WORK WITH EDO NQ as a:
FUNDRAISER on commission
We are the Environmental Defenders Office of Northern Queensland (EDO NQ) - a non-profit, non-government community legal centre specialising in public interest environmental law.
EDO NQ is the only independent Northern Queensland member of the Australian Network of EDOs (ANEDO), which actively works together to protect and conserve the national environment in the public interest.
Since 1996, EDO NQ has provided assistance to those in the Northern Queensland community who are working to protect the environment. EDO NQ does this through providing legal advice and case work assistance, providing community legal education (through the Community Litigants Handbook, Factsheets, Bulletins and Newsletters, Alerts, Facebook and community legal education seminars and workshops) and engaging with all tiers of Australian government in law reform and legal policy review projects and consultations.
For 18 years community groups and members of the public have made use of our Community Legal Centre's free or low-cost environmental law legal service. As well as making submissions on over 300 law reform and policy changes and presenting 200 legal education projects, EDO NQ has assisted over 1,300 clients with 9,000 information advices; 4,170 legal advices and nearly 600 cases. This service assists conservation groups, members of the public and landholders to protect the places they love, their health, and the wider natural environment.
EDO NQ services the area from (and including) Sarina (south of Mackay) north to the Torres Strait and the border with Papua New Guinea, and across the breadth of Queensland (here is a map of our service area). This huge area is several times the size of Victoria and contains three World Heritage Areas; including the legendary Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics. The area is home to a vast range of ecosystems, including rainforest, reef, savannah, wetlands, woodlands and semi-arid areas.
We cover all or a substantial part of seven Natural Resource Management Groups.
Until December 2013, EDO NQ was supported by the Commonwealth Government. In December 2013 the Federal Government ceased all funding for EDO NQ, without warning, after 18 years.
We now depend upon the generosity of individuals, businesses and philanthropic organisations who have an interest in environmental protection and access to social justice in order to continue to provide a free environmental law service for the community of Northern Queensland.
We now seek a professional Fundraiser to champion the acquisition and maintenance of new supporters - people from all over the world who have a particular interest in protection of such unique natural wonders as:
- The Great Barrier Reef;
- The Coral Sea;
- The Wet Tropics; and
- Cape York
amongst others .....
Ideally you will have an interest in, and understanding of, broad environmental protection issues including:
- Climate change and ocean acidification;
- industrialisation and eutrophication of coral reef systems;
- large-scale mining impacts on community health, groundwater and ecosystems;
- coal seam gas fracking;
- agricultural and industrial pollution of air, land and water;
- biodiversity and the conservation of endangered species;
- uranium mining and transport risks; and
- maritime disasters including major oil spills.
If you are fluent in English and have the capacity to engage with mid-level major donors (those with the capacity to give AU$10,000 - $50,000+), then we want to hear from you. Click below for the Job Description: