Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is a national organisation known and respected for the quality and impact of its leadership, advocacy and resourcing on behalf of young children aged between birth and eight years of age. We are currently seeking to fill a number of positions in the ECA National Office, based in Canberra, and various other positions located across Australia.

ECA is committed to equal employment opportunities and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as people with a disability.

Administration Officer – Canberra

We are seeking applications for a full-time Administration Officer; you will report to the Development Executive Manager and take daily directions from the General Manager and the Implementation Executive Manager. This position will be located in the National Office in Canberra. As an Administration Officer you will provide administrative support to Early Childhood Australia General Manager, Executive Managers and State Managers, you will be responsible for Administrative tasks associated with contracts, budgets and financial reporting, data entry and collection for project planning, monitoring and reporting. As an administration officer you will be in charge of events and meeting coordination, planning and administration. And also maintaining and effectively working collaboratively with ECA staff across projects and initiatives.

Please submit your application with a detailed CV quoting reference number ADACT17/18 and your name. Applications must address the selection criteria and be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format. Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered. Please ensure that in the subject line contains your full name and the file name via email to employment@earlychildhood.org.au.

Access the full position description here.

Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered.

Closing date: 9:00 am Tuesday 26 September 2017

Contact Officer: Balreen Khaira, Recruitment Coordinator. If any queries please email on Recruitment@earlychildhood.org.au


Communication Advisor – Melbourne

We are seeking applications for a full-time Communication Advisor; you will work in collaboration with beyondblue National Education Program (bbNEP) and headspace Communications Advisors to ensure the consistency of messages across bbNEP audiences. The position will be located at beyondblue office in Hawthorn, Melbourne. As a Communication Advisor you will contribute to the Communication Strategy Implementation of bbNEP Marketing and Communication Strategy, develop and implement internal communication strategies. You will need to understand your target audience and how to engage them effectively and efficiently. As a Communication Advisor you should be able to design and develop content to effectively translate complex mental health concepts. Analysis of online data for project planning, monitoring and reporting will also be an element of your role.

Please submit your application with a detailed CV quoting reference number CAMEB17/18 and your name. Applications must address the selection criteria and be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format. Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered. Please ensure that in the subject line contains your full name and the file name email to employment@earlychildhood.org.au.

Access the full position description here.

Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered.

Closing date: 9:00 am Tuesday 26 September 2017

Contact Officer: Balreen Khaira, Recruitment Coordinator. If any queries please email on Recruitment@earlychildhood.org.au


Content Advisor – Melbourne

We are seeking applications for a full-time Content Advisor; you will work within the beyondblue National Education Program (bbNEP) content development team to provide early childhood knowledge, expertise and context. This position will be located in Melbourne at beyondblue office in Hawthorn. As a Content Advisor you will contribute to the development and implementation of the bbNEP Content Development plan. Support the execution of communication plan to transition from KidsMatter to bbNEP and the ongoing implementation of bbNEP strategies and establish and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders in the early childhood education and care sector.

Please submit your application with a detailed CV quoting reference number CA17/18 and your name. Applications must address the selection criteria and be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format. Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered. Please ensure that in the subject line contains your full name and the file name email to employment@earlychildhood.org.au.

Access the full position description here.

Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered.

Closing date: 9:00 am Tuesday 26 September 2017

Contact Officer: Balreen Khaira, Recruitment Coordinator. If any queries please email on Recruitment@earlychildhood.org.au


National Education Program Consultant – Multiple positions located across Australia

We are seeking applications for full-time Consultants; you will work within the beyondblue National Education Program (bbNEP) team to guide and support early childhood services and schools In the implementation of the bbNEP.  As Consultants you will recruit, register and engage early learning services in promoting the mental health promotion, facilitation, mentoring and support early childhood services/ schools to implement the bbNEP. Ensure Quality Assurance adhering to work practices, methods and procedures as being met. Collaboration, relationship and connecting with teams to promote program and establishing linkages between bbNEP and the early childhood sector.

Please submit your application with a detailed CV quoting reference number NEPC17/18 and your name. Applications must address the selection criteria and be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format. Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered. Please ensure that in the subject line contains your full name and the file name email to employment@earlychildhood.org.au.

Access the full position description here.

Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered.

Closing date: 9:00 am Tuesday 3 October 2017

Contact Officer: Balreen Khaira, Recruitment Coordinator. If any queries please email on Recruitment@earlychildhood.org.au.


State Manager – 4 positions location in Capital cities 

We are seeking applications for 4x full-time State Managers. The State Managers will be responsible for oversight of a team of consultants with the assigned states/territories. The State Manager will support the engagement of participating early childhood services and schools in the implementation of the beyondblue National Education Program (bbNEP). Responsibilities of the position include but not limited to; provide leadership, direction and support for a team of bbNEP consultants, responding to program developments, monitor documentation and reporting of recruitment, implementations, progression and evaluation.

Please submit your application with a detailed CV quoting reference number SM417/18 and your name. Applications must address the selection criteria and be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format, ensure that in the subject line contains your full name and the file name email to employment@earlychildhood.org.au.

Access the full position description here.

Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered.

Closing date: 9:00 am Tuesday 26 September 2017

Contact Officer: Balreen Khaira, Recruitment Coordinator. If any queries please email on Recruitment@earlychildhood.org.au

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Professional Learning General Manager – Canberra

We are seeking applications for a full-time Professional Learning General Manager. The Professional Learning General Manager is responsible for leading ECA’s work in the provision of professional learning for the early childhood sector. Responsibilities of the position include providing leadership to the ECA Learning Hub team and the Conference and Events teams as well as monitoring the professional learning needs of the early childhood sector.

Applications must address the selection criteria and be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format. Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered. Along with the response to the selection criteria, applications must include a CV listing 2 referees and are to be submitted by Sunday, 17 September 2017 via email to employment@earlychildhood.org.au.

Access the full position description here.

Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered.

Contact Officer: Cath Cotter, National Operations Manager on 02 6242 1800.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.