Nature-Climate Solutions Manager

Job No: 150191
Location: Melbourne

  • Are you passionate about sustainability and looking to leave your mark on the legacy of BirdLife Australia?
  • Enjoy an attractive salary circa $90,000 – $110,000 plus super!
  • This is your chance to grow and implement a new program!

BirdLife Australia

BirdLife Australia is a national, grassroots charity with over 220,000 supporters. For over a century, we have been the voice of Australia’s birdlife, from protecting birds and their habitats to on-ground projects and advocacy informed by rigorous science. Our core programs adopt a multi-species landscape-scale approach to conservation, including beach-nesting shorebirds, woodland birds, mallee birds and globally critical habitat, which we call Key Biodiversity Areas.

We are embarking on an exciting journey of transformational change with a new Bird Conservation Strategy (2022 – 2032). Our organisational effectiveness strategy is a key enabling strategy to ensure BirdLife can reach its full potential for impact and deliver the Bird Conservation Strategy priorities.

As we continue to expand and grow our organisation, we continue to develop our portfolio and implement new programs that will help us achieve our strategic goals. We now have an exciting new opportunity for a Nature-Climate Solutions Manager to lead our participation in the evolving carbon and biodiversity markets.

This is your chance to join a passionate team and help deliver our Bird Conservation Strategy!

Your next opportunity

You will work with the teams at BirdLife to explore and facilitate project opportunities for buyers to offset carbon emissions and ecological footprints and foster the development of strategic partnerships to deliver scientifically robust best practice projects for carbon, biodiversity, and communities.

Your core duties will include:

  • Develop and execute our business strategy and program;
  • Implement carbon and biodiversity outcomes across all organisational programs and projects;
  • Build relationships with strategic partners; and
  • Develop robust standards for impact measurement and evaluation.

You will also build partnerships with sophisticated buyers and stakeholders and facilitate the co-design and delivery of collaborative projects.

What you will bring to the team

To thrive in this role, you will be a strategic thinker and have an entrepreneurial approach to your work and the ability to drive growth within this space. You will have previous experience in successfully implementing business ventures and climate project development.

Importantly, you will have a strong understanding of Accounting for Nature standards and its importance to offer ‘premium’ market-based products.

You will be a passionate and solution-driven individual with strong interpersonal skills and be able to effectively engage with stakeholders to help achieve goals consistent with BirdLife’s strategic plans.

Perks of the role

This role comes with an attractive salary circa $90,000 – $110,000 (dependent on skills and experience) plus 10% super. You will also enjoy great benefits, including additional special leave entitlements, 17.5% leave loading and flexible working arrangements.

You will enjoy this opportunity to join an ambitious organisation and work closely with a passionate and diverse team.

Our values make our organisation such an exciting place to work for:

  • Passion: We bring people together around a love of nature
  • Excellence: Science and knowledge are at the centre of everything we do
  • Leadership: We empower and inspire people to lead with courage and purpose
  • Collaboration: We embrace diversity and work in partnership with mutual respect
  • Integrity: Our success is based on experience, honesty, trust and fairness
  • Impact: We think globally, lead nationally and act locally


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