Executive Assistant

This role will help to provide proactive, professional executive and administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Senior Executive Team (SET).

  • Location: Sydney
  • Annual salary: $80,000 – $95,000 + Superannuation (pending experience)
  • Full-time
  • Application closes: Friday, 9th of June

Our organisation

Reconciliation Australia is an independent, national, not-for-profit organisation promoting and facilitating reconciliation by building relationships, respect and trust between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our vision is for a just, equitable and reconciled Australia.

The role

The Executive Assistant provides proactive, professional executive and administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Senior Executive Team (SET). In consultation with the Chief Operating Officer (COO), provide supplies and facilities coordination to the Sydney office, and support other facilities and staff as needed. Provide all administrative and logistical support to the Board of Directors and related activities.

About you

  1. A commitment and willingness to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their cultures and issues affecting them.
  2. Demonstrated experience as an executive assistant or experienced administrator.
  3. High level written and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to liaise with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  4. Proven organisational skills with the ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines with a high level of accuracy.
  5. Strong client focused skills when developing and engaging networks in a culturally diverse environment.
  6. An understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and an ability to communicate appropriately with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  7. Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.
  8. Experience with the Microsoft suite of products, video conferencing platforms and project management software.

Salary and other details

The salary range for this role is $80,000 – $95,000 + Superannuation, dependent on experience and qualifications, and is a fixed-term contract to 30th June, 2025 with possibility of extension depending on funding.

How to apply

Please download the Executive Assistant Position Description.

Email [email protected] your:

  1. CV;
  2. Covering Letter addressing:
    1. the Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description;
    2. preferred location (Sydney or Canberra); and
    3. Quoting ref: EA
  3. Completed RA Cover Sheet.

We are committed to improving employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and welcome applications from all Australians, especially those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent as your cultural and lived experience is central to the work we do. 

Applicants for this position should have valid working rights for Australia.


Paul House with gum leaves and smoke
Paul Girrawah House

Paul Girrawah House has multiple First Nation ancestries from the South-East Canberra region, including the Ngambri-Ngurmal (Walgalu), Pajong (Gundungurra), Wallabollooa (Ngunnawal) and Erambie/Brungle (Wiradyuri) family groups.

Paul acknowledges his diverse First Nation history, he particularly identifies as a descendant of Onyong aka Jindoomang from Weereewaa (Lake George) and Henry ‘Black Harry’ Williams from Namadgi who were both multilingual, essentially Walgalu-Ngunnawal-Wiradjuri speaking warriors and Ngunnawal–Wallaballooa man William Lane aka ‘Billy the Bull’ - Murrjinille.

Paul was born at the old Canberra hospital in the centre of his ancestral country and strongly acknowledges his First Nation matriarch ancestors, in particular his mother Dr Aunty Matilda House-Williams and grandmother, Ms Pearl Simpson-Wedge.

Paul completed a Bachelor of Community Management from Macquarie University, and Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage and Management from CSU.

Paul provided the Welcome to Country for the 47th Opening of Federal Parliament in 2022. Paul is Board Director, Ngambri Local Aboriginal Land Council, Member Indigenous Reference Group, National Museum of Australia and Australian Government Voice Referendum Engagement Group.  

Paul works on country with the ANU, First Nations Portfolio as a Senior Community Engagement Officer

Acknowledgement of Country

Reconciliation Australia acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing  connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.

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