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Social Media Officer

Global EverGreening Alliance |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Australia | Any Major City | VIC
Sub location(s): Burwood East, VIC

The Organisation

Global Evergreening Alliance (GEA) is a membership-based organisation that develops long-term solutions to restore degraded lands and improve livelihoods on a globally significant scale. We bring together some of the world’s most capable development and environmental NGOs, research, and scientific organisations to support and facilitate massive-scale environmental restoration and sustainable agriculture projects. Together we build on our shared vision of resilient landscapes and agricultural systems, a safe climate and better livelihoods for rural communities. We are currently implementing Africa’s largest ever community-led land restoration project: Restore Africa.

The Position

The Communication Officer – Social Media role will be responsible for maintaining and developing social media accounts of the Global EverGreening Alliance and proactively promote its work through various channels.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop compelling and clearly written (including excellent grammar and attention to detail) copy for various mediums, ensuring all content aligns with the brand’s voice, tone and messaging.
  • Plan and create a variety of content within a dynamic team environment.
  • Identify content ideas across all platforms.
  • Manage and update all social media accounts.
  • Monitor social media analytics to track the performance of campaigns and content to provide regular reports.
  • Schedule social media posts and monitor engagement metrics to optimise posting times.
  • Appropriately respond to comments, messages, and mentions in a timely and professional manner.
  • Reviewing news, media releases and relevant websites to source content and identify upcoming events and opportunities.
  • Contribute to and support the planning of social media campaigns.
  • Review the websites and social media and engage with communications and technical focal points of internal staff, members and partner organisations to source material and content.
  • Facilitate, take notes and prepare reports regarding meetings and teleconferences.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the communications strategy, policies, procedures, registers and records.
  • Draft communication documents, articles, newsletters, and content for the organisation’s website, including blogs, reviews and project reports.

Key Selection Criteria

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a social media or Media & Communications role.
  • A demonstrated understanding of social media platforms and best practice.
  • Experience in content creation and applications such as Canva and Adobe Creative Suite applications.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing quality graphics.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, including long and short-form content.
  • Excellent grammar, tone and general attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, confidence liaising with internal and external colleagues, including stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Well-developed time management skills and an ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Good problem-solving skills and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • A great team player with a demonstrated ‘can do’ attitude.

Other relevant skills, knowledge and experience

  • Training and/or experience in media and communications, marketing, and/or journalism.
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) experience would be considered beneficial.
  • Previous experience in graphic design and visual communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to create high-quality video content and familiarity with video editing software.
  • Training and/or experience in environmental conservation, rural development, agriculture, climate change or similar.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position you must have the right to work in Australia. Please provide your resume and a cover letter clearly addressing the Key Selection Criteria in your application. Only candidates who address the selection criteria will be considered for shortlisting.

Applications will be reviewed as they come in, please submit your application as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] . Kindly note that applications sent through email will not be reviewed.

The Global EverGreening Alliance has zero tolerance for child abuse, discrimination, harassment, and workplace bullying. All staff, including volunteers, are required to sign an acknowledgement and adhere strictly to the organisation’s child protection, safeguarding and other policies. In addition, the successful applicant will need to provide a recent Australian Police Record Check and a current Working with Children Check card.

Closing Date: Jul 12, 2024