Why work at Australian Christian Lobby?

Combine your God-given talents and abilities to make a lasting difference to Australian society. Australian Christian Lobby is a grassroots movement of over 50,000 people seeking to bring a Christian influence to Australian politics. We want to see Christian values and ethics accepted and influencing the way we are governed, do business and relate as a society.

Working with a team of experienced and dedicated campaigners, you will play a crucial role in what the Sydney Morning Herald has described as one of the “top echelon of lobbying groups” in Australia.

On any given day you will be contributing to the implementation of strategies on issues as diverse as marriage and family, poverty & justice, youth & education, asylum seekers, indigenous recognition.

Australian Christian Lobby is at the forefront of the Australian marriage debate. At ACL you will play a key role in preserving the legal definition of marriage for future generations through the 2016 federal election and the upcoming marriage plebiscite.

Applications close 14 December 2015.  Enquiries to Martyn Iles, Chief of Staff (02) 6259 0431.  Apply to [email protected] (resume and covering letter).

All positions require Christian candidates who demonstrate a clear and evident love for Christ and are actively involved in their local church.

Deputy Chief of Staff

  • Full time

  • Canberra

  • Starting late Jan 2016

Combine your love for Christ and your love for administration and management in this unique career opportunity with a ministry that is leaving a lasting mark on Australia.

ACL is looking to hire a Deputy Chief of Staff to provide administrative and management support to our Chief of Staff and the ACL team. The DCoS is 3IC in ACL's organisational structure and freqently exercises delegated authority in relation to managing staff work programs and the application of organisational resources.

In this exciting and fast-paced role you will combine your faith and passion for politics with your proven administrative and management expertise to multiply ACL’s political effectiveness.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Taking responsibility for the administration management of ACL

  • Exercising delegated authority in the running of political campaigns and application of organisational resources

  • Oversee ACL’s compliance needs in respect of financial reporting, electoral expenditure disclosure, WHS requirements etc.

  • Play an active role in ACL’s budget management and monitoring through assisting with the preparation of budgets and participation on ACL’s management committee

  • Be a part of ACL’s strategy committee, with a seat at the table where strategic objectives and plans are formulated

  • Manage the maintenance and renewal of ACL’s office, IT systems and telecommunications equipment

  • Manage ACL’s contracts, agreements and leases and liaise with suppliers

  • Assist with various projects as they come up from time-to-time with respect to ACL’s growth and development (recent examples include the acquisition of a new building, the purchase of a homestead, the creation of new corporate entities etc.)

  • Play a coordinating role with respect to various ACL events and staff development activities

  • Ability to deputise for the CoS as directed

  • The ability to be acting Chief of Staff when the Chief of Staff is travelling frequently throughout the year

  • A wide range of other tasks as directed

Media Manager

  • Full time

  • Canberra

  • Starting late Jan 2016

Combine your experience in media, journalism and/or public relations with a love of politics and Christ in this fast-paced and rewarding role.

Responsibilities include:

  • Implement and help develop ACL’s federal and state media strategies

  • Monitor national and state media to identify media opportunities

  • Develop the media profiles of state directors and the managing director through the use of strategic opportunities and media engagement

  • Prepare and distribute ACL media releases

  • Facilitate media requests for interviews and information

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key media contacts

  • Grow ACL’s presence in the Christian and secular media

  • Writing for ACL’s blog and other publications

  • Editing contributions by others to ACL’s blog and overseeing content development

  • Managing content on ACL’s websites

  • Media relations management for ACL forums, conferences and other events

  • Assist in formulating ACL media lines and positions

  • Facilitate ACL’s communication with supporters by producing the weekly E-news and monthly newsletter

  • Assist with the training of ACL staff and supporters in media awareness

  • Provide the media point of contact for ACL State Offices

  • Provide media support for ACL State Directors

  • Be a part of the production committee for ACL’s television and radio programs

  • Be a part of the ACL strategy committee, with a seat at the table where strategic objectives and plans are formulated

Personal Assistant (PA) to the Managing Director and Events Coordinator

  • Full time

  • Canberra

  • Starting late Jan 2016

Help make ACL a more effective force in Australian political life by contributing your organisational and relational skills in a demanding and rewarding role.

You will be responsible for coordinating the Managing Director’s diary as well as organising successful fundraising events in capital cities across Australia.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ability to liaise with major donors, stakeholders, high-level politicians, public figures and staffers with utmost professionalism

  • Extensive diary management for the Managing Director

  • Provide administrative and secretarial support to Managing Director, including: drafting and typing correspondence, managing emails, assistance and preparation of documents, speeches and PowerPoint presentations.

  • First point of contact for all phone calls for Managing Director

  • Filing and archiving

  • Provide some diary support as needed to the Chief of Staff

  • Detailed event planning and management, including state-based Draw the Line fundraising dinners, private ACL functions with board members and politicians etc.

  • Assist with reception and office management functions

  • Organising and working with volunteers for monthly mail-out and other National Office events

  • Other duties as requested