Work with us

Below you will find up-to-date information about positions available with Vegan Australia. Please also see our Volunteers page for other ways you can help.

Chief Vegan Advocate

This is a key position in Vegan Australia, inspiring others and setting strategy for the future.

The Organisation

Vegan Australia is an animal rights organisation that campaigns nationally for veganism. We support the vegan community, inform the general public about the principles of veganism and present a strong voice for veganism to governments, institutions, corporations and the media. We are dedicated to impactful change-making by educating Australians about veganism and animal rights and the evidence-based benefits of vegan living for human health, the natural environment and social justice. We also research the best ways to educate people and raise awareness about these issues. We are dedicated to making a difference for animals, people and our planet.

Vegan Australia also operates a successful vegan product and service certification program, Vegan Australia Certified.

About You

Are you an ethical vegan who is passionate about animal rights? Are you knowledgeable about social change and effective advocacy? Can you inspire others to be active in this growing movement? Can you take Vegan Australia to the next level? If so, then this rare and exciting opportunity to play a key role in promoting veganism in Australia might be for you.

The Role

Working remotely with the Board and Managing Director, you will guide all aspects of the organisation’s operations. Your aptitude for strategy implementation, alliance and team building will drive developmental actions to support organisational growth and impact. The dual internal and public-facing nature of the role requires someone with innate initiative and exceptional people and communication skills.

As the organisation's primary executive officer, your responsibilities will extend to oversight and support of incumbent program contractors and volunteers, with potential to grow the organisation's human resources.

Above all, this role requires somebody who connects deeply with Vegan Australia's vision for a world in which people treat animals with respect, ensure justice for them and enable them to live their lives free of human exploitation, use and ownership.

Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic plan implementation and program development
  • Finance and reporting
  • Public representation to the media, institutional and business sectors.
  • Certification program oversight and growth
  • Communications
  • Administration

Who we are seeking

This is an ideal role for you if you are:

A strategic thinker with vision and passion for a better world, possessing high-level conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills, coupled with the ability to think laterally at a macro-level with the nuance required to deliver outcomes.

A systematic thinker with sound campaigning and communications experience, in-depth knowledge of the arguments for veganism, good commercial understanding and an ability to positively influence both individuals and broader systemic change.

An engaging spokesperson with exceptional communication and relationship-building skills, and experience with public speaking and/or media engagement.

An action-oriented professional with aptitude to work both independently and as part of a team.

You will ideally have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Animal rights campaigning
  • Creative vegan advocacy
  • The vegan products or services industry
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Social change
  • Research
  • Marketing/communications
  • Partnerships
  • Law and justice

Vegan Australia is a peaceful, inclusive organisation and is opposed to all forms of oppression and discrimination. We strive to be a diverse organisation and we invite those who are historically under-represented in our organisation to apply for this role.

Key Selection Criteria

The candidate will be selected based on:

  • Knowledge of existing animal rights and vegan activism in Australia.
  • Ability to identify gaps where Vegan Australia can contribute most effectively.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including through the media.
  • Understanding of the issues around veganism.
  • Ability to strongly and strategically advocate for animal rights and veganism.
  • Ability to form alliances and partnerships.
  • Expertise in social change.
  • Rejection of all forms of exploitation and discrimination and agreement with the Vegan Australia code of conduct.

How to apply

Please forward your resume and cover letter to Heath via [email protected].