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Campaigns Assistant - Flexible location

Climate Council

About us

The Climate Council is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. We provide authoritative, expert advice to the public on climate change, energy and climate solutions and international action. We’re made up of world class climate scientists, energy, health and policy experts, as well as a dedicated team of staff and a huge community who support our work. As an independent, authoritative voice on climate change, we get climate stories into the media, produce hard-hitting reports, call out misinformation and support Australia’s shift to an economy powered by renewables.

The role

We’re looking for a campaigner, based in Queensland, to join the Climate Council’s campaigns team who can hit the ground running. You’ll be working on the Climate Council’s Queensland campaign, which is focused on ensuring that the state government implements strong clean jobs policies and programs. In this role you’ll work with the Climate Council team and our campaign partners to execute tactics like community engagement, media, research, policy analysis and political advocacy. You’ll be working alongside some of the best communicators, researchers, strategists and scientists to execute these campaigns.

This role reports to the Queensland Campaigns Lead and works closely with the broader Campaigns Team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Stakeholder engagement. You’ll be supporting and maintaining the Climate Council’s growing relationships with Ministers, staffers and Government stakeholders. You’ll also be assisting with building and maintaining high-level networks and relationships with relevant stakeholders, from affected communities to front-line workers, academics, journalists and members of the business community, as well as assisting in working collaboratively with diverse sector partners to execute coordinated campaigns.
  • Assist with policy research and development. You’ll need to keep abreast of policy developments to ensure consistent pressure is applied. You’ll also be assisting with policy research and support key campaign initiatives to drive this forward
  • Events coordination. You’ll be coordinating virtual and physical events when they are relevant to campaign outcomes in partnership with the operations and community teams.
  • Writing content. You’ll be writing high quality campaign content; from event agendas and emails to political briefers and talking points
  • Stakeholder work. Staying across the media cycle. In partnership with the Climate Council’s communications team and Climate Media Centre you’ll stay across the media cycle and be alert to policy developments, you’ll think through how to pivot campaigns in response to unfolding events.

About you:

The successful candidate will have

  1. Campaign, policy and/or communications experience.
    • You’ve got experience working on a range of campaigns focused on social justice issues. You’ve got a strong understanding of campaign strategy and both online/offline tactics. You’ll be used to coming up with creative angles and tactics to progress campaign outcomes. Political experience in Queensland will be considered favourably.
    • You’re an exceptional written communicator adept at thinking through complex policy ideas and communicating them simply and clearly.
  2. Strong stakeholder and project management skills.
    • You’ve got experience dealing with a range of high-level stakeholders, particularly politicians and their advisers.
    • You’ve got excellent project management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines.
    • You have demonstrated the ability to work across the political divide, engaging with a diverse range of political leaders and stakeholders.
  3. Exemplify personal drive and integrity.
    • Autonomous. You’re organised and you’ve got experience in working autonomously on a range of tasks and projects. You’re an all-rounder who takes the initiative and does whatever it takes to get the job done.
    • Rapid responder. You’ve got the ability to make quick decisions in complex situations and pivot campaigns to respond to unfolding circumstances.
    • Team player. You’re experienced in working across teams and across sectors to build collaborative campaigns.
  4. You’re passionate about tackling climate change.
    • You care about driving down Australia’s greenhouse gas pollution and ramping up renewables. You’ve got experience working in climate change or the social justice sector.

Remuneration and Benefits

The Climate Council is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. This exciting and dynamic organisation will continue to be in the public eye, giving those involved an unrivalled opportunity to contribute to the public discourse on climate change.

With exposure to some of the leading minds tackling climate change, this role is a unique opportunity.

  • Annual salary of $70k- $80k + super (contingent on experience)
  • Full time, two-year contract
  • Queensland based (mix of remote work and face to face meetings in Queensland)
  • Working from home, but required to travel to attend events, deliver parliamentary briefings and engage with stakeholders across Queensland.

Additional Benefits

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities both internally and externally
  • A strong work culture which is results focused but also vibrant, supportive, fun and nimble

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter of no more than 250 words outlining your relevant experience.

If you have any questions regarding the position please email us at jobs@climatecouncil.org.au, using the subject line: Campaigner Assistant enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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