Macnamara Campaign Manager

Closing Date

Sunday, June,27 2021 - 11:59 pm

About this role

Passionate about campaigning? Love building teams that create impact and win? As the Macnamara Campaign Manager, you’ll be responsible for building and leading the team to elect a new Greens MP to the lower house to represent the Macnamara electorate.

Position details

Job status

Part-time initially with possibility to increase to full time, fixed term contract, with some evening and weekend work as required

Starting salary

Professional Staff Level 3 - Professional Staff Level 2 ($67,881 - $74,670) plus 10% super, depending on experience and qualifications.


Remote working, with frequent events across Macnamara electorate, located in the inner southern suburbs of Melbourne.  


0.8 FTE including frequent evening and weekend work


3 month probationary period applies

Reports to

Head of Campaigns

Position begins

July 2021

Position ends

2 weeks after the Federal Election, which could occur between August 2021 and May 2022.

Applications open

Jun 9 - Jun 27, applications considered on a rolling basis, apply early

About the Victorian Greens

Over the course of the last four decades the Greens have become the third force in Australian politics, with members elected to represent their communities at every level of government. We are a grassroots party that relies on the support of thousands of members and volunteers from across the state. 

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.

We’re currently preparing for a Federal election which could be held in late 2021 or early 2022. The electorate of Macnamara is located in Melbourne's south around the eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay and takes in the suburbs of Port Melbourne, Albert Park, Balaclava, Caulfield, Elwood, Middle Park, Ripponlea, South Melbourne and St Kilda, as well as parts of Glen Huntly and Elsternwick.


 You will be responsible for:

  • Project management of the Macnamara campaign: develop the strategy to win in Macnamara and build the high-performing team to help execute it. You’ll be responsible for project managing the delivery of key campaign tactics, budget management and ensuring we’re tracking for success. 
  • Team management and internal communication: you’ll directly manage other key campaign staff and be responsible for managing communication and successful working relationships with other key internal stakeholders. 
  • Advise and assist the candidate: on campaign strategy developments, campaign activities, rapid response opportunities and the campaigns performance against its goals.
  • Advertising coordination: working alongside the communications team, you’ll be responsible for managing the delivery of the advertising strategy across outdoor, digital, mail and print.  
  • Donor engagement and fundraising: you’ll make sure the campaign is on track to meet its fundraising goals and manage the relationships of key campaign donors. 

Selection criteria

We encourage you to apply even if you don’t have all of the relevant skills. We’re looking for someone organised and thorough and with passion for our movement, which we prioritise over formal education or qualifications. 

We’re committed to diversity and supporting the right person to grow into this role and thrive. For a confidential conversation about this role or the recruitment process, please contact Naomi Blackburn at

Key selection criteria

  1. Commitment to the Greens’ charter and policies 
  2. Strong rapport-building and relationship skills. You can quickly build and maintain relationships of trust. 
  3. Outstanding organisational skills, experience in managing people and logistics to tight deadlines -  you thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. 
  4. A proven interest and understanding of the Australian political landscape and election campaigning. 
  5. Experience working in campaigns, both online and offline. 
  6. Exceptional communication skills, being able to craft compelling copy and to deliver an effective message verbally. 
  7. Experience with donor engagement and delivering fundraising campaigns. 
  8. Experience working with and getting the best out of volunteers. 
  9. Outcomes driven. We’re looking for someone with experience in getting results and meeting goals, and who thrives when working towards big targets. 

Bonus points for

  • Understanding of, and relationships in, the Macnamara electorate.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with multicultural and/or diverse communities.
  • Working with volunteers: Experience in a volunteer- or member-led organisation

How to apply

Expressions of interest will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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 We do not require a cover letter or additional selection criteria response from applicants. Applications that are not through the above form will not be considered. 

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