Jobs - 08 June 2022

Position: Queensland Campaign Manager

  • Join one of Australia's largest independent environmental advocacy organisations
  • Permanent role - Full time with flexibility
  • Located in Brisbane (Yugerra Country)


The Wilderness Society is an independent environmental advocacy organisation supported by a growing community of over 40,000 engaged supporters. The work we do leverages our strong base to build a mass movement for climate action and nature conservation in Australia. Since 1976, we've stood at the forefront of the country's most historic campaigns, including the Franklin River, Fraser Island, Tasmanian Forests, Great Australian Bight, James Price Point in the Kimberley and numerous World Heritage Areas.

Our shared organisational purpose is to protect, promote and restore wilderness and natural processes across Australia for the survival and ongoing evolution of life on Earth. We identify powerful pathways for the community to exert pressure on governments and corporations to deliver change for land, water and seascape systems across the continent. We commit to establishing and strengthening dialogue with Traditional Owners for all aspects of our campaigns.


The Qld Campaigns Manager role is part of a highly dedicated and collaborative team focused on the long term protection, promotion and restoration of nature and wilderness. The Qld Campaign Manager plays a crucial role in ensuring the effective operation of the Wilderness Society Qld Campaign Centre and leads and mentors staff based in Brisbane to support and deliver the organisation’s campaign agenda in Qld.

The role supports the ongoing development and implementation of the Organisational Campaign Plan (OCP). Whilst the focus of this work is protecting natural icons within Qld, the role also delivers strategic interventions and other continental campaigns stemming from the Organisational Campaign Plan (OCP). This is achieved through collaboration across diverse communities and environmental groups, applying expert political and media experience into a campaign, media liaison, public communications, scientific interrogation and political and policy engagement and advocacy. This position therefore undertakes high level collaboration across diverse communities and environmental groups.


Leadership, Strategy & Campaign Implementation

  • Undertake detailed research and analysis, strategic planning and implementation of the Organisational Campaign Plan
  • Provide guidance and leadership to organisational supporters, Movement For Life teams and community leaders to implement strategies and plans
  • Monitor, evaluate and report against the Organisation Campaign Plan
  • Manage campaign spend sustainably and innovate for focus and best use of shared resources


  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to support organisational campaign, policy, communications, fundraising and advocacy activity
  • Ensure all external interactions are carried out in a professional and caring manner and exemplify the TWS purpose/values
  • Build and foster effective collaborations and strategic alliances with other organisations related to campaigns within the Organisational Campaign Plan
  • Ensure effective and mutually beneficial relationships and networks are developed and maintained through effective contribution to and communication with key stakeholders


  • Participation and engagement in Campaigners Pod to foster ongoing collaboration and integration between campaigners across the organisation
  • Demonstrate a passion for our purpose through developing and maintaining effective internal relationships
  • Undertake professional development to ensure skill requirements of the role are met
  • Ensure positive and supportive staff management and develop pathways for development


  • Develop risk management plans and associated mitigation strategies for implementation in relation to campaigning
  • Support a safe and healthy work environment through participation in Work Health, Safety and Environment initiatives
  • Ensure organisational integrity by operating in accordance with legal and organisational requirements in relation to governance and compliance
  • Compliance with Work Health, Safety and Wellbeing policies, procedures and legislation at all times


You’ll be doing meaningful and important work with one of Australia’s most well known environmental advocacy organisations.

The Wilderness Society offers our team a supportive and inclusive workplace with excellent conditions, including:

  • Five weeks of annual leave per year with an additional three days off over Christmas
  • Genuine flexibility in working hours and the opportunity to work from home regularly
  • Access to Long Service Leave after five years of continuous service
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program


  • Have a commitment to The Wilderness Society's purpose, vision and values and to success in the protection of the natural environment
  • Demonstrate experience in senior campaigning roles, including campaign strategy and planning, media coverage, political and business lobbying, networking and alliance building, research and analysis
  • Have the ability to work well with others, including other team members located remotely
  • Have strong literacy and communication skills, including excellent written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Have an understanding of state and national political and electoral environments
  • A can-do attitude, ability to learn new skills and adapt to new contexts quickly, and to drive your own areas of work,
  • Are comfortable working to rapid response timelines
  • Are eager to grow their skills, experience and the organisation’s impact - and able to give and apply feedback
  • Bring a dedication to transforming Australia into a society that protects, respects and connects with the natural world that sustains us

A position description is attached which details all of the essential and desired skills.

Here at TWS we recognise the value of and strongly support Equal Employment Opportunities in the workplace. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+, people with disability and other diversity groups to apply.

Please note that applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for the role.



To express interest in this role please review the full position description before submitting the following to :

  • A cover letter introducing yourself that outlines your suitability for the role
  • A copy of your resume (noting your responsibilities in previous roles)
  • Response to the following target questions
  1. In under a page, provide a detailed example of your previous success planning, leading and implementing a campaign/campaigns in Queensland, Australia or elsewhere. What were the key strategic interventions in this campaign to make it successful?
  2. What skills and experience (e.g. in campaigning, internal and external communications, political or business advocacy, stakeholder engagement or community organising) would you bring to the role as Queensland Campaigns Manager?
  3. Explain the unique qualities you would bring to this role which would support the achievement of Wilderness Society organisational campaign objectives and which would enrich and strengthen the organisation.

We're keen to fill this role, so candidates will be interviewed as prospective applications come in.