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NSW Electoral Commission

The New South Wales Electoral Commission delivers trusted and independent systems, processes, oversight and engagement that support democracy in New South Wales. Our vision is to maintain confidence in the integrity of the democratic process and make it easy for people to understand and participate.

Our work includes:

  • Running elections;
  • Communicating and engaging with the public and our stakeholders; and
  • Investigating possible offences and enforcing electoral laws such as the Electoral Act 2017 and the Electoral Funding Act 2018.

Purpose of the Role

The Campaigns Coordinator supports the creation of content and contributes to media, social and campaigns to build understanding of and engagement with all parts of the electoral and democratic process among external audiences including voters, parties, candidates, lobbyists and donors.

The role is temporary full time up to 29 October 2021

The NSW Electoral Commission is committed to maintaining public confidence in the integrity of the electoral system. The Commission requires all its employees to refrain from membership of any political party and from engaging in political activity which could be seen as reflecting adversely on the strict political neutrality of the Commission. To maintain political neutrality, applicants for roles with the Commission who are, who have been or who may be perceived to be or have been connected with political activities may also be ineligible for appointment and should disclose such information as part of their application. This does not include voting in a Commonwealth, State or Local Government election, which is compulsory in NSW. The Commission’s Political Neutrality Policy may be viewed on its website.

Your employment will be subject to National Criminal Records Check to determine your suitability for employment.

Essential Requirements

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As the successful candidate, you will have:
Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent professional experience.
Demonstrated experience in successfully creating audience focused content suitable for diverse channels including traditional and social media.
Demonstrated understanding of, and experience in, developing and implementing social media plans.
Track record of delivering communications that demonstrate quality and excellence.
Politically neutral with no affiliation to political parties or lobbyists/third party campaigners.
Satisfactory criminal check result

Targeted questions

Describe a situation in which you’ve had to manage a sensitive issue amongst a social media community. How did you work to resolve the situation effectively?
Describe your process, using examples, for developing a campaign working with multiple stakeholders. What was your role and how did you achieve the goals of the campaign?

How to apply

As part of your application, you will be asked to respond to the targeted questions above.

You should include a covering letter summarising your skills, knowledge and work experience, along with an up to date resume which clearly detail your skills and experience as relevant to this role.

For further information regarding the role please download the document below:

Role Description

The NSW Electoral Commission embraces diversity and inclusion and is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the population of New South Wales. We welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds and encourage women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTQIA+, people with disability, mature-age people, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this role.

Applications received and completed after closing time will not be considered for selection.

The selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same work classification that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.