• Part-time / Full-time 2-year contract
  • Responsible for ensuring the strength, ambition, and successful coordination of Penington Institute’s campaigns, including the globally renowned International Overdose Awareness Day
  • Make a positive and tangible contribution to the community
  • Generous salary including packaging options

The Organisation:

Penington Institute is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation connecting lived experience and research to improve community safety in relation to drugs including pharmaceuticals and alcohol.

Our vision is that communities are safe, healthy, and empowered to manage substance use.

We focus on promoting effective strategies, frontline workforce education and public awareness activities, making individuals and families safer and healthier.

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Director of Strategic Communications, the Campaign Coordinator plays a critical role in assisting the Penington Institute achieve its strategic objectives.

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of all people through drug policy reform and education. A multi-talented generalist, this role will be responsible for ensuring the strength, ambition, and successful coordination of Penington Institute’s campaigns.

Based at Penington Institute’s heritage offices in Carlton, the role offers flexibility for hybrid work and a great work environment.

The Person:

With exceptional written and verbal communication skills, you have a demonstrated ability to implement focused campaigns to achieve concrete and measurable outcomes.

You can relate to people from a diverse range of social and cultural backgrounds, and work in environments which require a high degree of integrity, judgement, confidentiality, sensitivity, and thoughtfulness.

You understand the challenges we face supporting approaches to drug use that promote safety and human dignity.

You have a desire to give back to society by undertaking impactful, cause based work.

You have the confidence to work in a small team, with a high degree of autonomy, while managing and prioritising competing demands.

You understand and are committed to the values of, and benefits delivered by, the not-for-profit sector.

The Role:

The Campaign Coordinator plays a broad and critical role in the successful operation of Penington Institute.

You will support the development and lead the implementation of communication strategies and tactics for Penington Institute’s campaigns, including the globally renowned International Overdose Awareness Day. You will grow Penington Institute’s database of contacts, while strengthening relationships with existing networks.

The role contributes to the broader objectives of Penington Institute and is key to informing the greater work of Penington Institute to address and reduce harm associated with drug use.

As a small organisation, a hands-on approach, and a willingness to chip in and get things done are essential requirements.

Remuneration:

A competitive salary package will be offered to the successful candidate commensurate with experience (full salary packaging benefits are available).

Download a copy of the position description here.

To apply, please submit your application to Anna Rolle a.rolle@penington.org.au

Please ensure your application includes a cover letter that addresses the key selection criteria as well as a current CV.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Sian Kilgour, Director of Strategic Communications on 0402 068 398.

Applications close 17 June 2022.