We're hiring! Executive Officer

We are looking for a highly motivated and energetic person to provide support to the Executive of Council, liaise with ACT public school parent association volunteers, the Education Directorate, political parties and other stakeholders, and manage a small office team.

Executive Officer - ACT Council of Parents & Citizens Associations (Council)

As  the peak body for government school parent associations in Canberra, Council has promoted parent participation in public education since 1954. Council is a non-profit, non-government, representative organisation whose objectives are to foster a quality public education system, provide support services for member organisations, and make representations to Government on behalf of parents of government school students.

The Executive Officer is the key management leader of Council and is responsible for overseeing all activities and strategic achievements, along with the organisation’s administration and governance. 

Other key duties include:

  • secretariat services
  • contractual, regulatory, and statutory obligations
  • fundraising including submissions for grants
  • financial and budget management
  • advocacy with the ACT government and other appropriate bodies
  • building relationships and networks with all key stakeholders and school communities.

The position reports directly to Council's President and Executive Members. 

This is a permanent part-time position, 20 hours a week (negotiable), within school terms only.  Flexible working arrangements can be negotiated. 

Enquiries & Applications:

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Applications close  Sunday 5th December 2021


Position Title:       Executive Officer
Hours:                    Permanent part-time 20 hours a week (negotiable), school terms only.  Flexible hours negotiable.  Night-time meetings will comprise some of the weekly hours. Part time work from home arrangements available.
Award:                   Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award [MA000100] level 8.1 (commensurate with experience).  6 month probation period applies. 
Reports to:            President and Council Executive.
Location:               Council Office, Hackett

To be eligible for this role you must have the legal right to work in Australia.

ACT Council of Parents & Citizens Associations Inc is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence and receive due consideration.