Campaigner

  • Campaigns
  • Full- time
  • Sydney, Australia
Apply now

In the last 12 months in Australia, Change.org helped to secure the release of journalist James Ricketson from a Cambodian prison, pushed the government to increase disaster relief funding for farmers in drought, prevented Gavin McInnes from touring Australia and mobilised hundreds of thousands of people to protect the Sydney Opera House from becoming a billboard for gambling. Change.org is currently at the forefront of the campaigns to allow drug-checking at music festivals, to reform the aged care sector and ban LGBT conversion therapy.

We're looking for a talented campaigner to elevate the heroes that start these campaigns and help them mobilise the people power to win.

About the role:
In this role, you’ll make a huge impact as you enable thousands of citizens to start and win their own campaigns for social change.

You’ll join our growing Australian team to build the support systems and tools that put power in the hands of everyday people to create the change they want to see in the world.

As a Campaigner, you will:

  • Identify compelling petitions started on Change.org in Australia and work with petition starters to optimise their petition text, plan and implement smart tactics, and amplify these petitions to reach millions of potential supporters
  • Be on top of compelling issues and news stories to identify opportunities for impactful petitions and find individual heroes to lead these petitions
  • Build and maintain relationships with organizations, activists, and community members in key issue areas to facilitate the use of our platform for social change
  • Collaborate with a global team of campaigners to identify opportunities for creating effective grassroots campaigns that win measurable social change around the world and build global communities of learning with shared wisdom and experience on campaigning best practices

You’re a great fit for this role if you have:

  • At least one year’s experience campaigning for social impact
  • An ability to spot 'cultural zeitgeist' moments and to know when a trend or news story has the capability of breaking out and becoming a dominant national conversation
  • A strong grasp of politics, the political process, and current social change issues within Australia
  • Lived experience of or relationships with communities that face disadvantage, discrimination or marginalization in Australia
  • A deep commitment to our mission of empowering people everywhere to win campaigns on the critical issues of our times
  • Strong, fast writing skills and a talent for storytelling that conveys the urgency, emotional stakes, and a theory of change for how we can win
  • A hunger for impact: you relentlessly pursue decision makers, media coverage, more supporters
  • Experience mobilising people to take action, online and on the ground
  • Strong sense of fun, imagination, and a willingness to take risks, fail, learn and adapt

Talent, enthusiasm, and leadership matter more to us than ticking boxes. If even a couple of the criteria on our wishlist speak to you and you’re excited about this role, we want to hear from you.

This is a full-time role ideally based in our office in Sydney, though we will also consider exceptional candidates based in Melbourne. The expected starting salary is 76,500 AUD.

We are a certified B corporation with generous benefits including unlimited vacation, 18 weeks fully paid parental leave and flexible working arrangements. We enjoy our work, and working with each other.

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our user base is wonderfully diverse, and we want our team to reflect that. We strongly encourage people of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities and perspectives to apply. We will consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed. 

We are working for a world where no one is powerless, and where creating change is a part of everyday life. Join us.
Change.org Careers

Outsized impact

Change.org is the fastest growing social change organization in the world, empowering more than 200 million people to create change in their communities.

Amazing people

We are building a world-class team of technologists and creatives along with the most accomplished team of social movement creators in the world.

Extraordinary benefits

Plenty of vacation

Personal growth