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Marketing and Communications Manager, National Parks Association of Queensland Inc.


9/36 Finchley Street, Milton, Brisbane QLD (flexible working by negotiation).


Permanent part time, starting at 22.8 hours per week (with potential to increase).


$80,000 pa ($48,000 pa pro rata), plus 11% superannuation.


Australian/New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents only.



The National Parks Association of Queensland Inc. (NPAQ) advocates for the protection, expansion and effective management of the protected areas in Queensland; offers a bushwalking and outdoor recreation activities program; and provides opportunities to participate in community conservation and citizen science projects.

NPAQ supports the development and application of scientific and professional knowledge in advancing national parks and nature conservation in Queensland.

Working closely with the NPAQ Council and its various committees, staff and volunteers, your role is to contribute to the achievement of NPAQ’s mission, the building of a sustainable future for NPAQ, and strengthening the Association’s funding base and public profile.

The role requires experience and/or specific capability in the following areas:

  • Marketing and promotions

  • Communications, public relations and media

  • Website and social media management

  • Member/supporter attraction and retention

  • Fundraising and grant writing

  • Brand management

  • Research and data insights


The duties of the role will encompass, but not be limited to, those outlined below.

Key Accountabilities

  • Planning and implementing marketing, communications and public relations activities in line with approved marketing and communications plans.

  • Coordinating content creation, production and distribution of key NPAQ Communications, including Neck of the Woods (monthly), Protected (four times per annum), NPAQ’s Annual Report and NPAQ’s website and social media channels.

  • Managing public relations to help retain and grow members, supporters and subscribers.

  • Supporting fundraising activities undertaken by NPAQ, including (but not limited to):

 – Membership drives

 – Public appeals

 – Regular giving – members and supporters

 – Major donations

 – Bequests

 – Grants

 – Corporate sponsorship

  • Assisting with the development of a three-year membership and fundraising plan (2023-25), to enhance brand and income outcomes for NPAQ.

  • Regularly monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the outcomes of marketing, communications, public relations and fundraising activities.

  • Sourcing relevant data insights to prepare targeted marketing and promotional campaigns.

  • Scoping out and applying for relevant grants to supplement NPAQ’s other fundraising outcomes.

Other Accountabilities

  • Assist in driving advocacy and public engagement to ensure organisational growth and relevance.

  • Participate in strategic and operational planning, team building and performance development.


The role reports directly to the NPAQ Chief Executive Officer.

The role works closely with:

  • NPAQ Operations Manager

  • NPAQ Conservation Manager

  • NPAQ Communications and Engagement Committee

Other key relationships are:

  • NPAQ Council/Executive

  • NPAQ members, financial supporters and online supporters

  • NPAQ sponsors, donors and grant-giving bodies

  • Other not-for-profit organisations involved in nature advocacy and fundraising.


  • Will be required to abide by the NPAQ Code of Conduct.

  • Some weekend and out of hours work may be required.

  • Inter and intra state travel as required.

  • A current driver’s licence is desirable.



  • Experience in the development and implementation of marketing and communications strategies, plans and campaigns to support ongoing brand management and organisational growth.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and experience in writing for appeals, digital communications, social media and websites.

  • Proven experience in applying for and securing grant funding.

  • Demonstrated success in member attraction and donor stewardship, to help engage, retain and grow a strong community of supporters and increase income.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of data-driven market insights, audience segmentation and user targeting.


  • A passion for protecting the environment.

  • At least three-years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, working across various marketing, communications, membership and fundraising streams.

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline, such as marketing, communications or public relations, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.

  • Strong people skills and a flexible approach when working in a team.


To apply for this role, please submit via email your resume and a 2-page cover letter explaining why you are interested in this role and how you meet the selection criteria listed above (4 pages maximum total).

Applications are to be sent to by COB 29th February 2024.

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