- Job posted on: 14th Dec 2020
- Applications close:
This role is newly-created to support the work of the Rights Advocacy Project (RAP) Steering Committee in running the program and executing RAP’s mission. The RAP Officer is employed by Liberty Victoria and is the only paid employee for RAP. The RAP Officer reports to the RAP Steering Committee on a day-to-day basis and is responsible for driving our fundraising goals, communicating with our supporters and volunteers and enabling the efficient operation of our program. The RAP Officer also reports to the Liberty Victoria Executive Officer and Liberty Victoria Management Committee on employment and Liberty Victoria operational issues.
This role is for someone who is passionate about social justice and law reform, and wants to work with emerging advocates in creating fairer laws and policies.
The position is funded for 15 hours/two days per week initially on a six-month contract, which we hope to be able to extend. The RAP Officer will work remotely until at least March 2021, and then from the Liberty Victoria Office or remotely by agreement.
The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications in line with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010. At the time of writing this ranges from $957.60 to $1,026.70 per week, pro-rata (between $383.04 - $410.68 per week for 15 hours/two days).
Given this is a short-term role, applicants who have demonstrated experience in identifying fundraising opportunities in the not-for-profit sector will be regarded favourably.
We are looking for someone who is:
Prior experience in any of the following will be viewed favourably:
RAP is a community of lawyers and activists working to advance human rights in Australia. Our mission is to empower and connect the next generation of human rights reformers by training and supporting them to advocate for fairer laws and policies.
RAP connects teams of early-career human rights advocates, known as program advocates, with established human rights advocates in an 18-month program where they work on strategic and high impact law reform projects.
Empowering the next generation
RAP’s work is led by a Steering Committee of volunteer members. See the RAP website for a list of the Steering Committee members.
RAP is part of Liberty Victoria, an independent non-government organisation that has a long and proud history of campaigning to defend and extend human rights and civil liberties. The current President of Liberty Victoria is Julia Kretzenbacher.
Liberty Victoria supports the RAP program as a means of fostering emerging human rights advocates and engaging younger people in its work.
The work of Liberty Victoria is supported by members of the public who pay a membership fee. The organisation is run by two voluntary committees (Policy Committee and Management Committee) and one part-time employee, Grace Girardi, Executive Officer. The Management Committee focuses primarily on administration of Liberty Victoria, events, fundraising and communications while the Policy Committee provides submissions to governments, responds to public debate on civil rights and fosters the development of human rights advocates. Members of the Management Committee and Policy Committee meet once a month. See the Liberty Victoria website for a list of the Committee members.
RAP is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. We encourage people from culturally diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to apply for this position. We will make reasonable adjustments where possible for people with disabilities.
A position description is attached.