- Job title: Director, First Nations Program
- Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer
- Mandatory Requirements: This is an Identified Position – It is an occupational requirement that this position be filled by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
- Location: Can work from anywhere, with expectation of some travel and time-to-time attendance at your designated office.
- Salary range: $124,485 – $145,653 + 10% superannuation (Pro rata if offered part time)
Read the position description:
We want a leader with a big vision. Someone looking to make a big difference in a crucial space, at a crucial time. You want to work for an organisation with the courage to seek improvements to “the system” and a desire to better serve First Nations peoples.
You may or may not be a western trained lawyer, but you will be:
• Deeply connected to, and passionate about, the protection of Country
• A leader and a person with exceptional emotional intelligence
• A person who understands and seeks environmental justice
• A strategic thinker and a coalition builder
• Someone who enjoys advocacy and pushing boundaries
• Capable of building deep connections and leading cultural changes within organisations and external to them.
The Director will work with the CEO, Board and stakeholders to play a key role in delivering the Environmental Defenders Office’s vision – a world where nature thrives – and will oversee strategic First Nations Projects, programs and engagement.
This is an Identified position. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 NSW.
Application closing date: 14 March 2022
Our culture and benefits
- We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected, and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or life stage.
- The chance to be part of the largest environmental legal practice in the Australia-Pacific
- A very flexible and family-friendly workplace
- Option to work from home and the office
- Paid parental leave
- 15 Days personal/carer’s leave
- Extra leave over the Christmas period
- Access to EAP
- Ongoing professional development opportunities
- EDO proudly has a JEDI (Justice, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion) Committee and a Mental Health Ambassador Committee, and is developing a First Nations Indigenous Peoples Program with the aid of indigenous-led consultancies
Commitment – We are committed to; a united organisation, to each other, to collaboration, to justice, to our communities and to creating a world where nature thrives.
Diversity – We are respectful of and welcome diversity of staff, volunteers, offices, environmental regions, communities, stakeholders.
Integrity – We work effectively, efficiently, strategically, professionally, and ethically; “justice is in our nature”.
Vision – We lead change and environmental empowerment using innovation, creativity, and courage.
How to apply
To find out more information, or to request an application package please contact
Jamie Hardy on email: [email protected] or Mobile: 0428 523 005