Thursday, April 7, 2011

NSW Community Campaigns Assistant

NSW Community Campaigns Assistant · Are you high performing, energetic and well organised coordinator? · Do you have a passion for campaigning and defending human rights ? · Sydney based part-time contract 30 May 2011 to 26 August 2011 (12 weeks)

Amnesty International Australia is one of Australia’s largest not for profit organisations and is part of the global movement defending human rights and dignity. We work with people in Australia and our region to demand respect for human rights and protect people facing abuse. To do this, we mobilise people, campaign, conduct research and raise money for our work. We are promoting a culture where human rights are embraced, valued and protected.

The Campaigning Unit develops and implements strategies for change to achieve AIA’s human rights goals by developing campaign strategies, engaging and mobilising activists and supporters to build community support for AIA’s human rights campaigns. AIA’s Community Campaigns team takes a leading role in maintaining AIA’s relationships with regional civil society and local decision makers, including implementing AIA’s campaigns at the regional level through mobilising and supporting our activists and supporters. Reporting to the Manager Community Campaigns, the NSW Community Campaigns Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Community Campaigner, activists and volunteers to achieve campaigning and other plans of Amnesty International Australia in New South Wales.

You will have:

  • Demonstrated high level of oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated high level organisational skills including strong administrative skills and the ability to coordinate diverse activities

  • Experience in working with a diverse range of volunteers

  • Ability to work to under pressure and to tight time schedules as a member of a team.

  • Strong computer skills, particularly word processing and data entry. Familiarity with Microsoft Access, Lotus Notes and desktop publishing programs are an advantage.

  • Understanding of and sympathy with AI's aims, basic principles and working methods.

  • It is desirable that applicants have experience in event coordination.

In return, you will be rewarded with flexible working conditions, a fantastic and supportive office environment, and the knowledge that you will be working for an organisation committed to making a difference.

If this role sounds like you and you would like to be remunerated with a base salary of $54,608 p.a. pro rata plus superannuation, please send your resume and application letter responding to the selection criteria to by 9am Friday 8 April 2011.

NB: This position is only open to current staff members and volunteers of Amnesty International Australia.

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