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Campaigns Director

Organisation : GetUp

Location : Sydney (SURRY HILLS)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, Community Services, Journalism & PR, Marketing, Media & Communications, Program Coordination & Management, Project Management

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Conservation & Environment, Government, Humanitarian, Indigenous, LGBTIQ+, Media, Social Enterprise

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $108,779.84 - $113,062.56 per annum (pro-rata) + superannuation

Application closing date : 9 Aug, 2021

About the role

GetUp is looking for a Campaigns Director to lead a team of talented campaigners on a diverse range of high-engagement campaigns. This is a permanent contract based in Sydney.

SCHADS Classification Level 8, salary range $108,779.84 – $113,062.56 per annum (pro-rata) + superannuation, determined by relevant experience and qualifications.

GetUp is interested in a broad range of candidates with experience in digital excellence, online engagement and crowd fundraising. A talent pool will be created from this process for ongoing and temporary roles in these areas, so don’t hesitate to throw your hat in the ring!

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. 


What working at GetUp means for you

Working at GetUp is a unique opportunity to support truly inspiring and impactful campaigns, be immersed in a large cohort of passionate and talented people, and be integral to real-world change across a broad range of social justice issues. To support you in your success, GetUp also offers a pro risk environment with high autonomy and creative input, along with progressive and flexible entitlements.

  • Generous entitlements to keep you happy and healthy, including six weeks holidays per year, activist leave, community service leave and study leave, and leave loadings;
  • Access to learning and development opportunities so you can hone your skills;
  • 22 weeks paid parental leave for the primary caregiver and 10 weeks for the secondary;
  • Flexible work arrangements so you can manage your work-life with your life-life.


The Campaigns Director is responsible for:

  • Determining and driving impactful campaign strategy in accordance with team goals and organisational strategy;
  • Rapidly determining appropriate actions in light of the latest news and developments;
  • Ensuring high-quality campaign content across all GetUp channels;
  • Achieving team fundraising targets and managing team expenditure;
  • Ensuring GetUp campaigns are appropriately researched, planned for and evaluated;
  • Representing GetUp in the community and media;
  • Leading on engagement strategies with key stakeholders, including political stakeholders, other advocacy organisations and affected communities;
  • Ensuring a strong team culture of experimentation, innovation and evaluation;
  • Managing and supporting your team to succeed, including setting and monitoring work outcomes.

You will be someone who is or has:

  • Passionate about growing and strengthening a movement of everyday people to take action for change on a wide range of issues; 
  • Proven experience running high-engagement digital campaigns, including experience in crowdfunding and drafting compelling fundraising appeals;
  • Adept at thinking through complex policy ideas and communicating them simply and clearly with hard-hitting copy;
  • Rapid-fire strategic analysis and good judgement to secure short and mid-term campaign wins;
  • Takes the initiative to do what it takes to get the job done, and who thrives in a fast-paced, digitally-savvy office environment;
  • A formidable manager who can coordinate a team to success, celebrate and evaluate, and knows how to support staff with lived experience; and
  • At least five years of relevant professional 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.

Applications will close 9am Monday 9 August 2021

About the organisation

Organisation Name : GetUp

Who is GetUp

The GetUp movement is powered by the values and hopes of everyday people. We combine the power of over one million members, movement partners and a central team of expert strategists to make extraordinary impact. GetUp is full of talented campaigners who lead the organisation’s efforts to create a more progressive Australia. The campaigns team prides itself on deep strategic thinking as well as the ability to seize crucial change moments that make a massive difference on our issues.


Their 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.

How to apply


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


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