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Campaign Support Officer

The Wilderness Society (South Australia)

Who we are

The Wilderness Society is an Australia-wide, independent environmental advocacy organisation supported by around 30,000 members. Since 1976, the Society has stood at the forefront of the country's most historic campaigns, including campaigns to protect the Franklin River, Tasmanian forests, James Price Point in the Kimberley, and most recently the Great Australian Bight.

The Wilderness Society is constituted as a federation comprising a group of self-governing state and regional offices. The Wilderness Society of South Australia (TWSSA) is one of those and was established in 1983.

Our Purpose and Goals

Our Core Purpose is "to protect, promote and restore wilderness and natural processes in South Australia”, and also to contribute to national initiatives to achieve this objective across Australia. In South Australia, we continue to build on our record of securing the highest level of protection for large intact wilderness areas across SA. In the past this has included the Nullarbor Plain, the Offshore Islands of the Great Australian Bight, together with Marine Parks and sanctuary zones in South Australian coastal waters. We continue to highlight the risks to wilderness areas from fossil fuel extraction both in the Great Australian Bight and in SA’s desert regions, and to the Coorong/Lower Lakes from unsustainable water policies and practices throughout the Murray-Darling Basin.

The Position

Under the direction of the TWSSA Campaign Director, this varied position will have the following functions:

  • Integrated Campaign Support
    • Community campaigning
    • Campaign-focused fundraising, and
  • Administration support

All Wilderness Society employees are employed under a Multi-Enterprise Agreement, and the position is initially being offered for a one year term, at a negotiable FTE (between 0.7-1.0 FTE) which can be flexibly worked by arrangement. Salary range (Level 4) is $60,099-$81,954).


Campaign Support (about 75%)

Under the direction of the TWSSA Campaign Director, assist with the organisation of campaign-related activities including:

  • Community Campaigning
    • In liaison with volunteers, stakeholders, partners, organising campaigning activities in concert with the Campaign Director’s initiatives
    • Preparing and disseminating campaign research and communications, including through social media channels.
  • Campaign Fundraising

In concert with the Campaign Director:

  • Organising fund-raising functions
  • Integrating fundraising into community campaigning initiatives
  • Submitting major campaign-specific grant applications
  • Collaborating with external fundraising enterprises.

Operations Support (about 25%)

With guidance and support from the Treasurer and from the TWS finance team:

  • Day-to-day administrative responsibilities and minor financial tasks, including information provision to a central processing department such as payroll, debtors, creditors.
  • Support key governance functions, including:
    • organising and minuting bi-monthly Board meetings
    • organising the annual Audit, coordinating the AGM and production of the Annual Report
    • monitoring and reporting on responsible expenditure of grant funds
    • ensuring compliance with State and Federal government statutory and regulatory requirements.

Knowledge and skills required


  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Good project management skills
  • Strong digital literacy and proficiency in systems including digital conferencing tools, social media
  • Excellent networking and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a range of people
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, events, and deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a collaborative team as well as being able to work autonomously, with limited supervision
  • A passion for protecting SA’s wilderness and a commitment to TWS values.


  • General knowledge of environment issues in South Australia and a proven commitment to, and understanding of, the not-for-profit sector
  • Current motor vehicle license.

For further information:

  • Ring 0423 550 018 during office hours
  • Send an email to sa@wilderness.org.au, using the subject line: Campaign Support Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs

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