Administration Support Officer

Early Childhood Australia

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has been operating since 1938. Our vision is every young child thriving and learning. To achieve this vision we champion the rights of young children to thrive and learn at home, in the community, within early learning settings and through the early years of school.

Our work builds the capacity of our society and the early childhood sector to realize the potential of every child during the critical early years from birth to the age of eight. ECA specifically acknowledges the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families, and the past and current injustices and realities for them around Australia.

This role supports two teams in the organisation (Events and Bushfire Response Program as a component of Be You). Please read the full position description for further details.


About the role

The Administration Support Officer role supports two ECA Teams: the Events Team and the Bushfire Response Program team. This position includes a range of administrative and organisational support to the management of both teams to ensure their smooth running. This is completed in accordance with the relevant work plan timelines and ECAs policy and procedures.

This position involves corresponding with key stakeholders, committees and attendees on the phone, via email or written correspondence. The position includes a high level of administration support across all areas and requires communication with suppliers, and all other work teams within ECA and Be You. 

The roles functions will also help to fulfil the following organisational objectives:

  • ECA strives to be transparent in all of our work and accountable to our stakeholders including members, funders, donors, sponsors and the children and families affected by our work.
  • ECA aims to be an employer of choice through recognising and investing in our people and effective human resource management.

Selection Criteria

  1. Year 12 certificate (or other suitable qualification) with at least 2 years prior experience in administration and/or events coordination role
  2. Demonstrated computer proficiency including competent skills in MS Office Suite (essential) and events air (desirable).
  3. Strong communication and interpersonal skills including stakeholder management and negotiation skills
  4. Demonstrated effective time management skills with sound attention to detail and accuracy
  5. Strong organisational skills with the ability to follow procedures, multitask and meet deadlines
  6. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and show initiative.
  7. Able to work well in a team.


  1. Working knowledge of EventsAir is desirable.
  2. Working knowledge of WordPress is desirable.
  3. Finance and Accounts receivable knowledge desirable
  4. Working knowledge of Xero is desirable.


  • The Salary for this role is at Level 2 (starting at $64,705) as per Early Childhood Australias Enterprise Agreement that sets out all applicable terms and conditions of your employment. As a registered charity ECA is eligible for fringe benefit tax rebates and offers salary packaging options.
  • The role is maternity replacement and is a fixed term position until November 2021 full time.
  • Hours are primarily during business hours 9am5pm.
  • The position is based in our National office at 16 Mildura St, Fyshwick ACT. 


How to Apply

Applications must address the selection criteria and be submitted electronically in word or pdf format. Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered. Along with the response to the selection criteria applications must include a CV listing 2 referees and are to be submitted by midnight Sunday, 23rd October 2020.

ECA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons. 

Applicants must be located in and have a genuine right to work in Australia.

12/10/2020 $0 ACT 1 Administration & Office Support
Apply for this job

Option 1: Use this option if you want to upload a new cover letter and a Resume file

Apply Now ! Send Your Resume