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Seeking Campaigns Director, Environment Victoria – by 19 December

Posted in Policies, Research by Ferne Edwards on December 11th, 2007

Below is a position vacancy for Campaigns Director at Environment Victoria. Applications need to be lodged by 19 December.

Campaigns Director
In this key position you will manage Environment Victorias campaigns and play a leadership role in inspiring Victorians to act to achieve a healthy and vibrant environment.

Environment Victoria has been a strong and effective voice for the environment for nearly 40 years. As the states peak non-government environment organisation, we help over 150 member groups and tens of thousands of Victorians take action to improve our environment.

Environment Victoria works with government, business, other NGOs and the community to develop solutions for an ecologically sustainable future. Our work currently focuses on four key areas: Climate Change, Healthy Rivers, Zero Waste and Sustainable Living.

Reporting to the CEO, your role will be to lead and grow Environment Victorias campaigns to ensure we drive significant positive change in a time of rapidly growing community awareness and concern for the environment.

This full-time position is based in Environment Victorias office in the award-winning 60L Green Building.

If making a difference to the future of the environment is a priority for you, and youd like the opportunity to lead a highly dedicated and professional team, please apply for this leading role:

Please send your email application by 5pm 19th December 2007 to: admin @envict.org.au

Applications should address the criteria in the position description and include the names and contact details of two referees.

For further information, contact Kelly OShanassy CEO on (03) 9341 8119

Position Description

POSITION: Campaigns Director
RESPONSIBLE TO: CEO
LOCATION: Melbourne
GRADE: 5
STATUS: Permanent, Full-Time
SALARY: $71,070 to $82,390 plus 9% superannuation

Primary objective:
To lead and strengthen Environment Victorias campaigns for a cleaner, healthier and sustainable environment.

Activities:
Influence and collaborate with government, organizations, politicians, business, scientists, economists, technical experts and communities to enable sustainable outcomes for the environment
Provide guidance to campaign managers on campaign planning, implementation, communication and evaluation, and cross- campaign integration
Act as a key spokesperson on campaign issues
Identify opportunities to raise funds for campaign projects and oversee campaign budgets
Manage staff, consultants and volunteers to achieve campaign goals
Contribute to Environment Victorias leadership team and provide support and assistance to the CEO

Measures:
Successful campaigns delivering cutting edge environmental outcomes that lead to a sustainable, vibrant Victorian community
Increased number and diversity of people and organizations actively involved in our campaigns
Higher public profile for our campaign activities
Effective relationships with community, government and business
Effective and efficient campaign staff, consultants and volunteers
Sustainable campaign funding arrangements

Criteria:
Proven experience in campaign planning, delivery and effectiveness (including budget and funding delivery)
Experience in using innovative campaigning methods
Sound political judgement
Excellent communications skills, particularly interpersonal and public speaking skills
Proven experience in staff and volunteer management and development
Analytical skills in assessing public policy, social, scientific, economic and political information and trends
(Desirable but not essential) Demonstrated knowledge and enthusiasm for protecting the environment and a commitment to achieving change

Reporting:
The Campaigns Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer

Terms and Conditions:
The position is full time, permanent.
Remuneration is at EV 5, under the Environment Victoria Certified Agreement. Salary for 2007/08 is between $71,070 to $82,390 plus superannuation.
A drivers license is required.
Travel to regional areas is required.
All Environment Victorias campaigns are strictly non-partisan.
Environment Victoria staff are required to operate in a manner consistent with OH&S, EEO and AA policies.

For more information visit Environment Victoria’s website http://www.envict.org.au/.

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