Do you want to contribute to saving the environment, solving climate change and taking on the patriarchy?
This is an exciting opportunity to join a small, growing and passionate team taking on some big challenges – and doing it with a good sense of fun and personal sustainability.
Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA) is empowering, supporting and funding women’s leadership for our environment and climate action, to transform Australia’s response to our environmental and climate crises.
We’re looking for an experienced Communications Manager to play a crucial role in the growth and success of this important work.
You’ll be responsible for building the profile of WELA and of women’s leadership for our environment by leading our external communications. Your responsibilities will extend across supporter and alumni communications; our social media and website; media; and fundraising communications, including developing compelling messaging and content. You’ll provide expert guidance and recommendations to the organisation, develop and deliver our communications strategies, and monitor and evaluate our progress towards the organisation’s communications goals. You’ll be supported and empowered to prioritise this work with a clear organisational strategy and support from the Strategic Director.
You’ll join a small but growing team, including the Strategic Director, Administrator, the Leadership Programs Producer, Community Builder, our Program facilitators and an active Board. We embody a vibrant and caring energy where we know what we’re doing, but we certainly don’t have all the answers. Learning, reflecting and balancing risks informs our passion and drive.
Image description: WELA team, Sherry-Rose, Sue, Victoria, Libby, Louise and Asmaa
Reports to: Strategic Director
Location: Negotiable, with a strong preference for an east coast capital city. The WELA team works remotely from home, within AEST hours
Job Type: Part-time (0.6-0.8 FTE negotiable) 1yr contract, with potential to extend pending funding
Salary: $80,000 FTE (pro-rata), plus superannuation
Job Requirements: Occasional (monthly) after-hours work, ability for occasional domestic travel and access to a major capital city
Benefits: Flexible working location, work / life balance, supportive and empowering culture, mentoring opportunities
Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA) is empowering, supporting, funding and diversifying women’s and gender diverse leadership for our environment and climate action, in order to transform Australia’s response to our environmental and climate crises.
As a small team, we support each other in our work so you’ll regularly be expected to jump in and help out wherever needed. Likewise, you can count on the support of the team however you need it.
You’re passionate about our environment, and the important role of women’s leadership in creating a genuinely sustainable future in which people and the planet thrive.
You love the power of good communication to create change, and are experienced in developing and managing communication strategies and activities that motivate and inspire people to action. You know how to craft a message and create narratives that engage supporters, donors and other stakeholders.
You have excellent communication skills, written and verbal, and are experienced delivering high quality communications to target audiences. You’re creative, and show initiative in the way you spot opportunities and make things happen.
You don’t mind getting your hands dirty, and you’ll do what it takes to get the outcome needed – from monitoring and responding to social media comments and coordinating a comms calendar across the organisation, through to designing and leading a new communications strategy and outreach plan. You love being part of a small team, but are confident working independently.
WELA is committed to creating a diverse and thriving community of women and gender diverse people for our environment and climate action. People from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities, communities of colour, or culturally and linguistically diverse communities are encouraged to apply.
To apply for this position, please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am Monday 9th May, 2022.
For a brief discussion about the position, please book a time with WELA Strategic Director Victoria McKenzie-McHarg at https://calendly.com/victoria-wela/position-discussion-wela-communications-manager. You can download the position description here.
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