Current Opportunities

The Jane Goodall Institute Australia (JGIA) is small, non-profit with an amazing brand currently going through a strong period of growth. Our job opportunities offer the experience of being a part of a dynamic, passionate and diverse team.  JGIA is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to offering an inclusive workplace. We welcome people from all backgrounds and persuasions to apply for our positions and help us contribute to JGIA's mission of inspiring actions that connect people with animals and our shared environment. We offer flexible, part-time working arrangements and the opportunity for the right person to grow with the organisation.

2Chimp Guardian (Sydney) Voluntary

About the role:

We’re looking for someone who can bring their passion into this position to cultivate and foster relationships between donors and their adopted chimpanzees! This volunteer role is one of our most exciting volunteer positions as you will be able make a direct impact on our ability to provide essential support for rescued chimpanzees being cared for in the Tchimpounga Rehabilitation Centre, DRC. You’ll do this through managing the adoption process, ensuring donors are up to date with what’s happening in Tchimpounga and of course working with our awesome team to continue developing new ways of carrying out Jane’s work.

Why volunteer as the Chimp Guardian?

  • Empower the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center and the work they do in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Have a significant impact on the lives of orphaned Chimpanzees receiving vital care through your work
  • Gain experience in communications and social media while having the freedom to propose your own ideas
    • (Learn about communications and social media in the non for profit industry)
  • Learn what it’s like working in a global for-purpose organisation
  • Have the freedom to propose and develop your own ideas while learning about communications in a for purpose company
  • Work with fun, like-minded individuals

What does the Chimp Guardian do?

  • Works with JGIA team to develop and improve the Chimp Guardian adoption process
  • Liaises with Tchimpounga Rehabilitation Centre to receive information packages
  • Process and tailor information for specific audiences (eg. Schools, donors)
  • Creates content (Social media, Website entries)
  • Creates, regular, quality communications for donors to stay informed about Chimpanzees and the work being done in Tchimpounga
  • Drives new donor engagement while converting existing donors
  • Brings their own ideas and innovation into the role while having fun with the JGIA family!

Who is the ideal candidate?

  • Someone who can regularly commit 1-2 hours a week
  • Someone who is passionate about animals, people and the environment
  • Preferably, able to make occasional visits to the Sydney office however remote volunteers will also be considered

How to apply for this job

This role is open until filled.

To apply: Please send a current CV and a cover letter explaining how you meet the job requirements, why you would like to work at JGIA, how you align with our core values to info@janegoodall.org.au using the subject line 'Chimp Guardian'.

2. Roots & Shoots State Coordinators: NT (All Voluntary)

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots (R&S) is a program that empowers young people and equips them with the tools, motivation and support they need to address the problems that matter to them most. We are looking to create an ever-expanding network of Australians who are inspired to take action as change-making global citizens. For more information on Roots & Shoots click here.

About the Role

As a R&S State Coordinator you will be working as part of a team with other passionate, volunteer, state-based R&S coordinators, the national coordinator, CEO and other staff and volunteers. You will be playing 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.

You will manage a range of tasks including promoting R&S across your state, supporting R&S groups and individuals, building and coordinating a team of volunteers, engaging and supporting youth leaders and forming partnerships with other organisations. You will also have the opportunity to provide input and assist in the development of our events, social media, campaigns and resources. To be successful you will be dedicated, organised and compassionate. You will have excellent interpersonal communication skills, experience working with youth and an alignment with the values of JGIA.

Position description:

To be successful in this role you must: In this role you will be required to:
  • Be willing and able to commit 20 hours per month to the role
  • Have experience working with youth or children
  • Have exceptional communication skills
  • Be comfortable preparing and delivering presentations
  • Identify new members, activities and fundraising opportunities
  • Bring your expertise to raise awareness for existing programs
  • Computer literate
  • Willing to assist in developing resources for R&S
  • Respond to emails within 48 hours
  • Have a current drivers license and reliable transport
  • Have current Police and WWC clearance (or be willing to obtain)
  • Manage all R&S activities within your State
  • Promote R&S to individuals and groups (e.g. schools, universities)
  • Identify and approach potential R&S members
  • Regularly (4+ times/year) visit all active schools
  • Form a team of capable and like-minded representatives
  • Support and implement events including State R&S conference
  • Establish and maintain relationships with partner organisations
  • Stock and sell merchandise
  • Attend a minimum of 75% of online meetings
 

How To apply for this job

To apply: Please send a current CV and cover letter explaining how you meet the job requirements, why you would like to work at JGIA and how you align with our core values to rootsandshoots@janegoodall.org.au using the subject line 'Roots & Shoots State Coordinator Expression of Interest'.

3. Roots & Shoots Area Supervisor

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots (R&S) is a program that empowers young people and equips them with the tools, motivation and support they need to address the problems that matter to them most. We are looking to create an ever-expanding network of Australians who are inspired to take action as change-making global citizens. For more information on Roots & Shoots click here.

About the Role

We are seeking passionate volunteers to join our R&S team to help drive the growth of R&S.

The Area Supervisor will reside and operate in the designated country areas as part of the state team and under the guidance of the State Coordinator. The role will be to establish, monitor and assist Roots & Shoots groups in the designated area.

We are looking for help in the following locations

NSW  Newcastle and Dubbo
VIC   Bendigo and Gippsland
QLD  Toowoomba and Bundaberg
WA  Karratha and Kalgoorlie

Specifically, responsibilites will include:

  • Be willing to commit up to 10 hours a month to the program
  • Actively promote Roots & Shoots to schools and groups that may be interested in Roots & Shoots
  • Have some experience in working with youth in the 6 to 20 age group
  • Be able to build a small team of volunteers to assist in managing the program
  • Be comfortable in preparing and delivering visual presentations to various age groups
  • Respond to emails within 48 hours
  • Have current police and working with children clearances
  • Be available for monthly Zoom of Skype hookups with the State Coordinator

How to apply for this job

To apply or seek further information, please contact Bill Waterer at rootsandshoots@janegoodall.org.au

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for skilled volunteers to help in and out of the office. If you are interested in general volunteering please sign up here.

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