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Full Time | 2-year Fixed Term | Melbourne, Brisbane, or Sydney (negotiable) | $93,152 - $104,956 This is an identified role suitable for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants only. Seed is Australia's first and only Indigenous Youth Climate Network. We are building a movement led by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to protect our country, culture and communities from the causes and impacts of climate change. Since launching as a semi-autonomous branch of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) in 2014, Seed has rapidly grown to be a powerful, national grassroots network of over 250 volunteers across the country. We provide platforms for Indigenous young people to build their skills, confidence, and networks to lead action on climate justice campaigns in their communities.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Communications Director is a key senior leadership role in the Seed staff team, providing high-level strategic leadership, support, and direction across all communications, creative content development as well as traditional and digital media. In this role, you will manage Seed’s Communications Team and work in close collaboration with all other areas of the organisation to ensure we are delivering consistent, compelling, and values-driven communications that cuts through and connect with our audiences. This includes supporting our staff and volunteer leaders to be confident spokespeople, whilst also collecting and curating powerful content that is highly shareable, educational and offers entry-points for actions to have impact. The Communications Director is a key contributor to shaping the public narrative on climate change. For a full description of the role, please contact Pipeline Talent at [email protected]
As Communications Director, you will manage the development and implementation of Seed’s communications and media strategy. This will require a strategic balance of both proactive and reactive approaches, that will include everything from pitching media stories, to coordinating content across our online channels, developing key messages and hard-hitting copy to support with big tech and data projects to enhance the impact and effectiveness of our campaign, movement building and organisational goals. Ideally, you will be willing and able to travel (in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions) and obtain a Working with Children Check or state/territory equivalent. It would be a bonus if you also had skills relating to videography and/or graphic design. Selection Criteria Formal education and qualifications matter less to us than excellence, initiative, and drive. If even a couple of these criteria speak to you, you could be the candidate we’re looking for and we’d love for you to apply! 1. Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young person with experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities 2. 2+ years proven experience in a Communications leadership position 3. Demonstrated experience creating and executing well-thought-out communications and media strategies across a range of traditional & digital media 4. Experience managing a high performing team (staff or volunteers) and have strong people management and leadership skills 5. Exceptional ability to build & manage trusting relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders including affected communities & campaign partners 6. Ability to implement continuous improvement strategies and projects to enhance overall efficiencies, effectiveness, and reliability. 7. Experience working across a diverse range of digital platforms and can pick up new tools quickly
o Be a part of an Indigenous team, passionate about environmental climate change o Attractive salary plus superannuation
Melbourne, Brisbane, or Sydney (negotiable). How to apply Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “Seed – Communications Director “. Your application should include: o a cover letter (maximum 4 pages) responding to the 7 selection criteria as detailed above. o an up-to-date CV of no more than 5 pages which clearly details your relevant skills and experience. Additional information is available in the role description or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. Lesina Gibbs-Manuatu | Talent Acquisition Team Leader Email: [email protected] (M) 0408 027 880 or (Ph) 02 8001 6603