Current vacancies

National Campaigner

  • LOCATION: Any metropolitan area within Australia
  • COMMITMENT: Part time (0.2FTE) fixed term 5 month contract (with possibility of extension)
  • REPORTS TO: Board
  • SALARY: $72,000 pro-rata (including 9.5% superannuation)
  • APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 11th April 2019

Digital Rights Watch is looking for a national campaign coordinator.

This is a unique opportunity to support the growth of a human rights non-profit, shaping its day-to-day operations and working with an active and engaged board to develop its strategic direction.

As the National Campaigner, you’ll coordinate various components of Digital Rights Watch’s ongoing campaign work – designing and implementing campaign plans, building and supporting a powerful coalition of partners and allies, and overseeing our social, email, web, mobile and data programs. This will include a specific strategy for our Federal election 2019 campaign

Please submit a resume and cover letter of no more than one page outlining why you would like to work with Digital Rights Watch with reference to the key responsibilities outlined in the full Position Description.

Digital Rights is an emerging field of human rights work around the world. Whilst experience with this work is preferable, campaign skills and experience from other fields are also applicable. Formal qualifications are less important to us than the right attitude, passion and drive. So if you’re interested in this role, apply.

Digital Rights Watch is a non-discriminatory employer. Women, gender diverse, queer, people with a disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send applications to info@digitalrightswatch.org.au by Thursday 11th April


Volunteer opportunities

As a national charity, we rely greatly on volunteers to undertake our research, public engagement and campaigning work. We encourage people with relevant interests and skills to jump in and become a closer part of our team!

As a volunteer for Digital Rights Watch, you won’t be making coffee or doing the photocopying. Instead we like to work with individuals to give them ownership over a piece of our work. This might mean you take over responsibility of running our social media channels, or produce a research or policy paper, or develop key resources for one of our campaigns. Volunteers are treated as full members of the team, and play a meaningful role in our day to day work.

Here’s what we’re looking for in volunteers:

  • A knowledge or interest in the intersection of rights and technology;
  • Pursuing or holding a degree in law, political science, communications, social sciences, or similar academic studies;
  • Initiative and demonstrated ability to work without supervision; and
  • Excellent communications skills.

Volunteers will assist the Digital Rights Watch team, who are based in several locations across Australia. We do not have a physical office space and so expect all members of the team to operate independently and remotely. We ask that you commit to a minimum of 2 days per week for 6 months, to assist on a specific project, campaign or issue. However, based on your personal, academic and/or professional commitments, we are flexible about this.

Please take a look at our current work as displayed on our website to get a sense of our current work before applying. We are interested in hearing from individuals with diverse academic, cultural and professional backgrounds.

How to apply

  • Please send your CV and a short covering letter (max 300 words) to info@digitalrightswatch.org.au
  • Your cover letter should clearly indicate which specific topic, campaign or area of our work you would like to get involved in and why you think you have the appropriate skills and interest.