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.

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

● Part time (3 days/ week, flexible but requires at least 2 days/ week in the office)

● Based at Taronga Zoo

● Operational leader with strong culture performance capabilities

● Global non-profit with an iconic environmental brand

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Roots & Shoots State Coordinators (SA, NT, ACT, TAS) and Assistant State Coordinators (Australia-wide)-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(s)

As a R&S State Coordinator and Assistant State Coordinators 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. 

You, and your team, 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 amazing opportunitity

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

Roots & Shoots Area Supervisor (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

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
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 amazing opportunity

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

3. Various Volunteering Opportunities

JGIA and Roots & Shoots are growing and could use your energy, passion, and skills!!

Please enter your details on our volunteering page https://janegoodall.nationbuilder.com/volunteer including information about your availability, desired volunteering days/hours, any skills you have to offer / would like to learn, plus anything else that you would like to share.

We will be in touch should the right opportunity come up.

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