• 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 

Our values

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