Community Campaigner

The organisation

We are the state's peak non-government environment group. Our mission is to protect our natural environment and climate and make Queensland communities more sustainable.

We achieve our goals by advocating to the government, engaging with the community and informing through the media. We apply the latest scientific research to develop policies. We monitor progress and rate the performance of governments, their programs, and companies, holding them accountable to their commitments to the environment. Incorporated in 1969, we are a non-profit community organisation with no political affiliations.

We have a membership of almost 60 environment groups throughout Queensland, who we consult and coordinate with. We're growing, with 16 staff, and an ambitious plan to grow the Environment movement in Queensland.

The campaign

Queensland is the most biologically diverse state in an exceptionally diverse country. For the past three years, Queensland Conservation Council has been working with the Pew Charitable Trusts scaling up its work in Queensland, with a focus on increasing large scale protected areas outcomes and land management funding. The campaign name and subsequent alliance is known as Protect Beautiful Queensland (PBQ).

The role

The Community Campaigner contributes to the Protect Beautiful Queensland campaign by:

  • Leading the delivery of a supporter engagement plan to build a mobilised base of supporters online and offline to influence parliamentarians
  • Leading community outreach to raise awareness for nature conservation in Queensland
  • Support the delivery of communications particularly those focused at mobilising key constituencies



  • Develop and implement Supporter Engagement plan to recruit new supporters and develop these supporters into active campaign participants and local and regional leaders of the Protect Beautiful Queensland Campaign
  • Develop and implement plans aimed at the strategic mobilisation of PBQ supporters to win campaign objectives
  • Directly engage with the public to help promote and protect Queensland's environment, in line with campaign goals, including organising and attending community-based information stalls and events, both small and large.
  • Build and manage the online supporter database.
  • Transition online and offline supporters to a program of activation and engagement - digital and on-ground - to increase our political impact and, over time, our supporters' commitment and contribution to campaign goals.
  • Help build community networks and relationships.
  • Support the delivery of social media, including creating a social media strategy, advertisements and compelling content for digital platforms (in line with media and communications strategy).


  • Deliver supporter communications, including drafting and devising eDMs (in line with engagement strategy).
  • Support the development of campaign materials, including creating content.
  • Assist with website content.
  • Help develop media stories and photo opportunities.

Campaign Support

  • Contribute to campaign planning and strategies.

Selection criteria

  • Community Organising or community engagement skills: Significant experience in engaging and mobilising people to take action and understanding of participatory campaigns
  • Experience organising events
  • Demonstrated experience using digital tools to organise and mobilise community support for issues
  • Experience with a CRM. Action Networks and/or Nationbuilder experience would be desirable
  • Drivers license and access to car

Applications close 5:00 PM AEST, 5th April 2024

Location: Brisbane, with remote working within SEQ also considered
Hours: Full time. May include some evening and weekend work
Term of employment: 12-month contract with option to extend
Remuneration: $82,874.41 - $87,221.40 plus 11% superannuation and 17.5% holiday leave loading. You will also receive Christmas-New Years as additional paid leave on top of four weeks of annual leave