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Revolving Fund Coordinator

The Tasmanian Land Conservancy is seeking a Revolving Fund Coordinator to lead the day-to-day operation of the Revolving Fund, including the assessment, acquisition, ownership responsibilities and sale of conservation land across Tasmanian supporting the organisation to achieve its vision for Tasmania to be a global leader in nature conservation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation that offers a supportive and welcoming working environment and to contribute to nature conservation in Tasmania.

Background

The Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) is a not-for-profit, non-government, registered environmental organisation. Since its inception in 2001, the organisation has grown to be one of the largest private land holders in Tasmania. It has an annual income of more than $2m from public fundraising campaigns, grants and conservation business opportunities and employs 22 staff across the organisation. At the TLC we pride ourselves on our collaborative, outcome-focused workplace, and we respect and acknowledge the diversity of people, culture and communities. The TLC seeks new ways to achieve conservation that values nature and the economic, cultural and social benefits it provides us all.

Position Responsibilities

  1. Day-to-day operation of, and accountability for, all aspects of the Revolving Fund program.
  2. Overseeing the assessment and potential acquisition of land and evaluating its ability to meet TLC’s strategic objectives in line with funding agreements.
  3. Representing the Revolving Fund to internal and external stakeholders, including TLC committees, funding bodies, government agencies, real estate agents and the general public.
  4. Administering the program, including reporting and documentation. Supporting the TLC’s Property Committee, a subcommittee of the TLC board that provides advice and guidance on property acquisition.
  5. Liaising with the TLC Reserve Management Coordinator to complete maintenance, management and improvement works to properties for sale within the Revolving Fund.
  6. Coordinating the marketing and sales of conservation properties with support from the TLC Communications and Marketing Coordinator, through TLC existing communication channels and other external audiences (e.g. real estate agencies).
  7. Leading all property acquisition and sales negotiations on behalf of the TLC, on the advice of the TLC Science and Planning Team, Operations Manager and TLC legal external counsel.
  8. Leading continuous improvement to the Revolving Fund Business Plan and program strategy, policies and procedures to ensure effective and efficient conservation outcomes.
  9. Contribute to the planning, development and implementation of other TLC conservation programs as directed by the Operations Manager.

Qualifications

  1. Tertiary qualification (or equivalent experience) in the field of Natural Resource Management.
  2. Senior First Aid certificate (or the ability to obtain).
  3. Manual driver’s license.

Essential Skills and Competencies

  1. Demonstrated high-level project management, program coordination, administration and reporting.
  2. Well-developed skills in communication to a range of audiences, marketing and property sales.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to negotiate with a range of stakeholders to achieve a desired outcome.
  4. A sound understanding and working knowledge of nature conservation principles and practices for application on private land.
  5. Experience in negotiating and administering property transactions, including an understanding of legal administrative requirements.

Desirable Skills and Competencies

  1. Experience in or strong understanding of Tasmania’s rural real estate market.
  2. Knowledge of Conservation Covenants in Tasmania.
  3. Experience in ecological assessments and the development of natural values reports.

A remuneration package based on TLC Level 2 ($68,000 - $76,000 (pro rata)) and commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience (plus statutory superannuation), is being offered.

The position on offer is ongoing, part time (80% FTE / 4 days per week) and based in either Hobart or Launceston, Tasmania. The TLC provides a flexible work environment where a good work-life balance can be maintained.

Please see the position description for more details and for more information please contact Leigh Walters lwalters@tasland.org.au. Find out more about the Revolving Fund here.

To apply please include the following and send to business@tasland.org.au (noting if you are applying for Hobart or Launceston).

  • An introductory cover letter
  • Your resume (including contact details of two referees)
  • A statement addressing the Skills and Competencies listed in the position description

Applications close 28 January 2020

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