About the Role
The Wilderness Society is an equal opportunity employer that places great importance on the principles of nonviolence and consensus decision-making.
Job Title Campaigner
Employer The Wilderness Society Newcastle Inc.
Location 21 Gordon Avenue, Hamilton 2303
Salary $61,901 Pro Rata
Hours 22.5 per week
Tenure 12 Months
Terms and conditions As per our Multi Enterprise Agreement
Reports to Campaign Manager
The position will be focused on providing a capacity boost in the long-running campaign to protect the Pilliga forest from coal seam gas mining. This will be achieved through collaborating with existing networks; eNGOs and local groups, including diverse alliances of farmers and Gamilaraay people working on the issue. It will involve applying political and media experience in campaigns, public communication, scientific investigation, policy engagement and advocacy.
Organisational Unit Function
Develop and implement campaign strategies to achieve set goals.
Conduct scientific, policy and business analysis to inform campaigns.
Political lobbying efforts.
Corporate engagement efforts and strategy.
Campaign alliance building and networking.
Generating compelling campaign stories.
Engaging our volunteers, members and supporters.
This role reports to the Campaign Manager.
Commitment to The Wilderness Society values.
Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines and work well under pressure.
Strategic and innovative approaches to problem solving.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Understanding of environmental regulatory frameworks and a capacity to engage in official processes, including preparing formal submissions.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience in producing campaign materials for a variety of audiences.
A minimum 2 years experience in campaigning or demonstrably similar roles; including campaign planning, media, lobbying, research and analysis.
Current licence and willingness to drive to remote locations in North West NSW.
Scientific qualifications; ecology, hydrology, biology, environmental science etc.
Skills and experience in community organising and in group facilitation and/or training.
Experience working with First Nations people, and/or any other non-peer demographic.
Confidence in public speaking.
About the Organisation
TWS Newcastle has been involved in a range of campaigns for NSW; to have a Wilderness Act, to protect Barrington Tops and Stockton Bight, to end old growth forest logging from Newcastle to the Queensland border, to create a Port Stephens Marine Park, and to protect the Williams Valley from the Tillegra Dam.
To transform Australian society to protect, respect and connect with the natural world that sustains us. There are five guiding themes that form the basis for our work:
Ecological Degradation: campaigning to reverse the decline of nature
Climate Change: campaigning to address the greatest single threat to nature, particularly stopping the exploitation of new fossil fuel deposits
Scientific and Economic Credibility: the development of workable solutions to the threats to nature and new economic opportunities
Inspiration and Connection: helping reconnect the Australian community with the intangible value of the natural world
Movement Building: linking people and transforming Australian society to protect nature
Passion for our purpose
The power of people to make change
Organisational independence and integrity
Commitment to success in protecting the environment
Apply for this Job
For details concerning this role, please contact
Phone : 0404227660
Business Manager of the Newcastle Campaign Centre on 0404 227 660
Your application must include:
A cover letter
A written response outlining your responses to selection criteria (max two pages)
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org using subject line Campaigner
Applications close COB 1st of August 2018
Please quote in application: Campaigner via Pro Bono Australia.