Communications and Campaigns Lead

Sydney, Australia

We are seeking a seasoned advocacy campaigner to develop, design and drive Caritas Australia's
campaign agenda.

Help drive a global campaign for an established international NGO

Full-time, permanent role based in Sydney

Salary packaging available

About you

You will thrive as the Communications and Campaigns Lead if you have:

  • Bachelor degree in communication or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in implementation and analysis of campaigns that advocate on social
    justice issues, including climate justice.
  • Proven track record in writing and editing for a variety of stakeholders and audience types to
    publication level. Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to be available to travel interstate and/or internationally at infrequent times.

About your next role

You will be involved in:

  • Caritas Australia’s advocacy public campaigning strategy, in the context of Caritas Australia’s
    identified policy priorities across social and climate justice and driving the implementation

  • Designing and delivering campaigns that engage and steer supporter and public opinion and
    action across key development and humanitarian issues

  • Acting as Caritas Australia’s representative on Caritas Internationalis’ Global Campaign
    Taskforce and contribute to the development, promotion, monitoring and evaluation of global
    campaigns through the international confederation

  • Building a Caritas Australia campaign community and platform, and nurturing this community via
    targeted journey touchpoints, including testing and measurement, as well as relevant training and
    advocacy support

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) of quality and effectiveness of
    engagement and campaign performance

  • Engaging and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, including driving involvement across
    relevant sector campaigning

About Caritas Australia

Caritas Australia is the Catholic agency for international humanitarian relief and development in Australia. Through relationships with the Church, partners and communities in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and Australia, Caritas Australia helps to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

Our programs promote the good of every person regardless of their religious, political or cultural beliefs. We envisage a world in which children, women and men most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice are agents of their own change and architects of their own development.

Curious to know more?

Are you our next Communications and Campaigns Coordinator?

If you believe in partnership (not pity) and a hand-up (not a hand-out), then we’d love for you to apply.

Please send your application to  with a subject line indicating the role title and the channel where you saw the role advertised (Communications and Campaigns Coordinator via the Caritas Website).

Your application needs to include:

  1. A cover letter outlining why you want to work for Caritas, how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role, and where relevant your residency/work status
  2. Your CV / resume

Our commitment to safeguarding

At Caritas Australia, we recognise the personal dignity and rights of all people, especially children and vulnerable adults towards whom we have a special responsibility. If you are offered this position, you will be required to undergo relevant background checks, including police checks and reference checks.

If the position requires a Working with Children Check, it is your responsibility to obtain one before starting work. You will also be required to sign our Code of Conduct which includes a section on Professional Behaviour Standards for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults as well as to abide by our safeguarding policies.

Our commitment to diversity

At Caritas Australia, we support an inclusive and diverse workforce. In particular we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.


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