Positions Available:

 

Media & Communications Coordinator

ADRA Australia is seeking an exceptional writer who is experienced at producing content for a range of traditional, print and digital platforms to join our Marketing team as Media and Communications Coordinator. This is a hands-on role based in our Wahroonga office and part of a dynamic team.

As our Media and Communications Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to develop and implement communications plans by producing inspiring stories about ADRA’s work, by managing our social media channels and by creating fundraising materials.

Why work for ADRA?

If you are looking to use your skills and experience to help others thrive, this role is for you. ADRA Australia believes all people were created in the image of God to do amazing things. We bring people together to create a better world. As the official humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, ADRA’s global reach extends into more than 130 countries. We exist to restore relationships so that people thrive in a world not only created, but also living in God’s image. We inspire and collaborate with others to facilitate development and relief projects overseas and in Australia.

The Successful Applicant

You will need to have:

  • A personal commitment to the mission, vision and values of ADRA Australia.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Communications, Marketing, journalism or related fields.
  • At least three years of work experience in marketing, communications and/or journalism.
  • Exceptional writing, content production, proofreading and editing skills and the ability to write for a range of channels and audiences in a tone and style that engages, informs and inspires.
  • Ability to develop and implement media and communications plans and activities that support brand development and fundraising, including preparation and distribution of publications, news releases, editorials, newsletters, reports, brochures, website and social media content.
  • Experience in digital content creation and managing social media accounts.
  • The ability to build strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent organisational, time management and cultural sensitivity skills.
  • Attention to detail, persistence to complete projects and tasks and ability to multitask.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator).

 

Highly regarded:

  • Experience using WordPress or similar CMS
  • Experience with SEO, Google analytics and social media reporting.
  • Experience in maintaining effective client and supplier relationships, in particular working with digital agencies, printers and graphic designers.
  • Experience working for a not-for-profit.

 

A job description is available on request.

This is an exciting time to join an agency with a strong commitment to justice, and a new and exciting vision to engage supporters in life-changing service for a better world. For more information, visit www.adra.org.au, or contact Alison Young on (02) 9489 5488.

Applicants should address the essential criteria in their application. Please forward your application letter stating how you meet the criteria, along with your CV and three work related referees to alisonyoung@adra.org.au as soon as possible.

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At the time of application the successful applicant will already have the legal right to live and work in Australia. ADRA Australia is a child safe organisation and screens applicants for suitability to work with children, the successful applicant will be required to obtain a police check. Police checks must be conducted for each country in which the individual has lived for 12 months or longer over the last five years, and for the individual’s country of citizenship (including dual citizenship holders). Individuals need to provide their consent to a criminal record check and should be informed of the purpose for which the resulting police clearance certificate should be used. ADRA Australia recognises that in limited instances it may prove impossible to obtain a reliable criminal record check. A statutory declaration outlining efforts made to obtain a foreign police check, and disclosing any charges and spent convictions related to child exploitation, may be accepted in lieu. ADRA Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. A copy of relevant policies are available on request. The appointing body reserves the right to fill this position at its discretion.

 

Volunteer Board Members

ADRA Australia is seeking expressions of interest from people with legal, community development, programming or humanitarian expertise to volunteer as members of the ADRA Australia Board (ACNC “Responsible Persons”) through to December 2020 and possibly for a further five-year term.

The Board meets four times per year with each meeting extending for a full day plus travel. Meetings are generally convened at the ADRA Office in Sydney or the AUC Office in Melbourne with one meeting per year involving a visit to an ADRA project. Board members may also be requested to serve on Board Sub-committees. Approved out of pocket travel and accommodation expenses are paid or reimbursed by ADRA Australia.

The size of the Board is flexible between 9 and 13 members and strives to ensure a diverse range of professional backgrounds and experience and is committed to gender balance.

Inquiries and expressions of interest can be directed to Michael Worker, Executive Secretary, Australian Union Conference at MichaelWorker@adventist.org.au or phone 03 9871 7555 before 11 November 2018 and should include a CV, a cover email/letter stating the reason for your interest in serving on the board and a description of the contribution you believe you could make to ADRA Australia’s governance.

ADRA Australia is the official humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through our global network, our reach extends into more than 120 countries. We exist to restore relationships so that people thrive in a world not only created but also living in God’s image. We work to inspire and collaborate with others to responsibly facilitate transformational development and relief projects overseas and in Australia.

 

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ADRA Australia is a child safe organisation and screens applicants for suitability to work with children, successful applicants will be required to obtain a police check. Police checks must be conducted for each country in which the individual has lived for 12 months or longer over the last five years, and for the individual’s country of citizenship (including dual citizenship holders). Individuals need to provide their consent to a criminal record check and should be informed of the purpose for which the resulting police clearance certificate should be used. ADRA Australia recognises that in limited instances it may prove impossible to obtain a reliable criminal record check. A statutory declaration outlining efforts made to obtain a foreign police check, and disclosing any charges and spent convictions related to child exploitation, may be accepted in lieu.

ADRA Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. A copy of relevant policies are available on request. The appointing body reserves the right to fill positions at its discretion. Successful applicants will already have the legal right to live and work in Australia.