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Group Coordinator (voluntary) – Brisbane

Organisation : ActionAid Australia

Location : Brisbane

Time required : Once a week, for 2-4 hours. Minimum 6 months commitment. 

Duration of project : 6 Months+

Skill area : Fundraising, Volunteer Management

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Humanitarian, Overseas Aid & Development, Women

Application closing date : 15 Oct, 2021

About the role

The Activist Group Coordinators work closely with the ActionAid Campaigns Team and the broader activist network. Activist Group Coordinators oversee their local ActionAid Group and its respective activists to organise and campaign to achieve impact in their communities. 

Time Commitment:  Once a week, for 2-4 hours. Minimum 6 months commitment. 

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working with ActionAid staff and the Activist Support Team to coordinate your local ActionAid activist group.
  • Checking-in and reporting back to the Community Organiser every 6-8 weeks. 
  • Supporting the local group to set objectives, create plans and organise actions within a limited budget that are strategic and contribute to campaigns. 
  • Participating in monthly National Leadership Team meetings (held online). 
  • Identifying and developing activists who can be potential leaders in their community 
  • Managing volunteering enquiries and conducting inductions with new volunteers. 
  • Scheduling calls to reach out to new volunteer interests. 
  • Tracking the engagement, meetings, events and actions of your local group.  
  • To work alongside a member of the Activist Support Team in growing the local group and organising intentional conversations  
  • Working with the Community Organiser to identify and step up leaders and doing handover with the next Group Coordinator when they decide to step down.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA 

  • A time commitment of at least six months or ideally a year, up to four hours a week including online monthly National Leadership Team meetings. 
  • A passion for community organising and building people power in communities across Australia. 
  • Feel confident in interviewing and having intentional conversations with new volunteers to commit them to action. 
  • Some experience in volunteer coordination.  
  • New activists should be able to count on you for regular check-ins via phone/Zoom calls and support with challenges.  
  • Computer literacy and ability to use phone and email systems. 
  • Respect for ActionAid’s independence and an ability to work within this ethos. 
  • A demonstrated commitment and passion for women’s rights; and adherence to the principles of feminist leadership. 
  • Passion for social justice and the role that everyday people can play to achieve a fairer and more equitable world. 

 

About the organisation

Organisation name : ActionAid Australia

ActionAid Australia is a women’s rights organisation, working to advance the rights of women living in poverty in communities around the world. ActionAid works in more than 45 countries.

For more information, please visit our website at https://actionaid.org.au. 

How to apply

Please submit applications via email to Outreach Support, Jazmin Migliore, at volunteering.au@actionaid.org using the subject line 'EOI – Activist Brisbane Group Coordinator'. Please include your CV, and a brief cover letter noting your motivations for applying and why you think you’d be a good fit for the role. 

 

We actively encourage women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, People of Colour, LGBTQIA+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities to apply. 

 

We will contact you within a fortnight from your application. If you have any additional questions please contact us at volunteering.au@actionaid.org


Please quote in application: Group Coordinator (voluntary) – Brisbane via Pro Bono Australia.


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