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Communications Coordinator - Community Action For Preventing Extremism

All Together Now

All Together Now aims to prevent racism by promoting racial equality through education. We are the only national charity dedicated to preventing all forms of racism in Australia.

All Together Now’s ground-breaking Community Action for Preventing Extremism (CAPE) project was established in 2012 to plant a seed of doubt in the minds of young men who were attracted to white supremacy. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and remains the only project of its kind in Australia. The project’s focus in NSW over the next four years will be to interact directly with white nationalists online to challenge their beliefs, and to establish and support a volunteer youth network that will challenge white nationalist activity across the state.

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for managing the project’s communications including social media engagement, online advertising and media enquiries. S/he reports to the Project Manager and works two days per week in the first year, and one day per week from the second year.

The Communications Coordinator will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Coordinate online advertising and corresponding budget in relation to this project.
  2. Coordinate social media broadcasts for the project, in line with All Together Now’s social media strategy.
  3. Create alternative narratives and engage in respectful online discussion on our social media pages.
  4. Support youth network members to develop alternative narratives.
  5. Support the Project Manager to develop the NSW online forum.
  6. Regularly monitor analytics for mainstream media, advertising, website visitors and social media and make adjustments to the various tactics where necessary.
  7. Assist in monitoring and evaluation of the project

Selection criteria:

  1. Demonstrated experience in writing clearly and appropriately for a range of audiences across social media, websites, and media releases.
  2. Demonstrated experience in setting up, monitoring and adjusting online advertising campaigns, including analysis of and reaction to online usage statistics.
  3. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, with ability to keep internal and external stakeholders appropriately informed.
  4. Self-motivated worker who is proactive and shows initiative.
  5. Demonstrates a high degree of compassion and sensitivity with regards to the topic of this project, with experience working on a complex and confronting social issue essential. A high degree of resilience is required.
  6. Genuine interest in human rights, with experience in racism prevention or closely related socio-political activities essential (e.g. refugee and asylum seeker rights, Indigenous rights, preventing hate speech, preventing cyber-bullying, etc.).

Hours: This is a four-year contract starting in August 2016. The Communications Coordinator will work flexible hours for two days per week in the first year, and one day per week thereafter. Generally, work will be done from home and/or from All Together Now’s office on Regent Street in Chippendale (close to Central Station).

The Communications Coordinator will be paid a gross package of $60,000 per year pro rata, which is inclusive of 9.5% Superannuation.

Due to the sensitive nature of this project, the Communications Coordinator will be required to keep some details of the project confidential indefinitely.

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