EOI for Federal Election contracts (Multiple Roles)

Closing Date

Sunday, December,05 2021 - 11:59 pm

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

Are you interested in working on the next federal election with the Victorian Greens? We are seeking expressions of interest for a number of contract positions that will play a key role in re-electing Lidia Thorpe to the senate, Adam Bandt to Melbourne, and working towards getting the Greens into balance of power by running strong campaigns in several lower house seats. Whether you’re a strategic campaign manager, savvy communications coordinator, or a people-person project manager, now is the right time to express interest in one of these critical roles that will help change the course of Australian politics. 

These roles will be available in multiple locations across Melbourne, working for our lower house campaigns or the Victorian Greens State Office. Through this EOI process, you will be able to express interest in more than one role at the same time, so we can match the right person to the right opportunity.

POSITION DETAILS

Position title:

Multiple roles - Campaign Manager, Communications Coordinator, Polling Booths Coordinator

Job Status:

Fixed contracts, exact timing will depend on the role

Most roles will begin from late January or early February and continue until 2 weeks after the next Federal Election or June 3, 2022, whichever is sooner. 

Primary hours:

0.4 to full time (depending on the role) with frequent evening and weekend work.

Salary

Assistant Staff Level 2 - Professional Staff Level 2 ($56,099 - $74,670 pa, pro rata) depending on experience and qualifications. Plus 10% superannuation

Probation

A 4 week probationary period applies

ABOUT THE ROLES

The Victorian Greens state office and key lower house campaigns will need a number of staff with varying skills and experience. We encourage you to express interest in all roles you believe you would be suited to - if you are shortlisted for a role, we will discuss the specific roles with you in more detail. 

Campaign manager: This role will manage a lower house campaign in collaboration with the local branch and candidate. The successful candidate will be a strategic people-person who can build consensus around a plan and ensure it’s executed in a rapidly-changing election environment.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Project management of a lower house campaign from strategy to execution. 
  • Team management, consensus building, and internal communication
  • Candidate support and advice
  • Advertising coordination
  • Donor engagement and fundraising

Communications coordinator: This role will ensure the story of a lower house campaign is told with clarity, creativity and consistency. Using existing messaging guides and design templates and communications channels, the successful candidate will ensure we reach voters and supporters in ways that drive action and votes.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Digital communications across social media, email, website as well as print materials
  • Messaging, copywriting and basic design to a style guide
  • Digital voter contact to engage and persuade, including online events

Polling booths coordinator: This role will ensure every priority polling booth is brimming with friendly Greens volunteers handing out how to vote cards from pre-poll to election day. The successful candidate understands people power and knows how to mobilise it - you’ll find eager leaders and train them up to bring more people into the movement so every place has a volunteer and every volunteer has a place. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensure staffing of polling booths at Early Voting and on  Election Day through leading teams of local volunteers across one or more electorates.
  • Coordinate phone calling of members and supporters to meet volunteer targets
  • Coordination booth kit material packing and distribution
  • Train booth coordinators, captains and workers, including updating training materials

Project manager/Campaign assistant/Other: Are you a strong project manager, organised people-person, or have other critical skills that could be useful in the final months of a federal election, but the above roles don’t quite seem to apply to you? We encourage you to fill out an expression of interest just the same - we might not have the right role for you, but we would love to have your details in case we do!

SELECTION CRITERIA

Required:

  1. Commitment to the Greens’ charter and policies. 
  2. Demonstrable experience relevant to the specific role you are interested in based on role descriptions above.
  3. Strong rapport-building and relationship skills. You can quickly build and maintain relationships of trust in a local group and broader Greens community. 
  4. Outstanding organisational skills, experience in managing people and logistics to tight deadlines, you thrive in a fast paced environment. 

ABOUT THE VICTORIAN GREENS

The Greens have a proud history of speaking up for what is right, not just what is easy or what polls well. Over the course of the last four decades, the Greens have become the third force in Australian politics. 

In 2010, Adam Bandt won the seat of Melbourne, becoming the first Greens MP in the lower house. Since then, Adam has delivered for our values and our community, securing $13 billion for clean energy and getting kids dental into Medicare. Imagine what we could do with more lower house MPs! 

The Greens are much more than an environmental party. The Greens are also working in many other areas to champion integrity, decency and fairness. As well as representing constituents, the Greens speak on behalf of those who wouldn’t otherwise get much of a say inside parliament: children, refugees, students, individuals and families living in poverty and, of course, our natural environment.

HOW TO APPLY

First round applications close Sunday 5 December 2021. We encourage you to apply prior to this date, but we may consider late applications.

CLICK HERE to lodge your expression of interest and upload a CV. You will need to be signed into a Google account to apply for this role. Enquiries about the role should be directed to applications@vic.greens.org.au. We do not require a cover letter or additional selection criteria response from applicants. Applications that are not submitted through the above form will not be considered. 

We will read every application and should you be successful in your application, we will contact you to arrange an interview. Please be honest and thoughtful in your answers, and detail why you would be particularly well suited to the role, clearly addressing each one of the questions provided with examples and successes from your experience. 

We know that strength comes with diversity and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as people of any ability, race, religion, gender identity and sexual orientation to apply.