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Election Organisers (First Nations Identified) - Far North Queensland

GetUp Australia

GetUp is looking for First Nations Election Organisers to join our 2022 election effort in Far North Queensland. Positions start mid-February 2022 and finish two weeks after the date of the Federal Election – likely to be held in May 2022.

Total salary package of $82,672.28 - $88,307.52 per annum + superannuation determined by relevant experience and qualifications. This includes base salary at SCHADS classification 4 plus Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander specialist loading.

Roles are fixed term and full time, helping to drive impact on First Nations Justice in the upcoming Federal Election. Candidates require a driver's license and there will be on-the-ground travel throughout the duration of the contract. These positions will ideally be based in Cairns but we will consider flexible options for the right candidate.

This is an identified position only open to people identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. GetUp considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position. The filling of this position/these positions is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).

Who is GetUp

The GetUp movement is powered by the values and hopes of one million members, movement partners and a central team of expert strategists. Together, we do whatever it takes, with fierce integrity, to make extraordinary impact.

We focus our campaigns on the areas our members care about most in the fields of Environmental Justice, Human Rights, Economic Fairness, First Nations Justice and Democratic Integrity. From making sure hundreds of thousands of people are able to vote in elections, to successfully stopping major projects threatening the Great Barrier Reef, or fighting against an offshore regime of detention and deterrence of people seeking asylum – we have a decade-long history of mobilising a movement to really win.

Who is the First Nations Justice Team

The First Nations Justice Team is made up of talented campaigners who lead the organisation’s work on issues that impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. The team prides itself on deep strategic thinking and strong engagement with impacted communities, while inspiring and mobilising the diversity of people across our movement towards change.

This election, GetUp’s First Nations Justice Team will lead an innovative campaign that will raise the voices and visibility of First Nations communities around the country, build pathways for more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to vote, and share community solutions to protect country and cultural heritage.

As a First Nations Election Organiser, you will:

  • Get to know local electorate dynamics on the ground, understanding the issues that matter to local First Nations peoples;
  • Build relationships that contribute to an impactful ground campaign, including volunteer recruitment, training and development;
  • Devise and execute voter contact and community engagement strategies;
  • Distribute materials and run campaign actions that build visibility and support for key issues on the ground;
  • Support engagement with community leaders, politicians, journalists and other key stakeholders on the ground;
  • Supervise junior staff and volunteers as required.

You will be someone who:

  • Has a deeply held understanding of the issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and a demonstrated commitment to justice for First Nations peoples;
  • Has a demonstrated track record of working collaboratively and communicating effectively with and within First Nations communities;
  • Thrives in an extremely fast-paced team environment;
  • Is a team player who works autonomously and takes the initiative doing what it takes to get the job done;
  • Is able to work after hours and on weekends from time to time; and
  • Has a minimum of 2 years experience in the workforce.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience organising in the NT or QLD, or experience relevant to working in First Nations communities;
  • Experience doing electoral organising.

If even a couple of these criteria speak to you, you could be the perfect person for the job. Formal education, qualifications and extensive experience matter less to us than excellence, initiative and drive.

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis so please apply ASAP to avoid missing out.

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