HR/IR jobs

Director, Equity

Location: Sydney
Salary: Remuneration is dependant on skills and experience
Company: Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance
Apps close: Thursday 14th November 2019

Overall purpose:
With the needs of equity members’ front of mind, the Director, Equity will have the goal of growing the union to build power at work for the people who inform and entertain Australia.
They will take responsibility for developing and coordinating our campaigning, industrial and organising work across the equity section of MEAA.
They will provide overall guidance and direction to the Equity Foundation in supporting and improving the professional standing of MEAA’s equity members.
Using their experience and understanding of cultural industries, the Director, Equity will lead campaigns of importance including local content on our screens and airwaves, film funding, and minimum standards on the use of Australian performers.
They will coordinate workplace campaigns including collective bargaining across a variety of large and small workplaces in live theatre, TV, film and recorded media.
Positioned as a leading voice for Australia’s cultural industries, they will direct industrial and communication strategies to build power for performers across the industry.

Specific roles:
• Development and implementation of equity industrial and organising strategy and planning, across MEAA’s regional structures
• Development and implementation of equity policy and campaigns strategy and planning
• Coordination of equity growth strategies and campaigns through embedding MEAA’s growth and recruitment focus in all equity industrial and campaigning work
• Supervision of equity industrial and organising staff
• Coordination with other MEAA staff to gain maximum leverage from campaigns and organizing strategies
• Coordination of equity collective bargaining campaigns
• Representation of MEAA before various tribunals such as Fair Work Commission
• Liaison with government, employers and other key industry stakeholders.

Performance measures:
• Sustained and continued increase in equity membership of MEAA
• A growth and recruitment culture embedded among MEAA equity industrial and organising staff, activists and members
• MEAA membership established in un-unionised sectors and increased in low-union sectors, in areas of equity coverage
• Increase in the number of activists in the equity section
• Increase in the number of equity members engaging in MEAA training and other opportunities to participate to MEAA work
• Campaigns and communications fully leverage opportunities for recruitment and organising
• Increase in rates of pay, improved conditions and a strong sense of collective strength among equity membership
• MEAA regarded as one of Australia’s leading, innovative, growth-focused unions
• MEAA campaigns coordinated effectively across the union, and with other unions in the sectors covered by MEAA
• MEAA positioned as the voice of the people that work in cultural industries, assessed through standard communications measures (requests for interviews, quotes, invitations to speak at conferences, submissions, published/broadcast work etc)
• MEAA’s position on major cultural policies (eg local content, imports, film funding) is clearly understood and increasingly adopted by policy-makers
• Staff retention rates stabilise and improve.

The Director, Equity will have the skills and initiative to plan campaigns, manage staff, coordinate work with other leaders of the organisation to achieve targeted outcomes, negotiate outcomes and manage relations with other stakeholders. The ideal candidate will currently be performing a similar role in a like-minded organisation with the expected high level of enthusiasm and initiative this important role demands. Ideally, they will have experience working in the media, entertainment or arts industries.