Professional Officer: Secretariat and Governance

Location: Central Office, Leichhardt, Commencement Date: Immediate start or by negotiation, Closing Date: 1 December 2019.

Who we are
Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is responsible for the leadership of 152 Catholic primary and secondary schools across the Archdiocese of Sydney, which educates over 70,000 students. The Strategy Policy and Governance (SPG) directorate is responsible for overseeing Sydney Catholic Schools Governance Framework, including in the areas of strategy, compliance, risk, delegations, policies and procedures, board administration and assurance.

About the role
At a time of changing educational landscapes, new governance expectations in the NFP sector and increasing system growth, we have a unique opportunity for an innovative and strategically focused (Professional Officer: Secretariat and Governance) to contribute to a high capacity agile team that aligns the strategy of the organization and positions it for a strong and vibrant future.

The role is responsible for delivering efficient and high quality board and SCS executive secretariat functions. The SPG directorate works collaboratively so this position will also be involved in ensuring SCS has effective governance frameworks in place, and developing and advising on policies, standardised processes and reporting across the system.

What we Offer

  • Competitive salary, including NFP salary packaging and super
  • Great supportive team environment, with a constant learning focus
  • Purposeful, challenging and value-driven work

Essential Criteria

  • Interest and passion in promoting and supporting best practice governance principles
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills, including the ability to tailor correspondence for different audiences and engage stakeholders in good governance principles
  • Experience providing high level secretariat functions including agenda preparation and minute taking, at an executive, committee or Board level
  • Undergraduate degree including in law, business, HR, education, public policy etc. or equivalent relevant  industry experience
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively and to actively challenge, promote and participate in innovative and strategic approaches to the work of the directorate
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment with tight deadlines and manage competing priorities
  • Willingness and commitment to support the mission, values, teachings and ethos of the Catholic Church

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working in the areas of compliance, risk or policy
  • Experience in preparing and delivering training programs, including online training
  • Experience working in a Catholic, not-for-profit or public-sector organisation

In this role, youll connect with

  • Director of Strategy, Policy and Governance
  • Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools
  • SCS Board and its Committees
  • SCS Executive Leadership Team
  • Schools and Directorates

About you

  • Passionate about governance
  • Highly relational
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Clear communicator
  • Strong negotiator

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19/11/2019 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 Administration & Office Support
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