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Human Rights Senior Campaigner

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Organisation : GetUp

Location : Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Community Engagement, Law, Justice & Human Rights, Media

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : $70,704.40 -$81,002.48 per annum + superannuation

Application Closing Date : 17 Jan, 2018

About the Role

Permanent and full-time. Based in Sydney or Melbourne (Brisbane considered)

SCHADS Classification Level 5 or 6 depending on prior experience, $70,704.40 -$81,002.48 per annum + superannuation, less applicable taxation.

Start date: February 2018

About the Role

Are you an experienced campaigner with a deep commitment to human rights issues? Work with us.

If you can keep track of political and policy debates, make sense of them and get people fired up to take action amidst their busy lives; if you can dash off brilliant, persuasive emails at speed; if you’re a savvy digital communicator who knows the difference between a hashtag and a handle; if you can bring together diverse stakeholders for maximum impact; and if you’re passionate about creating a fairer and more just Australia – you could be the perfect recruit.

As a Senior Campaigner on GetUp’s Human Rights Team, you’ll take a leading role in GetUp’s campaigns on racial justice and in defence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities of colour across the country, as well as instigating campaigns on issues as diverse as euthanasia to domestic violence. We will need you to analyse the state of play astutely, develop long-term and rapid-fire strategy, spot the right moment to intervene, write hard-hitting copy, run irreverent and contagious social media and come up with creative ways to give our members the best chance for impact. Passion for these issues and the difference they make in people’s lives is critical.


The Senior Campaigner on GetUp’s Human Rights Team will:

  • Write exceptionally high-quality campaign content, including project plans, campaign emails, fundraising emails, and social media posts, talking points and press statements;
  • Devise and execute media, fundraising and member engagement strategies;
  • Set up the tech to create, send out, track and analyse campaign actions;
  • Support engagement with politicians, political offices, policy experts and key stakeholder groups;
  • Manage junior staff who focus on organising members and producing high quality campaign content.


Here are some things you might do in a typical day:

  • Write, edit, or proof an email or social media content that inspires our members to take action;
  • Lead a team brainstorm to develop concepts for a TV ad in rapid response to sudden changes in policy;
  • Lock yourself away to crank out a strategic campaign plan;
  • Meet and collaborate with key allies and stakeholders for your campaigns to work together towards victory or arrange and lead on a meeting with a key MP or Senator or CEO;
  • Get to the bottom of the latest policy development and turn it into plain English.


You will be someone who is:

  • Passionate about creating change on progressive issues, specifically human rights;
  • A team player who is always bringing off-the-wall, creative ideas to the table;
  • An exceptional communicator who thrives in an extremely fast-paced team environment;
  • Adept at thinking through complex ideas and communicating them simply and clearly;
  • Works autonomously on a range of varied tasks and projects, and takes the initiative doing whatever it takes to get the job done.


Bonus points for:

  • Lived experience of being a part of and/or working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Management experience
  • Digital fundraising experience
  • Photoshop or related design skills
  • Experience with any kind of technical backend or platform, and basic HTML
  • Policy training or experience


If even a couple of these criteria speak to you, you could be the perfect person for the job. Formal education, qualifications and extensive experience matter less to us than excellence, initiative and drive.

At GetUp, we know our capacity to win is increased when our team has a diversity of backgrounds and experience – and especially comes from a background of lived experience on the human rights issues we work on. We encourage applicants from a diversity of genders, cultures, languages, abilities and experiences to apply.

We are a team that encourages flexible working hours, and have a number of people with caring responsibilities including children. Please apply by Wednesday 17 January 2018.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : GetUp
GetUp is one of Australia's largest campaigning communities, with over 1 million members. GetUp creates a thriving democracy by giving everyday Australians the chance to make extraordinary impact – online, across the airwaves, and in the streets. GetUp members want to create a country of active citizens, not passive consumers.

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Position Description : Human Rights_ Senior Campaigner

For details concerning this role, please contact

Rachael Millar

Phone : 0292114400

Email : rachael@getup.org.au

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Human Rights Senior Campaigner via Pro Bono Australia.


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