- Job posted on: 25th Sep 2019
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RESULTS International (Australia) is a small not for profit that works as part of an international, non-partisan and non-profit network that has been working in Australia for more than 30 years through a combination of staff led and volunteer driven advocacy connecting at local, national and global levels.
Through a focus on a range of poverty related issues, but particularly health, we work with parliamentarians, the media and members of the community to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. This includes things like pushing for an increase to the foreign aid budget and increased pledges to multilateral bodies that work on global health and poverty alleviation.
RESULTS works with individuals and assists them in preparing for their first meeting with their local MP all the way through to engaging in the international arena with institutions like the World Bank and the World Health Organisation.
Our grassroots volunteers are passionate, committed everyday people who receive training, support, and inspiration to become skilled advocates advising decision makers and guiding them towards decisions that improve access to such things as education, health, and economic opportunity for people living in the poorest parts of the world. This role is about maintaining and enhancing their engagement.
RESULTS is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, leader to coordinate our advocacy campaigns with volunteers.
A strong people person, you will have the ability to engage and support volunteers around Australia and inspire them to take action. The ideal candidate will have experience in community organising, or leading and managing a volunteer program, but we're looking for drive and the ability to motivate people over previous experience. Strong interpersonal skills are a must.
The Grassroots Engagement Coordinator is responsible for organising efforts to recruit, train, support and activate members of the community to be empowered advocates who influence political decisions to bring an end to extreme poverty. As part of the Campaigns Team, the Grassroots Engagement Coordinator oversees the delivery of meaningful volunteer actions that contribute to RESULTS broader advocacy objectives particularly on global health issues, and retain, attract and build the RESULTS volunteer base.
A full Position Description is attached below.