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State Coordinator - QLD, VIC, NSW and ACT (voluntary)


Employer: ActionAid
Work Type/s: Volunteer
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, International Aid & Development, Volunteer Management, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Australia-Wide

Job posted on: 06 February, 2019.
Applications close: 25 February, 2019. (Expired)

About this position

The State Coordinator works closely with the ActionAid Campaigns Team and the broader activist network. Their focus is to manage local ActionAid groups within a geographic area. State Coordinators support 1-2 ActionAid local groups and their respective volunteers to organise and campaign in their communities.

Please ensure before applying for this position you are available to come to a three-day training and strategy event in Sydney on the weekend of the 8th-10th March (ActionAid will cover any transport, accommodation and food expenses).

Roles and responsibilities

  • Managing 1-2 local ActionAid groups within your respective state.
  • Liaising between staff and groups through regular check-ins.
  • Supporting local groups to set objectives and create plans.
  • Reporting back quarterly on how groups are tracking.
  • Attending local group meetings and events.
  • Reporting back at online monthly meetings with the National Leadership Team (comprised of all State Coordinators).
  • Supporting the development of leaders in communities.
  • Recruiting new leaders to the network.
  • Facilitating trainings with local groups.

Selection criteria

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 1 day per week to spare for this role.
  • A passion for community organising and building activism in communities across Australia.
  • A demonstrated commitment and passion for women’s rights.
  • Some experience in people management.
  • A commitment to ActionAid’s values.
  • Computer literacy and ability to use phone and email systems.
  • Respect for ActionAid’s independence and an ability to work within this ethos.
  • Passion for social justice and the role that everyday people can play to achieve a fairer and more equitable world.

What we will provide

  • The chance to come to Sydney to partake in a one-day training in community organising and a two-day strategy workshop from the 8th-10th March.
  • Ongoing training and skill up opportunities to grow your organising skills.
  • The chance to connect with ActionAid supporters and staff in Australia.
  • Connection with an international movement of supporters who believe in women’s rights and social justice.
  • The chance to contribute to the development of the grassroots strategy for ActionAid Australia.
  • The chance to contribute to our campaigns through supporting our activist network.
How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.