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Organisation : GetUp

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Government, Humanitarian, Indigenous, Law, Justice & Human Rights, Media

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $74,172.28 - $77,807.52 per annum (pro-rata) + superannuation

Application closing date : 25 Aug, 2021

About the role

GetUp is looking for an Organiser to join our Organising team and work with a distributed network of thousands of GetUp members and volunteers in New South Wales and around the country to drive progressive change. 

SCHADS Classification Level 4. Salary range is $74,172.28 – $77,807.52  per annum (pro-rata) + superannuation, determined by relevant experience and qualifications.

This is a permanent position based in Sydney.

Applications close 9am Wednesday 25 August 2021. 

GetUp organisers come from a wide range of professional experiences. Successful GetUp organisers have had previous experience as; activists, teachers, community workers, communications specialists, volunteer coordinators and events managers. One thing all organisers have in common is a passion for connecting with and empowering others.

At GetUp, we know our capacity to drive progressive change is increased when our team has a diversity of backgrounds and experience. We are always actively looking for applicants from a diverse range of genders, cultures, language groups, abilities, and experiences to apply.


Working at GetUp Means

  • 6 weeks of leave per year; 
  • flexible working arrangements;
  • learning and development opportunities; 
  • travel opportunities;
  • a culture of innovation and experimentation; and 
  • a workplace where your skills will result in real world change 


Who is the Organising Team 

The GetUp Organising Team works across Australia to build and wield the people power to radically redefine what is politically possible. Our vision is a world that puts people and the planet first, with justice, dignity and equality for all. 


Together, we develop and support a network of hundreds of volunteers, organising GetUp members and everyday people to change public opinion and shift political and corporate decision-makers.


Right now, our focus is on building an unstoppable movement of people fighting for climate justice.  Our team is collaborative, creative and caring, with clear goals, accountability and emphasis on learning and impact.


As an Organiser, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing and overseeing relationships that contribute to an impactful network of volunteers; 
  • Executing volunteer recruitment, retention, training and leadership development; 
  • Administering systems for volunteer data, communications and member correspondence;
  • Monitoring custom systems and other data sources to ensure they are correctly integrated;
  • Drafting high quality event materials, creative collateral and member communications;
  • Participating in a strong team culture of experimentation, innovation, evaluation and learning;
  • Working within the organising team to execute its strategy and meet its goals;
  • Supervising other staff and/or volunteers as required.


You will be someone who is/has:

  • Passionate about creating progressive change, especially building people power to help drive a just transition to address climate change;
  • A commitment to justice;
  • Has strong digital skills and a willingness to learn new technologies, and who thrives in a fast-paced environment;
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and cares deeply about supporting others to step up into leadership;
  • Ambitious and excited about scale – knowing that we need to do more, faster and bigger than ever before;
  • Are nimble with a can-do attitude and come up with creative solutions to tricky situations;
  • Has a minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience.


Bonus points for:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of organising theory;
  • Experience building strong and diverse communities of volunteers;
  • Prior experience in developing and rolling our volunteer training programs;
  • Experience in recruitment/ engagement pathways to move people from online to offline actions;
  • Experience in planning creative actions that earn media attention;
  • Experience working with organising technology to engage people at scale – eg. calling and door-knocking technology, P2P texting software, NationBuilder;


If 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 close 9am Wednesday 25 August 2021. 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : GetUp

What 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. Working together, we have an extraordinary impact.


We focus our campaigns on the areas our members care about most in the fields of Environmental Justice, Human Rights, Economic Fairness 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 securing billions of dollars in new funding for mental health – we have a decade-long history of taking on powerful interests, and winning.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Organiser via Pro Bono Australia.


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