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Lead Organiser - Flexible location

Democracy in Colour

TYPE OF POSITION: full time, 12 month contract (with a view to extension subject to funding). Part time options will be considered.

SALARY: Salary range of $72,360.08 - $80,000 + superannuation. Salary is determined by relevant experience and qualifications.

LOCATION: Anywhere in Australia.

WHY WORK WITH US: Democracy in Colour offers 15 days of Special Leave in addition to the National Employment Standards, flexible work arrangements (work from home, flexible hours), and the opportunity to work in a team entirely made up of People of Colour.

This is an identified position for those who identify as First Nations, Black or a person of colour. People from a diverse range of genders, cultures, abilities and experiences are actively encouraged to apply. We strongly encourage applications from women, gender diverse, and queer people of colour.


Democracy in Colour is building the power of people of colour to organise around the issues that affect us most. For migration with dignity, for great public and community services, and for diverse and accurate journalism. We are led by and for people of colour (multicultural, migrant, and non-white people).


As the Lead Organiser, you’ll be responsible for growing our movement. You’ll develop our plan to build a scaled, national grassroots movement to win power for racial justice. You’ll lead our recruitment, training and action group initiatives. You’ll build the member support teams and structures necessary to enable thousands of people to take strategic action. And you’ll help ensure the world we build after COVID-19 is fair for everyone by driving key campaigns focussed on migration with dignity, ending hate speech in the media, and criminal justice.


  • Commitment to racial and economic justice and a desire to work towards a world where the dignity and humanity of everyone is recognised
  • At least 2 years experience as an organiser (in a paid or voluntary capacity)
  • Experience developing campaign strategy and organising tactics
  • Proven ability to analyse and respond rapidly to changes in the political and media landscape
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with campaign stakeholders (including: volunteers, partner organisations, journalists, our campaign targets and politicians).
  • Organised and can manage multiple projects
  • Leadership skills and willingness to work in a start-up environment


Before applying for this role, please read the detailed Position Description attached - it provides more information about the organisation, the role, and who we're looking for. 

We know that sometimes the best people for the role may not fit the exact selection criteria. We value the lived experience of people of colour and First Nations people, and passion over professional experience. If you meet most but not all of the selection criteria, we encourage you to apply. Please note that organising experience is essential to the role.

At Democracy in Colour, we are building a society that honours the dignity and humanity of all people. Join us.

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