Director Communications and External Affairs

Job No: AIA83
Location: Sydney

  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to join the Senior Leadership Team of the world’s leading human rights movement
  • Lead and develop our exciting human rights work and growing movement of people committed to achieving equality, dignity and justice for all
  • Ensure the achievement of Amnesty International Australia's 2020 Vision and Values.
  • Lead the development and implementation of Amnesty's communication strategy
  • Sydney based, full time role, 5 year fixed term contract 


About us:

Amnesty International is an independent, global movement that campaigns courageously for human rights for everyone.

We're ordinary people from all walks of life, standing together for justice, freedom, human dignity and equality. We use our passion and commitment to bring torturers to justice, change oppressive laws and free people imprisoned just for voicing their opinion. We're independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion to ensure we can speak out on human rights abuses wherever they occur.

Every day we move closer to a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.   To do this, we mobilise people, campaign, conduct research and raise money for our work.

At the Australian arm of Amnesty International we are focused on campaigns to improve Indigenous rights, protect and defend the rights of refugees and supporting our priority global campaigns.


About you: 

You will have a track record of developing and delivering successful communication strategies.

You will have extensive knowledge and expertise in new and traditional communications including digital, social/new media and press, television and radio.

You will have a track record in achieving change through key influencers, advocacy, mobilisation, building partnerships and alliances and working with rights holders.

You will have a passion for human rights and a commitment to AIA's vision and values.  

As a strategic and motivational leader, you will empower our staff and supporters to achieve our ambitious 2020 Vision, Values, and targets.

An outstanding change agent you will work closely with the National Director and Senior Leadership Team to inspire new and effective ways of working.

You will be an exceptional communicator with proven negotiation skills, who is able to influence a range of internal and external stakeholders, financial supporters and decision makers.

In return, you will directly contribute to the success of Amnesty International Australia and be rewarded with a flexible, caring, family friendly working environment with the opportunity to work alongside committed and enthusiastic individuals dedicated to achieving change in the world.

Amnesty International Australia welcomes applications from people with diverse experience and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people from different cultural backgrounds to apply.

To learn more about this role, please view a detailed Position Description.

If this role sounds like you please apply below by answering a few short questions relating to the selection criteria, and attach your cover letter and CV before 9 am 31 July 2017.

First interviews will be scheduled on the 3/4th August and second interviews on the 10th/11th August.

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