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Communications Manager - Flexible Location

Invasive Species Council

Work with us, run your own program and lead a small team whilst making a huge difference to conservation and environment protection at this critical time for nature. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented communications and digital specialist with 5-7 years experience to support the growth of a leading national environmental organisation and build awareness of the invasive species threat. We're on a mission to save biodiversity from invasive species. To do this, we must double our income over the next 5 years and rapidly build a community of supporters across the country. You'll be joining a fun and dynamic team that applies an audience centric and data driven approach in everything that we do. In a flexible, workplace with a great salary and opportunities for professional development you'll be wrapped you made the change.

HERE'S THE BASICS

  • Position: Communications Manager
  • Reports to: Director of Marketing and Development
  • Reports: Senior Communications Officer, Marketing Officer/Digital Campaigner, Designer
  • Basis: Full time (5 days per week). Will consider part time (4 days per week) for the right candidate with extensive experience
  • Location: Remote home office. Applicants close to Canberra/Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane/Katoomba are encouraged to apply.
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Salary range: $90,000-$110,000 pro rata plus super, depending on skills and experience
  • Application Closing date - ASAP
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About the Invasive Species Council

The Invasive Species Council is a non-government donor-funded organisation that protects the Australian environment from weeds, pests and diseases. Invasive species have been the main driver of environmental loss of Australia’s native animals since colonisation and remain one of the main threats to the future survival of all our unique wildlife on land and sea. The Invasive Species Council is Australia’s only environmental organisation dedicated to strategically tackling this issue. We need you!

The Invasive Species Council is going through an exciting period of major growth. A new Marketing Team is being formed, including a Communications Team specialising in digital marketing. The Communications Manager is a key position to oversee the rapid expansion of the organisation’s communications capability and achievement of our ambitious goals.

Job description

The Communications Manager role leads strategic communications and media at the Invasive Species Council. Key responsibilities for this role are to implement the digital and strategic communication elements of the Marketing Strategy to achieve growth targets, deliver marketing campaigns that help ISC generate action and build a movement of Australians to protect biodiversity from the growing threat of invasive species and implement the media strategy.

Managing a small team, you will apply your strategic, creative, technical and management skills to developing strategy and working ‘on the tools’. You will utilise cutting edge digital and strategic communication approaches to improve the performance of marketing activities to help achieve Invasive Species Council’s mission. Your track record of designing and running successful campaigns includes growing income and donors, reach, influence and impact, thereby furthering our mission.

With a minimum of 5 years of communications, media and fundraising under you belt, 3 of which have been in a senior digital marketing role, you will have a strong website, media and digital content and digital fundraising skills. Your direct reports include the Senior Communications Officer, Marketing Officer/Digital Campaigner and Designer (0.4 FTE) and you will be responsible for mentoring key staff in fundraising and campaign roles in how to maximise lead gen and communicate strategically.

This is an exciting opportunity for a driven and passionate environmentalist to join Australia’s leading advocacy organisation tackling invasive species at a time where you can make a big difference in an organisation and for nature.

Check out the PD for more information on responsibilities.

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications or Marketing or an equivalent.
  • 5-7 years relevant experience with at least 3 in a senior digital marketing role.
  • Expert knowledge and practical understanding of how to strategically grow income, support and brand/issue awareness (i.e. expertise in lead generation & conversion).
  • Expert knowledge of traditional media and developing and implementing a media strategy
  • Demonstrated expertise to connect individual marketing and communications activities or products to higher-level strategies and goals, through a strategic frame.
  • Demonstrated expertise in messaging, copy writing and managing a team to produce story driven content about complex issues and political engagement in a way that engages a diverse group of target audiences and enhances the organisations image.
  • Demonstrated expertise in producing a range of content (inc. writing) for impact and increasing engagement and conversion, building the brand, supporter, donor and income growth as well as fundraising income growth.
  • Extensive experience executing campaigns/lead generation/fundraising across CPC platforms, landing page optimisation and A/B split testing campaigns to increase conversion.
  • Extensive experience in analytics and ability to drive insight from data across a multi-channel campaign and providing performance reports.
  • Extensive experience in the strategic uses and administration of popular social media channels (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and their role in the supporter/donor journey to help drive fundraising success.
  • Experience in the traditional media landscape, understanding of channels, relative strengths and weaknesses and differences between channels.
  • Sensitivity to diverse audiences of varying political stripes and demonstrated sound judgement about messaging.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure with diverse, dispersed teams and manage production schedules to develop and deliver shared projects.
  • Demonstrated project development, campaign planning and management skills.
  • Willingness to be a team player who is a positive force within an inclusive workplace environment and takes the initiative going above and beyond to get the job done.

Desirable

  • Detailed understanding of environment, agricultural and/or biosecurity issues
  • experience working for an advocacy organisation.
  • Strong media network
  • Passionate about growing and strengthening a movement of people to protect biodiversity by tacking invasive species.

Location: Remote home or shared office. Applicants close to Canberra/Sydney/ Melbourne/Brisbane/Noosa/Katoomba are encouraged to apply. The Invasive Species Council supports decentralised working arrangements.

More info: Contact the Director of Marketing and Development Amber Sprunt on 0437 388 895 for any further information

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