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Organisation : GetUp

Location : Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Conservation & Environment

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $103,303.20 - $107,516.76 per annum (pro-rata) + superannuation, determined by relevant experience and qualifications.

About the role

GetUp is looking for a Climate Justice Campaign Director to lead the organisation’s climate and environmental justice campaigns work and team. 

SCHADS Classification Level 8, salary range $103,303.20 – $107,516.76 per annum (pro-rata) + superannuation, determined by relevant experience and qualifications.

This is a permanent full time contract, ideally based in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. However, we are open to flexible arrangements for the right candidate.

At GetUp, we know our capacity to drive progressive change is increased when our team has a diversity of backgrounds and experience – and especially comes from a background of lived experience on the issues we work on. 

Who is the Climate Justice Team

GetUp’s Climate Justice Team of talented campaigners lead the organisation’s work defending people and the planet from the climate crisis and environmental damage. The team prides itself on deep strategic thinking as well as the ability to seize crucial moments when taking immediate action can make a massive difference. Recognising that affected communities are at the heart of our work, we are always looking for ways to apply a strong rights and social justice lens to our campaigns. 

Our days are filled with analysing the political state of play, developing long-term and rapid-fire strategy, engaging with politicians, media and affected communities, spotting the right moment to intervene, running impactful tactics including everything from protests to undercover investigations, writing hard-hitting copy, and coming up with creative ways to give our members the best chance for impact.

The Environmental Justice Campaigns Director is responsible for:

  • Determining and driving campaign strategy in accordance with team goals and organisational strategy;
  • Ensuring high-quality campaign content across all GetUp channels;
  • Determining appropriate actions quickly, in light of the latest news and developments;
  • Ensuring GetUp campaigns are appropriately researched, planned for and evaluated;
  • Achieving team fundraising targets and managing team expenditure;
  • Representing GetUp in the community and media;
  • Leading on engagement strategies with key stakeholders, including political offices and movement partners;
  • Ensuring a strong team culture of experimentation, innovation and evaluation;
  • Managing campaigns teams to success, including setting and monitoring work outcomes.

You will be someone who has/is:

  • a deeply held commitment to social justice, who has an established track record of creating progressive change on environmental and climate justice;
  • high-order strategic analysis and political nous to chart the critical paths we need to win;
  • adept at thinking through complex politics and communicating simply and clearly, and who thrives in a fast-paced office environment;
  • takes the initiative to do whatever it takes to get the job done, and who thrives in a fast-paced, digitally-savvy office environment;
  • a demonstrated ability to work effectively with movement partners and affected communities;
  • a formidable manager who knows how to take care of their staff and can coordinate a team to success, celebrate and evaluate;
  • passionate about growing and strengthening a movement of everyday people committed to tackling the climate crisis;
  • at least five years of relevant professional experience.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in GetUp-style online campaigning including digital fundraising;
  • Experience working in politics or the media cycle; and/or
  • Policy training or experience.

If even a couple of these criteria speak to you, you could be the perfect person for the job. Formal education, qualifications and extensive experience matter less to us than excellence, initiative and drive.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : GetUp

Who is GetUp

The GetUp movement is powered by the values and hopes of one million members, movement partners and a central team of expert strategists. Together, we do what it takes, with fierce integrity, to make extraordinary impact.

We focus our campaigns on the areas our members care about most in the fields of Environmental Justice, Human Rights, Economic Fairness, First Nations Justice and Democratic Integrity. From making sure hundreds of thousands of people are able to vote in elections, to successfully stopping major projects threatening the Great Barrier Reef, or fighting against an offshore regime of detention and deterrence of people seeking asylum – we have a decade-long history of mobilising a movement to win.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Climate Justice Campaign Director via Pro Bono Australia.


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