Executive Assistant

Small, inclusive and passionate team, Opportunity to support a growing organisation, Competitive salary and flexible workplace.

  • Full time position, Canberra
  • $68,000 plus superannuation 
  • 2-year contract with the possibility to extend

Reporting to and working closely with the CEO, this crucial role provides efficient, professional and confidential administrative assistance to the Chief Executive Officer. 


  • Provide proactive and well organised executive and administrative support to the CEO 
  • Coordinate papers, meeting logistics, and minutes for the Executive Committee and Board
  • Coordinate travel bookings for the CEO and Board
  • Manage the CEOs diary, invitations, and email 
  • Assist the CEO to provide administrative, operational and purchasing support to the office i.e. office manager tasks - including some basic IT support
  • Assist the CEO with correspondence, database management, and workshop and meetings logistics, and budget preparation support
  • Other duties as required 

Selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated high level of administration skills including Microsoft Office, basic computing and database management.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and time management, and an ability to juggle competing priorities and respond quickly and professionally as issues unfold.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform well both independently and as a member of a small team.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, verbal and communication skills including the ability to establish effective and trusted relationships with strong confidentiality.
  • An understanding of and enthusiasm for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics sector.
  • An understanding of and commitment to the principles of diversity, fairness and equal opportunity.

About STA:
Science & Technology Australia is the peak body for Australias science and technology sectors. We represent 84 member organisations and, through them, more than 80,000 STEM professionals. Join a small and high-energy team working flexibly and with a deep commitment to ensure STEM expertise informs policy, and public and media discussion.

To apply:
Applicants should send a cover letter outlining how their skills and experience meet the responsibilities and selection criteria for this role, along with a current resume.

Applications must be lodged by close of business - Wednesday 17 November, 2020.


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