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.

Positions currently available

Early Childhood Australia NT Branch—Executive Manager

ECA NT is seeking a dynamic leader with strong communication skills, who is able to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders and nurture key relationships with the Early Childhood and Disability Sectors, Government, funding partners and ECA members.

Additionally candidates should have a track record for organisational excellence, advocacy, innovation and business development. A strategic leader, people and operational manager who has knowledge and experience in Early Childhood, Community and/or Disability Services.

The position is full time.  Remuneration will be negotiable dependent upon qualifications and experience.

If you have the drive, ability, and attributes to fulfill this role, and would like to part of a team of dedicated professionals working to improve outcomes for young children then we encourage you to apply.

To be successful in the role you will have the following skills and attributes:

  • Understanding of the not-for-profit landscape
  • Min 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Qualifications in Early Childhood, Community and/ or Disability services
  • Post graduate qualification in leadership and/or Management highly desirable
  • Be values driven
  • Proven ability to think critically and strategically
  • Appetite for identifying opportunities to innovate and drive growth
  • Strong commitment to stakeholder relationships
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills including tender and grant applications and proposal writing skills
  • Ability to assess advocacy needs and provide advice
  • Experience in contract management and related reporting, governance, and compliance
  • Ability to set clear priorities, delegate and guide investment in people and systems

About Early Childhood Australia NT Branch (ECA NT):

ECA NT Branch is the Northern Territory Branch of Early Childhood Australia (ECA). As national peak, ECA supports ongoing advocacy for the best interests of young children with the vision ‘every young child thriving and learning’. To achieve this vision, ECA NT champions the rights of young children to thrive and learn at home, in the community, within early learning settings and through the early years of schooling.

The NT Branch is the Northern Territory Inclusion Agency (NT-IA) and NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Partner in the Darwin Urban region. ECA NT provides professional learning, family programs and undertakes projects for and with Government and other like-minded stakeholders. The ECA NT Branch has a staff of 27 located across the NT with the main office in Berrimah and office locations in Alice Springs, Coolalinga and Katherine.

Applications will be reviewed as received, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to live and work in Australia. A Working with Children Check (or State/Territory equivalent) and a Police Check are required for this position.

Applications close: 9:00am Monday 3 August 2020

Apply for ECA NT Branch—Executive Manager the through the Seek website

For more information contact the ECA NT Office on Ph: 0889867142

Contact Liaison Officer—Be You Bushfire Response Project—Illawarra-Shoalhaven Region

We are seeking applications a full-time Be You Bushfire Recovery Contact Liaison Officer. This position is fixed term from appointment until June 30, 2021.

The Bushfire Response Program identifies thirteen bushfire affected Regions, with the position required to be place based. The position is located in Illawarra-Shoalhaven, Southern New South Wales.

The Bushfire Response Program has established a new workforce in addition to the existing national team of Be You Consultants. Be You Bushfire Response Contact Liaison Officers will support Early Learning Services in bushfire impacted regions to provide a Model of Recovery, together with the Be You Initiative Consultants.

Be You promotes mental health and wellbeing, from the early years to 18, and offers future and current educators and learning communities evidence-based online professional learning, complemented by a range of tools and resources to turn learning into action. Be You empowers educators, helping them to develop valuable mental health skills and knowledge, while also providing an effective model for implementing a whole-learning community approach to mental health and wellbeing.

To be successful in this role you will have a proven track record in training mentoring for early learning services with some knowledge of mental health promotion and prevention.

Early Childhood Australia is seeking a person with in depth knowledge of the early childhood education and care sector. You will possess a high level of self-motivation and initiative, adopt a team-focus and be committed to meeting project deliverables.

Access the full position description here.

Application process: To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to: Employment@earlychildhood.org.au

Applications close: 5:00pm (AEST) Thursday 13 August 2020