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Membership and Policy Coordinator

Location: Sydney

  • Work for the leading national organisation working to reduce poverty and inequality in Australia
  • Be a part of an energetic, passionate, and dynamic team

The Organisation

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is the peak organisation for community and social services in Australia and a national voice for the needs of people affected by poverty and inequality. ACOSS develops public policy, undertakes research, and promotes and communicates positions in the media, through direct advocacy and public campaigns. ACOSS is committed to ensuring people directly affected by poverty and inequality can participate fully in public policy development and debate and that the public narrative around poverty and inequality is informed and respectful.

Benefits and Culture

ACOSS is a supportive, inclusive and highly rewarding working environment that provides staff with a strong sense of achievement and recognition for the important work it does.

ACOSS offers above Award pay and entitlements; Above Award sick, carers and family leave, generous paid parental leave available to all new parents, Cultural and Religious leave, First Nations Leave, Languages and Cultural Competency Allowance, Gender Affirmation leave, 20 Days domestic violence leave and 3 days special leave between 25 December and 1 January.


We know our work is better and stronger when our team brings together people with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, abilities and lived experiences. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people of colour, people with disability, people who are LGBTIQ identifying and people with lived experience of poverty and inequality are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Role

Reporting to the Director of Development and Operations and working closely with the Director of Policy and Advocacy, the role is responsible for managing and implementing membership projects and processes, including facilitating the participation of members in ACOSS policy development, and managing ACOSS’s CRM system. The role also provides high level admin and support for ACOSS’s Policy and Advocacy work as well as providing general administrative support to the ACOSS office.

About you

To excel in this role, you will have an understanding of the political landscape, membership and policy knowledge & experience coupled with sound administrative skills. You will also have the proven ability to communicate and collaborate with diverse stakeholders. You will be committed to reducing poverty and treating all people respectfully. You will have sound written, oral and digital communication skills coupled with strong project management experience.

How to apply

If you're excited about this role and ready to leverage your expertise to work towards an Australia that is free of poverty in all its forms, tell us about you and what you’ll bring to ACOSS and the role. To apply for this role please read the position description and apply by submitting your cover letter, responding to the skills and experience required, and your resume to

Applications close 5pm, Sun, 21 April 2024


Applications CloseApril 21, 2024
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Job CategoryAdministrations & Support
Employment BasisFull Time
LocationSydney Wide

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Australian Council of Social Service