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Communications and Engagement Manager

Jubilee Australia
  • Location: Sydney preferable or remote working for the right candidate
  • Salary: $85,000 (pro rata) plus super 
  • Hours: 0.8 FTE
  • Permanent role

ABOUT JUBILEE AUSTRALIA RESEARCH CENTRE

Jubilee Australia is a dynamic not-for-profit research and advocacy centre based on Gadigal Country (Surry Hills, Sydney). We partner with and amplify the voices of local communities in the fight against an extractive and unequal economic system, produce quality investigative research and advocate for just solutions that centre communities.

Our vision is a future where corporations and governments respect the voices of communities, do no harm, and people and their environments thrive in the Asia Pacific region.

Geographically, our work is focused on Australia, Papua New Guinea (including Bougainville), Fiji and elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region.

We work on many issues, including:

  • Empowering communities in the Pacific to exercise their right to free, prior and informed consent for mining projects on their land;
  • Fighting the first-ever coal mine and coal-fired power station being developed in PNG (and the Pacific);
  • Campaigning to prevent public finance from backing up the fossil fuel industry;
  • Fighting to stop Australia’s dirtiest offshore gas project: Santos’ Barossa Gas Project in the NT;
  • Collaborating with our PNG partners to Save the Amazon of our region, The Sepik, from a destructive copper and gold mine;
  • Advocacy targeting Australian connections to illegal logging, especially in PNG;
  • Changing Australian government policies that undermine sustainable economies and livelihoods and economic justice for our neighbours in the Pacific and beyond.

For more information, visit www.jubileeaustralia.org.

Jubilee Australia is an equal opportunity employer, and we strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities to apply for this role.

We are a small team that values people, and we are all deeply passionate about the work that we do. We are seeking a candidate with a commitment to our mission and is passionate about economic justice and corporate accountability.

ABOUT THIS ROLE

The role of Communications and Engagement Manager's primary responsibility will be to oversee Jubilee's public-facing communications with supporters and other partners. However, as well are a small team, we are looking for someone who is adaptable and able to lead on projects as well.

As our staff work closely with partners across the Asia-Pacific, lived experience in a cross-cultural context is a highly sought-after attribute for this position.

This role reports to the Executive Director, but will work closely with the Campaigns Director, and receive guidance from them especially at the start of the position.

Knowledge of the sector is a plus, but applicants from outside the human rights/environmental/international development sectors are also encouraged to apply.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Produce engaging content for our supporter newsletters, website and social media channels that promotes our work and raises the voices of the local communities we work with.
  • Lead and implement campaigning strategy on one or two selected key projects, including liaising with project partners in-country.
  • Work with the Campaigns Director to develop and implement our social media strategy through research, platform determination. messaging and target audience identification.
  • Help manage our supporter database.
  • Engage with partners and external stakeholders.
  • Contribute with administrative tasks when needed.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential:

  • Deep knowledge of a Pacific, Asian or Global South culture; lived experience in a cross-cultural context;
  • Exceptional skills in written communication, including storytelling;
  • Experience in working for a human rights, environmental or development organisation;
  • Demonstrated experience in providing social media output to support campaigns or research;
  • Good interpersonal skills; demonstrated experiencing working as an effective member of a team.

Desirable:

  • Experience in maintaining the backend of websites, ideally using programs such as October CMS or WordPress
  • Experience in managing data, ideally using a database such as NationBuilder or Action Network.
  • A degree in communications, media or a related discipline;
  • Experience working with fundraising and fundraising platforms (we use DonorBox);
  • Basic skills in the Adobe Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) and/or video editing software.

If you don’t have all of the skills listed above but believe that you’re a good candidate, please reach out to us for a chat. For any inquiries please email luke@jubileeaustralia.org using the subject line: Communications and Engagement Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

WHY WORK FOR US?

We are proud to offer our staff great working conditions, and are constantly looking for ways to improve. Here are some of the perks our staff receive:

  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home within allocated days
  • Four weeks of annual leave a year plus an additional three days off over the Christmas / New Year period
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We encourage people to apply as soon as possible.

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