Birds in Schools Project Officer - Position available Sydney

Birds in Schools (BIS) is a curriculum-linked environmental education program designed and delivered by BirdLife Australia’s Urban Bird Program that engages Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6) primary school students as citizen scientists. The program places students at the centre of their own learning and guides them through an investigation of the bird community and habitat of their school by collecting, analysing and interpreting their own data. The ultimate aim of this process is the development and implementation of an action plan – by the students themselves – which results in improving the biodiversity of their school grounds. This will improve the ecological footprint of the schools themselves and the surrounding communities, leading to a more sustainable local environment.

Reporting to the Urban Bird Program Managers, the Birds in Schools Project Officer will be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating Birds in Schools Project in the Penrith LGA with a particular focus on the Penrith Lakes Development. The project officer will provide training, do some teaching and will also coordinate volunteers, local council staff and report and publicise project outcomes, including the creation of bird-friendly habitat across 10 primary schools. (Please email for a Position Description which includes a full list of duties and selection criteria).

Location: The position is based in the Sydney office at Sydney Olympic Park however there is the potential to work from home. Delivery of the lessons will be located at the schools and at Penrith Lakes.

Status: This is a part-time position (0.4 FTE) offered on a 10 month contract. A continuation to the contract after this period would be offered subject to acceptable performance and available funding.

Salary: Full time salary of up to $65 629 pro rata based on skills / experience, plus 9.5% superannuation

How to apply for this position: To be considered for an interview, written applications should include the following:

1. A brief covering letter outlining your suitability for the role

2. A statement adequately addressing the selection criteria

3. A resume detailing your work history and qualifications 

Please send all applications to

Enquiries: Contact Holly Parsons: 0403173060

Position closes 16 March 2018

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