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Social Justice Advocate

Uniting (NSW.ACT)

At Uniting we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. we work to inspire people, enliven communities, and confront injustice. Our focus is always on the people we serve.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful, and compassionate.

About the Role:

This role is responsible for coordinating and implementing advocacy campaigns to support the delivery of campaign goals and outcomes. This role will include guiding the effectiveness of campaigns and ensuring that key milestones of campaigns are met.

 Key Responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Providing analysis of relevant research and operational information and assisting managers to evaluate and integrate the information they receive.
  • Coordinating and maintaining team management systems and ensuring relevant information is input on a consistent and regular basis.
  • Providing a collection of relevant data to assist with budgeting, the operation of the team and production of regular reports.
  • Conducting specialised studies as required, providing insights into the operation of the team and the organisation.

As the Social Justice Advocate, your role specifically will:

  • Support the planning and management of campaigns to deliver on strategic initiatives for advocacy campaigns.
  • Grow and develop campaign supporters with key partners, like minded groups, employees within Uniting, service users and the Uniting congregations using a variety of engagement methods including face-to-face and online platforms.
  • Consult with stakeholders within Uniting and the wider Uniting Church to engage, communicate and mobilise supporters.
  • Implement the deliverables defined by campaign direction and plans.
  • Analyse and report on campaign outcomes to review the effectiveness of campaign strategies and activities.
  • Produce publications and other communications to engage and inform campaign supporters and relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop creative communications for digital, social and media platforms to support campaign objectives.
  • Collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders to organise campaign related activities and events.
  • Build and maintain the campaign supporter databases and produce data reports on various metrics to inform planning and review processes.
  • Develop and deliver training on policy, advocacy and campaign methods to build the capacity of supporters, Uniting staff and congregations
  • Maintain positive working relationships with a range of other agencies and coalition
  • supporters.
  • Perform other duties or contribute to other activities or projects as required.

Qualifications and attributes:  

  • Demonstrated experience in government relations or working in/and or with government in a policy or regulatory field at a senior level.
  • Capable of representing Uniting in a positive light at the highest level to external stakeholders.
  • Experience in working with vulnerable groups and causes affecting them
  • Understanding of policy, media and government related campaign coordination.
  • Experience in use of digital tools for government relations and advocacy.
  • Ability to interpret and present complex research and policy in a way that engages a general audience
  • A passion and understanding of social justice issue such as Climate Change

 Even better:

  • Web content management and desktop publishing skills, including InDesign and other Adobe Creative Suite programs.
  • An understanding of the ethos and structures of the Uniting Church.
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse people and first nations peoples are strongly encouraged to apply as we great value lived experience and perspective and community engagement.  
  • If you feel like you may not meet all the criteria for this role but you have a passion for our work you are encouraged to apply.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Use you excellent written and verbal communication skills to influence outcomes

What is in it for you?

You will be part of a dedicated, outward focused and drive team. Your desire to advocate for climate change and other key issues will be fulfilled and your contribution will be valued.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a national Police check, working with children check, working with vulnerable people check and reference checks.

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. Uniting supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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