Campaign Manager


Position Description

The Greens, NSW

Full-time fixed term contract


The Richmond Campaign Committee [“RCC”] is seeking an energetic, experienced and innovative  Campaign Manager to lead the campaign to win the seat of Richmond at the upcoming Federal Election. This is a busy full-time role, running from May 2021 until one week after the Federal election (which could be held at any time between August 7, 2021, and 21 May 2022). You will work very closely with the Greens endorsed candidate for Richmond, Mandy Nolan. 

As Richmond Campaign Manager, you will be building on a successful foundation. We have a coordinated and engaged supporter base and a sitting state MP, Tamara Smith for the seat of Ballina and Greens councillors in Byron Shire.

The Greens provide a positive alternative to the tired, cynical politics of Labor and the National Party. Unlike the old parties, the Greens have a consistent history of standing up for what is right, not just what is easy or what polls well. In the Federal Parliament, there are 10 Greens MPs. This includes leader Adam Bandt in the House of Representatives - and we could see Mandy Nolan join him. That’s worth campaigning for!



In line with the overall campaign strategy as developed by RCC you will be responsible for:

  1. Developing and executing the campaign plan: Develop a campaign in conjunction with the Richmond Campaign committee, Coordinating staff and volunteers to execute the campaign plan; providing rapid advice and recommendations when changes are needed to keep the campaign on track; providing advice and recommendations regarding budget requests.
  2. Liaise with the National Campaign Management Team (NCMT) &/or GNSW FEC team on relevant aspects of the campaign including; briefings, announcements, advertising, training, and messaging
  3. Stakeholder liaison: Managing communication lines between RCC and key state and local stakeholders, including the local government election committees, the Greens NSW, Australian Greens, Tamara Smith, MP and the candidate.
  4. Candidate schedule: Managing the candidate’s schedule in collaboration, organising logistical support at campaign events; researching and preparing issue briefs as required.
  5. Staff management: Managing field organisers (paid and volunteer) to develop and refine a field plan and support the team to succeed; providing oversight to ensure voter contact activities are of high quality.
  6. Work with the Richmond Campaign Committee and in particular its treasurer, GNSW Operations Manager and Fed Campaign Manager to develop and manage a campaign budget and ensure full compliance with electoral legislation and GNSW processes (would need to fix numbering)
  7. Communications leader: Leading all campaign communications for the candidate to deliver strategic and coordinated communications;  managing social media and online platforms, E-blasts and advice on advertising, direct mail and media statements.
  8. Coordinate scrutineers for election night; provide a written evaluation of campaign activities; coordinate the post-election day pack-down activities including packing down any campaign offices.



This is a busy, dynamic and rewarding role. 

  1. Interpersonal skills, communication and team management: You are great at coordinating people, can quickly build rapport and maintain strong relationships, including being diplomatic and assertive when required. You can demonstrate experience in managing and motivating volunteers and staff.
  2. Collaboration, multitasking, project delivery: You have a successful track record delivering outcomes within collaborative team settings, and can effectively coordinate multiple projects on time and within budget involving diverse stakeholders.
  3. Strategic thinking, risk management, self-starter: You have experience working effectively in a fast-paced environment, thinking quickly on your feet and solving problems as they arise. You are pro-active and can both manage your own workload with minimal supervision and take direction when required. 
  4. Senior campaign experience: Ideally you have previously worked on an election campaign in a senior role either as a campaign manager or lead organiser. You can demonstrate successfully implementing campaign strategies for digital communications, field organising and data management. 
  5. Political judgment, alignment with Greens values: You have sound political judgment, a thorough understanding of the Australian political system and political issues on the NSW far north coast and a commitment to Greens policies and values.
  6. Demonstrated familiarity with electoral compliance requirements or experience working within a compliance framework.



The day-to-day direction will be from a supervisor appointed by the RCC. The Richmond Campaign Manager will be employed by the Greens NSW and formally report to the NSW Federal Campaign Manager when they are appointed.

The Richmond Campaign Manager will:

  1. Report to the relevant GNSW staff member on administrative issues.
  2. Supervise and mentor paid and volunteer campaign staff working on the Richmond campaign.
  3. Work cooperatively with the Ballina, Byron and Tweed council local campaign committees.



The position will be primarily based in the Richmond Campaign Office/s (location/s TBC) and will involve frequent travel around the Richmond electorate.


This position is available from July 2021. This is a full-time,  fixed-term contract position with a six-month probationary period. Conditions are in accordance with The Greens NSW Staff Collective Agreement 2012. You will be employed at the pay scale of Administration Worker Step 4. Salary is currently  $78,372.20 per annum plus superannuation paid at 1% above the statutory rate. Any Time Off in Lieu will need to be approved in writing prior to being worked and accumulated.



To apply, please send an application letter addressing the selection criteria, CV and contact details for two referees in one PDF file to [email protected] using the subject line “Richmond Campaign Manager application – YOUR NAME”.

Please apply before 5 pm Tuesday 22 June


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  • Craig Mason
    published this page in Campaign Roles 2021-06-14 12:09:28 +1000