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Human Rights Campaign Director - Sydney / Melbourne

GetUp Australia

GetUp is looking for a Human Rights Campaign Director to lead the organisation’s Human Rights campaigns work.

SCHADS Classification Level 8, salary range $101,527.40 - $105,665,04 per annum (pro-rata) + superannuation, determined by relevant experience and qualifications.

This is a permanent full-time contract based in Sydney or Melbourne, however we may be open to flexible arrangements for the right candidate. Please indicate if you have special requirements in your application.

At GetUp, we know our capacity to drive progressive change is increased when our team has a diversity of backgrounds and experience - and especially comes from a background of lived experience on the issues we work on.

Who is GetUp

The GetUp movement is powered by the values and hopes of everyday people. We combine the power of over one million members, movement partners and a central team of expert strategists to make extraordinary impact.

We focus our campaigns on the areas our members care about most in the fields of First Nations Justice, Environmental Justice, Human Rights, Economic Fairness and Democratic Integrity. From making sure hundreds of thousands of people are able to vote in elections, to successfully stopping major projects threatening the Great Barrier Reef, or securing billions of dollars in new funding for mental health – we have a decade-long history of taking on powerful interests, and winning.

Who is the Human Rights Team

GetUp’s Human Rights Team focuses on campaign areas relating to the rights of people seeking asylum, women’s rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, migrant rights and more. The Human Rights Team also drives GetUp’s Colour Code platform, which brings together migrant, multicultural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to organise around issues of racial justice.

Our days are filled with analysing the political state of play, developing long-term and rapid-fire strategy, engaging with politicians, media and affected communities, liaising with sector partners, spotting the right moment to intervene, running impactful tactics including everything from protests to undercover investigations, writing hard-hitting copy, and coming up with creative ways to give our members the best chance for impact.

The Human Rights Campaigns Director is responsible for:

  • Determining and driving impactful campaign strategy in accordance with team goals and organisational strategy;
  • Ensuring high-quality campaign content across all GetUp channels;
  • Rapidly determining appropriate actions in light of the latest news and developments;
  • Ensuring GetUp campaigns are appropriately researched, planned for and evaluated;
  • Achieving team fundraising targets and managing team expenditure;
  • Representing GetUp in the community and media;
  • Leading on engagement strategies with key stakeholders, including political offices;
  • Ensuring a strong team culture of experimentation, innovation and evaluation;
  • Managing campaigns teams to success, including setting and monitoring work outcomes.

You will be someone who is or has:

  • A deeply held commitment to advancing human rights and social justice, who is passionate about creating progressive change;
  • High-order strategic analysis and political nous to chart the critical paths we need to win;
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate and work with affected communities and communities of colour;
  • Adept at thinking through complex policy ideas and communicating them simply and clearly;
  • Takes the initiative to do whatever it takes to get the job done, and who thrives in a fast-paced, digitally-savvy office environment;
  • A formidable manager who can coordinate a team to success, celebrate and evaluate, and knows how to support staff with lived experience;
  • Passionate about growing and strengthening a movement of everyday people to take action for change on a wide range of human rights issues; and
  • At least five years of relevant professional experience.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in GetUp-style online campaigning including digital fundraising;
  • Experience working in politics or media cycle; and/or
  • Policy training or experience.

How to apply

If even a couple of these criteria speak to you, you could be the perfect person for the job. Formal education, qualifications and extensive experience matter less to us than excellence, initiative and drive.

Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis.

Please apply online here.

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