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Head Of Communications (Volunteer)

United Nations Association of Australia
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United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) is the peak body for promoting the United Nations (UN) in Australia. As a non-government organisation and registered Australian charity UNAA works to inform, inspire and engage Australians about the work, goals and values of the United Nations to create a safer, fairer and more sustainable world.


The Head of Communications (Volunteer) will advise the UNAA National Board on the development and implementation of a contemporary Communications Strategy and Implementation Plan which addresses strategic communications, brand management and stakeholder engagement to position UNAA as a strategic partner for government, business and community in pursuing the aims of the United Nations. Our team is a volunteer team who are passionate about making a difference and increasing the awareness and engagement of the community, business and Government in the actions and activities of the United Nations.


The role requires an individual that possesses drive, passion, initiative. You enjoy developing a framework that streamlines implementation for busy volunteer teams in a federated structure. You will be strategic and agile and be prepared to roll up your sleeves and work hands-on. You will be a strong and dynamic communicator with exceptional well-developed interpersonal and collaborative skills.

You will hold suitable tertiary qualifications in Business, Communications or Marketing with a strong understanding of multi-channel activation, brand and campaign management and stakeholder engagement in a federated structure. You will have a proven track record in managing and delivering projects with a small team. Demonstrated experience in leading and influencing people is essential, as is the ability to manage and engage with a complex, diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. This is a volunteer role.


Applications should be forwarded to

Format: 2-page letter of introduction responding to selection criteria and key responsibilities, accompanying CV of no more than 4 pages, merged as one MS Word file.

Applications close 13 December 2021

This is a long criteria list to address in a cover letter. You could consider using 2 screening questions:

What will you bring to this role that makes you stand out from other candidate? How will you approach updating and implementing our communication plan in our volunteer, federated organisation? How will you measure success?

Detailed position description can be found here at UNAA website / volunteer

You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.