Position available: Climate Campaign Analyst

About Us

Climate Action Network Australia (CANA) supports the Australian climate movement achieve real action on global warming. We operate behind the scenes to drive strategic thinking and campaign collaboration between members including GetUp!, Australia Youth Climate Coalition, Greenpeace, The Wilderness Society, the Australian Conservation Foundation, WWF, Oxfam, 350.org, Solar Citizens, health and faith networks, trade unions and think tanks. We are a small team of five staff located in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne.

This role

This new position of Climate Campaign Analyst will develop insights and analysis to inform major strategic decisions of the climate movement and our allies. Over the past two years our members have crafted an ambitious action plan to rapidly cut Australia’s climate pollution. Your analysis and advice will identify the roadblocks and opportunities to progress this plan, with an initial focus on Australia’s energy and transport systems. You will build strategic networks with stakeholders, experts and decision-makers and you will support high performing working groups to develop strategy and deploy campaign and advocacy tactics.

About you

You’re a creative, structured thinker who can synthesise large volumes of information and find insights and opportunities in complexity. You have a track record of using research & analysis to drive strategic decision-making and leverage real-world outcomes. You’re driven to solve the climate crisis. You understand how power operates in our political economy and may have worked as an analyst, adviser or consultant in business, politics or social movement campaigns. You have the empathy, adaptability and communication skills to engage with anyone from business and political elites to working people and grassroots activists.

A typical month with us might involve

  • Workshopping energy campaign strategy with CEOs and senior campaigners of Australia’s leading climate action groups
  • Preparing and presenting analysis to leaders from civil society and philanthropy
  • Developing relationships with decision-makers and influencers in business and politics and diverse social movements
  • Commissioning and managing research projects

Key responsibilities

  • Produce periodic reports for CANA members that analyse developments and trends in climate action around the world, track progress against our shared goals and identify strategic opportunities;
  • Conduct regular analysis and strategic scanning of energy and climate issues globally;
  • Support the Executive Director with data and analysis to develop and drive CANA’s energy strategy;
  • Undertake and commission new research to support campaign strategies and tactics;
  • Foster the development of networks, alliances and partnerships to achieve campaign goals and grow an influential and resilient climate movement;
  • Convene and facilitate working groups of campaign partners;
  • Identify resource requirements and funding opportunities to deliver campaign components across the network, including providing strategic advice on CANA grantmaking programs

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated experience managing research and analysis in a policy, advocacy or business setting
  2. Ability to use analytical and creative thinking to solve problems and develop effective strategy
  3. A sound understanding of energy and climate politics
  4. A track record of building effective relationships and networks with stakeholders
  5. Capable facilitator of meetings and group work
  6. Persuasive and adaptable communication style and an ability to work efficiently with communications professionals to deliver strategic communication products
  7. A record of sound project management in complex and uncertain environments
  8. Ability to thrive in a team that is distributed around the country
  9. A commitment to equality, justice and tackling global warming

Position Details

  • Reports to: Executive Director
  • Location: We prefer that you work from our Sydney or Melbourne office but if you are an exceptional candidate with a track record of working remotely we will consider your proposal to work from any location within a reasonable distance of a major regional or capital city airport.
  • Salary: $80,000 - $100,000 plus super, depending on experience
  • Travel: You will need to be able to conduct moderate amounts of interstate travel for work and may occasionally be required to travel internationally. The majority of travel will be to work with our core partners in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
  • Status: Full-time 2 year fixed-term contract.
  • International candidates are invited to apply but you must be able to acquire legal permits to work in Australia within a reasonable timeframe.
  • CANA aims to be as diverse as the country we are trying to change. We are an equal opportunity employer and people who identify as ATSI, coming from a non-English speaking background, women or LGBTQ+ are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please submit a written application addressing the key selection criteria to info@cana.net.au

Applications are due by 9am Monday 3 September AEST


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