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Our Islands Our Home Organiser - Cairns

350.org Australia
  • Location: Cairns
  • Salary: $70,000 per annum, plus superannuation
  • Hours: Full time (38 hours per week) or 0.6-0.8 FTE if preferred 
  • Contract period: This is 12 month position

About Our Islands Our Home and 350.org Australia

Our Islands Our Home is a campaign led by Torres Strait Islanders to protect their island homes from the impacts of climate change. The team currently includes a Torres Strait Organiser based on Masig and a Meanjin (Brisbane) organiser, and we work closely with our partners Seed Mob and Gur A Baradharaw Kod.

Our Islands Our Home is supported by 350.org Australia, which is a registered charity that is building a grassroots movement to build our vision for a future that is just and equitable, with our communities and ecosystems thriving and protected from the impacts of climate change.

We are a supportive, small team with benefits including professional development and training, an Employee Assistance Program, the ability to work flexibly and from home, and cultural leave provided to employees.

350.org Australia is an equal opportunity employer, and we strongly encourage Torres Strait Islander and First Nations people, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities to apply for this role.

For more information: ourislandsourhome.com.au and 350.org.au.

About this Role

This role will work within the Our Islands Our Home team and alongside our partner organisations to help deliver the goals of the Our Islands Our Home campaign. This will include consulting and working with the Torres Strait Islander community in Cairns to run a nonpartisan campaign in the lead up to the Federal election, expected in early 2022, calling for climate change impacts on the Torres Strait to be addressed. In this role your duties will include:

  • Providing training and support to Torres Strait Islander community members to take action on the campaign.
  • Organising community events that educate and mobilise the broader Cairns community.
  • Collecting content and stories for promoting the campaign, video footage, and photos.
  • Coordinating advocacy efforts targeting all candidates and parties in the lead up to the next Federal election.
  • Inviting local media outlets to cover the campaign and interview campaign spokespeople.

Required skills & experience:

  • Commitment to the goals of the Our Islands Our Home campaign and passion for climate justice
  • Confidence to organise and speak at campaign events and meetings
  • An understanding of how to use social media and other digital tools
  • The ability to inspire, train and mentor people and groups to take action for the Our Islands Our Home campaign
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • A commitment to being a team player, able to collaborate, set and deliver outcomes as part of a team.

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Previous experience with a similar role in an organisation, such as another small NGO or advocacy organisation.

We strongly encourage Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this role.

As an equal opportunity employer, we strongly encourage First Nations people, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities to apply for all our roles.

For a confidential conversation about this position, email lisa@350.org.au using the subject line: Our Islands Our Home Organiser - Cairns enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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