Fair Agenda are looking for a Campaign Lead!

Can't believe that abortion is still considered a crime? You can help change that - and improve reproductive healthcare access for 10,000 Queenslanders every year by joining the Fair Agenda team as our Campaign Lead! 

Right now in Queensland, abortion is considered a crime. It means that a pregnant person can be charged for having an abortion, and their doctor can be charged for providing one. These outdated laws mean that thousands of Queenslanders in need are denied referrals and treatments for terminations at hospitals around the state; and face overwhelming costs and barriers to access the reproductive healthcare they need.

Soon there will be a parliamentary vote to change this -- but it will only succeed if there are a majority of pro-choice MPs elected at the next Queensland election. That's where you come in... 

About the role

The Campaign Lead will work closely with the Executive Director to develop strategies to ensure that a majority of MPs elected at the upcoming Queensland state election support the decriminalisation of abortion.

The Campaign Lead will be responsible for:

  • Delivering tactics to:
    • Educate Queenslanders about the harm caused by current abortion laws,
    • Get target candidates to pledge their support for the decriminalisation of abortion, and to get a majority of candidates on the record with their voting intention on abortion law reform, and
    • Ensure pro-choice voters know where their candidate stands on abortion law reform so they can cast a vote in line with their values.
  • Representing and communicating the campaign’s asks on behalf of Fair Agenda to candidates, members, stakeholders and some media,
  • Writing and editing campaign communications – including campaign actions and fundraising emails,
  • Managing organising staff and/or volunteers to run targeted local actions to persuade candidates and engage voters,
  • Identifying rapid response campaign opportunities and leading the execution of rapid response campaigns on abortion law reform,
  • Supporting and training Fair Agenda members to participate in campaign activities,
  • Co-ordinating and communicating with other Fair Agenda staff and partners working on this campaign, and
  • Other ad hoc activities as discussed with the Executive Director.

They will be supported and managed by the Executive Director, and also work in conjunction with the Senior Campaigner.

Skills and experiences you’ll need to bring

The key skills and experience for this role are:

  • Experience and comfort leading the development of campaign tactics and strategies,
  • Excellent copy writing and communication skills,
  • Comfort in fast-moving work environments,
  • A can do attitude and the ability to learn new skills and adapt to new contexts quickly,
  • Attention to detail,
  • A strong drive and ability to flourish in a self-directed work environment,
  • A dedication to building a fair and equal future for women.

Additional skills and experiences considered valuable:

  • Understanding of and/or training in anti-oppression,
  • Existing networks amongst communities in Queensland,
  • A strong understanding of Queensland’s geography and state political context, 
  • People and project management experience,
  • An understanding of organising and voter contact,
  • Experience working productively with decision-makers from across the political spectrum,
  • Proven ability to achieve fundraising results through online and/or major donor relationships,
  • Experience maintaining or growing an online membership,
  • Experience using Nationbuilder,
  • Proven ability to maintain productive working relationships with partner organisations,
  • Experience campaigning in an election context,
  • Experience managing brand and campaign risks, and/or
  • Proven ability to secure media coverage.

*Please note that we’re less interested in your formal qualifications and most excited about your enthusiasm and commitment to the work. So even if only 1 or 2 of these criteria speak to you, please get in touch.

Further details

This role will be a short-term full-time role commencing from a negotiable start date in early October 2017, until the end of December 2017, with a possibility for extension. 

The successful candidate will need to be located in Queensland for the majority of the election campaign period (exact location is negotiable). We are open to a candidate temporarily relocating for this role – but do have a preference for applicants who have existing local knowledge of Queensland.

Flexible working conditions are negotiable, with an indicative annual salary range of $70,000 - $80,000 per annum (plus super).

We note that Fair Agenda recognises that issues of gender inequality and reproductive injustice disproportionately affect people who are also marginalised for other reasons – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from working class backgrounds, people of colour, and LGBTQI people. We believe that these communities must be centered in Fair Agenda’s work. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people who are members of these and other marginalised communities.

To express interest

To express interest in this role, please send a cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience, plus an example of a campaign email (or other piece of communication) you have previously written, and a copy of your CV to Renee Carr via info@fairagenda.org.

Click here to download the full position description for the Campaign Lead.

Applications will close Wednesday 20th September at midnight (please note this is an updated deadline).