We’re hiring an Economic Fairness campaigner!

Applications open until 31 January 2019

4 min readDec 17, 2018
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Are you looking to use your communications and organising skills, creativity and ability to get (sh)it done to radically transform our economic system to one that puts people and planet before profits?

Are you hungry to work with a small, fast-moving, outcome-focused team to help harness the power of the crowd for good?

Are you looking for the opportunity to turn your best ideas for people-powered change into reality, and to help other New Zealanders do the same?

If so, this is for you!

ActionStation is an independent, community-powered, not-for-profit campaigning organisation that works for economic fairness, a thriving environment, whānau and children’s wellbeing, a vibrant democracy, and an Aotearoa that truly honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We’re a fast-growing and nimble organisation and now we’re looking for a new Campaigner with great communication skills, a creative and entrepreneurial mind, and a passion for getting stuff done. Most of our organising is online but you will also help us organise offline campaign actions, from petition deliveries to rallies and public meetings.

You’ll be primarily focused on our ‘Economic Fairness’ pillar, responsible for designing and leading campaigns that:

  1. Increase the number of people in our community taking ‘deeper actions’ to end income inequality and whānau poverty. These deeper actions include: becoming a regular donor, making a submission to parliament (oral or written), hosting an event to grow the movement, making phone calls or sending text messages to get out the vote for parties whose policies align with our members’ priorities and values at election 2020, or visiting an MP.
  2. Amplify the voices and policy recommendations of credible experts (e.g. Child Poverty Action Group) and those with lived experience (e.g. We Are Beneficiaries) so they are central to the public debate about income inequality and poverty in New Zealand;
  3. Achieve progressive policy wins for economic fairness i.e. changes in government policy and funding decisions that prioritise the wellbeing of children, young people, adults and elders, as opposed to the wellbeing of corporations and big business;
  4. Ensure we elect and hold accountable parties who prioritise children and whānau wellbeing in election 2020.

You’ll probably have one to two years relevant experience, but this doesn’t necessarily need to be in an NGO or digital campaigning. You do need to be tech savvy or able to convince us that you’ve got the ability to pick tech skills up quickly.

Location: Auckland or Wellington, with some opportunities to travel.

Hours: 40 hours per week. The job is often driven by a campaign cycle, so there are times that involve long hours and times that don’t. Our culture recognises both the needs of campaigns and the need for rest and for our staff to have a life.

Salary: $52,000 — $60,000p.a depending on experience

If you’re like us, you think that the hope for our future lies with the ability of people, lots and lots of people, to come together in new ways, challenge the power of the old systems, and build a more democratic, fair and just society.

At ActionStation we’re a driving force in this transformation. Since we launched before the 2014 election, we’ve been launching high-impact, rapid-response campaigns to help hundreds of thousands of people across New Zealand come together to drive progressive political change.

So, if you can write powerful messages that connect with a broad range of busy people from across the political spectrum, if you have a quick strategic mind that can spot opportunities and come up with practical and creative solutions, and if you have a passion for winning with a data-driven and outcome-oriented team — then this position could be amazing for you.

We welcome and value the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalised communities bring to our organisation, and encourage Māori, people of colour, women, people identifying as LGBTQIA+ and people with disabilities to apply. We recognise that this list is neither exhaustive nor representative of the intersectionality present within each individual. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for employment equity.

Reporting to the Director, the position will start in February/March 2019.

To apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to info@actionstation.org.nz with the subject line “Application: EF Campaigner”. Please send as PDF documents with your first and last names in the file name. Applications close on Thursday 31 January at 5pm.

Download full job description here as a PDF and here as a Word doc




Community campaigning organisation bringing people together to act in powerful and coordinated ways to create a fair and flourishing Aotearoa for all.