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Administration Assistant - Indigenous Education Emerging Leaders Project

Townsville Catholic Education - South Townsville, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Position: Administration Assistant- Indigenous Education Emerging Leaders Project
Commencing Date: Monday, 19 April 2021
Salary Range: $62,403 - $64,365 per annum pending experience
Classification: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract
Closing Date: Monday, 29 March 2021

supports a diverse region extending from Townsville to the Burdekin and Whitsunday regions in the south, and north to Ingham and Halifax, south-west to Winton, and west to the border with the Northern Territory, encompassing Mount Isa and several small, isolated western towns and east to Palm Island.

Townsville Catholic Education provides a supportive, flexible working environment where care for the individual is an important part of our ethos. We employ motivated people who want to work together to produce excellent outcomes for our students. Our staff is recognised as being central to achieving our mission.

About the Role

Townsville Catholic Education Office is looking for an experienced Administration Assistant - Indigenous Education Emerging Leaders Project. This role is a Full Time position on a Fixed Term Contract commencing Monday 19 April 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter) and will conclude on Friday 14 April 2023. The Administration Assistant – Indigenous Education Emerging Leaders Project will provide efficient and quality administration support to the Indigenous Education Advisers and Project Managers in Indigenous Education. This role also provides administrative support for the Indigenous Youth Leadership Program. Suitably qualified First Nations people are encouraged to apply.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ability to work as a team member with a high level of autonomy to manage daily workloads and to contribute towards achieving the goals of Townsville Catholic Education
  • Proficiency in providing quality, timely and efficient coordination of general administration support in a busy environment
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills with the ability to interact and negotiate with a broad range of stakeholders and members of the public and parish
  • Proficiency utilising information systems (G Suite) and the ability to rapidly acquire demonstrated proficiency in the application of other information systems
  • Effective customer-focused service within a confidential working environment
About You

  • Demonstrated experience with the provision of focussed and professional administrative and secretariat support at high level
  • Previous experience handling enquiries and responding with professionalism and sensitivity to requests for information and complaint management
  • Previous experience displaying professional and effective interpersonal, communication and liaison skills with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Experienced user in Microsoft Office applications (particularly Excel and Word), Google applications and database administrations.
  • Conference and event organisation and associated protocols including catering and travel logistics
  • Knowledge and ability to operate with a high degree of discretion and confidentiality in the performance of all duties.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks
  • Supports productive relationships with a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to organise work. Manage own time to meet deadlines, and be adaptable in response to changing priorities
  • High level of attention to detail and recognition of the importance of accuracy in all aspects of the work
  • Ability to show initiative, flexibility, solve problems and contribute to process improvement in a complex environment.
Mandatory Criteria
  • Certificate Business Administration or Office Studies or equivalent relevant experience and / or education / training
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Ability to travel from time to time within the Catholic Diocese of Townsville
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the role in a safe manner.
Desirable Criteria
  • Previous experience in the education field would be considered advantageous.
Some employees may be subject to pre-employment medical assessments during the selection process. Depending on the nature of the position, it may be necessary for successful applicants to be immunised against certain preventable diseases in order to minimise the risk of transmission.

What we offer
  • Competitive Salary starting: $62,403 - $64,365 per annum pending experience
  • 4 Weeks Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Salary packaging options
  • Modern facilities, equipment and resources
  • Superannuation up to 12.75% employer contribution (in a co-contribution arrangement)
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service
  • 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Induction, professional development and learning opportunities
  • Well-being programs and initiatives
How to apply
  • Complete the application form
  • Upload a cover letter addressing the skills, attributes and experience to support the key accountabilities of the role identified in the position description
  • Upload a current resume including contact details (phone and email of two professional referees
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Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.

Applications close Monday 29 March 2021.

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Townsville Catholic Education

South Townsville, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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