Job Opportunity: Great Barrier Reef Community Campaigner

Purpose of the position

  • To raise awareness in the Cairns community about the impacts of global warming and poor water quality on the Great Barrier, and to turn that awareness into action.
  • To work with Great Barrier Reef Campaigner on engaging the tourism industry in climate campaigns.
  • To build and maintain an active volunteer base against fossil fuel projects and infrastructure and other threats to the Reef.
  • To promote an alternative narrative in Cairns for renewable energy and jobs.

This work forms part of a broader public campaign to build support and engagement amongst sections of the Australian community for protection of the Great Barrier Reef.

Primary Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Deliver a program of public activities and events for the campaign, including recruiting, training and empowering volunteer leaders to support those activities.
  • To bring new voices and unlikely allies into the movement and maintain civil society relationships.
  • Undertake local media engagement for the campaign in Cairns, including acting as a spokesperson for the campaign.
  • Activate and equip others to be active in the media including through letters to the editor, social media and media comment.
  • Remain abreast of campaign news and developments and identify campaign and organising opportunities.
  • Engage as needed with political decision makers including local MPs and Councillors.
  • Undertake general campaign and staff activities as required to support the marine conservation work of AMCS, including drafting e-bulletins and social media posts.
  • An understanding of community organising principles and practice and demonstrated community organising experience.
  • Communication skills: excellent written and oral communication skills across a variety of media. Ability to write effective campaign emails to supporters, to speak confidently in front of groups and to motivate people to act.
  • Demonstrated planning, project management and volunteer leadership development skills, supported by excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong digital literacy.
  • Teamwork: Ability to connect easily with people from all walks of life. A willingness to collaborate with others. Demonstrated experience in coordinating alliances or campaign collaborations.
  • A demonstrated ability to work autonomously, with limited supervision.
  • Passion for protecting our oceans, marine life and a safe climate and the ability to uphold AMCS values

Application deadline - Tuesday 28th January 2020

For more information and how to apply, click here.

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