ID: 171010

Business Outreach Liaison – Australian Climate Dividend

Environment & Conservation Regular - more than 6 months Across: Perth WA, Melbourne VIC, Hobart TAS, Adelaide SA, Darwin NT, Canberra ACT, Brisbane City QLD, Sydney NSW

About this opportunity

Who is Citizens’ Climate Lobby Australia:

Citizens' Climate Lobby Australia is a non-profit grassroots education and advocacy, focused on accelerating solutions to climate change through democracy.

Our vision is to inspire Australia to be a leader in a global race addressing climate change for a liveable world.

As a non-partisan and volunteer-driven organisation, we have local Chapters across the country that write to, meet and talk with politicians, citizens, community leaders, business leaders and media from across the political spectrum.

We believe the best approach is by building the political will for a national price on carbon that's good for people, the economy, and our climate. We advocate and gain support for the Australian Climate Dividend (climatedividend.org.au).

Dr. James Hansen, NASA Climate Scientist (1967 – 2013) and Advisor to the White House (1988 – 2007) said: “Most impressive is the work of the Citizens' Climate Lobby, [a relatively new], fast growing, non-partisan, non-profit group. If you want to join the fight to save the planet, to save creation for your grandchildren, there is no more effective step you could take than becoming an active member of this group.”

Who is the National Grasstops Action Team:

The National Grasstops Action Team oversees Citizens' Climate Lobby Australia's program of educating, building partnerships with, and gaining the support of community leaders, businesses, local governments, and non-governmental organisations that our Chapters can deliver to their parliamentarians.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Establishing relationships with business and community leaders
  • Actively participating in 1-on-1 or group meetings with business and community leaders
  • Liaising with business and community leaders to gain their support and endorsement of the Australian Climate Dividend
  • Contributing to CCLA's overall Grasstops strategy of engaging with business and community leaders for creating political will in support of the Australian Climate Dividend
  • Staying up to date with CCLA and National Grasstops Team activities
  • Providing general support and performing other related tasks as required, contributing to the success of CCLA

To succeed in this role, you should have:

  • Desire to be part of an organisation focused on effective climate change solutions
  • Positive, “can do” attitude with a willingness to work within a team of passionate volunteers
  • Passion about working collaboratively and communicating effectively with community leaders, businesses, local governments, and non-governmental organisations
  • Openness to learning and trying new things
  • Organised and methodical approach
  • Accountable and consistent approach in making, tracking, and meeting appropriate commitments, at a steady pace
  • Ability to troubleshoot on the fly and strive for excellence
  • Willingness to become familiar and conversant with CCLA’s resources, training, and tools, relevant to this role

Bonus points for:

  • Experience working in business, non-governmental organisations, or local council
  • Experience in climate campaigning or advocacy
  • Experience with business development and sales, or stakeholder management

Further remarks:

If even a couple of these criteria speak to you, you could be the perfect person for the role. Formal education, qualifications and extensive experience matter less to us than excellence, initiative, and drive.

We encourage applicants from a diversity of genders, cultures, languages, abilities, and experiences.

Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis. Please apply ASAP to avoid missing out.

Location:

Anywhere in Australia.

Training provided:

Citizens' Climate Lobby Australia is an educational and advocacy organisation. We train, educate and provide the tools for our volunteers to become effective advocates for climate action.

Time required

Whilst this role is flexible, we are looking for volunteers who can commit beyond 6 months and preferably a reasonable amount of time to dedicate (at least 5 hours/week). We're an effective and ambitious organisation, and we're confident you'll be able to make a difference with us.

Time Required

Whilst this role is flexible, we are looking for volunteers who can commit beyond 6 months and preferably a reasonable amount of time to dedicate (at least 5 hours/week). We're an effective and ambitious organisation, and we're confident you'll be able to make a difference with us.

Suitable for
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Education & Training
  • Mediation & Advocacy
Training

Citizens' Climate Lobby Australia is an educational and advocacy organisation. We train, educate and provide the tools for our volunteers to become effective advocates for climate action.