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: 2 April, 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.



Website and social media content volunteers (4 opportunities!) 


The Boomerang Alliance represents 47 different environment groups and local government organisations across Australia (and one in Indonesia). Our movement is backed by 45,000 supporters, and our mission is to give local communities power and influence in their struggle to stem the massive waste of resources polluting our playgrounds, parks, rivers and beaches. Our ultimate vision is to create a healthy, free environment for all to enjoy by promoting maximum resource efficiency and zero waste. We truly believe that community empowerment is key to achieving our goals.

We are currently seeking passionate and talented writers to promote our message through our official website and social media platforms. We wish to add 4 volunteers to our content team. Namely, a volunteer to create website content and, two volunteers to create social media content and respond to queries, and a volunteer acting as the sub-editor to provide strategic and administrative support to the Team Leader. Volunteers will be assigned various topics based upon what we require, and also explore their own ideas. 

 As a part of the Communications team, volunteers will: 

-Learn to work in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced team

- Enhance their writing and communication skills

- Have the ability to work from home, and schedule their work hours around their other commitments

- Build up their CV

- Simply HAVE FUN!

Key requirements for all Communications volunteers: 

- The ability to start immediately and work for a minimum of 12 months

- The ability to work for a minimum of 3-4 hours a week

- Strong interest in sustainability and the environment 

- Pragmatic approach to meeting strict issue deadlines 

- Strong writing skills and the ability to write about different topics 

- Strong relationship building skills

- Prior professional writing and/or social media experience will be highly valued

- Qualifications in communication, journalism or social media will be highly valued


To apply for any of the positions, simply email your resume, writing portfolio (or a couple of writing samples), and a short cover letter (100-200 words) to Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. In your cover letter, please tell us why you are keen about volunteering for the Boomerang Alliance and how your skills and experience meet the key requirements above.

Applications close 3 May 2017.