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Policy and Media Officer


Employer: Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Policy & Research, Advocacy & Campaigns, Alcohol & Other Drugs, Media & Arts
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 15 March, 2019.
Applications close: 27 March, 2019. (Expired)

  • Responsible to: VAADA Executive Officer
  • Employment Basis: 1.0 FTE ongoing

About this position:

The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) is a non-government peak organisation for Victorian alcohol and other drug (AOD) services. VAADA aims to support and promote strategies that prevent and reduce the harms associated with AOD use across the Victorian community. Further, VAADA aims to ensure that the issues for people experiencing the harms associated with substance use and the organisations that support them are well represented in policy, program development, and public discussion. Central to achieving these aims is a strong media and policy presence.

VAADA is seeking a self-motivated and highly organised individual to coordinate the peak body’s policy, advocacy and media activity in line with VAADA’s purpose and strategic objectives. In particular, this position aligns with the policy and advocacy strategic objective, which aims to increase influence and leadership in the AOD sector.

Working directly to the Executive Officer (EO), but in close consultation with other VAADA staff, this role draws on a variety of knowledge sources, information, evidence, data, and member feedback to develop and assist the EO to deliver a coordinated approach to media, advocacy and policy in the Victorian AOD sector.

VAADA is seeking and individual with sound research, communication and analytic skills, especially writing. You will have a good understanding of AOD issues, and experience and understanding of the media – ideally in a social services context. You will also have a history of liaising effectively with a range of stakeholders in a representational role with a relevant tertiary qualification and/ or professional experience suited to this position.

All applications are to be made in writing and include a cover letter, CV/resume and responses to the selection criteria (no more than half a page per item).

VAADA will acknowledge receipt of all applications.

Salary: Salary & conditions of service will be in accordance with the contractual arrangements and package determined by the VAADA Management. Salary in the range of $70,000 -$85,000 (depending on skills and experience, per annum pro rata, plus super and salary packaging options).

Location: 211 Victoria Pde, Collingwood 3066

The Position Description can be downloaded below.

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