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Senior Campaigner - Work from Home

Australian Youth Climate Coalition
  • Responsible to: Seed National Director
  • Location: Negotiable
  • Employment Basis: Full time 5 days/week on a 12-month contract with possibility of extension
  • Start Date: As soon as possible, ideally October 2020
  • Salary: $60,000 - 64,200 Plus 11% Superannuation, negotiable depending on experience

Please note before applying:

  • This​ ​is​ ​an​ ​identified​ ​role​ ​suitable​ ​for​ ​Aboriginal​ ​and/or​ ​Torres​ ​Strait​ ​Islander​ ​identified​ ​applicants​ ​only.

  • Seed and AYCC are a youth-led organisation with an exemption from the Anti-Discrimination Act. All staff and core volunteers are under 35 – as such, we seek applications only from those under 35 and who would remain under 35 for the duration of the contract.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Seed’s Senior Campaigner will play a key leadership role in building campaigns to protect country from the causes and impacts of climate change. You’ll set the strategy and plans for our campaigns, and work with volunteers, frontline communities, movement partners and our growing staff team to bring them to life. Our current priority area is the campaign to stop fracking in the Northern Territory. You will also be involved in the creation of Seed’s strategic planning and designing new campaigns for climate justice.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

While every day will be a little different, some of the key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Designing campaign plans and tactics that engage our volunteers and supporters to fight for climate justice in a strategic way: including grassroots actions, to online tactics, lobbying campaign targets and more.
  • Managing a team of 1-2 staff who are involved in rolling out our campaigns and supporting volunteers on the ground. You may be managing staff remotely across different parts of the continent.
  • Contributing to media and storytelling work that put our campaigns in the spotlight and engage our supporters and targets. This could include writing media releases, being a media spokesperson, writing resources for volunteers and writing supporter emails.
  • Building and managing external relationships, including work on joint campaigns with alliances and movement partners. You will represent Seed at external meetings and events, and contribute ideas for collaboration.
  • We’re a small team, so we all pitch in when needed - so you’ll also work on other projects from time to time!

YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • You’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young person who is passionate about protecting country and working with young people to lead change in their communities
  • You’re passionate about designing and delivering bold, strategic campaigns - and ideally have some work experience in campaigning/advocacy, community organising, politics or related areas
  • You’re a confident communicator, both verbally and written, with people from a range of backgrounds
  • You have experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, in particular young people
  • You’re confident using a computer well and pick up new programs quickly.
  • You’re a problem solver - if you don’t know how to do something, you’ll seek out the best solution and get it done, and you’re always willing to learn and take on new challenges
  • You can work effectively with a high degree of autonomy and accountability; you’re self-motivated and can demonstrate initiative
  • You’re a team player; you show respect and consider the different working styles of yourself and other people

We are a youth organisation, so we don’t expect you to be an expert at everything. Even if you only meet some of these requirements, but you think you’re right for the job and are ready to learn, we’re keen to hear from you. The role will be developed to meet the skills and experience of the right candidate.

OTHER EMPLOYMENT-RELATED INFORMATION

  • All employees will be required to obtain a Working With Children Check or state equivalent
  • Availability for domestic travel for interstate events, volunteer support or various events is a requirement. Your travel expenses will be covered.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Seed National Director: amelia@aycc.org.au, using the subject line: Senior Campaigner enquiry via EthicalJobs // 0413249073.

A position description is attached.

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