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Title:

Reclaim Kosci Campaigners (2 positions)

Advertiser:

Invasive Species Council

Location:

Canberra and Sydney (negotiable)

Salary etc:

Part-time/Full-time (4-5 days per week). Five-month role starting ASAP, extension possible.

The Reclaim Kosci campaign

Are you passionate about conservation and protecting our natural environment? Do you have strong experience in delivering high profile campaigns and political lobbying?

The fragile sub-alpine and alpine environment of Kosciuszko National Park is under threat from the hard hooves of thousands of horses. NSW is the only state that has legislated the protection of an introduced species in a national park, despite the mountain of scientific evidence that documents the destruction caused by feral horses to riparian zones, streams, native vegetation and wildlife habitats. We invite you to join a dynamic team that is determined to see the government implement a plan that effectively and humanely manages feral horses in Kosciuszko national park.

About the roles

The Invasive Species Council is now recruiting two experienced campaigners.

The two campaigners will work together with other campaign team members to coordinate, lead and deliver the Reclaim Kosci campaign.

The roles will have a strong focus on lobbying, stakeholder engagement and media activities. The campaigners will inspire, engage and mobilise new audiences and existing supporters to make progress on addressing the impacts of feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park. The core focus of each campaigner will be negotiated dependent on the strengths demonstrated by the candidate.

The campaigners will work closely with other campaign staff. Direction will be provided by the Reclaim Kosci campaign steering committee.

Key responsibilities

Core responsibilities of the campaigner will include:

  • Implement the campaign in accordance with the campaign strategy
  • Undertake high level political lobbying
  • Develop high-level networks and relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Actively seek and represent Reclaim Kosci in media opportunities
  • Coordinate project teams working to assist the campaign goals
  • Help generate engaging and regular content for diverse audiences
  • Fundraising for the campaign

Selection criteria

Essential

  • Extensive experience in political lobbying
  • Excellent communication skills suitable for communicating through media, social media and other channels. This includes actively representing organisations in the media, engaging social media and managing media relationships
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills (including influencing, negotiating, networking) with a proven ability to inspire and motivate people and stakeholders to action
  • Demonstrated project management expertise with a context of coordinating diverse activities within tight deadlines
  • Ability to work in a decentralised organisation with limited supervision.
  • Willingness to travel as required

Desirable

  • Established land manager and media networks in NSW, ACT and the Kosciuszko National Park region.
  • Understanding of national park management, vertebrate pest management and environmental conservation.
  • Successful track record coordinating advocacy campaigns in a variety of sectors.
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office suite, website content managers such as Wordpress, email marketing programs such as Mailchimp or civiCRM.
  • Current drivers licence and access to vehicle.

How to apply:

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Date published:

22-May-2020

Closing date:

01-Jun-2020



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