Communications Adviser

  • Full Time
  • Victoria
  • Posted on 7 October, 2019

Website National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services

Not for profit

The role will be responsible for communications – digital, written, traditional media and more – related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice issues; promoting and raising awareness of the work of NATSILS and ATSILS and barriers of access to justice.

This role is a full time position. $80,000 plus superannuation. Salary packaging available.

The Communications Adviser position will:

Create, coordinate and execute, a communications strategy in line with NATSILS’ strategic plan
Oversee and manage the direction and coordination of digital and media engagement activities
Plan, edit, collect and create written, visual, digital and video content for a variety of communications channels (including Twitter & Facebook)
Prepare media alerts, releases and op eds, preparing media lines for radio and television and proactively looking for new media opportunities, including responding to media queries and keeping on top of current affairs in the media
Respond to developing crisis justice issues from NATSILS and deliver through communications channels (with short turn around)
Develop and maintain relationships and contacts with media outlets and journalists, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media
Proactively build the communications reach of NATSILS and ATSILS, including looking for new opportunities, supporting capacity building and coordination across membership
Build trust with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander online communities to raise awareness of their legal rights and NATSILS and ATSILS work
Develop and communicate NATSILS’ vision for a reimagined justice system and solutions by engaging with community, audiences and NATSILS members
Build and maintain our email database and website (some technical knowledge of databases such as NationBuilder and website building tools would be preferred)
Explore opportunities for digital fundraising
Provide strategic input into policy and advocacy direction so that communications are strategic, coordinated and impactful
Manage and build NATSILS’ brand and execute all communications in line with our overall strategy and messaging
Develop strategies and messaging to move key supporter audiences on critical issues, keeping up to date with the latest messaging and communications research to help improve our work
Monitor and report on NATSILS’ communications activities with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation
Work collaboratively with other NATSILS roles to strengthen communications and digital skills and capacity


To apply for these exciting opportunities, please provide:

A covering letter outlining who you are and why you are suited to this position
A statement addressing each of the key selection criteria – applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted. Please note the key selection criteria is found within the position description.
CV detailing your education and professional experience and two referees
Please submit your application to [email protected] using the subject line: NATSILS [Insert job title] application.

Please apply by COB Wednesday 9th October 2019.

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