Executive Assistant

Application Due:
18 January 2019
Application Details:
Position Description

About the Role:

  • Work for a values-based organisation within a feminist and social justice framework
  • Flexibility available for part-time or full-time hours

YWCA Canberra is a feminist, secular, not-for-profit organisation that has provided community services and represented women’s issues in Canberra since 1929.

Through our national Affiliation Association, YWCA Australia, we are part of the World YWCA network, which connects 125 countries across the globe.

Our rich history of supporting women and girls in Canberra through the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the rapid social and cultural changes Canberra has experienced in recent years, continues to inform and influence our work.

Today we provide quality, innovative services for women, including female-identifying and non-binary people, girls and families in the ACT and surrounding regions. We work in the areas of children’s services, community development, housing, youth services, personal and professional training, women’s leadership and advocacy.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Executive Assistant ensures the smooth running of the office of the CEO by:

  • Providing excellent assistance
  • Building and maintain strong working relationships with the CEO, Board of Directors, Executive Management Team, staff and stakeholders

About You:

The ideal candidate will possess tertiary qualifications in a relevant field including business, administration or governance. Demonstrated skills and experience in past Executive Assistant roles is highly regarded. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to prepare agendas and minutes, edit and proof-read documents. Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise are essential.

How to Apply:

  1. Visit https://ywca-canberra.org.au/about-us/careers/ to access the position description.
  2. Submit your resume and responses to the selection criteria (outlined in the position description and including two referees) to recruitment@ywca-canberra.org.au.

Successful applicants will be required to participate fully in all child protection risk management recruitment processes and ongoing character checking and assessment processes.

Want more information?

For a confidential discussion or further information please contact Frances Crimmins, on 02 6175 9900.


Applications close on 18 January 2018.


Applications submitted to:

Frances Crimmins

Chief Executive officer

Email: recruitment@ywca-canberra.org.au


YWCA Canberra is proud to be an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, and offers above award wages and generous conditions through our innovative and progressive Enterprise Agreement.


YWCA Canberra is an equal opportunity employer. People from diverse backgrounds and with diverse life experiences are encouraged to apply. We specifically encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.



Application Details:

Download Position Description Here

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