Organising Director

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    Indigenous Employment Australia
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GetUp is looking for a  Organising Director  to lead GetUp’s organising program – working with a distributed network of thousands of GetUp members and volunteers around Australia to drive change.

SCHADS Classification Level 7-8. Salary range is $95,916.60 – $107,516.76 per annum (pro-rata) + superannuation, determined by relevant experience and qualifications.

This is a permanent full time contract ideally based in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. We are open to flexible arrangements for the right candidate.

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.

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.

Who is the Organising Team 

The Organising Team works across Australia to build and wield the people power to radically redefine what is politically possible in Australia. Together, we develop and support a network of thousands of volunteers, mobilising members and voters to change public opinion and target political & corporate decision-makers across the country.

This is a huge mission, that is rewarding, demanding, challenging and creative. Our team is an open and collaborative crew who have clear goals, are accountable to each other and work in ways that foster creativity, honesty, learning and innovation.

The Organising Director will be directly responsible for:

  • Determining and driving organising strategy in accordance with team goals and GetUp-wide strategy;
  • Ensuring the strategic development of an impactful network of volunteers;
  • Ensuring high quality organising content across all channels;
  • Ensuring that a mix of custom and off-the-shelf data and communications tools are effectively integrated;
  • Ensuring organising work is appropriately assessed, evaluated and iterated;
  • Proactively managing and evaluating the organising team budget;
  • Representing GetUp in the community and media, and leading on engagement strategies with external stakeholders;
  • Ensuring a strong team culture of experimentation, innovation and evaluation;
  • Managing the organising team to success, including setting and monitoring work outcomes.
  • You will be someone who:

  • has a deeply-held commitment to social justice and who is passionate about building a movement of people to create progressive change;
  • has demonstrated the ability to develop, lead and scale a data-driven organising program – knowing that we need to do more, faster and bigger than ever before;
  • has a proven track record in training and managing large numbers of volunteers using a range of digital tools and platforms;
  • is adept at thinking through complex campaign strategy and then communicating it clearly and concisely, and who thrives in a fast-paced office environment;
  • Is capable of working autonomously on a range of varied tasks and projects, and takes the initiative to do whatever it takes to get the job done;
  • Is a formidable manager who knows how to take care of their staff, celebrate and evaluate and can coordinate a team to success; and
  • has at least five years of relevant professional experience.
  • Bonus points for:

  • Experience in electoral organising
  • Experience using sophisticated organising tech and data at scale
  • Prior experience writing GetUp-style online campaign emails and social copy
  • 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.

    Please apply by 9am on Thursday 10 September.