Organisation Name Australian Education Union (Federal)
Location Melbourne
Date Posted May 2, 2018
Job Type Full-time
Close Date There is no formal close date, please apply as soon as possible.
Job Number 33797
Residency You must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this role.


  • Leading union voice in campaigning for quality public education
  • Strong stakeholder and partnership focused role
  • Provide high level support to the Federal Secretary & the Federal President


The Organisation

The Australian Education Union (AEU) is the federal union for teachers, principals, support staff and all educators working in public education.

The AEU is proud to represent workers who have one of the most important jobs in the country.  With over 185,000 members nationally, the AEU provides support both industrially and professionally and advocates for quality public education for all Australians.


The Role

In your role as Executive Officer, you will provide professional support to the Federal Secretary in assisting them to carry out the responsibilities of their role. Your focus will be on building and maintaining relationships with a broad range of stakeholder groups such as not for profit organisations, industry associations, government and other educational institutions.

Key responsibilities of the role will include;

  • Identifying and analysing issues including the proposal of strategic solutions
  • Preparation of reports, presentations and writing policy submissions
  • External senior stakeholder management with key allies of the Union
  • Administration of the AEU International Development Cooperation Program
  • Responding to policy specific correspondence and preparation of briefs
  • Editing AEU publications e.g. Australian Educator magazine


Skills Required

To be successful for this position, you will have extensive experience operating within an educational policy, advocacy or political environment. You have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop networks and collaborate with diverse range of external stakeholders.

With your high level of written and verbal communication skills, you are able to synthesise and edit a variety correspondence and communication.

Your exceptional organisational skills assist you in managing multiple priorities in an ever changing demanding environment. Candidates with previous experience working within a union or similar social change campaigning style organisation will be highly regarded.

Relevant tertiary qualifications are essential.


If you are committed to unionism and quality public education in Australia, then please click apply, submitting your resume and covering letter, quoting # 33797 or phone Emma Naglieri on 03 8319 4080 for further information.

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