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Communications Coordinator

Jesuit Refugee Service Australia

This exciting position requires an outstanding communicator who is passionate about supporting people seeking asylum.

About the organisation:

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.

About the position

The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing JRS Australia’s communications strategy and supporting the Country Director in all communication actions concerning the mission of JRS in Australia.

Essential Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualification in communications or relevant discipline, coupled with experience in event management or public relations.
  • Competence in developing and implementing a dynamic communications plan.
  • Exceptional copywriting skills and the ability to develop compelling content across multiple channels (website, social media, supporter communications)
  • Experience using a website CMS (preferably wordpress) and demonstrated experience with website maintenance.
  • Proven ability to maintain and engage with audiences across various social media platforms including facebook, twitter and YouTube and experience in using digital platforms and social networking for campaigning.
  • A basic understanding of SEO.
  • Experience working alongside advocacy teams and a proven ability to integrate communications objectives with media and advocacy activities (e.g. campaigns).
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Experience coordinating/organising events.
  • Experience using communications to raise funds.
  • Capacity and enthusiasm to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team comprising staff and volunteers.
  • Capacity to manage competing deadlines, prioritise workload appropriately and work in a professional and flexible manner.
  • Adherence to the mission and values of Jesuit Refugee Services and the Australian Jesuit Province.
  • Commitment to human rights and social change and a passion for the rights of people seeking asylum and refugees.
  • Commitment to working within current Equal Employment opportunities (EEO), Work Health and Safety (WH&S), and child protection legislation.


  • Good understanding of issues concerning people seeking asylum and refugees.
  • Contacts with journalists in Australia or established relations with various media outlets.
  • Design skills and experience with the use of Adobe suite, Illustrator and Photoshop and/or experience with canva.
  • Ability to film, edit and produce videos as well as audio content. 
  • Experience with email marketing software such as MailChimp.


$43,217 (0.6FTE) including superannuation per annum.

This is a three days per week position.

Applicants will be subject to a Working with Children Check and the National Criminal Record Check.

Evidence of rights to work in Australia will be required.

The position is for two years with possibilities of extension.

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