Communications & Campaigns Officer

Communications & Campaigns Officer

Are you passionate about building a better world for older Australians? We are and we’re looking for a new team member to help deepen our member and supporter engagement. Older Australians in particular are encouraged to apply.

We are looking for someone who can develop and manage a new supporter and member engagement program for COTA. We want to inspire our existing members to take action and campaign around issues that are important to them. You would be leading digital campaigns, supporter attention and recruitment programs, and supporting this member engagement work with high quality and comprehensive social media and communications content.

As an experienced campaigns/communications professional, with strong practical IT skills and an understanding of the changing trends in digital mobilisation, you’ll be looking to make this new role your own.

Your role will be responsible for the growth of ‘owned media’, the development of campaign strategies, the execution of day-to-day communication with COTA members and supporters (via the organisation’s website, social media channels, e-Newsletters), the building, rollout and evaluation of digital campaigns and will provide oversight of COTA Australia’s IT systems.

You will be supported in your role by an external agency who provide a focus on ‘earned media’ in mainstream and industry media. You will work collaboratively with COTA Australia management and other staff to ensure their knowledge and experience of specific policies contribute to accurate, high quality communications. From time to time your role will collaborate with partner and member organisations.

As Australia’s leading peak body for older Australians, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow their digital skills within a small and proactive team on behalf of an organisation with national significance. You will be supported with opportunities to learn new skills, mentoring and build your career in a professional environment.

Stand out from other candidates with your application by demonstrating your communication skills which addresses each of the selection criteria in the Position Description: Communications & Campaign Officer – Job Description – 29 Feb 2020 – FINAL

For further information contact Corey Irlam on 03 9909 7909 or email

Applications via email to and close COB Thursday 12 March.

Interviews will be held on Monday 16 March.