Community Engagement & Marketing Lead

Team: Marketing

Reports to: Committee Members

Hours of work: 2-4 hours per week for at least 6 months; mostly remote work online, potentially attendance to a SOUP event once every few months

Compensation: Volunteer

About Melbourne SOUP: 

Melbourne SOUP is a community initiative that brings neighbours together to connect with one another and support ideas and projects that will benefit their community. Our SOUP events are held in suburbs around Melbourne and are about good causes, good food and good people. We are a not for profit registered Incorporated Association in Victoria, and we’re run by volunteers.

At a SOUP event you can expect to:

  • Connect with neighbours over a bowl of soup
  • Hear from a few local people that have ideas, projects, initiatives or events that will positively impact the community
  • Enjoy some live entertainment

Inspired by Detroit SOUP, we launched in February 2019 to bring people in Melbourne together who are keen on doing good. Since then we’ve hosted 7 live events and 1 online event. Through our events we want to encourage more people to be involved in grassroots community change. Find out more here: 

Check out this video from Melbourne SOUP #7 in February 2020 to see what a SOUP event is like!

We’re looking for a Marketing Coordinator to assist with:

  • Running our LinkedIn page; creating, scheduling and posting content to engage our audience – approx. 2 posts per month.
  • Assisting as needed with research, organic content creation, marketing strategy for other channels such as Facebook, Instagram, EDM/Newsletter – we have 1 person covering each social media channel, this would be a backup support function. It’s ok if you don’t have equal experience in every channel we use, familiarity with LinkedIn and at least 1 other channel is preferred.
  • Leading our Marketing team; you would be managing and arranging team meetings, and checking in with team members to track progress on content creation and scheduling on separate channels. We’re open to anyone who hasn’t had experience overseeing a marketing team – you can grow into the role, and we’ll support you along the way.
  • Collaboratively design a social media schedule with team, and follow up with team to ensure schedule is followed; aim for consistency across channels
  • Coordinate with other sub teams: Events, Secretary, Web Design, Graphic Design to create timely relevant content
  • Act as a community ambassador for the Melbourne SOUP brand

Characteristics of an ideal candidate:

  • Experience with social media marketing or promotion in a volunteer or professional role, or university qualification; active and engaged presence on your personal LinkedIn page is preferred.
  • Interest in supporting grassroots community projects that aim to have a positive social or environmental impact.
  • Can do attitude, humility, willingness to learn new things, willingness to voice your opinion, self-awareness.
  • Located in the greater Melbourne area.
  • Be willing to communicate with team regularly via Slack (check it weekly at least).
  • Be available for a monthly 1 hour Marketing team meeting outside of workday hours.

Perks for you:

  • Joining a fun team where we support and challenge each other.
  • A rewarding experience of contributing to a community initiative that brings people together to support local projects that benefit local communities.
  • A chance to be part of shaping a new not for profit as we grow and evolve in 2021.
  • Free attendance to all SOUP events.
  • Exposure to the not for profit, social enterprise, community project development sectors across Melbourne.
  • Collaborate with and learn from team members with a wide range of skill backgrounds such as environmental activism, social enterprise, social impact, graphic design, digital marketing, consulting, creative, hospitality, and more!
  • Opportunity to assist/crosstrain with other sub teams depending on interest, such as Events, Graphic Design, Web Design, Partnerships & Sponsorships, Grant Research.
  • A professional reference from a Melbourne SOUP committee member.

We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, visa status, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or socioeconomic status. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.

Interested? Please get in touch by sending an email to us at with: a blurb about yourself and your interest in the position (300 word maximum), your CV/resume, and your LinkedIn profile URL. 

Closing date for applications: January 20th, 2021.

We look forward to hearing from you!