- Full Time
- Advocacy and Campaigns, Communications and Marketing, Media and Arts
- Not For Profit (NFP)
- Job posted on: 11 Jul 2019
- Applications close: 28 Jul 2019 (expired)
The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is partnering with Democracy in Colour to offer an exciting opportunity for an emerging campaigner of colour to join the ACOSS team in an ongoing role as our Digital Communications Officer and to take part in the People of Colour Placement Program.
Democracy in Colour's People of Colour (POC) Placement Program is a 10 month on-the-job training program for emerging campaigners of colour. This program is about finding emerging campaigners of colour, supporting their talent, and pushing organisations to centre their voices for real, lasting change. It places emerging leaders in paid positions in advocacy NGOs alongside a training and mentoring program run by Democracy in Colour. During the 10-month program, the ACOSS Digital Communications Officer will spend on average the equivalent of 1 day per week participating in training and professional development as part of the POC Placement Program, with a focus on digital communications.
ACOSS is a national advocate for action to reduce poverty and inequality and the peak body for the community services sector in Australia. ACOSS members share our vision of working for a fair, inclusive and sustainable Australia. Our members represent people on low incomes, single parents, First Nations peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disability and the LGBITQ community. A key part of this role is communicating with ACOSS members and promoting the achievements, campaigns and activities of ACOSS and its members through digital tools and platforms. The Digital Communications Officer will be a valued contributor to ACOSS campaigns, advocacy and events, including our national campaign, Raise the Rate, which is aimed at increasing Newstart, Youth Allowance and related social security payments.
This position is classified at ACOSS Level 2.1 with a salary of $62,800 per annum excluding superannuation.