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Communications Officer

Yarra Energy Foundation

Closing date 25 July 2021

Apply via email

[email protected]

Employment Type


Seniority Level


  • Deliver communications supporting community transition to 100 per cent renewable energy
  • Salary: Range $51-56k per annum pro rata (depending on experience)
  • Plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Tenure: 2 days part-time at 0.4 FTE on a 12-month contract (flexible hours can be negotiated)

About the role:

The Yarra Energy Foundation has a unique and exciting opportunity for a Communications Officer to assist with management and coordination of YEF’s energy and energy efficiency programs. The Yarra Energy Foundation is a leading climate change response organisation. This 12-month project role will help support the Communications Manager to promote a range of YEF programs and their successes. The Communications Officer will work closely with community climate action groups and other stakeholders, including metropolitan local councils, to help raise energy literacy and help them access practical information to implement long-term low-carbon solutions.

Key responsibilities, include:

  • Writing, editing, proofreading, and formatting copy.
  • Developing communications and marketing materials for social media and website.
  • Providing organisational support for meetings, workshops, and events.
  • Ensuring all communications and marketing materials align with brand guidelines and organisational strategy.
  • Working with colleagues to synthesise information and prioritise key messages to develop impactful communications for targeted audiences.
  • Monitoring and reporting on website and social media analytics.
  • Aligning communications, marketing, and information extension with the Program strategy

About you:
You want to use your communication skills and ideas to influence local communities to take practical steps towards a zero-carbon future. You are proactive, open-minded, and work well with others, and can work autonomously with remote guidance to meet project deadlines and deliverables. You are a fast learner and are committed to ongoing improvement through experimentation and reflection.K

Key selection criteria:

  • Excellent skills writing for different audiences.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously in a small organisation.
  • Proven ability to produce engaging content for social media and other digital channels.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively to deliver communications outcomes with impact.

Please note the successful candidate must be willing to undergo a police records check for the purpose of employment.

Employee benefits:

  • Professional learning and development.
  • Comprehensive leave entitlements.
  • Flexible working arrangements.

How to apply:
Please attach your resume along with responses to the key selection criteria, and a cover letter detailing your experience and how it relates to the role. For further information please contact Peter Mercouriou on 0474 585 878 or at [email protected] using the subject line: Community Energy Project Officer enquiry via Clean Energy Council Careers Hub. Yarra Energy Foundation prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer and a child safe organisation.

As a not-for-profit, we are committed to:

  • Providing a diverse and inclusive workplace that values the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, as well as all our employees.
  • Receiving applications from people of all diverse abilities, skills, languages, cultures and backgrounds including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and LGBTIQ and gender diverse people.
  • Reconciliation and supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aspirations.

We value the knowledge, skills and talents that all people can share with our workforce and community.