3 Campaign Organisers

UnionsACT is looking for three of Canberra's best, most enthusiastic campaign organisers to work at the front line of union and community activism.

As the peak council for Canberra's union movement, UnionsACT is leading several major campaigns, including the local component Australia's largest community campaign, the Build a Better Future campaign. UnionsACT also runs campaigns to support workers rights, stand up for community and public services, and to defend our living standards.

The three positions are as campaign organisers, who will be at the front-line of our grassroots community campaign.

There are two full-time positions and one part-time (0.5 ETF) position.

Download the position description and selection criteria here.

Position Description

UnionsACT is hiring three campaign organisers to execute the on-the-ground UnionsACT community organising agenda, specifically supporting the national Build a Better Future campaign. UnionsACT is the peak union council for the Canberra region, representing over 33,000 working people. We stand for the values of unionism, independence and respect.

About the role

The campaign organiser role is to drive the community and field campaign for UnionsACT. The successful candidates will be enthusiastic, energetic and committed to progressive values. They will work at the front line of our grassroots campaigning, especially recruiting, liaising with and developing volunteers and activists. Campaign organisers will principally work delivering the Build a Better Future campaign for UnionsACT, both in Canberra and Queanbeyan.

The campaign organisers will work in a team under the supervision of a senior UnionsACT official.

Key tasks and duties

  • Recruit, motivate and develop people to be involved with UnionsACT’s campaigns and the Build a Better Future campaign;
  • Deliver the various community organising activities, including organising phone banks, streets stalls, door knocks, and events;
  • Assist with organisational priorities such as campaign events, outreach and stunts;
  • Provide administrative, technical and campaign support to volunteers, activists and colleagues;
  • Engage in UnionsACT campaigns in a proactive manner.

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated commitment to progressive values
  • Demonstrated commitment to grassroots and community engagement & activism
  • Demonstrated willingness and capacity to communicate, engage and motivate supporters and volunteers
  • Demonstrated computer/digital literacy
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate supporters and volunteers to take action
  • Demonstrated willingness and capacity to organise a range of community campaign activities and events
  • Confident verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated, and willing to take responsibility for tasks required to achieve campaign goals
  • Australian drivers’ license desired
  • Post-secondary qualification desired, but not essential


  • 2 full time positions and 1 part time (0.5 ETF) position
  • Salary $51,383-$56,978 per year (pro rata for part-time)
  • 14.5% Super
  • 12 month fixed-term employment contract
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Part-time applications and flexible arrangements will be considered
  • Work hours will include weekend and after-hours work.

How to apply

To apply, send an email to unionsact@unionsact.org.au with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, a resume, and details of two referees.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, 12 August 2015.

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Closing Date

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Closing Time

05:00 PM


189 Flemington Rd
Mitchell, ACT 2911

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