Communications Manager - NSW

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About the Science Party

The Science Party is an Australian political party and not for profit organisation. We believe that our quality of life is improved primarily through technological developments, sourced through a scientific approach to knowledge in the context of democracy and peace. The Science Party believes in a positive future for all people. A future where people are healthier, wealthier, longer lived and more free.

The Science Party is a federally registered political party but is now looking to also secure state-level registration in NSW. The branch’s top priorities for the next 12 months are to meet or exceed target member numbers, votes, and financial sustainability.

Key stakeholders include the NSW branch and federal party executive, members, industry and student organisations, and people registered to vote in NSW.

About the role

The NSW Communications Manager will work on a regular basis with the Fundraising Officer and Executive and federal party Communications Manager and Executive. They will be an integral part of the branch, and have opportunities to contribute to policy development.

Main duties:

  • Develop and manage the implementation of a NSW branch communications strategy for the next 12 months, consistent with the federal party communications plan
  • Conduct a channel analysis to identify the most effective communications channels and strategies for integrated communications activities
  • Contribute to the Science Party communications policies
  • Coordinate content across all channels: e-newsletter, social media, website, events, and print media
  • Build relationships with members of the media
  • Support fundraising activities through information dissemination and customer relationship management

The right candidate will have a strong interest in communications, marketing, ideally with relevant experience and/or qualifications. They will be excellent communicators, both written and face to face. They will also be well organised and able to work unsupervised for much of the time. Basic computer skills will be necessary.

About volunteering

Science Party is run by a team of motivated volunteers who are committed to helping our cause. The role is a volunteer part-time position with flexible working hours and it would be preferable that the candidate is based in Sydney. They will be welcome to attend officer meetings and will have ongoing contact with the party executive for guidance and updates on their activities. Through the role, the candidate will gain useful experience in the not-for-profit and politics sector, have the freedom to use their initiative and creativity to lead and develop the communications strategy, and help get us closer to providing the people of NSW a political party they will feel good about getting behind.

More information about the Science Party can be found at our website: www.scienceparty.org.au

To apply for this role, please email your cover letter and resumé to volunteers.manager@scienceparty.org.au.