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19 Jul 2022

Full-Time Climate Action Educator

Sustainability Trust  Wellington City, Wellington $55,000 - 60,000

Job Description

  • Permanent, full-time 37.5 hours per week 
  • Monday – Friday with regular Saturday work (twice monthly, Time in Lieu offered) OR Tuesday through to Saturday 
  • National travel required and overnight stays away around once or twice a month.  

Hey! We see you over there, inspiring people to live more sustainably. We get it, you’ve convinced all your friends to get coffee in keepcups, got your family into composting and got the kids in your neighbourhood cleaning rubbish from the streets, and now you want to use those skills to make a difference. 

That’s the kind of energy we love and we think you and your awesome mahi could find a home at Sustainability Trust. 

An exciting opportunity has come up in our small education team as our Climate Action Educator. You could be creating social and environmental impact whilst working for Wellington’s leading sustainability social enterprise (that’s us btw). 

This role will be delivering sustainability and zero-waste orientated workshops, building urban agriculture partnerships, and ensuring our funding contracts are delivered. You’ll also coordinate our popular monthly street clean-ups and do basic waste audits.  

We need an experienced educator who knows how to inspire and motivate a wide range of learners. It should go without saying that you’ll be passionate about sustainability. You will have some lived experience in sustainability practice because you’ll need to be able to relate to people from all walks of life, all ages and stages on their sustainability journey.  

Who are you?    

You might have the following:   

  • High level of verbal and written communication.  
  • Ability to develop a range of communications materials to support internal and external audiences. 
  • Knowledge in urban agriculture, sustainability, and zero waste/circular economy. 
  • A qualification/s in Sustainability, Environmental Science, Te Ao Māori, Premaculture, or related field would be useful
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to converse, develop and maintain positive meaningful relationships with other community organisations, council staff, schools and businesses.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Project management including proven experience in planning and delivering within budgets.
  • Strong computer literacy skills (Microsoft Office suite, Checkfront, Survey Monkey, MailChimp, Salesforce)  
  • Ability to use basic Te Reo Māori in the delivery of your programmes and a commitment to ongoing learning in this area including Treaty training.
  • Self-directed as needed, motivated and motivational.
  • Experience with volunteer management. 

      If you think you don’t have all the skills or experience we want, but think you can offer some other value-add, please feel free to apply.  

      Who are we?    

      We’re a bunch of awesome people, motivated by the fact that this is the decade of urgency for the planet.  We’ve got no time to waste, so we’re busy (and a little noisy) every day, making homes in Aotearoa warmer, drier and more energy-efficent. We show people how easy it is to minimise waste, we empower them to get composting and we show their kids how cool Papatūānuku really is. We’re family friendly, dog friendly and just generally friendly. You’re going to love us! Find out more about us on our website: www.sustaintrust.org.nz.   

      Why Us?  

        We offer:   

      • Getting great discounts on all our products and services
      • Staff interest-free loans for a commuter e-bike 
      • Some working from home time 
      • Sleeping well at night knowing that you’re part of a social enterprise that cares about the community in the Wellington region 

      The starting salary will be in the range of $55-60,000 full-time salary depending on qualifications and experience.  

      We know that innovation thrives on teams where diverse points of view are welcomed and celebrated. We explicitly seek people that bring diverse life experiences and diverse cultures, people who have diverse educational backgrounds and work experiences. We know that together this kind of diversity is what it takes to solve hard problems.   

      You must hold a valid Full NZ Drivers Licence, have eligibility to work in Aotearoa/New Zealand and will need to undergo a clean slate police vetting check.   

      If you are excited about being part of reputable, forward thinking organisation that has clear aims about making a difference for our environment, please send your cover letter and CV to [email protected] with the subject line: Climate Action Educator.  

      Applications will close 5pm 12 August 2022 but we will be screening as we go, so don’t wait and apply now!   (We will extend the application period if needed). 

      Job Category: Education (other). Job Type: Full-Time.
      Closes August 12, 2022

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