The Australian Christian Lobby is seeking a full-time New South Wales Director.

The New South Wales Director is tasked with achieving political effectiveness for the ACL within the state of New South Wales. This involves political influence and lobbying, relationship building, building of public credibility, representing ACL to various parties, and establishing/maintaining a strong supporter and financial base.

You will draw on the national resources of ACL and work under the direction of the Chief of Staff.

Your Responsibilities include:

1. You will work closely with the National Office (Canberra) to implement the vision of ACL through:

  • Sharing our vision with politicians, business leaders, community organisations, churches and Christian leaders.

  • Communicating with supporters and church representatives, appraising them of ACL’s progress and influence and keeping our vision before them.

2. You will execute the ACL’s election campaigns and issues campaigns in New South Wales, working closely with the Director of Campaigns.

3. You will oversee all business aspects of the organisation in New South Wales including:

  • Managing the operations and administration of the State office

  • Supervising the tasks of any office staff and administration volunteers

4. Relationship building is a key part of the role. You will forge mutually positive relationships with, and represent ACL to:

  • Politicians and their staffers.

  • Churches, including Pastors, Leaders and Church Representatives.

  • Supporters, through informing, educating and activating.

  • Media representatives and journalists.

  • Business and other leaders

5. You will be responsible for planning and running occasional conferences and special events.

6. You will coordinate the researching of and drafting of policies, liaising with the Research Officer. This includes:

  • Preparing briefs and other documents.

  • Preparing submissions to public or parliamentary enquiries.

7. You may be tasked with providing public or media comment on the activities of ACL and its policies.

Your Knowledge and Experience:

You will be experienced in the Australian political system, public policy development, negotiation, leading a small team, and research.

You will have a sound understanding of the linkages between legislature, executive and judiciary, the role of the public sector in policy development, and relevant legal principles and mechanisms.

You will also have confidence in your ability to liaise with and brief senior policy makers.

Relevant tertiary qualifications and good computer skills are desirable.

Your Personal Attributes:

You must be committed to Christ and His church, as a person of utmost integrity, especially by displaying in both private and professional life a personal worldview consistent with ACL and its purpose. You will also display servant leadership qualities.


Please direct applications and enquiries to Martyn Iles, Chief of Staff at [email protected]. Applications close on Friday September 26th, 2014.