Application details

School For Wildlife Coordinator

  • Part-time (28 hours per week) $33.98 ph 
  • Fixed-term contract until December 2025
  • Melbourne – Brunswick East 
  • Job Posted on: 7 February 2024
  • Applications Close: 18 February 2024

About the schools of wildlife program

Students will learn about the importance of ecosystems, how to engage in citizen science and conduct a biodiversity audit. The program consists of an introductory whole-school teacher professional development session, followed by a site assessment, garden design, preparation works and multiple sessions, and an optional excursion to build students’ knowledge and support them with project delivery. At the end of the project, participating schools have a fully planted wildlife-friendly garden that can be utilised for outdoor learning experiences. The program’s goal is that students will feel informed, connected and ready to create real, positive and ongoing change in their community.  

Where you come in

This position is responsible for developing and delivering engaging and inspiring activities to school groups through the Schools for Wildlife Program.  Responsible for project management, ensuring that reporting and administration tasks are completed and delegated accordingly and clear communication is provided to all stakeholders. 

You will work towards your key programs and project goals and also support the goals of the whole area and have flexibility within your role to work on priority work areas where needed

You will make an impact by:

  • Meetings with council officers, relevant school staff, students, and parents to introduce the Schools for Wildlife Project.
  • Delivering online and face-to-face Professional Development workshops to staff.
  • Supporting the design and implementation of gardens in schools.

Does this sound like you?

This role requires:

  • Learning program delivery for student audiences.
  • Understanding of the principles of growing native/local gardens and food gardens.
  • Experience and knowledge of school systems.
  • Effective group communication skills across different mediums.
  • Project management, reporting, and evaluation experience.
  • Environmental or Education degree or qualification that complements our program design and delivery.
  • A car driver’s license which is valid in Victoria and access to a car.

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you! Please submit your cover letter addressing the Person Specifications in the Position Description and Resume as one document addressed to  Jonathan Noble, School Programs Manager.

Please see the full Position Description below. 

At CERES we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, culture, and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making CERES a great place to work. We actively encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people from CALD backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, people with a disability, and others to apply.

CERES Child Safe standards;

  • In line with the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safety Standards) Act 2015, CERES is committed to upholding the Victorian Child Safe Standards, to the best of its abilities and resources.
  • CERES Upholds itself as an organisation committed to the right to survival, protection, development, participation, and empowerment of all children and young people.
  • Is committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, young people, and children and young people from culturally diverse and/or linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and to providing a safe environment for children and young people with a disability.

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