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Manager of Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations

Organisation Name Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2020-04-30
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 328679
  • Impact the advancement of social equity and justice for women, girls and family
  • Newly created advocacy stakeholder relations management role
  • Would suit an experienced corporate affairs, strategy or engagement professional


The Organisation

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand was established to address the critical, contemporary issues facing women, girls and families. They work to advance equity and social justice, and to support our communities to thrive.
Good Shepherd’s purpose is to disrupt cycles of intergenerational disadvantage by providing specialist services such as domestic and family violence recovery, crisis and housing services, financial products and capability building and family counselling. 
Benefits & Culture
  • Values driven, fast paced environment in a newly merged charitable entity
  • Work within the heart of the organisation
  • Located in the CBD, close to public transport
  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Flexible working environment
The Role

The Manager of Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations is responsible for driving the organisation’s advocacy agenda and developing and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders.

Specifically, you will:
  • Work with the research and policy team, to develop Good Shepherd’s evidence-based advocacy aligned with organisational mission
  • Design and implement strategic stakeholder engagement plans, programs and projects
  • Develop thoughtful alliances with internal and external stakeholders to develop campaigns
  • Manage Good Shepherd’s approach to ethical partnerships
  • Position Good Shepheard as the voice for issues impacting women, girls and families, particularly in the areas of family violence, homelessness and financial inclusion.

Skills Required

You will have advocacy or stakeholder management experience from the NFP sector, a corporate affairs role or within a government related context. Your strategic mindset and excellent communication skills will enable you drive to the organisation’s advocacy agenda.

Additional skills you will offer include:
  • An in-depth understanding and experience of working on socio-economic development issues in a policy environment.
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills, a demonstrated commitment to diversity and women’s rights with an ability to integrate gender equality into advocacy work.
  • Stakeholder and relationship management skills that extend to developing and maintaining strategic relationships within all levels of government.
  • Exceptional communication skills that deliver informed and meaningful messages.
If you want to use your advocacy experience to achieve coalitions for impact to advance social equity and justice for women, girls and families please apply

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.