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. When we have current vacancies in the ECA National Office, based in Canberra, ACT they are advertised below. 

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

Current positions

Online Communications Officer

The Online Communications Officer is a key support position within the Communications and Marketing team, supporting the work of ECA and its projects through helping to implement communication strategies, projects and national campaigns.

The position will support producing and implementing all digital and social media for ECA, and its diverse projects and campaigns.The position is accountable for the Kidsmatter social media accounts and their technical support, as well as assisting in the development of general ECA communication. This would include ECA projects and campaign support including assisting in the creation and scheduling of ECA/project digital content, with a particular focus on social media, blogs and stakeholder communication.

Reporting structures

The Online Communication Officer reports to the Communication and Marketing Executive Manager and takes daily directions from the Communications Coordinator and the KidsMatter Implementation Manager, and also works closely with: the Media and Campaign Manager; the Retail Marketing and Advertising Manager; as well as the Learning Hub, events and project teams at ECA.

Application Process

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 Midnight Sunday 5 February 2017 via email to employment@earlychildhood.org.au.

Position Information Kit (including selection criteria and application information).

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

Shortlisted candidates may be required for an interview in February 2017.


Client/Sales Representative

The Client/Sales Representative is a key position within the Marketing and Communications Team, supporting the work of ECA through the implementation the Learning Hub Marketing Plans and ECA Membership growth tactics. As a member of this team, you will help to grow our base of clients, as well as helping us to meet key milestones and financial goals of the ECA Business Plan. The Client/Sales Representative will be provided supervision, training and support by the Communications and Marketing Executive Manager.

Reporting structures

The Client/Sales Representative reports to the Marketing and Communication Executive Manager and will work closely with the Learning Hub team, the Marketing and Communications team, and the Customer Service Team at ECA.

Application Process

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 two referees and are to be submitted by Midnight Sunday 5 February 2017 via email to employment@earlychildhood.org.au.

Position Information Kit (including selection criteria and application information).

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

Shortlisted candidates may be required for an interview in February 2017.


Events Officer

The Events Officer role supports the successful organising of the ECA National Conference and other events. This position includes a range of administrative and organisational support to the management of the ECA National Conference and events to ensure their smooth running. This is completed in accordance with the relevant work plan timelines and ECA’s policy and procedures.
This position involves corresponding with key stakeholders, committees and attendees on the phone, via email or written correspondence. The position includes a high level of administration support across all areas of the conference and events and requires communication with suppliers, and all other work teams within ECA.

Reporting structures

The Events Officer reports to the National Conference and Events Coordinator as well as working closely with the all other teams within ECA. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities or delegations.

Application Process

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 9am Monday 30 January 2017 via email to employment@earlychildhood.org.au.

Position Information Kit (including selection criteria and application information).

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

Shortlisted candidates may be required for an interview in February 2017.