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PO Box A524
Sydney South NSW 1235, Level 11, 227 Elizabeth Street Sydney NSW 2000

Telephone: 1800 812 164

© 2020 Opportunity International AustraliaABN 83 003 805 043

Careers Communications Coordinator

Opportunity International Australia is seeking a creative, skilled and passionate Communications Coordinator to help Opportunity end poverty one family and one community at a time. The Communications Coordinator will focus on publications and content creation, work within the Communications team, and assist the wider Philanthropy department. The role is best suited to someone with solid graphic design skills and a strong writing and storytelling ability—and an overwhelming desire to do good in the world.

About Opportunity International Australia

Opportunity International Australia gives families in developing countries the tools they need to work their way out of poverty so they can live safe, healthy lives, send their children to school and create a new future for generations to come.

Opportunity is part of the global Opportunity Network – a leading provider and pioneer of socially-focused microfinance, that provides life changing empowering opportunities to millions of families in more than 22 countries around the world.

The role

Working alongside the National Communications Manager and the Digital Coordinator, the Communications Coordinator will engage key Australian audiences to raise awareness about the issue of poverty and Opportunity’s work in poverty alleviation. The Communications Coordinator will play an ‘allrounder’ Communications role within Opportunity and have a particular focus on content creation including writing high-quality content for the Opportunity website, social media platforms and publications. 

The Communications Coordinator will utilise their graphic design skills to drive publications and develop collateral and publications support. Preferably, the Communications Coordinator will have basic video editing skills to contribute to building Opportunity’s online video presence.

Additional focus will be given to media and PR opportunities, brand knowledge and adherence across the organisation.

The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the National Communications Manager to maintain, update and implement the Communications Strategy to support the wider organisational strategy and help achieve the organisation’s objectives. 

Core responsibilities 

  • Publications and graphic design
  • Content creation
  • Media and PR
  • Brand
  • Administration

Benefits and culture

  • You’ll be part of a stellar team driven to end poverty
  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Flexible working environment and hours  
  • Attractive remuneration commensurate with skills and experience
  • Sydney CBD office space available and ability to work from home 

Your skills and attributes

Essential 

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in similar role within not-for-profit/NGO sector
  • Degree in Communications, Journalism, PR or similar
  • Exceptional oral and written communications
  • Experience with InDesign and Photoshop
  • Experience managing website &/or social media platforms

Desirable 

  • Experiencewith Premiere/FinalCut
  • Video production knowledge and experience
  • Interview skills

Your confident, proactive, mature and professional approach, coupled with the ability to work in alignment with the values of the Christian ethos that motivates Opportunity, will be key to your success.

Opportunity is a child safe organisation. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a National Police Check and adhere to our Child Protection Policy. Opportunity is committed to maintaining an inclusive workplace that values people’s differences and provides opportunities/provisions for all staff to achieve their full potential. We encourage people with disabilities and people from other diverse backgrounds to apply. 

How to apply

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please email your resume, including contacts for two references, with a one page cover letter explaining why you would like to work at Opportunity to jobs@opportunity.org.au

Please state the job title in the subject heading of your email. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. References will not be contacted without your permission.

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 16 September 2020. Early applications are encouraged as this position will be filled as soon as the right candidate has been identified.

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