Climate Reality Program Coordinator

University of Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC, AU

ob no: 0044617

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning

Salary: $91,913 – $99,495 (UOM 7)

Role & Superannuation rate: Professional – Full time – 17% super

The Climate Reality Project (TCRP) is a worldwide climate outreach organisation, founded and Chaired by former US Vice President Al Gore. TCRP’s base in Australia and the Pacific is hosted by MSSI, at the University of Melbourne (UoM). The Climate Reality Program Coordinator works closely with MSSI’s Executive Officer on administrative matters, and reports to the Enterprise Professor of Environmentalism, who also chairs TCRP’s local Advisory Board. 

The Climate Reality Program Coordinator has administrative carriage of TCRP’s Australia and Pacific Branch and is responsible for the development and implementation of TCRP’s strategy in Australia and the Pacific. They also work on global engagement initiatives with TCRP International and other branches in the region, including India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Following Australia’s fifth Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Brisbane in June 2019, a key focus of the Climate Reality Program Coordinator role is engaging TCRP’s network of 1,600 local Climate Reality Leaders (CRLs) and enabling them to be well informed and effective in their climate change outreach.

The Program Coordinator is supported by a lean and enthusiastic team who value good humour, teamwork, adaptability and meticulousness in supporting individuals and institutions acting on climate change. The role encompasses intricate project and stakeholder management alongside day-to-day administration of the branch and its suite of projects. The effective provision of support and capability-building for CRLs to promote change through informed climate solutions is central to the role.  

The position is part of the The Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI), one of five Melbourne Interdisciplinary Research Institutes (MIRIs) at the University of Melbourne, overseen by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). MSSI is hosted administratively by the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning. See for information on the MIRIs.

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