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Strategic Campaigns Associate

Amnesty International Australia
  • Are you passionate and motivated about human rights?
  • Use your knowledge of key human rights issues to create social change at a leading advocacy and campaigning organisation
  • 6 month full time contract role based in any of our Action Centres

If you’re passionate about human rights and looking for a role where you can make real social change this is an exciting opportunity to join Amnesty International’s Impact team. Our Impact team delivers campaigns to ensure people’s human rights are protected in Australia and around the world. The Strategic Campaigns Associate is responsible for supporting campaign delivery across the Impact team, and advocacy with decision makers, to help win our campaigns.

We’re looking for an experienced campaigner who will help build advocacy and external affairs strategies in partnership with the Impact team, AI staff and activists, and other organisations and communities. The Strategic Campaigns Associate will assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic campaigns, including reactive campaign moments, building and nurturing relationships with political decision makers, departments, thought leaders and other key influencers, to progress Amnesty International Australia’s (AI Australia’s) human rights objectives.

Ideally you will have:

  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills - (written, face to face, telephone, social media), including writing for a range of audiences, speaking in public and in the media and strategically using digital communications
  • Proven experience in working with diverse stakeholders including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations; and experience and ability to develop and implement participatory processes with relevant rights holders
  • Demonstrated understanding of Australian parliamentary processes and proven experience in developing government relations and advocacy strategies that deliver positive outcomes
  • Well developed analytical skills, political judgement and strategic thinking
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team
  • Familiarity with human rights issues and social change methods and tactics, including experience of mass mobilisation, activism and organising techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in or commitment to working with rights holders

You will be rewarded with generous and flexible working conditions, a fantastic environment working alongside committed and dedicated individuals, the opportunity to be mentored by senior Campaigners and Human Rights leaders and an opportunity to directly contribute to the long-term sustainability of our organisation. To view some of the fantastic benefits that you will be offered as an employee, please visit our website.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at Amnesty

We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of our work, community and partner relationships. We want people to achieve their full potential, which will positively impact on our work and the communities in which we operate. At Amnesty International Australia, our values empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment. We are a movement of people from all walks of life around the world. We intend to actively contribute to building a more diverse and inclusive team.

About Us:

Amnesty International Australia is one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit organisations. We are an independent, global movement that campaigns courageously for human rights for everyone.

We’re ordinary people from all walks of life, standing together for justice, freedom, human dignity and equality. We use our passion and commitment to bring torturers to justice, change oppressive laws and free people imprisoned just for voicing their opinion.

We’re independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion to ensure we can speak out on human rights abuses wherever they occur.

Every day we move closer to a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

We stand for equality, justice, freedom, and human dignity and uphold these values:

  • Empowerment - we build people power
  • Persistence - we are resolute in pursuit of our goals
  • Integrity - we hold ourselves to the highest standards
  • Courage - we are fearless in upholding human rights

If this role sounds like you please apply below. You will be required to complete the selection criteria and attach your cover letter and CV. To learn more about this role, please view a detailed position description attached.

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