Party Manager

Position title: Party Manager Classification: $90,000 per annum (pro-rata) plus superannuation

Primary location: ACT Greens Office (Havelock House)

Job status: Full time (37.5 hours per week plus any reasonable additional hours) permanent

Probation: A six month probation period applies

Hours: Full time with regular evening and weekend work

Reports to: Convenor or Co-Convenors of the Management Committee

Position Begins: ASAP

 

Please send expressions of interest of no longer than 1 A4 page plus CV to convenor@act.greens.org.au. We will endeavour to respond within 7 working days.

               

About the Role

The Party Manager is the most senior staff member of the ACT Greens, and is responsible for managing

all operations of the Party. The Party Manager will ensure that the Party's decision making structures are well supported and advised, and will ensure that the Party's resources are deployed in alignment with the decisions and strategic plans of the Party. You will be a diplomat, a strategist, a leader, and a political communications expert.

The Party Manager will supervise the Campaign Manager, who is tasked by the Election Campaign Team. The Party Manager will work closely with the Management  Committee and Election Campaign Team to ensure a smooth communication flow and efficient completion of work where campaign management tasks and party management tasks intersect. It is important that the Party Manager is sensitive to the mental condition of volunteers and staff under their supervision.

This isn’t your average job: you’ll often work weekends and evenings instead of weekdays, and you’ll need to be self-motivated and flexible. You’ll also meet amazing Greens members from all walks of life, and make a real difference to growing the political party that stands up for what matters. If you enjoy working with people and are passionate about building a progressive Australia, you’ll love this job.

               

Key Responsibilities      

  • Provide political, strategic, and management advice to Party Office Bearers, Working Groups, and committees.
  • Implement Management Committee and Forum decisions through the direction of ACT Greens office activity, including Party administration.
  • Liaise with the offices of elected representatives, the Australian Greens and other StateGreens Parties.
  • Establish and maintain risk management systems.
  • Supervise and manage ACT Greens office staff and volunteers, operational systems, and financial resources against approved budgets.
  • Report on financial and operational matters to the Management Committee.
  • Act on behalf of the Office Bearers as directed by the Convenor or Co-Convenors.

Key Competencies This is a hands-on role. We’re looking for someone who:

  • High level communications and management experience.
  • Commitment to the ACT Greens values, policies, and decision making processes.
  • Experience working with a member based political party, NGO, or other incorporated association, including interacting with and providing guidance to management committees
  • Demonstrated ability to manage resources including finances, budgetary processes, multidisciplinary staff and volunteers in order to achieve short term and long term organisational goals.
  • Demonstrated skills in internal and external stakeholder management and engagement, including consultation, advocacy and negotiation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of change management, process improvement andimplementation, and risk evaluation and management.
  • Strong IT skills including the ability to effectively use email, Microsoft Office, social media, databases and web-based applications.

Desirable skills and experiences

  • Knowledge of the CiviCRM, Rocket, and gVIRS systems;
  • Knowledge and experience with best-practice voter contact technique, and experience training volunteers in these techniques; and
  • Experience in online campaigning.