About the Role
The AYCC is currently looking for two outstanding individuals to join the team and lead the AYCC ACT state branch for 2018. This is an incredible opportunity to build AYCC ACT to powerfully implement strategic grassroots campaigns at a crucial time for the climate. This is an opportunity to use your existing leadership, communication and strong interpersonal skills to make a significant and lasting contribution to the climate movement. In this position you will build skills in management, communications, community organising, strategy, campaigning and much more. This is your chance to be part of a dynamic and exciting leadership team that is building a generation-wide movement to solve the climate crisis.
ABOUT THE AYCC
The Australian Youth Climate Coalition has grown from a handful of people in 2006 to over 120,000 members and hundreds of volunteers around the country. We have successfully campaigned to get a price on carbon, held Power Shifts with thousands of participants, and convinced all four of Australia’s big four banks to pull out of involvement with the proposed Adani Carmichael coal mine on the Great Barrier Reef. We’ve reached hundreds of thousands of young people with our message demanding a safe
climate future and are building a generation wide movement to solve the climate crisis before it’s too late. We do this work alongside the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network. In 2018 our main focus will be ensuring that the Adani coal mine in Queensland does not go ahead.
ABOUT AYCC Canberra
In Canberra, we currently have between 15-30 regular committed volunteers, and others who are involved in a semi regular or occasional basis. We have proven ourselves to be a strong part of the climate movement in the ACT. In 2017 we have focused largely on stopping Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. We’ve used creative and engaging tactics which place pressure on key influential decision-makers to aim higher on climate. We successfully pushed Westpac bank – one of the largest and most stubborn banks in Australia – to rule out funding Adani’s mine! We’ve also been
mentoring high school students to run campaigns in their schools to transition to renewable energy. We continue to play an active role in the #StopAdani alliance, pressuring our MPs to rule out public funding for the Adani mine and so much more. We lead the first of dozens of giant human sign actions on Parliament House Lawns with over 250 Canberran’s spelling out Stop Adani. We also brought together over 50 people from the ACT to our first youth climate justice summit, Power Shift 2017 in Melbourne this July. This presents a really exciting opportunity for AYCC Canberra to scale our grassroots network. Excitingly we are currently in the process of starting to transition into a new grassroots model which will enable us to scale our grassroots. This means we will be able to better support volunteer growth and engagement, enable more leadership opportunities, provide volunteers with more
regular and tailored training and development, and boost our capacity to win campaigns in the fight for climate justice. The new state leaders will play a critical role in facilitating and supporting this transition, with the support of the AYCC NSW Organiser.
ABOUT THE ROLE
An AYCC Co- State Leader needs to have a deep passion and commitment to solving the climate crisis through building and mobilising a generation-wide movement. They will possess strong leadership qualities and will be required to inspire and mobilise
young people on climate change. The following responsibilities and skills are to be shared between a team of 2 State Leaders. If you are motivated and feel that you can fulfil part or all of these criteria, we encourage you to apply.
● Build and mobilise a grassroots movement by supporting and building local groups.
● Facilitate and support the growth of the ACT Leadership team.
● Manage branch volunteers and coordinators in the ACT State Leadership team.
● Maintain communication between National AYCC Staff team and other state teams.
● Develop national AYCC campaigns and strategy as part of the National Leadership Team
● Develop and implement local projects and actions within national campaigns.
● Manage basic state fundraising plans and budgets.
● Facilitating leadership and state meetings, and trainings.
● Represent the ACT AYCC group in the media and community as required.
● Support the management and implementation of a state volunteer recruitment strategy. This includes text-outs, community stalls, and call-outs to engage new and existing volunteers in grassroots activities.
● Grow a strong network, partnerships, and opportunities to work together with community organisations across the ACT on climate change and climate justice issues.
● Endeavour to create an open, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds, abilities and identities.
● Work alongside Seed – Indigenous Youth Climate Network.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS
● Confident in working independently and with strong initiative
● Outstanding communication skills
● Efficient, highly-effective and reliable
● Committed to teamwork
● Resourceful, innovative and flexible
● Experience in inspiring and motivating others including public speaking and facilitation experience
● Committed to building a youth climate justice movement
● Embrace AYCC purpose, theory of change, and culture
We are excited for our new state leaders to start as soon as possible after interviews are complete ideally by the end of March.
HOW TO APPLY
We acknowledge that sometimes the best people for the role may not fulfil all the above criteria, but are motivated and quick learners. We encourage all to apply.
Please send a short resume (2 pages max), and cover letter (1 page) detailing your experience and interest in the role to Sally Coggiola at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to discuss the role further please feel free to contact the AYCC NSW Organiser, the state mentor for ACT, Sally Coggiola (0415 116 992 or email@example.com).
Applications are rolling for this position, please apply as soon as possible.
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Please quote in application: ACT State Leader x 2 via Pro Bono Australia.