Job posted on: 8 May, 2020.
Applications close: Monday 25 May, 2020.

  • Work Types: Full Time – 1 year contract
  • Location: Central Melbourne

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About the Climate Council

The Climate Council is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. We provide authoritative, expert advice to the public on climate change, energy and climate solutions and international action. We’re made up of world class climate scientists, energy, health and policy experts, as well as a dedicated team of staff and a huge community who support our work. As an independent, authoritative voice on climate change, we get climate stories into the media, produce hard-hitting reports, call out misinformation and support Australia’s shift to an economy powered by renewables.

The Role

We’re looking for a campaigner to join the Climate Council’s team who can hit the ground running. You’ll be working across a range of the Climate Council’s campaigns, starting with a focus on our bushfire and climate change work, including working closely with Emergency Leaders for Climate Action. In this role you’ll be using tactics like community engagement, media, research, policy analysis and political advocacy to help shape Australia’s response to climate change. You’ll be working alongside some of the best communicators, researchers, strategists and scientists to execute these campaigns. This role reports to the Campaigns Director.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Campaign strategy and tactics. You’ll be assisting with the development and implementation of campaign strategies and tactics.
  • Writing content. You’ll be writing high quality campaign content; from event agendas and emails to political briefers and talking points
  • Stakeholder work. You’ll be assisting with building and maintaining high-level networks and relationships with relevant stakeholders, from affected communities to front-line workers, academics, journalists and political staffers as well as assisting in working collaboratively with diverse sector partners to execute coordinated campaigns.
  • Staying across the media cycle and policy developments. In partnership with the Climate Council’s communications team and Climate Media Centre you’ll stay across the media cycle and be alert to policy developments, you’ll think through how to pivot campaigns in response to unfolding events.
  • Events coordination. You’ll be coordinating virtual (and when the law allows physical) events when they are relevant to campaign outcomes in partnership with the operations and community teams.

Essential things about you:

  • 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.
  • Campaign experience. You’ve got experience working on a range of campaigns focused on social justice issues. You’ve got a strong understanding of campaign strategy and both online/offline tactics. You’ll be used to coming up with creative angles and tactics to progress campaign outcomes.
  • Communicating research and policy. You’re an exceptional written communicator adept at thinking through complex policy ideas and communicating them simply and clearly;
  • Project management & meeting deadlines. You’ve got excellent project management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Stakeholder management. You’ve got experience dealing with a range of high-level stakeholders, particularly politicians and their advisers.
  • Driven and autonomous. You’re organised and you’ve got experience in working autonomously on a range of tasks and projects. You’re an all-rounder who takes the initiative and does whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • Rapid responder. You’ve got the ability to make quick decisions in complex situations and pivot campaigns to respond to unfolding circumstances.
  • Team player. You’re experienced in working across teams and across sectors to build collaborative campaigns.

Bonus Experience: 

  • Media cycle. You’ve got experience working in the media cycle and know how to tailor campaigns to capitalise on media opportunities.
  • Political experience. You’ve got experience engaging with politicians at the state and/or federal level

Remuneration and Benefits

The Climate Council is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. 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.

The role is offered on the following terms:

  • Full time one year contract
  • Melbourne location preferable but will consider Sydney also. (currently working from home due to COVID-19)
    Annual salary of $75 – 80K exclusive of superannuation (contingent on experience)

Additional Benefits include

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities both internally and externally
  • Programs for time off in lieu and flexible working arrangements
  • A strong work culture which is results focused but also vibrant, supportive, fun and nimble

How to apply:

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], using the subject line: Campaigner enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications close midnight Monday 25th May 2020.

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