Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator

Employment Status: Full-time (part-time opportunity negotiable)
Location: Mascot, Sydney, NSW
Department: Communications
Salary: $75,000 – $85,000 pro-rata including super
Reports to: Landcare NSW CEO 

Position Purpose and Scope:
The Communications Coordinator plays a pivotal role in engaging and supporting Landcare NSW community members, groups, and networks through effective communication strategies. This role is responsible for managing communications platforms, producing and delivering content aligned with Landcare NSW’s strategic goals, and ensuring that the organisation is recognised as a key resource for information, speakers, and talent in the fields of Landcare and natural resource management. In essence, the role is to support our organisation to have maximum impact through the curation and publishing of our extensive content. 

The scope of the communication activities will be to align with project/program evaluation frameworks and contracts which will be developed between Landcare NSW and its funding agencies and partners. 

Key Responsibilities: 

Community Engagement and Support:

  • Actively engage with and support Landcare community members, groups, and networks, fostering a collaborative environment.
  • Guide community partners in messaging, delivery, and reporting to enhance their communication impact.

Communications Management: 

  • Manage communication platforms, ensuring timely and relevant content writing and scheduling.
  • Regularly update Landcare NSW’s digital media platforms, including websites and social media channels, responding to inquiries promptly. 

Content Development and Delivery: 

  • Research, produce, and deliver compelling content for communications and marketing plans, specifically focusing on two key programs: Creating Canopies, and Private Land Conservation Matters in alignment with contractual agreements.
  • Coordinate and develop materials for the Landcare NSW Annual Report and Strategic Plan. 

Stakeholder Engagement: 

  • Conduct regular communication meetings with Project Managers, the CEO, the Board, and Stakeholder Partners to discuss issues, report on progress, and strategise on communications and marketing plans.
  • Build and maintain media and communications networks, establishing Landcare NSW as a primary source for relevant content and expertise. 

Awareness and Capacity Building: 

  • Elevate public awareness and understanding of Landcare, highlighting its significance in ecological biodiversity, sustainable agriculture, and disaster risk reduction.
  • Enhance the knowledge-sharing capacity and potential of Landcare NSW staff and board members. 

Strategic Outreach: 

  • Reach out to community Landcare facilitators and coordinators, aligning strategies and initiatives to amplify Landcare NSW’s impact. 

Key Selection Criteria: 

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated experience in managing communications platforms and producing engaging content. 
  • Proven ability to build partnerships and engage with diverse stakeholder groups. 
  • Take a proactive approach to communication and have a bold vision for supporting Landcare NSW and its members in this portfolio.
  • Drive member and public engagement through social media platforms and extend people’s awareness of Landcare NSW.
  • Be technologically savvy. Data and narrative will be collated where possible from across Project/Program Managers and used to review event communication as the projects/programs progress. 
  • Experience in environmental conservation, natural resource management, or a related field is highly desirable. 
  • Tertiary qualifications in marketing, business, communications, or a related field, supplemented by relevant industry experience. 

To Apply:

Please submit your application along with responses to the following employer questions: 

  • Do you have the right to work in Australia? 
  • How many years of experience do you have as a communications officer or coordinator? 
  • Do you have customer service experience? 
  • Do you have experience working in the not-for-profit sector?

Additional information

Landcare NSW Inc is an equal opportunity employer, with employment under the organisation’s standard employment agreement or as negotiated.

We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Previous work experience or knowledge of working in a community-based or not-for-profit organisation.


Please forward your resumé along with a short (no more than 2 page) cover letter to:

Applications close COB Friday 5 April 2024.

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