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Advocacy Director

Organisation : RESULTS International Australia

Location : Sydney (BROOKVALE)

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, Digital Volunteering, Fundraising

Sector : Community Engagement, Overseas Aid & Development

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 19 Mar, 2019

About the Role

About the role

Reporting to the CEO, the Advocacy Director is responsible for leading RESULTS campaigns strategy development and implementation. The role oversees campaigns staff and our volunteer program so has a prominent management component. It also involves liaising with a wide range of stakeholders, from parliamentarians to the media, donors and other not for profit partners.

Success in this role will be measured by campaign wins, positive partnership building with parliamentarians from across the political spectrum and within government, and a vibrant, growing and diversified base of volunteers, in particular (but not limited to) skilled advocates who take regular actions with parliamentarians, the media and in their community to expand RESULTS advocacy outreach and impact.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and oversee the RESULTS campaigns activities by both staff and volunteers.
  • Contribute to the strategic, financial and operational planning of the organisation including development of relevant grant proposals and budgets.
  • Support the CEO in leading an organisational culture of collaboration and cooperation, deputising when required.
  • Play a lead role in RESULTS government relations work, including cultivating and managing relationships with parliamentarians, bureaucrats and other political actors and stakeholders.
  • Represent RESULTS on relevant working groups and effectively collaborate and contribute to the international network within which we work.
  • Support RESULTS efforts to build a sustainable organisation through increasing our brand recognition in communications, events and playing a support role in actions to increase RESULTS funding base including identifying donors and assisting with grant applications.
  • Undertake recruitment of volunteers and provide training, guidance and support to advocacy activities they undertake, ensuring that they are in line with RESULTS objectives.
  • In conjunction with other staff, develop strategic and appropriate advocacy resources and actions for RESULTS advocates and participate in grassroots events.
  • Ensure appropriate coordination of RESULTS campaign strategy with global partners, with national civil society organisations and coalitions.
  • In consultation or conjunction with the CEO, act as liaison on campaign activities with international affiliates.
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of our work and impact, and donor reporting.

Due to the nature of our work and the fact that we work as part of an international partnership the ability to work outside of normal office hours is a must. The role also involves both domestic and occasional international travel.

About you

We’re looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated, person who is passionate about the work of RESULTS and aligned with its values, goals and objectives. An experienced influencer with political prowess, you know and thrive on politics and the ability to create change at all levels – from the grassroots to the national level and know what makes people get on board with a social cause and take action.    

A strong people person, you will have the ability to engage and lead a team, and inspire volunteer advocates across the country.

Essential

  • Experience managing staff and/or volunteers with demonstrated capacity for leadership and experience in building teams.
  • An understanding of the Australian political system and the different levers at play.
  • Hold a relevant tertiary education degree.
  • Proficient at using digital tools (for example Slack, Zoom, Mailchimp, Word Press) and a willingness to learn new programs and ways of working.
  • Great negotiation and communication skills (both verbal and written) and a comfortable public speaker.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment to tight deadlines and respond to changing priorities quickly and flexibly.
  • Experience volunteering or working with volunteers, ideally in a management or coordination role, with an understanding of what engages and retains volunteers.
  • Experience working collaboratively, ideally across a number of organisations.
  • Ability to work in a non-partisan way with people from across the political spectrum, and be able to work effectively with people from a range of backgrounds in a range of locations.
  • Ability to work to tight budgets as part of a small team.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of global health issues and/or foreign aid and development.
  • Experience dealing with the media (mainstream, as well as digital and social media).
  • Experience developing and managing budgets.
  • Experience in project management, event management or fundraising.
  • Design and digital skills.

This is a full time position based at our office in North Sydney. RESULTS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages anyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

As a registered charity, RESULTS employees are entitled to salary packaging, thereby reducing their tax liability and increasing their take home pay.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : RESULTS International Australia

RESULTS International (Australia) is a small not for profit that works as part of an international, non-partisan and non-profit network that has been working in Australia for more than 30 years through a combination of staff led and volunteer driven advocacy connecting at grassroots, national and global levels.


Through a focus on a range of poverty related issues, we work with parliamentarians, the media and members of the community to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. This includes things like pushing for an increase to the foreign aid budget and increased pledges to multilateral bodies that work on global health and poverty alleviation.


Our volunteers are passionate, committed everyday people who receive training, support, and inspiration to become skilled advocates advising decision makers and guiding them towards decisions that improve access to such things as education, health, and economic opportunity for people living in the poorest parts of the world.


At the global level we work closely with our partners at ACTION to improve equitable access to health and within Australia we act as a Secretariat to the Australian TB Caucus.


We are highly respected for our policy and advocacy work and have a profile within the Australian Parliament and the development sphere that exceeds our modest size.

Apply for this Job

Position Description : Advocacy Director RESULTS

For details concerning this role, please contact

Amelia Christie

Phone : 02 9134 9983

Email : results.employment@results.org.au

To apply, please email a cover letter outlining how you meet the selection criteria, and a copy of your CV to results.employment@results.org.au by 9am on Tuesday, 19 March 2019.


Only applications which include a cover letter addressing the criteria will be considered.  


Applicants must have the right to work in Australia.


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


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