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DEA is a volunteer membership based organisation supported by a small and dedicated staff. We welcome staff and volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds, ethnicities and life experience. If you share our vision of a healthy planet, healthy people and would like to work with us, please refer to our current opportunities below.

Employment

We currently have the following employment opportunities available:

Campaign Co-ordinator

ABOUT THE ROLE

This is a fantastic opportunity to combine your passion for the environment/ public health and campaigning, while working in a leading advocacy organisation of volunteer medical doctors and medical students whose mission is Protecting health through care of the environment.

As the successful candidate you will use your broad range of skills to mobilise DEA’s members and campaign for change. 2021 will be an important year for raising Australia’s ambition on climate action, with COP 26 in November and a possible federal election.

Working collaboratively with a small staff and DEA members, you will help to enable the trusted voices of doctors to raise awareness of the health threats of climate change and the health benefits of climate change action, and influence decision makers to achieve change. You will also play a developmental role in the organization by mobilising DEA’s membership and providing them with opportunities for campaigning in their communities and electorates.

As Campaigns Coordinator you will:

  • Lead the development of campaigning strategy that has both an on-ground and digital presence
  • Lead the planning and implementation of an electorate-based campaign.
  • Work with, and support, DEA’s Campaigns Committee and the digital communications and campaigning officer to develop and implement campaigns
  • Develop and work within alliances that might form part of a broader campaign
  • Develop key metrics to track progress of the campaign
  • Provide opportunities for DEA members to participate in campaigning
  • Conduct online and in-person training and briefings for DEA members, and develop appropriate materials

ABOUT DEA

Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) is Australia’s leading health organisation educating on and advocating against environmental damage that threatens human health with a focus on climate change.

Our members are medical doctors and students, from all branches of medicine who are deeply concerned about climate change, loss of biodiversity and the importance of clean air and water.

Their efforts to influence Australia’s environmental policies are supported by a national Scientific Advisory Committee which includes some of Australia’s most distinguished doctors and medical scientists. DEA is an independent, self-funded non-government organisation with activities in all Australian states and territories.

WHY WORK WITH US?

Make an impact by helping to address environmental threats to human health, such as climate change.

You will be supported, challenged and provided opportunities to use your skills.

You will be part of a collaborative, inclusive and dynamic team. Additionally, you will work with our committees and large volunteer base. This role reports directly to the Executive Director.

DEA fosters an inclusive and diverse working environment. People of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We also particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

A position description can be viewed here

Applications close Sunday 31 January 2021 at 5pm

Volunteer

We value our volunteers and love it when people volunteer their time, particular skills and knowledge to assist us in the day to day running of Doctors for the Environment Australia or join us to assist with a specific campaign or project. We have the following volunteering opportunities available:

Campaigning Work

Details to come….

Administration support

As a small team we are regularly in need of general administrative support including

  • data entry for our membership database
  • answering enquiries via email, phone and our social media accounts
  • newsletter production
  • minute taking
Membership Surveys

Details to come….