Established in 1959, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is a leader in preventative health in Australia with a long history of making significant contributions to state, national and international alcohol and drug policy.

We are passionate about prevention, because we believe it is always more effective than cure. We’re using advocacy, education, information and evidence-proven grassroots programs to change Australia’s drinking culture and reduce harm in our communities from drugs. We’re reaching millions of Australian every year.

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Over the last 5 years the ADF has experienced significant growth: doubling in size and revenue. This continuing growth and development represents significant new opportunities.

The ADF offers a range of purposeful career paths with positions available across the country – from research and program design, to program based roles in community development, and communications and engagement positions across our team.

We value courage, adaptability, collaboration and impact, and offer a positive work environment, flexible working arrangements and a proactive professional development. We are an equal opportunity employer.


Advocacy Manager

  • Lead the development and implementation of an influential advocacy agenda for a collaborative, innovative team and purposeful organisation.
  • Full time position, from $105,193.05 per annum remuneration package (includes superannuation and salary packaging benefits).

About the role

The Advocacy Manager is responsible for leading the development, implementation and monitoring of an influential advocacy agenda at the Alcohol and Drug Foundation. This includes providing AOD expertise, thought leadership and strategic direction around priority and emerging issues, campaign development and monitoring in relation to specific alcohol and other drug harm prevention issues; forging strong strategic stakeholder partnerships and overseeing relations with strategic coalitions all in the interest of maximising the attainment and impact of the ADF’s purpose and strategic objectives.

About you

Your demonstrated significant experience and skills in the planning development and delivery of AOD advocacy strategy will serve you well in this essential role.

You will demonstrate outstanding leadership skills in leading the Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s advocacy strategy and advocacy operations, fostering an evidence-informed culture and advising on best and emerging practice for the presentation of alcohol and other drug related issues.

You’ll bring extensive knowledge of national and international alcohol and other drugs policy and practice and the role of primary prevention, and will have strong stakeholder management skills, building upon existing and new networks relating to ADF services, programs and core activities that will support your success in the role.

 To apply

Please send your application including a resume and response to the skills and knowledge section of the position description by 9am (AEST) on 2 October 2017 to    

Please note, any application that doesn’t address the application requirements may not be considered. Due to the volume of applications that we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For enquiries, please contact Rebecca Lovitt on 03 9611 6119.