Field Director

NSW Labor will soon be taking applications for full-time Field Directors. They are to be employed in preparation for the upcoming Federal and State Election campaigns.

NSW Labor is looking for outgoing, passionate, hardworking people to join our campaign team across New South Wales.


Job Description

Field Directors drive our campaigns in communities across New South Wales, working to advance Labor’s agenda and grow the grassroots movement we are building to help us win upcoming Elections.

Field Directors’ responsibilities include but are not limited to developing a plan to organise their communities based on its unique characteristics; identifying and cultivating volunteer team leaders; planning and executing events and training; creating and executing a fundraising plan; building relationships with community leaders, and ensuring data integrity. Field Directors will participate in a three-week training program. Field Directors will report to a designated NSW Labor Organiser.


Skills Required

We’re looking for a few specific qualities for anyone interested in becoming a Field Director: Flexibility and a sense of humour are required. You must be goal driven, receptive to constant training, coaching, feedback and evaluation. We want people who are passionate about the Labor cause, have strong Labor values and possess a can-do attitude to help build the best political volunteer network in Australia.

Additionally, potential Field Directors should also meet the following qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience meeting deadlines and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously;
  • Must be self-motivated and willing to work long hours (including nights and weekends);
  • Must have strong phone and face to face communication skills and be comfortable interacting with diverse communities and leaders;
  • Candidates must have proven leadership and management skills;
  • Candidates must be dedicated to the importance of training volunteers and be willing to receive constant coaching and skills training;
  • Strict adherence to the cultural norms of flexible, solutions and goal-oriented, and positive campaigning.



Applications must be submitted by COB Friday 30 March 2018. Formal applications must be made online at the link below or posted to NSW Labor General Secretary Kaila Murnain (Mail: 9/377-383 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000.)

Applications Open Monday 19 February 2018
Applications Close Friday 20 April 2018
Interviews 7 May - 11 May 2018
Successful Applicants Notified Monday 21 May


Help us fight for a stronger and fairer NSW.