About us

The Cities Power Partnership is Australia’s largest and most active local government climate network, run by the Climate Council. We’re a fast growing team made up of expert Councillors, staff, volunteers and supporters. Together we are doing everything we can to accelerate and celebrate Australian local government’s clean energy successes. The Cities Power Partnership is a national program with members in every state and territory and the role may, therefore, require some travel within Australia.

The Role

The Cities Power Partnership (CPP) Program Development Manager focuses on establishing and managing relationships with new and existing CPP member councils and with key external stakeholders, as well as on the production of key program events. The primary purpose of the role is to work with members to ensure that, as the program grows, it develops in a manner that remains well aligned to the needs of member councils, and continues to deliver real value in a rapidly transforming operating environment.

Find the position description here. 

  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Applications Close 12th May

About you
We are looking for someone who is:

  • A go-getter, is self-motivated and responsive and can work effectively in a small, fast-paced and highly collaborative team to get the job done.
  • Able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the local government sector and what makes councils tick, particularly an appreciation of the opportunities for them to take climate action and barriers they face in doing so
  • Great on the phone with email and with a CRM, and loves maintaining relationships with members and stakeholders
  • Highly organised and has had direct experience in the planning and delivery of significant events and projects
  • Quickly able to assimilate information, fact-check content and contribute to the development of sharp public communications
  • Able to act with initiative and is confident to present new thinking or make suggestions to improve the success of the program.

Key requirements
1. A strong understanding of councils and their operating environment:

  • You’ve completed undergraduate studies in an appropriate field such as environment, sustainable development, politics or urban planning
  • You have a minimum of 5 years total work experience with a demonstrated strong understanding of and significant experience working either directly in local government or for a member services organisation focused on the local government sector

2. Brilliant at networking and engaging with stakeholders:

  • Significant experience connecting with and maintaining relationships with members and a range of stakeholders
  • You can field a high volume of phone calls and email correspondence and can effectively manage a CRM
  • You’re a confident networker

3. A good organiser with event management experience:

  • You’ve been responsible for planning and delivering a range of major events and projects

4. Passion and drive:

  • Proven ability to work in a dynamic, agile and fast-paced environment.
  • Passion for climate change, sustainability and advocacy, and a personal drive to succeed.

5. Great at communicating information:

  • The ability to communicate detailed data, information and case studies in a way that makes it compelling and easily digestible for a lay audience.

Remuneration and benefits
The Cities Power Partnership is a project of the Climate Council, an influential not-for-profit organisation and this exciting role will provide the candidate access to some of the best and brightest minds working in climate science, communications and advocacy. This is your chance to make a meaningful contribution to climate change action.
The role is offered on the following terms

  • Full time ongoing contract
  • Annual salary of $75 – 80K exclusive of superannuation (contingent on experience).
  • Based in our central Melbourne office (currently working from home due to COVID-19).

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities both internally and externally
  • Programs for time off in lieu and flexible working arrangements.
  • A brilliant work culture which is results focused but also vibrant, supportive, fun and nimble.

How to apply
If you have any questions regarding the position please email us at [email protected], using the subject line: Cities Power Partnership Program Development Manager.

Applications close midnight on the 12th May.

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter of no more than 250 words outlining your relevant experience via this link.