The Carbon Farming Foundation (CFF) is a newly formed not-for-profit organisation dedicated to accelerating the carbon farming industry in Australia. The CFF has the audacious goal to instigate projects that abate or sequester 7 Million tons CO2 e per year, by 2030.
The CFF is on the hunt for an Operations Coordinator to contribute their passion and energy to our vital purpose. The Operations Coordinator is to be the driving force behind supporting the internal organisational organism to thrive. You are the glue that holds everything together, working alongside the CEO to ensure systems, processes and team members are operating at their best. This is a challenging position, requiring a passionate, self-driven, meticulous and process-minded problem solver. Someone who can balance decisiveness with people-care and enquiry. If this sounds like you, then read on for a detailed outline of what this is all about (we figured you will be a details person, so hope we have covered everything).
The CFF exists to rapidly scale carbon sequestration and emission reduction activities in the Australian food and agriculture sector. CFF intends to super-charge carbon farming as a nature-based-solution to climate change, to enhance biodiversity and holistically regenerate landscapes nation-wide.
We will do this by:
The CFF is a newly formed Not-For-Profit Company with a hybrid-social-enterprise structure. We believe in the profit-for-purpose mantra and will pursue business activities where all profits are reinvested in our mission.
Our small founding team is based in Margaret River, Western Australia and we plan to operate nationwide in the coming years.
You will work alongside the CEO to develop, implement and oversee all operational systems and processes needed for the CFF to thrive. The core purpose of this role is to support the team to function at their maximum capacity.
As a small organisation this position currently covers a mix of operational coordination, company administration and team support. For now, this role is somewhat fluid and a degree of flexibility is essential. This evolving position will provide the opportunity for continuous personal development and the potential to shape a long-term role to suit your strengths and passions.
A comprehensive position description will be negotiated as part of the recruitment process to align to the successful applicant’s skillset. Some of the tasks we anticipate being included in the role are:
This position will suit a process-driven thinker, with proven experience as an organisational problem solver and team enabler. If you need rigid hierarchical structure, established processes and simple repetitive tasks, this isn’t the position for you. You will be the kind of person who teases out all the details, feelings and opinions associated with a problem; then analyses the pros and cons of different solutions. You are naturally a list-maker and planner. You will have no problem taking action, thinking on the fly and getting things done quickly. You will most likely have been previously involved in successful start-up businesses.
Above all you will be deeply connected to the purpose of The CFF. We will be able to see tangible lifestyle choices or activities (no matter how small) that show us how your personal values align to our purpose.
Skills & experience:
We are building an organisation to reflect the world we all want to live in. Our work philosophy is centred around individual freedom, trust and accountability. We do not have timesheets or set work hours, but rigorously commit to delivering on our promises. This creates a fast paced but incredibly flexible work environment that allows people to operate by their own natural rhythm and in a way that embraces life outside of work.
We are an open and inclusive team that celebrates diversity in all its shapes and forms. This is 2020! We encourage applicants from all walks of life.
Compensation will be competitive based on experience and relevant qualifications. We are open to adapting this role for the right candidate, with the opportunity for this to be a 3-5 day per week position.
The position is based in the beautiful region of Margaret River, South Western Australia. While we would love you to share our home base, we are also open to applicants who can do an initial intensive period (3-6 months) in Margaret River, but prefer to work from further afield long-term.
To apply please forward a recent CV and provide a cover letter that demonstrates why you are the right person for this role and how our organisational purpose resonates with your own life.
Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.