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Campaign Manager - applications close 5:00 pm Friday 17 August

Position title: Campaign Manager

Classification: $70,000 to $80,000 per annum (pro-rata) plus superannuation based on experience

Primary location: ACT Greens Office (Havelock House)

Job status: Full time (37.5 hours per week and any reasonable additional hours) until 2 weeks after the Federal election

Probation: A three month probation period applies

Hours: Full time with regular evening and weekend work

Reports to: Party Manager. If there is no Party Manager, reports to Election Campaign Team Convenor.

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 Campaign Manager is the primary project manager of the 2018/9 campaign. The Campaign Manager will be instrumental in crafting the strategy of our Federal campaigns with the Election Campaign Team (ECT), and will have primary responsibility for ensuring their implementation. The Campaign Manager will be setting up strong systems and focus on internal communication to make all election logistics run smoothly. The Campaign Manager will advise the ECT on budgetary and financial matters.The Campaign Manager will run all the campaign logistics: from working with the ECT; managing outreach and advertising strategies; liaising with election commissions; making sure all candidates have fantastic photos and biographies; working with designers to produce and personalise materials for candidates etc.

The Campaign Manager has responsibility for any campaign field staff. The Campaign Manager will be responsible for managing their day to day tasks and workflow; as well as overseeing the implementation of the entire Field component. It is important that the campaign manager is sensitive to the mental condition of volunteers and staff under their supervision.

The Campaign Manager will report to the Party Manager, but will work closely with and be tasked by the Election Campaign Team to ensure a smooth communication flow and efficient completion of work where campaign management tasks and party management tasks intersect.

The next federal Election will be held between August 4th 2018 and May 18th 2019.           

Key Responsibilities         

  • Coordinating staff and volunteers to make sure all elements of the campaign plan are implemented, including advertising, voter contact, media, direct mail and more;
  • Managing our paid Lead Organisers to ensure that voter conversation activities occur in a timely and high quality manner;
  • Overseeing the management of campaign volunteers, including coordination of work by Lead Organisers to ensure volunteers have the resources, training, and support needed to perform their role in a safe, timely, and high quality manner;
  • Managing the relationship between our Federal and Territory campaigns and candidates; and the ECT and other working groups and bodies within the party and the Assembly;
  • Overseeing fundraising activities including approaching donors and running events;
  • Managing the candidates’ schedules and attending events with candidates as necessary, and ensuring that candidates are supported in other ways as necessary
  • Fielding media enquiries; and
  • Any other tasks that are needed on the campaign. This includes trouble-shooting and stop-gap work, as well as being the first point of contact for the campaign. 

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

  • Has experience working on election campaigns (state or federal);
  • Has experience managing volunteers and staff in an election context, working in large teams, and delegating artfully;
  • Is great at coordinating and communicating with others (including saying ‘no’ to people when necessary!);
  • Can manage a large number of tasks to tight deadlines, is proactive and can manage their own workload without much supervision;
  • Has good political nous, understands the balance between the art and the science of campaigns, and has a commitment to Greens principles;
  • Has experience managing large budgets, overseeing fundraising programs and can provide budgetary advice to the ECT; and
  • 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.        


Party Manager -
applications close 5:00 pm Friday 31 August

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.

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