Communications Coordinator

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Organisation : Wildlife Victoria Inc

Location : Australia, Melbourne (Abbotsford)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Animals, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Conservation & Environment, Education & Training

Salary type : Hourly

Salary : $75,000 per annum pro-rata plus statutory superannuation

Application closing date : 6 Mar, 2020

About the role

We are a wildlife rescue charity that helps and protects wildlife through our rescue, education, and advocacy activities.

We are seeking an experienced person for this new role, to provide communications support to the WV team. 

You will bring enthusiasm and creativity to the role, and work collaboratively with a small team of people who are passionate about wildlife and conservation. Your work will support our vision of a community that understands, values and cares about Australian wildlife. You will feel comfortable interacting with volunteers and supporters.


  • Communications support for WV’s fundraising campaigns via social media and traditional media releases to reinforce relevant messages  in collaboration with WV’s Fundraising team
  • Communications support for WV’s donor, volunteer and training events  in collaboration with relevant teams
  • Communications support for WV’s supporter and volunteer newsletters, in collaboration with relevant teams
  • Communications support for WV’s social media presence, in collaboration with WV’s Emergency Response Service team
  • Responsibility for ensuring all materials adhere to Wildlife Victoria’s brand guidelines
  • Editing and formatting educational/training materials (e.g. fact sheets, presentations, standard operating procedures)
  • Proactive educational email communications with supporters, callers and volunteers as required  
  • Main point of contact for media enquiries, assessing priority and preparing responses in collaboration with WV’s team
  • Preparing media releases and proactively pitching them to media as relevant to the season or in response to issues arising from the community
  • Communications support for WV’s website, including regular updates to information and emergency announcements in collaboration with relevant teams
  • Oversight of video and photography projects to ensure they meet WV’s communications objectives
  • Other duties as required.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Wildlife Victoria Inc

Vision & Mission

Our vision is a community that understands, values, and cares about Australian wildlife.

Our mission is to help and protect wildlife through our rescue, education, and advocacy activities.  We respond to community reports of distressed wildlife and facilitate the care needed. We promote community knowledge and care of wildlife and advocate for the protection and welfare of wildlife.

Wildlife Victoria

Wildlife Victoria has provided the community with a Wildlife Emergency Response service for 30 years.

Every year thousands of native animals in Victoria become sick, injured or orphaned, often as a direct result of human activity. If left unassisted, these animals may suffer and die in pain or of starvation.

Our Wildlife Emergency Response Service receives notifications from members of the public via our emergency phone and online reporting system.  We receive about 80,000 requests for help a year and help over 50,000 animals. When a member of the public contacts us about a sick, injured or orphaned animal, our Emergency Response Operators provide advice to help the caller manage the situation appropriately, and when necessary, arranges for a trained volunteer to attend. They also liaise with other organisations to ensure the best possible outcome for the animal.

How to apply for this role

Position Description : CommsPosition2020

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Communications Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.


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