If you want to join a small but passionate team, and contribute to Australia's world-leading science and technology sector, check out the employment opportunities below! All roles are based in Canberra unless otherwise stated.

Executive Officer

Full time
Ongoing
Salary negotiable based on experience

Job Purpose:
This position delivers outstanding administrative and organisational support to the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of STA. We seek an experienced administrator with strong skills for this key role. Previous experience in Executive Assistant or governance support roles will be highly regarded.

Responsibilities:
1. Provide proactive and well-organised executive and administrative support to the CEO, including diary management, invitations, meeting logistics and email;
2. Provide governance support to the STA Board and Committees including preparing agendas and meeting papers, managing meeting logistics, AGM delivery, and drafting minutes;
3. Assist the CEO with correspondence, database management, workshop and meetings logistics, and budget preparation support;
4. Coordinate office management including operational, purchasing and IT support to the office, and managing staff inductions;
5. Coordinate travel bookings for the CEO, staff and Board; and
6. Other duties as required.

Selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated excellent Executive Assistant skills in administrative, logistics and diary support.
  • Strong initiative and highly organised, with an ability to juggle competing priorities and respond quickly and professionally as issues unfold.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Strong administration skills including proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and database management.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, verbal and communication skills including the ability to establish effective and trusted relationships with strong confidentiality.
  • A passion for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics sector and a commitment
    to diversity, fairness and equal opportunity.

About STA:
Science & Technology Australia is the peak body for Australia’s science and technology sectors. We represent 95 member organisations and, through them, more than 90,000 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 explicitly addressing selection criteria for this role, along with a current resume.

Applications must be lodged by 11.59pm Wednesday 18 May 2022.

For further information, please contact: ea@sta.org.au or ceo@sta.org.au.

Science & Technology Australia has a deep commitment to First Nations partnerships and opportunities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

**No recruitment agencies please **