Work type: Full time, two year contract

Location: Melbourne preferred, but will consider Sydney based candidates

Annual Salary: $75k-$80k + super (contingent on experience)

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About Climate Council

The Climate Council is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. We provide authoritative, expert advice to the Australian public and key decision-makers on climate change and solutions based on the most up-to-date science available. The Climate Council was founded in 2013 by thousands of Australians to create a new, independent and 100% community-funded organisation in response to the abolition of the Australian Climate Commission.

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our vision is that by 2025 Australia’s emissions are on a steep downward trajectory with projects and policies in place to see us cut emissions by 75% by 2030 and net zero by 2035. This represents a transformation in action and attitude from all levels of government, industry, business and community. It also fundamentally improves Australia’s contribution to the global climate challenge, while unlocking benefits/potential of the new economy, and protecting lives, well-being and the natural environment.

Our mission is to be a courageous catalyst propelling Australia towards bold, effective action to have emissions plummet during the 2020s and hit net zero by 2035.

Our values:

  • We are brave and bold
  • We are hopeful and solutions focused
  • We act with integrity and communicate honestly

The role

The Campaigner is part of the Climate Council’s campaigns team. In this role you’ll have the opportunity to work with multiple teams on a diverse range of activities including community engagement, media, research, policy analysis and political advocacy.  You will execute campaign tactics as part of the Climate Council’s Extreme Weather program, with the objective of driving home the urgency of the climate crisis through a constant and loud drumbeat of communications, research and policy engagement. The Campaigner also works closely with the Emergency Leaders for Climate Action (ELCA) to catalyse all levels of government to act on climate change.

This role reports to the Campaigns Director.

Key responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the Campaigner role include:

  • Stakeholder engagement. Support and maintain the Climate Council’s growing relationships with government, business and industry, academic, media and community.  Work collaboratively with diverse sector partners to execute coordinated campaigns.
  • Campaign tactics. Develop campaign tactics for extreme weather in alignment with the Climate Council Strategy, and in consultation with the Campaigns Director and Emergency Leaders for Climate Action membership.
  • Policy development and recommendations. In collaboration with the Research and wider Campaigns team, assist with policy research and the development of recommendations for decision-makers.
  • Media support. Assisting our in-house media team with reactive media, generating new media opportunities and crafting media releases.
  • Events coordination. Coordinate virtual and physical events when they are relevant to campaign outcomes in partnership with the operations and community teams.
  • Writing content. Prepare high quality written content; from event agendas and emails to political briefers and talking points
  • Contribute positively to building the Climate Council culture and mission.

About you

The successful candidate will have:

Campaign, policy and/or communications experience.

  • A minimum of 3 or more years’ of demonstrated experience in campaign, policy and/or communications.
  • Demonstrated skills in developing and executing online/offline campaign tactics.
  • Political advocacy experience at the state or federal level will be considered favourably.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to distil complex issues for a lay audience.

Strong stakeholder and project management skills.

  • Track record of project and/or program management experience in the delivery of campaigns or related activities.
  • Proven ability to maintain strong working relationships with a wide variety of individuals and organisations, particularly politicians and their advisers.
  • Ability to adapt and respond positively in circumstances where priorities need to shift quickly.

Exemplify personal drive and integrity

  • Strong initiative and an ability to work autonomously.
  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • A team player – you’re experienced in working across teams and across sectors to build collaborative campaigns.

You’re passionate about tackling climate change. You care about driving down Australia’s greenhouse gas pollution and ramping up renewables. You’ve got experience working in climate change or the social justice sector.

Remuneration and Benefits

This exciting and dynamic organisation will continue to be in the public eye, giving those involved an unrivalled opportunity to contribute to the public discourse on climate change. With exposure to some of the leading minds tackling climate change, this role is a unique opportunity.

  • Annual salary of  $75k- $80k + super (contingent on experience)
  • Full time, two year contract
  • Melbourne preferred but will consider Sydney based candidates
  • Split of working from home/working from our offices in either Melbourne CBD or Sydney Surry Hills.

Additional Benefits

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • A strong work culture which is results focused but also supportive and nimble
  • A dynamic organisation and experienced team

How to apply

Apply here

The Climate Council is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, personal appearance, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, or political affiliation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply for all advertised positions.

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter of no more than 250 words outlining your relevant experience here.
If you have any questions regarding the position please email us at [email protected]

Applications close midnight 28th June 2021