First listed on: 09 April 2024

Lead Campaigner

  • Values-driven Organisation
  • Excellent Employee Benefits
  • Flexible Working Arrangements

About the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Founded 20 years ago, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is Australia’s largest human rights organisation providing support to people seeking asylum. We are an independent not-for-profit organisation whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social well being. We champion the rights of people seeking asylum and mobilise a community of compassion to create lasting social and policy change. 

We are a values-driven organisation that strives to be part of a change movement that supports people seeking asylum by providing critical services such as assistance with accommodation, food provisions, casework and legal services. 

The ASRC movement is proudly supported by a community of committed volunteers and supporters who embrace the organisation’s vision that people seeking asylum can live safely, sustainably, independently and equally.

Our Values 

The human rights of people seeking asylum and refugees are at the foundation of all we do and the workforce makes it happen, doing the work to bring the vision and purpose to life. 

Our organisational values are:
  • Welcoming
  • Authentic
  • Courageous
  • Collaborative 
About The Role 
The role involves leading strategic efforts across multiple media channels to address critical issues and reshape discussions regarding asylum seekers. Working closely with the Head of Refugee Leadership and Advocacy, you'll develop and execute dynamic campaign strategies focused on inclusivity, with the goal of changing perspectives and advancing specific policy goals. By utilizing creative approaches and building partnerships, you'll engage and mobilize communities across online and offline platforms. 
About You  

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Lead Campaigner to join our team. 
  • A track record in developing and implementing campaign strategies against measurable targets 
  • Demonstrated experience in campaign communications and developing key messages in a political context
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to create engaging content
  • Strong experience across social media and communications, with demonstrated experience using and maximising social media
  • Effective project and time management skills, including the ability to meet competing deadlines and be adaptive in a rapidly changing environment
  • Knowledge of the policy context of practice with asylum seekers visa categories/conditions, and the barriers faced by people seeking asylum in Australia
Lived experience of seeking asylum in Australia is highly desirable. Knowledge of policy and issues impacting on people seeking asylum in Australia as well as previous experience working within a not-for-profit environment, would also be advantageous.

Employee Benefits   

Joining the ASRC means being a part of the largest human rights organisation in Australia, supporting refugees and people seeking asylum. We recognise and appreciate our incredible staff for their contribution, dedication and passion to support and empower people seeking asylum by providing the following conditions above the relevant modern award:
  • Flexible Working Arrangements, including the ability to work remotely
  • Annual Leave Loading of 17.5%
  • Additional discretionary leave provisions including:
    • Paid Pandemic Leave
    • Leave due to Cultural or Religiously Significant Events
    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Leave
    • Leave for Staff Seeking Asylum
    • Gender Affirmation Leave
  • Free onsite car and bicycle parking
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,900 per year tax free)
  • Entertainment Packaging (up to $2,650 per year tax free)
  • Discounts via HR systems provider at grocery and retail outlets
  • Close proximity to public transport (100 metres from Footscray station and buses)
Position Description
Please find the Position Description here to address the Selection Criteria 

Application Process

Only applications that include a CV and cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria, will be considered.

Applications close Wednesday 24th of April 2024, 11:59pm.  

All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check, and provision of a valid Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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