NGAA National Communications Coordinator

Fixed Term/Full time

Band 7

Salary $ 101,285.60 + Super/ + RDO + Flexible Working


The Role

The NGAA National Communications Coordinator role is key to consolidating our position as an influential advocate for our member Councils and the 5.3 million people who live within Australia’s fast-growing outer metropolitan cities and suburbs.

This role will strengthen the organisation’s impact on government policy through a strong media presence, compelling stories and meaningful engagement with stakeholders.

Our National Communications Coordinator will:

  • be energised by political engagement and advocacy
  • have substianial experience developing and implementing communication and social media strategies
  • find compelling ways to communicate the opportunities and challenges of Australia’s growth areas, including the communication of research findings
  • engage our broad national membership
  • be proactive, think outside the box and doggedly pursue an outcome.

The role can be performed remotely from any location.

About you

A results-driven self-starter and confident communicator, you thrive in a policy-rich environment, have a strategic mindset and an understanding of and respect for the work of local government. You are able to form working relationships quickly and make effective use of your network to amplify the impact of our work. Ideally you have experience living or working in a growth area municipality.

About Us

The National Growth Areas Alliance represents Councils across Australia who are experiencing the impact of rapid and sustained population growth. One fifth of Australia’s populations lives in a growth area.

The National Growth Areas Alliance advocates for improved planning, policy and funding at the Federal Government level to both meet the challenges and maximise the opportunities created by rapid population growth. Our advocacy is supported by a strong research and evidence base.

While the National Growth Areas Alliance is auspiced by the City of Whittlesea, this role can be performed remotely from any location.

Want to know more?

For more information about this position please access a copy of the position description here you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Bronwen Clark, CEO National Growth Areas Alliance, 0448 401 257 or


To apply for this position, you must address the Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description in your cover letter. Please note, that applications that do not address the Selection Criteria may not be considered.


Applications close at 11.45pm on Friday 25th August 2023



Please note all applicants must apply online, and no late applications will be accepted.

We are happy to take applications from international candidates if you have a valid Visa to work in Australia.

At the City of Whittlesea (NGAA’s auspicing Council), we value diversity and appreciate everyone’s strengths. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our municipality. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ. The City of Whittlesea is also a Child Safe employer.

In line with the Council’s Covid Vaccination policy, we require staff to be vaccinated to perform duties and/or deliver services to the community. Therefore, if you are successful in the selection process, you will be required to provide evidence of an approved Covid-19 vaccination or authorised medical exemption.

Council is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that encourages employees to participate, without discrimination, in both work-related and other activities conducted within a work context, with the support of workplace adjustments. Where possible, the Council will identify and resolve potential barriers to the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities within the organisation.

If you require a workplace adjustment to support you during the interview process, please email with your request outlining your preferred method of contact. Workplace adjustment (also known as “reasonable adjustment”) is defined as: “Whatever is considered necessary and achievable to enable an employee to perform their job role efficiently and to the best of their abilities”. A Workplace adjustment can be requested at any stage in the recruitment process and/or as a part of the employment of an individual.


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