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Senior Communications Officer - Flexible Location

Invasive Species Council

Work with us and make a huge difference to conservation and environment protection at this critical time. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented communications specialist with 4 years experience to support the growth of a leading national environmental organisation and 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.


  • Position: Senior Communications Officer
  • Reports to: Communications Manager
  • Basis: Full time
  • Location: Remote home office. Applicants close to Canberra/Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane/Katoomba are encouraged to apply
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Salary range: $85,000-$92,000 plus 10.5% 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.

Job description

ISC is looking for a dynamic Senior Communications Officer to join the Marketing Team. Your purpose is to generate copy (long and short form) for media, communications and fundraising products and both traditional and digital channels. Whether it's a media release, fundraising appeal, report, eDM or video you'll know how to utilise the opportunity or medium to inspire the audience into action. You will drive a consistent drumbeat of storytelling through written and other creative content for digital and traditional applications like direct mail and other publications to engage our supporters on the issue, our brand and campaigns and opportunities to donate. You will take our content production to new levels as we build a movement of Australians to defend against invasive species through innovative and audience-centric content within integrated supporter and donor journeys.

You will have a track record of writing and creating content that has an impact and in doing so, contributes to campaign and fundraising success. You will be an awesome collaborator, with an ability to breathe life into another’s project through a clear creative vision and efficient production that fits a strategic brief.

This is a dynamic role with multiple projects on the go at the same time so you’ll need terrific project management skills and be confident in managing your own workflow to timely completion. You will need several years’ experience working in a similar role, in an advocacy organisation is a huge plus. You will report to the Communications Manager and work with the Senior Fundraising Officer, Marketing Officer and Designer (p/t).

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and passionate environmentalist to join Australia’s leading organisation tackling invasive species as we embark on a 8-year journey of to protect our wildlife and wildplaces.

Check out the position description for more info.

Selection Criteria


  • Has at least four years professional experience working in a communications role, preferable in an eNGO
  • Sounds skills in long and short form copywriting for building awareness, fundraising and advocacy and writing story-driven content about complex environmental issues and/or political engagement in an engaging way.
  • Sound experience in developing engaging media releases with a track record of media hits.

  • Demonstrated expertise in producing a range of creative content, end-to-end, in a timely manner.
  • Practical knowledge of when to use written and other creative content for optimising engagement and conversion, building the brand, supporter, donor and income growth as well as fundraising income growth.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to connect individual marketing products to higher-level strategies and goals, with an aptitude to explain our marketing initiatives through a strategic frame, not just operational or implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience of driving the end-to-end creation of quality video content that speaks to diverse audiences across a range of platforms, including field producing, filming, and editing.
  • Can interpret, execute and deliver a brief under pressure, quickly sourcing and/or shooting suitable footage, photos as required and developing key messaging/case for support.
  • Knowledge 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 increase issue awareness and advocacy goals.
  • A creative, innovative and collaborative worker who can handle attention to detail across competing projects and deadlines on any given day whilst working to a brief.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, time pressured environment, working to deadlines in diverse, dispersed teams and manage production schedules to develop and deliver shared projects.
  • Knowledge of standard technology systems including Google Suite and Slack and a whiz in key creative systems including Adobe Suite software including Premier, After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop creative production tools including Adobe suite and Canva.
  • Is a team player who is always endeavouring to be a positive force within an inclusive workplace environment and takes the initiative going above and beyond to get the job done.
  • Bachelor’s degree in strategic communications or marketing or equivalent.


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


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

More info:

Contact the Marketing and Development Director, Amber Sprunt on 0437 388 895 for any further information.

To submit your application, click Apply Now.

Should the right candidate apply for this role before the closing date we will make a decision before the deadline.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact janec@invasives.org.au, using the subject line: Senior Communications Officer - Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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