About the Role
Reaching out to our members and others, providing effective opportunities to share and network and telling the giving stories of our members is a pivotal part of how the AEGN operates. The Communications Manager will lead this work including developing and implementing the communications strategy, taking a journalistic view to the stories and work of members and the issues they address and managing the day-to-day communications work such as event invitations and distribution and editing of other publications and written work.
The AEGN has a small group of staff so the Communications Manager will be an all-rounder who has the responsibility for both strategy and implementation of work relating to communications. In addition to this, the AEGN is a member-based organisation so the needs and opinions of the overall membership are fundamental to all that the AEGN staff do.
In the first year, this position will also be responsible for overseeing the upgrade of the AEGN’s website to a user friendly and interactive digital platform and finalise the organisations style and content guide. This position offers a very exciting opportunity for a communications specialist to shape the environmental communications agenda of the Australian philanthropic community.
You’re an experienced Communications Manager with a track record of running the communications program for a dynamic and fast-moving organisation. You’re an all-rounder who is just as comfortable interviewing interesting people as you are putting together a monthly newsletter or advising staff on building a narrative around the work they do. You love to create and participate in a vibrant organisational culture that enables staff to do their best work, but you are used to having a fast pace, constantly changing environment with few resources and without the support systems of a big organisation.
While our small program team is focused on our mission of growing environmental philanthropy, your role is to keep the organisation thinking about how to communicate this work and reach out to current and new philanthropists. It is a fast-paced work environment that will challenge you to think on your feet, solve problems and juggle competing demands.
The ideal candidate will have at least seven years experience in a similar role and will be excited at the prospect of working for a small, dynamic organisation with a mission to grow environmental giving. Preferably you will have a background and interest in environmental issues.
Working from our Melbourne office, you’ll report to the Chief Executive Officer and will manage a new position – the Digital and IT Coordinator.
The Communications Manager will:
- Review, refresh and implement the AEGN’s communications strategy
- Work with AEGN staff and members to develop and promote clear messages and captivating stories that inspire more and more effective environmental philanthropy.
- Ensure that the content of the newsletter, website, publications and other communications tools is consistent and engaging.
- Finalise then implement the AEGN’s new brand across all communications
- Provide expert communications support and advice to the AEGN staff and members
- Build a strong digital and communications engagement culture within the organisation.
This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is 4 days a week and has a salary of pro-rata $85,000 – $110,000 including superannuation.
Position Description attached.
About the Organisation
Established in 2008 the AEGN is a membership organisation for philanthropists who care about the environment. Our main aims are to grow the amount of environmental giving to the environment sector and to help member organisations, individuals and others become more effective environmental grantmakers through information sharing, collaboration and networking.
The AEGN is a not-for-profit organisation and currently has around 120 members. Over the next few years the AEGN will work to substantially grow the sector, help members and others get better at the craft of grantmaking and continue to learn from other national and international networks.
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