Australian Council of Social Service – Administration Assistant

  • Hours: Monday – Friday 9am-5pm
  • Salary: $50,863.15
  • Applications: Should include a CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria; please send via email with the subject line “ACOSS Administration Assistant Application” to Chryl Perry at ea@acoss.org.au
  • Close date: No deadline – please apply as soon as possible

Are you an experienced Office Administrator looking to work in the not-for-profit community sector? We would love to hear from you!

About Us

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is a national advocate for action to reduce poverty and inequality and the national peak body for the community services sector. ACOSS’s vision is for a fair, inclusive and sustainable Australia where all individuals and communities can participate in and benefit from social and economic life.

ACOSS acts as an independent, non-party political voice, leading and supporting initiatives within the community services and welfare sector. ACOSS also develops and promotes socially and economically responsible public policy and action by government, community and business.

ACOSS revenue comes from a combination of government funding, membership fees, partnerships and donations.

About the role

Reporting to the Executive Assistant to the CEO, the position has three key areas of responsibility:

  1. ACOSS reception, including answering the switch, meeting and greeting guests, and receiving and disseminating emails;
  2. General office support, including procurement, records management and internal meeting coordination;
  3. Administrative support to the ACOSS Policy & Advocacy and Operations & Engagement Teams.

Selection criteria/about you

  • You are an experienced Administration Officer with excellent interpersonal skills who strongly supports and shares ACOSS’s vision for a fair and inclusive Australia;
  • You have sound computer and Microsoft Office skills;
  • You are organised, enjoy variety in your work and love a challenge;
  • You have a willingness to, with training and support, answer phone calls people who may be experiencing financial hardship and /or emotional distress and respond in a way that is respectful, empathetic and non-judgemental.

ACOSS values diversity and inclusion and encourages people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply.