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Adam Majcher Legacy Program Fellowship 2021

Job No.: 621652

Location: ClimateWorks Australia, 35 Collins St, Melbourne

Employment Type: Casual

Duration: Full time equivalent to 5 weeks

Remuneration: $46.23 per hour HEW Level 5 casual loaded rate inclusive of benefits

Position description and selection criteria

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners and Elders – past, present and emerging – of the lands and waters of the people of the Kulin nation on which the ClimateWorks Australia office is located, and all of the Elders of lands across which ClimateWorks operates nationally.

The Adam Majcher Legacy Program is an annual opportunity offered to an outstanding tertiary education student or recent graduate who demonstrates potential to build collective impact and to strengthen the solutions story on climate change in Australia. We award one paid fellowship per year to a student in the early stages of their career in making an impact on climate change.

“It was immensely valuable to connect with a variety of people throughout the industry. I learned a great deal through these conversations. It was really helpful to have the space, not only to ask career advice questions, but also to explore my curiosity with a range of topics such as how to communicate well, how to collaborate with others, how businesses operate and what other stakeholders are working on climate change in different ways”

Melissa Yoon, Adam Majcher Legacy Program Fellowship 2019

The Opportunity

Are you passionate about making a difference in the world and contributing to climate solutions for Australia and our region - and either a current student or recent graduate in a related field?

We are looking for someone with all of the passion, and experience in community organising or volunteer roles, but in need of context and contacts to further your career. If you are self-driven and can find a way to contribute learnings from this experience towards making an impact in your community and beyond, please apply!

The successful applicant will be:

  • A current student or within six months of completing their studies
  • Eligible to work in Australia
  • Available to complete virtual Climate Reality Training in October 2021, and virtual Common Cause training in November 2021
  • Able to be in Melbourne - Covid-19 restrictions permitting - from Monday 1 November to Friday 17 December 2021 to complete ClimateWorks training (equivalent to 5 weeks full-time at 35 hours per week)
  • Available to present findings and reflections from the Fellowship in February 2022 (preferably in person but option to present online)
  • Demonstrably committed to climate action through volunteering or other similar activities

We welcome submissions from diverse applicants, and in particular those who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse, of diverse gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations, disabled or neurodiverse, experiencing chronic mental or physical illness and/or who are parents or carers.

We endeavour to offer a program that is culturally safe and accessible. If you have questions about what supports and accessibility frameworks are available please get in touch.

What does the program include?

The program participant will further their skills and capacity in their sphere of influence on climate change by undertaking work experience at ClimateWorks Australia, Common Cause and Climate Reality, three peak climate organisations with different approaches towards making change. The fellowship is a paid position at $46.23 per hour inclusive of benefits.

Throughout the work experience, the participant will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand and experience a diversity of approaches and skills needed in the climate sector: from community to corporate engagement and communications, and strategy to data analysis
  • Take part in our organisations’ professional development and knowledge sharing
  • Structure your time to learn from the people that resonate most with your work
  • Work directly on projects that align with your skillset and interest
  • Benefit from mentorship and practical career guidance from experienced and highly regarded professionals
  • Develop your public speaking and presentation skills
  • Share your perspective and expertise on the challenges we face

Who was Adam Majcher?

Adam Majcher committed his life to making the world a fairer place. A people person to the core, he was renowned for bringing people together to tackle and solve the climate challenge. Adam had an enormous and positive impact on an incredible network of friends, professional associates, connections, communities and of course, his deeply loved family. Through his academic background as a marine scientist, to his tireless work with organisations including The Climate Reality Project, Common Cause and Generation Yes within ClimateWorks Australia, Adam never lost sight of the fact that the solutions to our climate crisis will ultimately be driven by human beings. And he championed the right of all people - regardless of education, social status or any other barrier - to be part of the solution, building a cohort of diverse leaders across Australia, working towards safe climate for all. Adam passed away suddenly in 2017, leaving the impacts of his amazing work and broad community to carry his legacy forward.

We lost Adam way too soon. The Adam Majcher Legacy Program is an opportunity to learn from his legacy, to build on foundations that Adam created, while developing the recipients’ own unique pathway towards creating change.

Selection Criteria

  • Eligible to work in Australia?
  • Able to attend virtual Climate Reality Training in October, and virtual Common Cause training in November?
  • Able to undertake ClimateWorks training in Melbourne from 1 November to 17 December, equivalent to 5 weeks full-time at 35 hours per week?

Please provide: Your CV with two references and responses to the following questions (no more than 200 words per question):

  • What motivates you in your work in the climate space?
  • Describe some examples of your experience in self-directed climate action?
  • Describe three areas of skill that you would bring to this program.
  • In which areas would you like to develop professionally?
  • What is the impact you want to make in the world? How do you anticipate this experience and the learnings of this program contributing to that impact?
  • Anything else you think we should know about you?

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held during August.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.

Applications are open from 21 June - 31 July 2021


Ms Holly Dillabough, Project Manager +61 0435 305 562

Closing Date

Sunday 31 July 2021, 11:55pm AEST


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