Environmental Program Coordinator

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2023

  • Reporting to: Environmental Manager
  • Hours: Full-time or 0.8FTE, can be flexed to your needs
  • Location: Flexible location (Sydney or Melbourne preferred) with ongoing hybrid/remote work options 

About AEGN

The Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN) is a member organisation that aims to harness the power of philanthropy to help protect our environment, act on climate change and build a sustainable future. Our mission is to grow effective funding for the environment and climate change. 

The AEGN works with philanthropic funders who want to become more effective in their environmental giving. The AEGN is a trusted place where members learn and share, are inspired and informed, and come together to fund some of the greatest challenges of our times. Above all, our members discover that far more can be achieved through working together than by acting alone.

About the role

There is a small group of Environmental Program Coordinators who support critical areas of the AEGN’s work program – growing the scale and impact of environmental and climate philanthropy.

This group arrangement means that over time you will have the opportunity to work across a range of key areas (Climate, Nature, Indigenous Land & Sea Management, Sustainable Food Systems, etc). Responsibilities include;

  • supporting the events program
    • researching event topics
    • developing communication
    • attending and supporting delivery
    • post-event follow-up activities
  • coordinating, monitoring, tracking and reporting on projects
  • coordinating, note-taking/keeping, researching, and developing content for funder group meetings
  • writing content for publication on the website and in member resources
  • collecting, entering, and analysing CRM data
  • assisting members with inquiries, escalating as needed.

About You

You are passionate about the environment. You collaborate for success and love being part of a team. You have some good experience in the environment or climate sector and are looking to build a career in this space, so are keen to support an experienced team across a range of activities to build your capability. You are organised, self-directed and professional in your approach and your interactions are delivered with a strong sense of customer/member service.


  • Strong collaborator  you have excellent interpersonal and intrapersonal skills and value collective problem-solving and working to achieve common goals.
  • Quick learner – you ask the right questions to be able to understand new processes and ideas quickly.
  • Excellent communication – you can communicate verbally and in writing with a confident and compelling message to a wide range of stakeholders, staff, members, etc.
  • Organised – you get things done on time, balance conflicting priorities and manage workflow, and communicate your progress clearly.
  • Professional – you can interact with members and staff professionally, promptly respond to requests, and are reliable, punctual, and proactive.
  • Flexible – you are happy to work on all types of work and can muck in as needed to ensure the team achieves its goals.
  • Initiative & Self-Managed – You take ownership of the goals of a project, anticipate problems, and act to resolve them without being asked, seeking input and support where required.


  • 2+ years working in the environment (experience in climate change, environment charitable sector, philanthropy an advantage).
  • Relevant degree qualification.
  • Good writing skills with experience writing communication pieces for various audiences.
  • Strong attention to detail and proofing skills.
  • Strong digital capability including – Zoom, collaboration tools, CRMs Strong – Experience organising online and face to face events preferred.
  • Right to work in Australia.

What We Offer

  • $75-80K Base (based on skills and experience) plus superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • A strong work culture – ambitious in our programming and goals whilst also being supportive, collaborative, and flexible
  • 4 weeks annual leave plus the option to purchase up to 4 weeks additional leave
  • Support for learning and development 
  • Access to the AEGN Employee Assistance Program


If you are passionate about empowering philanthropists to drive positive change for Australia’s climate and environmental sustainability, then PLEASE APPLY HERE and provide a Cover Letter and your CV. Please call Stephanie Gaylard on 0436026085 if you would like any further information.

Selection Criteria 

  1. Strong knowledge of environment/climate change issues faced in the Australian context. Knowledge of not for profit or philanthropy are an advantage.
  2. Ability to work collaboratively and in small teams demonstrating flexibility and a positive demeanour.
  3. Ability to organise and plan own work across multiple tasks and tight deadlines, to deliver quality outcomes on time.
  4. Ability to research and prepare written communication pieces for a variety of audiences and channels.
  5. Strong self-awareness and ability to build effective working relationships across a range of people and contexts.