Campaigns Director

Position Title

 Campaigns Director


 Level 14, 338 Pitt Street, Sydney


 Chief Executive Officer


 Full time (38 hrs/week)

Contract Period

 Permanent position

SCHCADS Award Level



 $90,000 plus superannuation (salary negotiable and commensurate with experience)

We are seeking a driven, experienced and effective leader with a passion for growing and strengthening the environment movement in NSW to lead our campaigns and organising team.

 As Campaigns Director you will:

  • drive the strategic development, implantation and evaluation of NCC campaigns;
  • ensure our campaigns are focused on the most urgent issues to create lasting change for nature and our climate;
  • lead our talented staff of Campaigners and Organisers in a fast-paced environment;
  • work closely with our CEO, Communications and Fundraising teams to achieve campaign, engagement and fundraising goals;
  • be a public face for the organisation to political decision makers, media and other stakeholder groups; and
  • be a key member of the management team, actively contributing to organisational decisions.

Nature Conservation Council of NSW and the environment groups we represent have been winning protections for nature in NSW for more than 60 years. We’ve been at the centre of many of the state’s iconic conservation battles and have notched up countless wins for nature and local communities.

Today, we work to clean up the state’s dirty electricity system, end unsustainable tree-clearing on farms and in our forests, bring our rivers back to health, and give the marine life in our coastal waters the protection it deserves.

You can find more information about our work as the voice for nature in NSW at


 NCC is an equal opportunity employer, we know our capacity to drive change is increased when our team has a diversity of backgrounds and experience. We are committed to building on the perspectives, experience, knowledge and skills that diversity brings to our organisation.

 We strongly encourage applicants from a diverse range of cultures, language groups, genders, abilities, and experiences to apply. 


 In this role you will:

  • Lead prioritization, strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of NCC advocacy campaigns to achieve our 2022 strategic goals;
  • Manage our talented campaign staff and consultants to achieve campaign goals;
  • Work with our fundraising team to achieve our goals and actively identify new sources of funding to sustain and expand our campaign work;
  • Collaborate actively with the NSW environment movement and build strategic alliances;
  • Grow our power, expanding and deepening our supporter engagement, by overseeing our Circles of Commitment pathways;
  • Build our public profile and act as media spokesperson;
  • Engage with policy makers to build support for nature protections and a safe climate;
  • Contribute to organisational strategic planning;
  • Develop and manage campaigns budgets and financial management; and
  • Make tough internal resourcing decisions to maximise campaign, engagement and fundraising opportunities.


 A talented campaign strategist with a proven track record of developing and implementing strategic advocacy campaigns

  • Passionate about growing and strengthening the NSW environment movement and a clear understanding of power-building to win demonstrable campaign outcomes
  • Personal drive and the ability to deliver calmly in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to manage staff
  • Ability to foster a strong culture of excellence, continual learning and growth
  • An understanding of successful fundraising strategies and demonstrated ability to secure campaign funding
  • Excellent networking, advocacy and negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage campaign budgets
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital tools to achieve campaign objectives
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, be contactable after hours and undertake regional travel

Extra Points for

  • Expertise in environmental policy, law, economics, science or other relevant discipline
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NSW environment movement and key issues
  • Strong understanding of NSW political landscape


 Applicants must have a legal right to work in Australia.

 To apply, please email the following documents to by Sunday 3 March 2019:

 Your curriculum vitae, including contact details for two referees

  1. A cover letter addressing all the selection criteria, no more than 4 pages in length. Please include information that clearly demonstrates how you meet the criteria based on previous experience.

 For more information, please contact:
Jamie Payne
Operations Manager
0410 834 212