We're looking for a new Strategy Director! - Environment Tasmania

Are you our new Strategy Director?


We need a mature leader to guide Tasmania’s premier marine protection campaign. Tassie is a global ocean warming hotspot. Scientist predict invasive species will decimate our east coast reefs by 2050 and industrial salmon farming, already Australia’s largest fishery, has bipartisan support to double in size by 2030.

Environment Tasmania is the state’s peak conservation council. We support 18 member groups and run campaigns that deliver real outcomes for Tasmania – like the 172,000 hectare extension to the Wilderness World Heritage Area delivered in 2013 and the retreat of two super trawlers from Australian waters. Our current focus is on introducing transparency and accountability to the industrial salmon farming industry and delivering a scientifically sound network of marine protected areas within the next five years.

Role title:

Strategy Director


Full-time 5 days per week (38 hours per week)(Part-time negotiable for the right candidate)



EBA Level

Level 5.1 ($37.53 /hr plus 9.5% superannuation and 17.5% leave loading)


1 August 2018 – 1 August 2019 (12 month contract, maternity leave cover, with the potential for extension)

Reporting to:

Chair, Management Committee

Skills and attributes

  • You understand power, how it drives politicians and corporations’ decision making and how the community can intervene in this process for the common good.
  • You can make complex messages simple and tailor them to your target audience, especially when providing media with a sound bite.
  • You can map stakeholder’s self-interest and ability to deliver, including your own, and find a practical path to delivering outcomes that further your goals.
  • You see beyond a narrow definition of your role to the needs of the organisation and take responsibility for delivering as much as you realistically can.
  • It sounds a bit trite, but you believe in democracy. You understand that it’s not enough to be right and using force won’t help, so your only options are to organise, inspire and persuade.


  • Making, implementing and reviewing campaign strategy, in cooperation with the Management Committee.
  • Making, implementing and reviewing fundraising strategy, in cooperation with the Management Committee.
  • Major donor engagement and reporting.
  • Representing ET in the media and using traditional and social media to engage the public and influence decision makers.
  • Supporter engagement, via email updates, calls to action and social media.
  • Management of the budget, in partnership with ET’s Business Manager and Treasurer.
  • Reporting to the Management Committee with regular impact analysis, to support their governance role.
  • Oversight of campaign infrastructure, including databases and website.

Selection Criteria

  • Successful delivery of a campaign strategy that delivered clear outcomes (please describe the strategy, your role in it and what difference it made).
  • Successful delivery of a fundraising strategy. Experience liaising with major donors would be a plus.
  • Demonstrated understanding of supporter engagement pathways which integrate mobilisation and fundraising goals.
  • High level communication skills (please provide an example of campaign communications you have produced).
  • Experience generating media coverage.
  • Experience liaising with industry leaders to improve policies and practices, or a comparable skill set.
  • The ability to interpret scientific papers and translate them for diverse audiences.
  • Experience working with Nationbuilder would be an advantage.

 To apply

Email a CV and a short statement addressing each Section Criteria to [email protected]. If you have questions call Laura on 0401 559 335.