Join the 350.org Australia team

350 is a global grassroots movement taking on the fossil fuel industry. Our vision is for a future that is just and equitable, with our communities and ecosystems thriving and protected from the impacts of climate change.

We believe that the only way we’ll see meaningful action on climate change is if we can counter the power of big fossil fuel companies with the power of people taking collective action. We work with the global 350 movement and in solidarity with people on the frontlines of climate change.

Right now, we are running campaigns to stop the flow of money for new fossil fuel projects and amplifying Torres Strait Islander voices as they fight to protect their island homes from climate change.

350.org Australia is a supportive, small team with benefits including professional development and training, an Employee Assistance Program, the ability to work flexibly and from home, and cultural leave provided to employees.

350.org Australia is an equal opportunity employer, and we strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities to apply for this role.


Join our board of directors

350.org Australia is seeking a number of new volunteer Board Directors to support our grassroots movement to grow and continue to deliver powerful climate justice campaigns.

Position: 350.org Australia Board Director

Location: Anywhere in Australia

Your commitment: 2-5 hours per month

 

About this role

The 350.org Australia Board of Directors is responsible for:

  • Protecting the mission and charitable purpose of 350.org Australia;
  • Ensuring long term strategy is in place, including supporting the staff team to develop, monitor and evaluate the organisation’s strategic plan;
  • Overseeing, managing and holding responsibility for risk management and reviewing risk on a regular basis;
  • Supporting strong financial planning and management of the organisation, including ensuring the organisation uses its resources in a sustainable and impactful way; 
  • Ensuring organisation oversight, including: approving major strategic and financial decisions;
  • Ensuring the organisation remains compliant to regulatory bodies;
  • Selecting, supporting and reviewing the performance of the CEO; and
  • Providing expert and strategic advice to the CEOs and the staff team as required.

Selection criteria

350.org Australia is committed to maintaining a strong volunteer Board, with a broad range of lived experience, to support our diverse movement and staff team. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities to apply for these roles. 350.org Australia is able to offer a modest sitting fee to increase accessibility of the role and support the participation of Directors.
We’re searching for individuals who:

  • Are passionate about climate justice, and believe in building a grassroots movement.
  • Have lived experience, networks, or professional experience to support 350.org Australia’s work.
  • Can attend quarterly 2-hour board meetings over Zoom, and additionally work with the rest of the Board, CEO, and staff for a few hours a month.
  • Ideally has previous governance experience in a not-for-profit context (not essential for the right candidate)

In particular, we are looking for Directors who can add any of the following experience to our Board:

  • Deep experience in engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Legal experience, especially an interest in protest rights.
  • Organisational management and HR experience.
  • Philanthropic experience and networks.
  • Political advocacy or government relations experience for a values-aligned organisation.
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation and impact measurement frameworks in an advocacy context.

How to apply

Please send to lucy@350.org.au:

  • A CV of no more than 3 pages
  • A cover letter of no more than 1 page, outlining why you’re interested in the role and your lived and professional experience.

Based on your experience, you may be invited to a follow up conversation with the Chair of the Board and the CEO.

Read the full position description here.

Volunteer Positions

Movement Support Team

About this Role

The Movement Support Team (MST) exists to grow, support and build leadership within our network of volunteers and to create the scale of people power and skills that we need to stand up to the fossil fuel industry.

Through helping identify and coaching grassroots leaders, welcoming new volunteers to our network, rolling out activist training and campaign tactics we create a powerful and resilient grassroots movement that will help us achieve our shared goals.

Our goal:
Activists across Australia will work together to shift the big 4 banks away from oil and gas investments, making it harder for big gas projects like Scarborough, Beetaloo and Barossa to secure Australian finance.

How we will achieve this: By building up communities and activists that can lead coordinated campaigns to put brand, staff and customer pressure on the banks and pressuring them to update their oil and gas lending policies.

Movement Support Team: Roles Description

We’re looking for 20-25 volunteer activists to join these teams and help build a movement for climate justice! MST members lead on various tasks including welcoming and inducting new activists, action and mobilisation support, training and events. Min 6-months commitment (fortnightly meetings and on average 1-2 hours per week).

Feel free to contact lavanya@350.org.au, using the subject line: Movement Support Team Members (voluntary) enquiry if you have any questions or want to chat about the role before applying. We will be interviewing from mid-January to early February on a rolling basis.

You can view a position description here.

Apply for the Movement Support Team Member position here. 

7 REASONS TO WORK FOR 350.ORG Australia


  1. We work for justice.
  2. We are bold, creative, and strategic.
  3. We care for and trust one another.
  4. We have flexible work schedules to meet real-life needs.
  5. We have fun while taking on the bad guys.
  6. We are transparent and accountable.
  7. We work in a global team in 188 countries.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

350.org is an equal opportunity employer. 350.org strives to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We are committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a safe workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of thinking and working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out our work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We strive to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, assigned gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion or creed, or marital or parental status. We also strive to build the power of team members in communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.