Organisation Name Rainforest Rescue
Location Mullumbimby, Far North Coast NSW
Date Posted January 2, 2018
Job Type Full-time
Close Date There is no formal close date, please apply as soon as possible.
Job Number 34077
Residency You must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this role.


  • Leading conservation organisation protecting rainforests forever
  • Would suit an environmentalist with a background in fundraising
  • Currently based in Mullumbimby, Far North NSW Coast


The Organisation

Rainforest Rescue has been protecting and restoring rainforests in Australia and internationally since 1998 via the purchasing of properties of high conservation value rainforest and biodiversity.

The organisation also restores rainforest through planting, maintenance and weed removal and provides volunteer opportunities for individuals and businesses to protect rainforests forever.

The core operational staff and volunteers are headquartered in Mullumbimby with a satellite office in Sydney and the land management conservation team in the Daintree undertaking forest preservation, planting days and running the native nursery.


The Role

Reporting to a highly skilled board and working closely with a small, dedicated team, you will drive the strategic plan to ensure effective organisational growth, including nurturing relationships with existing and potential partners.

Aligned with identified conservation outcomes, the CEO is also the key fundraiser in the organisation who maintains, develops and executes the full fundraising strategy and budget together with the team.

You will achieve this via a focus on:

  • Management of organisational staff and best practice governance
  • Initiating, supporting and facilitating both conservation and fundraising priorities
  • Establishing and nurturing relationships with key funders, stakeholders and other conservation bodies
  • Financial management including budget formulation and implementation
  • Representing the organisation in the media


Skills Required

You’re passionate and knowledgeable about conservation. Your energy will inspire those around you and you will be confident communicating at all levels. You have the experience to lead a team of talented and committed individuals to ensure the long-term viability of the organisation.

Ideally, you are an experienced fundraiser or business developer from the NFP or commercial sectors with the ability to form partnerships with community groups, donors and corporates attracting volunteers, philanthropy, donations, sponsorships and partnerships.

Honesty, transparency and sense of humour will be integral in the role.


If rescuing, restoring and conserving rainforest is a career motivator combined with your background of income generation, please send your cover letter responding to the skills required and resume in MS Word format to quoting #34077 or call Louise Furlong or Richard Green on 02 8243 0570 to discuss.

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