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National Campaigns Director

Organisation Name Australian Education Union (AEU)
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2023-03-10
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1032984
  • Leading union voice in campaigning for quality public education
  • Influence and drive impact using innovative communication strategies
  • Four-year term; highly attractive remuneration


The Organisation

The Australian Education Union (AEU) is the federal union for teachers, principals, support staff and all educators working in public education.
The AEU is proud to represent workers who have one of the most important jobs in the country.  With around 195,000 members nationally, the AEU provides support both industrially and professionally and advocates for quality public education for all Australians.

Benefits & Culture
  • A small, experienced, highly motivated team
  • 15.5% superannuation
  • 5 weeks annual leave including 17.5% leave loading
  • Additional concessional leave for Christmas closure

The Role
In your role as Campaigns Director, you will be responsible with communicating and advancing the priorities and policy objectives of the AEU through thoughtful, integrated communication that targets a range of audiences via short and long term campaigns, online engagement and direct communication.
Key responsibilities of the role will include:
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring short- and long-term campaign plans and strategies
  • People leadership of the campaign team to ensure successful execution of strategy
  • Executing weekly campaign strategies
  • Collaborating with other AEU branches and affiliates in relation to campaigns
  • Collaborating on the development of campaign communication related to the AEU’s campaigns

Skills Required
You will have a strong understanding of the national political landscape and a strategic mind. You are a person with a proven track record in developing, executing and evaluating advocacy campaign strategies through your work in a similar role within a political, union or campaigning organisation. Additionally you will have:
  • An expert collaborative style to develop strong networks and relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional organisational skills with the ability to quickly switch between issues and manage multiple projects whilst meeting deadlines in a fast paced ever changing environment
  • Experience in leading and managing teams
  • Highly developed written skills, research skills and analysis

If you are inspired to build a strong people powered movement for public education in Australia, then submit your resume and covering letter addressing key skills or phone Emma Naglieri on 03 8080 8978 for further information.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

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