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Work at Act for Peace

Act for Peace employs people from all backgrounds who are dedicated to assisting communities affected by poverty and conflict. If you’re passionate about tackling injustice and helping communities torn apart by war and poverty, we’d love to hear from you. Have a look at our latest jobs and internship vacancies below.

Please note, our head office is located in Sydney, though we do have some staff located in offices around Australia. We are committed to the protection of children and we do not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks. 

View Act for Peace's Child Protection Policy here and all other policies visit the Act for Peace Policies area.
 

Positions Vacant

Partnership and Program Director

  • Leading humanitarian aid and development agency – Act for Peace is the international aid and development agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia
  • Work with a skilled and experienced team
  • Full-time Position
  • Location: Sydney CBD (preferred)

Our Partnership and Programs Director (PPD) works with a mobilised and skilled team to deliver our partnership and program strategy. The PPD is responsible for the Department budget, annual plans, and monitoring, evaluation and reporting against strategic objectives and donor requirements. The PPD is responsible for ensuring the Department continues to increase institutional grants to support our work. The PPD works in close collaboration with other Departments to ensure relevant policy, advocacy, public fundraising, compliance and management accountabilities are achieved. The PPD represents the Agency in external networks or joint initiatives.

The PPD reports to the Chief Executive Officer, and is a member of the Act for Peace Leadership Team, contributing to whole of Agency development.

Selection Criteria
  1. Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline, preferably at post-graduate level
  2. Demonstrated capacity to provide strategic leadership and oversee implementation of a portfolio of complex partnerships and programs initiatives supporting conflict, disaster and displacement-affected communities
  3. Current, in-depth knowledge of international development and humanitarian issues, trends and practices, including specific understanding of protection and resilience approaches
  4. Demonstrated ability translate strategic plans into operational plans; development of monitoring, learning and reporting frameworks
  5. Demonstrated resource mobilisation and management skills including experience in developing innovative grant income strategies and securing successful grants
  6. Substantial experience in leading and supporting the design and implementation of community based humanitarian and development programs and policies
  7. Sound track record in ensuring organisational effectiveness, quality and accountability in all aspects of program, administration and finance including compliance with Agency and donor requirements, humanitarian principles and standards
  8. Capacity to build and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with key stakeholders, including staff, program partners, institutional donors, networks and alliances. Strong planning, change-management and coordination skills
  9. Capacity to lead a department in a small/medium agency; capacity to multitask and fulfil a range of tasks with limited resourcing. Demonstrated ability to foster a healthy team culture, and to manage staff and collaborative task-teams to engage in practical innovation to enhance program outcomes
  10. Strong IT capacity and ability to adapt to new systems
Please download the info pack for full details of the role, including the key responsibilities and selection criteria.

To apply for this role click here.
Deadline for applications: 6th December 2018

N.B. You will need to upload a copy of your resume and a covering letter detailing how you meet the selection criteria with your application.

 

Head of Supporter Experience

  • Bring together strategy, technology and creative to set the strategic direction for Act for Peace’s overall supporter experience
  • Be part of an experienced, award-winning department
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Location: Sydney CBD

You’re a multi-disciplinary marketing strategist and creative thinker who enjoys bringing together strategy, technology and creative to solve complex problems and design experiences that deliver real impact.

With experience of creating insight-driven supporter/customer experience (CX) frameworks which have significantly increased income and engagement, you’re looking to employ your talents towards a cause you’re passionate about – and make a difference where it’s needed most in the world.

In this new and exciting role, you’ll set the strategic direction for Act for Peace’s overall supporter experience. You’ll lead the newly created Supporter Experience team, and work with the wider department, to understand the mindsets held by our key target audiences; map and optimise our supporter journeys; and develop inspiring, multi-channel content campaigns that increase our public awareness, engagement and supporter lifetime value.

By developing our existing products, and launching successful new ones (such as the award-winning Ration Challenge), our supporter base and fundraising income has grown rapidly in recent years. However, with declining trust in charities and increasing supporter expectations, we know we also need to make the cultural shift, from a product-focus to a relationship-focus in order to retain these new supporters and inspire the Australian public to do more, give more and stay longer in the fight against injustice.

We have invested in the team, the technology and the research insights we need to implement it, and now we’re keen to put your supporter experience strategy into action.

You’ll be working alongside a motivated and experienced management team – and you’ll be growing our contribution to achieving safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict and disaster.

This is a full-time permanent position based in our Sydney CBD office. The salary will be negotiated depending upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Please download the info pack for full details of the role, including the key responsibilities and selection criteria.

To apply for this role click here.
Deadline for applications: 20th November 2018

N.B. You will need to upload a copy of your resume and a covering letter detailing how you meet the selection criteria with your application.

 

Digital Marketing Technology Lead

  • Lead, develop and implement growth strategies for our digital marketing technology suite
  • Be part of an experienced, award-winning department
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Location: Sydney CBD

You're a highly driven, tech-savvy, experienced digital specialist with a track record of success. Strategic, curious and with an eye for detail you're looking for a broad and challenging role that's both technical and creative in which you can take real ownership over your work and see tangible results. Most of all, you're looking for a position that will give you the opportunity to use your digital skills to make a real difference to the lives of others.

Working with content produced by colleagues in the fundraising and communications teams, you'll take the lead on driving performance on all digital marketing platforms, measured by increasing awareness, acquiring new supporters, deepening engagement and growing fundraising income. You'll be setting the strategies and plans, long-term and short, and then making them happen.

You'll develop, deliver, test and optimise our digital advertising using content provided by others. You'll improve the functionality and performance of our website, organic search and email. And you'll work with colleagues to ensure our supporter journeys are seamlessly integrated on and offline.

You'll do a lot of the doing yourself, leveraging your technical and creative skills, with support from the team and vendors, but sometimes by working with consultants and agencies. Informed by analytics, you'll work with content producing teams to influence content development to make it work to its greatest potential on each platform. You'll make sure it all looks great, connects together properly and is consistent everywhere.

Working with an existing solid base of technology platforms that are integrated to enable scale, we continue to invest and develop them to further extend and grow our digital capabilities and enable rich supporter experiences. This role plays an integral part to this ongoing growth.

You'll be working with a motivated and experienced team with an ambitious marketing and communication strategy and growth targets to match – and you'll be making a big and growing contribution to communities affected by conflict and disaster.

This is a full-time permanent position based in our Sydney CBD office. The salary will be negotiated depending upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Please download the info pack for full details of the role, including the key responsibilities and selection criteria.

To apply for this role click here.
Deadline for applications: 9am, Tuesday 4th December 2018

N.B. You will need to upload a copy of your resume and a covering letter detailing how you meet the selection criteria with your application.

 

Marketing Officer (New Product Development)

  • A rare opportunity to work on the fun stuff – manage the innovation process to launch a new fundraising product
  • Be part of an experienced, award-winning department
  • 0.6 FTE, eight-month initial contract (with possibility of extension)
  • Location: Sydney CBD

You’re looking for a challenging and inspiring role where you can use your skills to design something new, innovative and impactful. But above all, you want a position that will enable you to put your passion for global justice into action and make a difference where it’s needed most in the world.

You are strategic, curious, driven and love using your initiative to solve complex problems. You have a good understanding of marketing principles. And you’re an effective project manager who can bring together key stakeholders to deliver a project on time and on budget.

This is a rare opportunity to work exclusively on the fun stuff! In this role, you will be leading the development of a new fundraising product within the regular/committed giving space. You will be responsible for managing the innovation pipeline, right from the beginning (identifying the supporter insight), through ideation, concept testing, minimum viable product testing, right through to business casing your new product.

While you’ll be leading this project, you’ll be working with and supported by an experienced and innovative team throughout (they’ve won the Fundraising Institute of Australia’s ‘Most Innovative Campaign’ award twice).

This is an eight month contract at 0.6 FTE. This may be extended or a permanent position created to launch and manage the new product, depending on the strength of the business case. The position is based in our Sydney CBD office, and the salary will be negotiated depending upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Please download the info pack for full details of the role, including the key responsibilities and selection criteria.

To apply for this role click here.
Deadline for applications: 20th November 2018

N.B. You will need to upload a copy of your resume and a covering letter detailing how you meet the selection criteria with your application.

 

Communications and Content Officer

  • Create and deliver content that inspires people to take action for global justice
  • Be part of an experienced, award-winning department
  • Permanent, full-time position 
  • Location: Sydney CBD 


You’re a highly driven, tech-savvy and creative person looking for a role where your passion for content and communications can shine. You want to be challenged and inspired and are excited by the idea of learning new things every day and continuously developing your skills. 
Strategic, curious and with an eye for detail, you want a varied role in an environment where your creative judgement and hard-work will be valued.  Most of all, you want a position that will enable you to put your passion for global justice into action and make a difference where it’s needed most in the world. 
You’ll play be playing a crucial role in the Supporter Experience team, creating and delivering engaging content that will inspire new and existing supporters to do more, give more and stay longer in the fight against injustice. You’ll keep up to date with the latest digital marketing trends and deliver Act for peace’s content strategy across multiple channels - including social media, website, print, and email. 
You’ll plan and organise Act for Peace’s content gathering trips to source photo and video material from our international programs, and share this material with your colleagues via our online media library. You’ll also share these inspiring stories of change with supporters by overseeing the production of videos, web and email content and publications such as our supporter magazine and annual report. 
You’ll be learning from an award-winning, motivated and experienced team – and you’ll be using your skills to make a big and growing contribution to achieving safety, justice and dignity in communities around the world threatened by conflict and disaster.
This is a full-time permanent position based in our Sydney CBD office. The salary will be negotiated with the successful candidate. 

Please download the info pack for full details of the role, including the key responsibilities and selection criteria.

To apply for this role click here. Deadline for applications: 9am, Tuesday 16th October 2018

N.B. You will need to upload a copy of your resume and a covering letter detailing how you meet the selection criteria with your application.
 

 

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