Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities

Deputy Director

This is a critical role that will shape the future of the Boomerang Alliance. The successful applicant will take primary responsibility for implementing key parts of our fundraising strategy and marketing, participate in advocacy and will help drive the continued success and growth of BA. You will join our central office in Sydney and work with relevant staff and an external Fundraising Advisor. You will also provide advice to Total Environment Centre, at times.

Boomerang currently has a team of 9 staff across 3 states. We are looking for someone with demonstrated leadership qualities and experience in fundraising, marketing and operations; and a clear understanding of advocacy. You may be required to travel from time to time in order to perform the duties of the position.

Duties include:

  • Advocacy of our key campaigns.

  • Leading BA’s fundraising programs with the support of the CEO, communications and mobilisation staff members and an external Fundraising Advisor to build BA’s sustainable income, including via:

- corporate sponsorships,

- philanthropic support and granting,

- managing key donor relationships, and

- testing new fundraising streams.

  • Communications: donor communications and assisting in leveraging a growing supporter base from BA's campaigns.

  • Event management: develop and implement a marketing and sponsorship plan for the Marine Plastic Pollution Pacific Solutions Conference to be held in October 2017.

  • Organise a Business Roundtable for current and new sponsors to be held twice a year.

  • Advise on TEC’s fundraising efforts.

  • Monthly reporting on all BA fundraising streams.

Desired skills include:

  • Excellent organisational skills with a proven ability to execute activities that deliver results

  • A track record of meeting targets

  • Experience in using and understanding data and analysis to inform decision-making

  • Well-developed skills in building collaborative relationships internally and with external supporters/partners

  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and with credibility, both in person and in writing

  • An understanding of waste and recycling issues across environmental, legal and economic dimensions

  • Strong MS Office skills, particularly in Word, Excel & Outlook

Even if you only meet some of these skills, but you think you’re right for the job and are ready to learn, we’re keen to hear from you.

Reports to: Boomerang Alliance CEO

Employment Basis: 12 month contract, with extension possible

Hours: Full-time

Location: Sydney

Salary: up to $79,000 plus super and leave loading

Start date: March/April 2017

Applications close: 13 March, 2017.

Applications to : Jeff Angel, Director. PO Box K61, Haymarket NSW 1240 or info (at), with subject heading, ‘Deputy Director - your name'.

Please include the following two attachments: (1) a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria and (2) your resume (CV), including two referees.



NationBuilder Officer

We are currently seeking a (2dpw) Nation Builder Officer on a short term contract to support our digital campaigns.

Boomerang is going through a growth phase and the NationBuilder Officer will help our campaign team (paid and volunteer) reach their goals by assisting with optimising our website, database, engagement tactics, and metrics.

Key Areas Of Responsibility

Database and Contact Relationship Management

  • Add/remove tags to profiles as needed

  • Add new people/organisations and complete their profiles with relevant info

    • Manually

    • Batch updates

  • Log contacts & teach others how to log contacts to track communications

  • Create filters, tags and lists.

  • Use the search function for advanced queries based on multiple criteria & save as dynamic filters

  • Create and manage tag library

  • Create permission sets for staff & key volunteers/organisers

  • Merge/de-dupe

  • Map properly & import .csv data if needed

Website / Content Management System

  • Create & edit certain types of web pages built on NationBuilder (graphic elements provided

  • Make edits to custom pages


  • Create an event with date/location/rsvps

  • Volunteer/signup pages

  • Surveys & petition/call to action pages

  • Donation pages

  • Manage top nav tab

  • Update photos/files

  • Monitor text & email opt-ins

Communications and Engagement

  • Connect email, FB, Twitter, and text to a broadcaster

  • Configure broadcasters for current staff and any incoming staff

  • Create email blasts with targeted lists based on tags or filters

  • Potentially use NationBuilder’s texting feature to reach users

  • Manage email deliverability

    • A/B testing

    • Spam scores

    • Minimising potential for spam

    • Maintain a healthy email list & optimise deliverability

    • Help staff across the organisation use basic NationBuilder functions

 Metrics and Analysis

  • Use Google Analytics to track website visitor activity and conversation

  • Help guide strategy or optimise tactics to communicate with our nation

Requisite Skills

  • Past experience in website and database management. Ideally certified NationBuilder Expert or with equivalent skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously

  • Flexible work style and interest in being part of a dynamic, evolving team and organisation

  • Organised and detail oriented

  • Excellent judgment and problem-solving skills

  • Strong interest for the Boomerang Alliance's campaigns

  • Enthusiasm and positive attitude

Even if you only meet some of the skills, but you think you're the right person for the job and are ready to learn we are keen to hear from you.

Duration: 2 days per week - ideally Tuesdays and Wednesdays (4 months contract)

Start date: ASAP

Salary: $24ph plus super and leave loading, 7.6 hours per day

Reports to: Program and Mobilisation Manager

Location: Our preference is for this staff person to be based in our office in Surry Hills (NSW). However, we may consider a remote option for skilled candidates.

Start date: March/April 2017

Applications close: 13 March, 2017.

Applications to Jeff Angel, Director. PO Box K61, Haymarket NSW 1240 or info (at), with subject heading “NB Manager Application”. Please include a resume and a cover letter.