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Work for Amaze

For more than 50 years, Amaze has been a leading voice for autistic people and their families. We have made enormous progress, but there is much more work to be done. Join our team and help shape a better future for autism.

Current Vacancies

Executive Manager, Communications

  • Peak body for autistic people and their families in Victoria
  • Critical leadership role providing strategic and operational oversight of Amaze’s communications
  • Full Time position
  • Currently working remotely from home under Covid Restrictions, office location in Richmond

About us:

For more than 50 years, Amaze has provided information and resources to autistic people and their families, the broader autism sector (service providers, researchers, autism organisations) and the wider community.  

Today Amaze supports thousands of people every year and also advocates to government to influence positive change and builds the skills of the community to create a better world for autistic people and their families.

Amaze is committed to improving employment opportunities for autistic people. We do this both through advocating to the broader community and employing autistic people at Amaze. We endeavour to provide support and adjustments through the recruitment process and throughout employment to the specific needs of autistic candidates and employees.  Autistic people with the skills and experience outlined in the position description are encouraged to apply.

The role:

As the Executive Manager, you will report directly to the CEO, and your key accountabilities will include:

  • Strategic communications – Developing and implementing Strategic Communications Plan and achievement of communications related KPI’s and activities aligned to the Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and all communications for key projects in other Amaze program areas (Policy & Advocacy; Autism Connect – national autism helpline and Capacity Building) .
  • Brand custodian – Acting as brand custodian across all communications relating to Amaze in line with brand guidelines and Amaze strategic operating principles, with particular emphasis on enforcing the priorities of appropriate language, and co-design with autistic people to ensure the dignity of autistic people is at the forefront of all Amaze communications.
  • Fundraising – In collaboration with a fundraising consultant, support the delivery of the Amaze Fundraising Strategy by providing communications and branding expertise to fundraising activities. 
  • Executive Team participation – strategic contribution to Amaze’s strategic planning and delivery of KPIs, organisation financial sustainability with the CEO and Executive Mgmt Team.

What you will bring to this role:

  • Degree qualification in an appropriate field – e.g. communications, public relations, marketing
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar communications management role in a NFP or government environment
  • Knowledge of, or demonstrated commitment to, building community engagement and collaboration with autistic people and their families and carers
  • Exceptional verbal, written, presentation and persuasion skills, with the ability to build strategic partnerships to meet shared objectives
  • High level project management, organisational skills and financial literacy to manage project and program budgets.

Knowledge of the disability sector, the NDIS, and/or providing communications support to fundraising activities and advocacy campaigns would also be highly regarded.

For a full list of the Key Selection Criteria, please see the position description.

How to Apply:

Download the Position Description

We welcome all applications from autistic individuals who meet the key selection criteria. If you would like to learn more about our recruitment process or adjustments that we offer, please email hr@amaze.org.au.

To apply for this position please submit your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria to hr@amaze.org.auplease note that applications that do not respond to the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered

For further information please contact Amaze at 9657 1600.

Applications close Sunday 27 September 2020.

 

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

 

Senior Policy Analyst

  • Peak body for autistic people and their families in Victoria
  • Pivotal role driving Amaze’s policy and advocacy efforts
  • 9 day fortnight (0.9 FTE) fixed term contract
  • $90,000-$99,000 (pro rata) + superannuation + salary packaging
  • Currently working remotely from home under Covid Restrictions, office location in Richmond

About us:

For more than 50 years, Amaze has provided information and resources to autistic people and their families, the broader autism sector (service providers, researchers, autism organisations) and the wider community.  

Today Amaze supports thousands of people every year and also advocates to government to influence positive change and builds the skills of the community to create a better world for autistic people and their families.

Amaze is committed to improving employment opportunities for autistic people. We do this both through advocating to the broader community and employing autistic people at Amaze. We endeavour to provide support and adjustments through the recruitment process and throughout employment to the specific needs of autistic candidates and employees.  Autistic people with the skills and experience outlined in the position description are encouraged to apply.

The role:

As the Senior Policy Analyst you will take on a pivotal role in driving Amaze’s policy and advocacy efforts.

Working closely with the Executive Manager Policy and Advocacy, you will:

  • deliver high quality policy analysis and advice to effect systemic change within the six priority themes of access to diagnosis, education, employment, the NDIS, mental health and women and girls.
  • build strong relationships externally and internally that will link the experiences and aspirations of autistic people and their families/carers with public policy shapers and makers.
  • contribute to the development of multi-level advocacy strategies and activities from advice to high level government Ministers, Opposition, Senior Government officials to media to grass roots community campaigning. 

What you will bring to this role:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field
  • Extensive (minimum 5 years) experience in providing high quality public policy advice within or to governments. Familiarity with a number of policy domains that intersect with autism (e.g. NDIS, health, mental health, education and/or employment).
  • Track record of effective advocacy that influences public decision makers underpinned by strong understanding of public decision-making and legislative processes
  • Well-developed research and analytical skills and success in developing practical and actionable policy proposals
  • Strong written, oral and presentation skills and ability to translate complex information in a clear and accessible way

For a full list of the Key Selection Criteria, please see the position description.

How to Apply: 

Download the Position Description 

We welcome all applications from autistic individuals who meet the key selection criteria. If you would like to learn more about our recruitment process or adjustments that we offer, please email hr@amaze.org.au.

To apply for this position please submit your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria to hr@amaze.org.auplease note that applications that do not respond to the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered

For further information please contact Nicole Rees, Executive Manager Policy and Advocacy at nicole.rees@amaze.org.au

Applications close Sunday, 27 September 2020.  

 

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

We’re an autism-friendly workplace

At Amaze, autistic people are at the centre of all we do – including our workforce. Amaze employees a number of autistic people, and we strongly encourage autistic people to apply for vacant positions.

We have an autism-friendly culture, and our team comes together to support autistic employees to thrive by making adjustments (both in the way we work and the physical environment) to support that person’s needs.

For autistic applicants

While we understand many people choose not to disclose, applicants are welcome to let us know that they are autistic when applying for a role at Amaze. That way we can make adjustments to the application and interview process to suit your needs. 

You can tell us by either including that information in your application, or by calling us on 03 9657 1600 or emailing info@amaze.org.au and asking to speak with the hiring Manager named in the relevant job ad.

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