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Organisation : Community Colleges Australia

Location : Sydney (Sydney CBD)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Education & Employment, Industry Associations

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : up to $80,000 on a full-time equivalent basis (pro rata for days/hours worked: 3.5 to 4 days/week)

Application closing date : 16 Oct, 2019

About the role

Community Colleges Australia (CCA:, the peak national body that represents community-owned, not-for-profit education and training providers, seeks an experienced Office Manager. This person has an important role in our small but busy office, with responsibility for managing the office and our systems to support the efforts of CCA staff, consultants, our Board of Directors and members. The work is varied and would suit an experienced administration all-rounder who can juggle multiple projects.

The role is available part-time 3.5 to 4 days per week (up to 30 hours/week), with flexibility as to days and hours worked and the ability to work remotely for part of the time. CCA’s office is located within easy walking distance of Wynyard and Circular Quay in the Sydney CBD. Commencement mid to late November.

Knowledge of the Australian social, political and economic environment as it relates to education, and a commitment to the values, goals and objectives of an association of not-for-profit community education providers are both important.

Your duties

Provide high-level administrative support to the CEO and the Policy Manager, and assistance for the Chair, the Board of Directors and external consultants.

Organise member communications and newsletters to promote effective connection, engagement and influence.

Project management for CCA’s annual conference and other professional development and advocacy events.

Proactively undertake key member engagement.

Identify new membership and sponsorship opportunities and develop engagement strategies.

Update and maintain our website, maintain databases and manage all office IT software and communications systems.

Assist in managing social media.

Prepare and monitor all project budgets, income and expenditure.

Assist with preparation of the CCA annual audit, and track all contracts and agreements.


Commencing salary: $75,000 to $80,000 full-time equivalent (pro rata .7 or .8 per weekly hours worked), plus super. In other words, effective maximum salary would be $64,000 plus super.

This is an ongoing position, subject to a probationary period and performance in the role.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Community Colleges Australia

Community Colleges Australia (CCA; is the peak national body that represents community-owned, not-for-profit education and training providers. Our vision is for dynamic and vibrant communities, informed and empowered through learning. To make our vision a reality, CCA works to empower Australia’s community education sector by increasing the awareness of the sector and its place in the economic and social fabric of our nation. CCA advocates at all levels of government on the value of the community education sector, and for our members’ activities and programs.

CCA assists its members to sustain and grow, promoting learning innovation, focussing especially on vulnerable and disadvantaged learners. They focus on student welfare and are strongly committed to employment outcomes for their learners.

Our members have been providing flexible and dynamic education and training opportunities to individuals, groups and businesses for a long time – in some instances more than 100 years. As well as operating in accredited vocational education and training (VET), CCA members offer a range of other learning opportunities, including non-accredited training, lifestyle and lifelong and cultural learning courses – education for which they are historically well-known. These educational activities help build self-esteem, re-engage “missing” learners and create and sustain social and community networks, all of which help to reinforce and sustain the communities in which our members operate.

Our sector’s history permits our members to be strategic and innovative in their flexibility to employ a wide range of tools. Our sector plays a strategic role because our members have the freedom to take considered risks. They are not bound by government structures in the way that TAFEs are, nor are they beholden to private shareholders to supply cash returns in the way of for-profit private providers.

Our members have an historic commitment to invest in their communities and respond to the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians, including a commitment to foundation skills. They do this through small class sizes, focussing on personal support, and creating connections to and collaborations with local non-government organisations, government agencies, social services and employers.

We have a small (three person) office, consisting of the CEO, the Policy & Projects Manager and the Office Manager. We also contract with numerous consultants to assist our office management and provide professional development and other services to our members. We undertake frequent events during the year, some of which are located outside of Sydney, such as our upcoming conference in Brisbane in November (see

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Office Manager – Community Colleges Australia via Pro Bono Australia.



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