Project Officer, The Climate Reality Project

Updated: 21 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 27 Jun 2024

Job no: 0062462
Location: Parkville
Role type:Full-time/Part-time (0.8 FTE will be considered); Fixed-term until 15 July 2026
Department: Chancellery Research and Enterprise
Salary:UOM 6 – $92,749 – $100,397 p.a. plus 17% super 


  • Project manage the delivery of existing and new projects 
  • Help design and build a strong recruitment and retention strategy  
  • Brilliant benefits and a flexible hybrid work environment!  


About the Role
The Climate Reality Project (TCRP) is a worldwide climate action organisation, founded by former US Vice President Al Gore following the global success of his film An Inconvenient Truth. TCRP’s base in Australia and the Pacific is hosted at the University of Melbourne. TCRP values integrity, teamwork, maturity, adaptability, and meticulousness in supporting individuals and institutions acting on climate change. Originally focused on building the base of trained Climate Reality Leaders (CRLs) in Australia, the branch is increasingly expanding its presence in New Zealand and the Pacific. The CRL network is geographically diverse with the shared goal of making the greatest difference on climate change within their spheres of influence.  

As Project Officer you will play a critical role in supporting existing and future cohorts of leaders as well as reviewing existing back-office systems and devising and implementing new systems and structures to service this growth.  

Your responsibilities will include: 


  • Supporting CRLs as individuals and within their organisations and communities, in maximising the impact of their efforts for climate action  
  • Assisting to design and build a strong recruitment and retention strategy for TCRP initiatives including developing and implementing improved structures and technical systems to service the growth 
  • Developing and maintaining a database of key stakeholders, events, and opportunities for impact relevant to Climate Reality’s interests 
  • Supporting the coordination of large scale national/international training events, and co-leading on smaller gatherings  

Who we are looking for

We’re looking for someone with demonstrated project management capability and high-levelattention to detail and demonstratedcapacity to work both independently and within a team. You will have the ability to handle competing prioritiesand complete deliverables within deadlines and budget. You will have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to liaise and work effectively with stakeholders at multiple levels.   

You will also have: 


  • Completion of a relevant degree level qualification with subsequent relevant work- related experience  
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Climate Reality, with a track record of working with communities and individuals to create positive climate impact  
  • A strong commitment to climate justice 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues and trends around climate change, domestically or internationally 

Climate Reality leadership training and experience working with diverse audiences will be highly regarded. 

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD. 


This role requires the successful candidate to undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your new team – "Chancellery Research and Enterprise"
Chancellery Research and Enterprise develops and oversees the University of Melbourne’s research agenda and enables the University’s overarching Research at Melbourne strategy. 

The team cultivates industry engagement and investigator-driven research in the fundamental enabling disciplines, while pursuing applied solutions to three Grand Challenges: Understanding our Place and Purpose, Fostering Health and Wellbeing, and Supporting Sustainability and Resilience. 

https://about.unimelb.edu.au/leadership/senior-leadership/deputy-vice-chancellor-research  

What we offer you!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services, and discounts on graduate courses. For more information check out our benefits page!

The University of Melbourne
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Be yourself
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities, and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality, and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture, and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ivanka Yan via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address. 

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the contact details listed on the Position Description.

Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly.

Position Description

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