Roots & Shoots Australia General Manager
Part time (0.6FTE), Sydney-based, initial 1-year contract
- Leadership role with strong culture performance capabilities
- Global non-profit with an iconic environmental brand
About the Organisation
This dynamic for-purpose organisation with an amazing brand fosters a passionate and diverse culture that is committed to “inspiring actions that connect animals, people, and our shared environment”. You will work closely with the leadership team and play a pivotal part in the growth of this inspiring organisation. We offer flexible, part-time working arrangements and the opportunity for the right person to grow with the organisation beyond the scope and length of this contract. We are based in eastern Sydney close to public transport.
About Roots & Shoots
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots (R&S) is a global network of young people empowered and inspired to take action to improve our world. It is a youth-led community action movement that is making a difference in almost 100 countries. R&S builds on Dr. Jane’s vision of creating community-based solutions to big challenges. All around the world, young people are exploring problems in their communities affecting animals, people and the environment, brainstorming solutions and creating projects that help to solve the problems and and designing projects to deliver applied solutions through community mapping. Across Australia, we have hundreds of R&S members, led by a committed and passionate group of R&S State Coordinators supported further by our National Youth Leadership Council members.
About the Role
We are seeking an experienced and committed General Manager for our R&S team to drive the growth of R&S. You will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of curriculum-based educational materials, securing ongoing funding opportunities, leading and building a team of R&S State Coordinators and managing a range of tasks including organising and facilitating large youth events. To be successful in this position you must be organised, enthusiastic and professional.
Skills and Experience
You will have 5+ years managing youth programs, experience in delivering large programs, strong communication and management (including volunteers) skills and commitment to the values of JGIA. Your proven ability to meet deadlines, think strategically and effectively manage time and priorities will see you succeed in the role. You will have the capacity to organise and market events and work with partner organisations. You will have a strong sense of diplomacy and a commitment to the values of JGIA. You will be highly motivated, adaptable and compassionate.
Specifically, your responsibilities will include:
- Overseeing the general management of R&S Australia including building and supporting a team of volunteer R&S State Coordinators with assistance from the R&S People Coordinator
- Leading the development and rollout of R&S curriculum resources and implementing strategies to encourage use of R&S curriculum resources, particularly in rural Australia
- Training R&S representatives on the delivery of curriculum resources
- Reporting the overall success, progress and direction of R&S to the CEO/Board
- Managing all budgeting and reporting for R&S, including the Mini Grants program
- Overseeing and facilitating large youth events and R&S State Coordinator Workshops
- Coordinating, updating and distributing R&S materials as required
- Liaising and forming partnerships with external organisations to increase the presence of R&S in Australia
- Managing the R&S Australia website, including the projects page, and liaising with website developers as required
- Managing new R&S member sign-ups, the R&S member database and R&S email
- Researching and supporting best-practice youth-leadership programs, particularly in other JGI Chapters, including how information is shared
- Leading JGIA’s fundraising efforts, including grant opportunities, in the R&S space
This role is for you if you:
- Are passionate about youth programs and having a positive impact in the world
- Understand the for-purpose sector, including volunteer management, fundraising operations and drivers of success
- Thrive in roles where you can be independent and take self-initiative and prioritise, but work harmoniously in a small, ‘hands-on’ team
- Are willing to be adaptable and flexible within your role and roll up your sleeves when required (an inevitable part of a small charity)
- Are responsible, mature and organised
- Have a personal interest in animal welfare, environmental conservation and community education and action.
To apply, please send a current CV with one-page cover letter explaining your credentials, passions and why you are a great fit to email@example.com