City of Sydney
Sustainability Engagement Coordinator

Posted: 23 Sep
Closes: Never


Division: City Life 

Unit: Sustainability Programs  
Section: Sustainability Programs 
Salary: AUD $119,914 - $136,281 per annum plus Superannuation

Employment status: Permanent 

Employment arrangement: Full Time

Location: Sydney CBD

Option to work under a 19-day month arrangement 


Caring for our city, creating a future for all

Our people are passionate about their communities and connected to their teams. They’re motivated by our genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion, and our clear, compelling plan for our global city: Sustainable Sydney 2030 – 2050 Continuing the Vision .


Be part of a purpose-led organisation, with care at its core. You’ll make a difference by acting in the best interests of our communities and city. Be better together with collaborative and inclusive partnerships. Embrace possibilities and be open to new ideas and creating bold solutions. 


The City of Sydney has a strong and proud history of leading environmental performance. Under our Sustainable Sydney 2030-2050 plan and Environmental Strategy 2021-2025, we have set out the ways we work with the community, government and industry partners to collectively accelerate action towards net zero by 2035.  Our Sustainability Programs Unit is tasked to implement these strategies through the delivery of world-class award winning engagement programs, campaigns, capacity building initiatives and strategic advocacy.


The Sustainability Engagement Coordinator (Residential) will develop and deliver strategic programs to achieve better environmental performance and resilience in residential strata communities. 


We are looking for someone to:

Develop, deliver and evaluate programs and advocacy campaigns to drive climate action, sustainability and resilience outcomes in the residential strata sector.Engage with stakeholders to promote continued engagement and leadership in the City’s sustainability programs. Use best practice project management principles to deliver results, utilising procurement and contract management (such as grants management) skills.


The successful candidate will have:

Tertiary qualifications at a degree level in a relevant discipline and/or extensive knowledge of environmental and resilience issues and behaviour change programs.Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of sustainability and/or resilience programs and behaviour change campaigns in the built environment. Experience in monitoring and evaluation (data governance, analysis and insights).Knowledge and understanding of governance, regulation and environmental issues for NSW strata would be desirable.


This position represent a unique opportunity to work for one of the most progressive capital city governments in the Country with a track record of ambitious climate change action. You will deliver world class award winning programs and have the opportunity to shape how the City evolves our focus and service offerings in response to the needs within our communities and our Sustainable Sydney 2030-2050 plan. 


To apply: Upload your resume and respond to the application questions to show how you meet the role’s requirements. Select 'Apply' to complete your online application.


The successful applicant is required to complete a pre-employment health declaration.


Position description: View or download the position description 


Applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm, Sunday 8th October.


For further information contact: Ailsa McConnachie-Folwell, A/Sustainability Engagement Manager on or 02 9288 5960


A challenging and rewarding career: Why joining the City of Sydney might be the right move for you.


We offer a teams-based approach to flexibility. Our flexible working benefits include 26 week parental leave, paid partner leave of 10 weeks and paid super for up to 52 weeks of parental leave. You’ll have the opportunity to work a 19-day month with flexible working options.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and celebrate a workplace as diverse as our communities. We’re passionate about gender balance in the workplace, with an executive team that is two-thirds female and 50% of our leadership roles held by women.

We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, and LGBTIQA+ communities to join us. 

We’re a disability confident recruiter. If you identify as a person with disability and require support for your application contact or 02 9265 9333.