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Campaign Director

Conservation Council of WA
  • Campaign Director - Clean State

We are seeking an experienced, politically savvy and winning campaign director with a track record of success. This is a major opportunity for the right campaigner to make a globally significant difference in climate change by addressing the fastest growing pollution source in Australia and swaying post-Covid recovery in WA towards Clean Jobs.

Western Australia is ‘ground zero’ in Australia’s battle against rising pollution. Gas production in WA is the country’s fastest growing pollution source and WA is the only state with no climate policy or targets for emissions or renewable energy. With the presence of Covid-19, we now also have a unique opportunity to use clean jobs to recover the economy.

Our Clean State campaign has already achieved significant traction and is supported by a top-tier campaign team. We are looking for a driven leader to build a team to take it to the next stage of success as the WA Government sets its plans for post-Covid economic recovery into motion.

Position Description:

  • Reports to: Executive Director, CCWA, however this is a highly independent leadership role and the successful applicant will be trusted to make high-level decisions
  • Hours: Full time including requirement to work outside of normal work hours at times
  • Remuneration: Competitive NGO rates- negotiated dependent on skills, experience, and previous track record

Position Summary:

You will lead the delivery of the Clean State project, an initiative to achieve climate action by industry and government in Western Australia.


  • To lead and win the campaign to get major and measurably better policy outcomes on climate change in Western Australia, including in the post-Covid economic recovery strategy
  • Recruit and manage staff and volunteers, nurturing our existing high performing & outcomes-focused team
  • Lead the development of campaign strategy, tactics, narrative and messaging; and continuously review and adjust as necessary to ensure campaign success
  • Initiate and manage the delivery of campaign strategies and tactics including lobbying and political management, community organising and outreach, media and public communications, policy development, grassroots activism, stakeholder engagement, legal strategies and analysis, fundraising, and other aspects of the campaign as required.
  • Be an authoritative media spokesperson for the campaign
  • Undertake high-level lobbying and engagement with government agencies, ministers and officials in support of the campaign objectives.
  • Provide reports to the Executive Director, Board and donors on progress and milestones.

Selection criteria:

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Demonstrated track record of success in leading advocacy campaigns, preferably in the area of climate change and/or fossil fuel issues
  • Keen sense of campaign strategy and drive to make a change
  • High level understanding of climate change science, policy, law, economics and politics, preferably at the State Government level
  • Thorough understanding of policy making and decision-making processes in government and political parties
  • Proven ability to influence stakeholders from community, business and government at a senior level through to grassroots community
  • Experience in media and communications including in traditional and new media, advertising and other communications, an asset
  • Experience recruiting for and managing tightly knit and driven teams to success under pressure
  • Experience working alongside, and deep understanding of, Aboriginal communities in Western Australia
  • Ability to inspire others to action
  • Experience in community organising and engagement, an asset
  • Experience in corporate campaigning, an asset

The term of this role is fixed until April 2021 with the strong desire to renew.

We would be pleased to aid the right candidate with temporary or permanent relocation to Perth.

For further information about this position, please email Melissa Wheeler at melissa.wheeler@ccwa.org.au, using the subject line: Campaign Director application via EthicalJobs.

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