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GetUp is looking for an Organiser to join our Organising team and work with a distributed network of thousands of GetUp members and volunteers in Queensland and around the country to drive progressive change in the lead up to and through the next federal election.

SCHADS Classification Level 4. Salary range is $72,360.08 - $77,858.56 per annum (pro-rata) + superannuation, determined by relevant experience and qualifications.

This is a fixed term, full time position based in Brisbane. This position is fixed term as it is to work on the upcoming federal election.

At GetUp, we know our capacity to drive progressive change is increased when our team has a diversity of backgrounds and experience. We are always actively looking for applicants from a diverse range of genders, cultures, language groups, abilities, and experiences to apply.

What is GetUp

The GetUp movement is powered by the values and hopes of one million members, movement partners and a central team of expert strategists. Working together, we have an extraordinary impact.

We focus our campaigns on the areas our members care about most in the fields of 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 Organising Team

The GetUp Organising Team works across Australia to build and wield the people power to radically redefine what is politically possible in Australia. Together, we develop and support a network of hundreds of volunteers, mobilising members and voters to change public opinion and target political & corporate decision-makers across the country.

Right now, our focus is on building an unstoppable movement of people working to create millions of jobs and a safe climate future for us all. This is a huge mission that is rewarding, demanding, challenging and creative. Our team is an open and collaborative crew who have clear goals, are accountable to each other and work in ways that foster creativity, honesty, learning and innovation.

What working at GetUp means:

  • Being able to connect your best work to positive impact;
  • A place where you'll have space to learn and experiment – GetUp stays relevant by embracing new new ideas and you will be working in a team of fantastic organisers who will help you take your skills to the next level;
  • Access to learning and development opportunities so you can hone your skills and experience as an organiser;
  • Other entitlements to keep you happy and healthy, including six weeks holidays per year; and
  • Flexible working arrangements.

As an Organiser, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing and overseeing relationships that contribute to an impactful network of volunteers;
  • Executing volunteer recruitment, retention, training and leadership development;
  • Administering systems for volunteer data, communications and member correspondence;
  • Monitoring custom systems and other data sources to ensure they are correctly integrated;
  • Drafting high quality event materials, creative collateral and member communications;
  • Participating in a strong team culture of experimentation, innovation, evaluation and learning;
  • Working within the organising team to execute its strategy and meet its goals;
  • Supervising other staff and/or volunteers as required.

You will be someone who is/has:

  • Passionate about creating progressive change, especially building people power to help drive a just transition to address climate change;
  • Has strong digital skills and a willingness to learn new technologies, and who thrives in a fast-paced environment;
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and cares deeply about supporting others to step up into leadership;
  • Ambitious and excited about scale - knowing that we need to do more, faster and bigger than ever before;
  • Are nimble with a can-do attitude and come up with creative solutions to tricky situations;
  • Has a minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience.

Bonus points for:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of organising theory;
  • Experience building strong and diverse communities of volunteers;
  • Prior experience working with volunteers in an election context;
  • Experience in copywriting or persuasive email writing;
  • Experience in planning creative actions that earn media attention; and
  • Experience working with organising technology to engage people at scale – eg. calling and door-knocking technology, P2P texting software, NationBuilder.

If 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.

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