good ‘team player’ that understands group dynamics and can attract volunteers and supporters to the Byron PCFML team;
  • Bring flair and innovation to PCFML and build the organisation’s supporter base within the region.

This role will entail around eight to ten hours of work per week if managed correctly. We ask for a minimum 6-month commitment for our Coordinator roles. The successful applicants should have strong organisational and personal skills with a desire to implement their own ideas and flair within the organisation.

A background in the environmental/marine sciences and/or campaigning/ community organising or experience in a related field is desirable.

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to [email protected] stating clearly ‘Byron Bay Coordinator Application’ in the title of your e-mail.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY OCTOBER 25 AT 5 PM (with positions commencing as soon as possible)