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

Telephone: 1800 812 164

© 2021 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 a strong writing and storytelling ability—and an overwhelming desire to do good in the world.

About Opportunity International Australia

Opportunity International Australia provides small loans and financial services to families in need so they can grow their own businesses, earn sustainable incomes and lift themselves out of poverty with dignity. Opportunity also works to increase access to education and healthcare, while strengthening communities to reduce the risk of human trafficking and domestic violence.  

Opportunity is part of the global Opportunity Network—a leading provider and pioneer of microfinance. Opportunity provides a hand up to millions of families in more than 20 countries around the world.

COVID-19 has affected us all; but is devastating vulnerable communities. Families living in poverty without savings, healthcare and a reliable income are most affected by a pandemic. Maintaining a reliable income to access food and healthcare continues to be challenging. For families living in poverty—many of whom already rely on intermittent work—this could mean months without a sole income source. Opportunity’s work is more important now than ever.

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 ‘all-rounder’ 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 as well as producing video. 

The Communications Coordinator will utilise their skills to coordinate publication production, develop collateral and provide communications and marketing support. Preferably, the Communications Coordinator will have high-level organisational skills, some graphic design editing knowledge, as well as video editing skills to contribute to building Opportunity’s 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

  • Writing for publications, website and digital channels
  • Creating video for use across multiple platforms
  • Media and PR
  • Branding
  • Administration
  • Contributing to marketing campaigns

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 a similar role
  • Degree in Communications, Journalism, PR or similar
  • Exceptional oral and written communications
  • Experience with InDesign and PhotoShop
  • Experience with video production (Premiere/Rush/FinalCut)
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit sector

Desirable 

  • Interview skills
  • Project management skills
  • A passion for philanthropy

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 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 how your skill set/experience suit the core responsibilities of this role and 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 5 April 5.00pm. Early applications are encouraged as this position will be filled as soon as the right candidate has been identified.

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