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Associate Campaigner - Indigenous Rights - Flexible Location

Amnesty International Australia
  • Do you identify as a First Nations person and have a passion for justice and reform?
  • 0.8 - 1.0 FTE ($65,567 - $81,959 + super) permanent opportunity
  • Based from any our Action Centres (hybrid WFH arrangements available)

If you’re passionate about human rights and looking for a role where you can make real social change this is an exciting opportunity to join Amnesty International’s Impact team. Our Impact team delivers campaigns to ensure people’s human rights are protected in Australia and around the world. The Associate Campaigner - Indigenous Rights role is responsible for delivering campaign tactics, campaign support and project support for the Indigenous Rights Team (IRT).

This is an identified First Nations position. People with past involvement with the justice system are encouraged to apply - we do not conduct criminal history checks.

Key responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development, maintenance and management of IRT project documentation including plans, communications timelines, briefs, information resources, evaluations and organisational reporting
  • Support the IRT to develop and maintain networks and relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, communities and leaders
  • Be a spokesperson and representative for AIA including providing updates to staff and supporters on IRT campaigns
  • Develop IRT actions and tactics in conjunction with the Impact and Movement teams
  • Work with the IRT to facilitate campaign team activities e.g. setting agendas, taking minutes, maintaining files, task tracking and monitoring production timelines etc.
  • Monitor, report and evaluate IRT campaign tasks and provide recommendations for greater effectiveness
  • Monitor human rights in Australia with relation to First Nations communities, and keep management and staff up to date

Ideally you will have:

  • Good knowledge of human rights issues as they relate to communities with lived experience of colonisation, oppression, and marginalisation
  • Campaigning experience - digital or offline, or experience working/ volunteering for a campaigning organisation
  • Strong networks with your community, and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • The ability to communicate with people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to produce clear written campaign documentation and analysis
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills, with the ability to manage competing deadlines and priorities with minimal direction
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team

You will be rewarded with generous and flexible working conditions, a fantastic environment working alongside committed and dedicated individuals, the opportunity to be mentored by senior Indigenous rights campaigners and an opportunity to directly contribute to the long-term sustainability of our organisation. To view some of the fantastic benefits that you will be offered as an employee, please visit our website.

To learn more about this role, please view a detailed position description. Applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis. If this role sounds like you please apply below. You must answer the following selection criteria in your Cover Letter and attach your CV.

  1. Who is your mob?
  2. Outline any paid/volunteer/life experience you have had in advocating or campaigning for an outcome?
  3. Outline your knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander human rights issues, and experience with working and communicating with affected communities
  4. Explain the key factors you believe make up a successful campaign and your experience in campaigning, including working with volunteers and mass mobilisation

Amnesty International Australia considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 42 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT) / s 14 of the AntiDiscrimination Act 1977 (NSW) / sub-s 35(1)(b)(ii) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT), s 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) / sub-s 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA) / s 41 of the AntiDiscrimination Act 1998 (Tas) / sub-s 26(3) or s 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic)/s 50 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at Amnesty

We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of our work, community and partner relationships. We want people to achieve their full potential, which will positively impact on our work and the communities in which we operate. At Amnesty International Australia, our values empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment. We are a movement of people from all walks of life around the world. We intend to actively contribute to building a more diverse and inclusive team.

About Us:

Amnesty International Australia is one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit organisations. We are an independent, global movement that campaigns courageously for human rights for everyone.

We’re ordinary people from all walks of life, standing together for justice, freedom, human dignity and equality. We use our passion and commitment to bring torturers to justice, change oppressive laws and free people imprisoned just for voicing their opinion.

We’re independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion to ensure we can speak out on human rights abuses wherever they occur. Every day we move closer to a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

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