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Director Advocacy and Community Engagement

Location : Australia, Melbourne, Victoria (Southbank)

Organisation : Plan International Australia

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 22-05-2018

About the Role

• Member of the Executive team
• Located opposite Flinders St Station on the sunny side of the river
• Be part of a powerful movement championing children’s rights & gender equality
• Strong positive culture and flexible work environment

An extraordinary and rare opportunity for a passionate advocate and communicator has arisen with Plan International Australia. Reporting to our Chief Executive Officer and being part of our dynamic and dedicated Executive Team, this role will oversee the Advocacy and Community Engagement (ACE) team.

We need someone who can advocate and drive change that prioritises children and particularly girls, in the political, government and public arena. Someone who can build, implement and lead a strategy that clearly positions Plan International Australia as the recognised ‘go to’ agency on gender transformative approaches and impact for children and young people.

Essential for success in this executive role will be the results you’ve delivered in:

• Developing and managing rights-related advocacy projects and community campaigning
• Strategic planning, communications, reputation management and media relations
• Government, public service and private stakeholder engagement for social change
• Managing a highly successful, creative and innovative team
• Raising money, visibility, influence and support for humanitarian causes
• Leading bold brand transformation

Please refer to the Position Description for our complete selection criteria

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Plan International Australia

Plan International is a global independent development and humanitarian organisation. As one of the oldest, largest and most experienced organisations in our field we know that there is nowhere in the world where girls are treated as equals. We work alongside children, young people, supporters and partners to tackle root causes of the injustices facing girls and the most marginalised children.

Apply for this Job

Phone : 0396723672

Email : recruitment@plan.org.au

We care deeply about what we do and are big-hearted about it. Our passion is to be positive, courageous, bold, forward-looking and supportive. If this resonates with you, and you have the skills and experience that we need – the key selection criteria is available from the position description on our website
https://www.plan.org.au/learn/who-we-are/work-with-us/director-of-ace then please send your cover letter addressing our key selection criteria and CV to recruitment@plan.org.au

With Director of ACE in the subject line By COB 22nd May 2018

Plan International Australia is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive workplace culture that embraces and celebrates diversity. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community because we believe diverse opinions and experiences will enrich our team and best represent our beneficiaries and partners across the globe.

Plan International has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is a child safe, girls’ rights organisation.
As part of our screening process in support of the safeguarding of children, candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory National police Check, sign our Safeguarding Children & Young People Policy and Code of Conduct, Statutory Declaration and where necessary, complete a Working with Children Check and undergo psychometric testing.


Please quote in application: Director Advocacy and Community Engagement via Pro Bono Australia.


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