- Job posted on: 23rd Nov 2021
- Applications close:
Join a small, committed team in a growing organisation with the potential for big impact.
Run campaigns for drug law reform and a new public conversation about society, drugs, and addiction.
Make a difference on an important issue, for a fairer society and happier and healthier people and communities.
Work from home.
Salary: $90,000 FTE + 10% super
Hours: 0.6 FTE, 3 days per week, with the possibility to grow to a full-time role
Term: Fixed 12 month position, with a view to extending to a permanent position pending funding and success of the role.
Unharm is looking for an experienced campaigner with strong digital skills to join our growing team. This is a new role. Our objectives for this role are to increase our campaigns capacity and impact and grow our online giving program. You will be working alongside and with the support of our CEO (1.0FTE), administration and operations manager (0.5 FTE), and communications officer (0.2 FTE).
The role is a 0.6FTE, three-day-a-week role for a 12 month fixed term. Subject to funding, the success of the role, and your availability, this could become a permanent position, and/or full-time.
Unharm is making drug use legal and safe in Australia so that everyone has a better chance to lead a healthy and happy life. We focus on drug law reform and new public conversation about drugs, society and addiction.
Unharm is different from other organisations focussed on drugs and addiction in that we are independent of government, see health in its social context and work on system change rather than service delivery. The organisation brings together a unique combination:
Transformative agenda: ‘Unharm’ is about shifting a harm-creating system to one that promotes wellbeing.
A new, positive story based on honesty, connection and care.
A commitment to social justice.
Smart policy ideas based on research and political nous.
Powerful grassroots campaigns.
People in all parts of society use drugs, but it is mostly vulnerable people who are criminalised. Drug markets are poorly regulated and dangerous. Public debate is dominated by law enforcement perspectives that conceal the fact that most people who use drugs live normal lives. Shame and intensive policing aren't stopping drug use, or keeping people safe. It’s time for a new approach. Countries around the world are rejecting prohibition and supported by better laws, more caring and connected communities are managing drug use well. We need that in Australia too and we can’t just leave it to the politicians. Unharm is building a public groundswell for change.
These values guide our work:
Honesty as a basis for connection, and as a commitment to doing what is right.
Fairness because we want to live in a society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
Connection because it helps people take care of themselves and one another.
Care because it is the basis of health and happiness.
Health and happiness as expressions of living well.
Unharm is in the early growth phase. In 2018 we won a place in social change accelerator Progress Labs. In 2019 we got the backing to hire our first role and in 2020 we brought on a new board of directors and chair Professor Catharine Lumby. In 2021 we launched the new story, strategy and visual identity and updated our technology stack (Action Network, Raisely, Wordpress, Slack). Unharm currently operates at around 1.7FTE and we’re working to scale up capacity and impact over the next three years. This new Digital Campaigner role will be crucial in that next phase of growth - and we can’t wait to meet you!
Experience in all of the responsibilities listed above.
Experience with and/or capacity to work with Action Network, Wordpress, social media, digital advertising, Slack, Zoom, Google Drive.
Great communication skills including the capacity to distill complex information into simple, effective written content.
Capacity to work effectively in a distributed team.
Capacity to work in and support an inclusive work environment.
Current staff members are based in Sydney and we would prefer someone in a similar time zone.
Please send an application for this position, via the Ethical Jobs application portal - click Apply Now below.
Enquiries: Will Tregoning, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Digital Campaigner - Remote / Work From Home enquiry via EthicalJobs
We welcome applications from people who have lived experience of drug use, whether that’s recreational or dependent use. We also encourage First Nations people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+ and other sexuality, gender and bodily diverse people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply. If there’s something we can do to make it more possible for you to apply, contact CEO Will Tregoning - email@example.com.