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.

Open Roles


Consultant | Early Childhood Mental Health

Early Childhood Australia

Sydney, NSW or Brisbane, QLD

Be You Consultants are the human face of Be You. Working primarily online, they provide tailored implementation support to learning communities, support adaptation of the Be You framework to diverse contexts, and help our audience translate knowledge into practice. In doing so, Consultants support learning communities to make positive, meaningful and sustainable change around mental health and wellbeing. 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.

We are seeking applications for a fixed term 12 month parental leave replacement position. The position can be located in Sydney or Brisbane.

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Member & Collaboration Officer

Early Childhood Australia

Canberra, ACT

The Member & Collaboration Officer will facilitate collaboration across the ECA Network, including the eight State/Territory Committees, Regional Networks and the National Reconciliation Advisory Group.

The role will maintain and evolve systems for stakeholder management and information sharing to build relationships between ECA staff and volunteers who serve on our committees and groups. It will also support collaborative projects and activities that strengthen ECA at both State/Territory and National level, grow our membership and provide opportunities for members to be engaged in our work.

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ECA Learning Hub Executive Manager

Early Childhood Australia
Canberra, ACT

The ECA Learning Hub Executive Manager is a pivotal senior leadership role overseeing the development and deployment of cutting-edge online learning resources and special projects. The ECA Learning Hub Executive Manager exemplifies dynamic leadership, strategic vision, and proven team management skills, contributing to the success of projects that shape the future of learning resources. With a deep understanding of early childhood and adult education, coupled with practical experience in online professional learning, you become a driving force in the development and deployment of cutting-edge initiatives. Engage actively with stakeholders to identify evolving needs, maintaining collaborative working relationships across teams, and be part of shaping the future of early childhood education at ECA Learning Hub!

This presents an exceptional opportunity to cover a 12-month leave position, offering a chance for professional growth and career acceleration.

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Digital Marketing and Communications Officer

Early Childhood Australia
Canberra, ACT

The Digital Marketing and Communications Officer is a key position within the Marketing and Communications team. Working across the organisation, the Digital Marketing and Communications Officer is responsible for implementing effective marketing and communication activities, including the development, implementation, and reporting of digital campaigns across a range of online touchpoints including but not limited to social media platforms, website, search engine, email, and video.

This role contributes to the purpose, vision and mission of Early Childhood Australia by raising awareness, building brand equity and marketing products and services, including ECA’s range of professional learning, publications and other retail product offerings.

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To find out more and apply, please email Chris Barry, General Manager Marketing and Communications (cbarry@earlychildhood.org.au)


Sales and Customer Service Officer

Early Childhood Australia

Melbourne, Vic

The Sales and Customer Service Officer is a key position in ECA, undertaking direct sales of ECA products and services – including the ECA Learning Hub, which provides online professional learning for educators; membership, events and publications – to meet the needs of service providers and individuals within the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector. Integral to this role is a strong sales focus, and building and maintaining positive relationships with our members and customers.

This role also supports the ECA Customer Service Team with inbound enquiries, including phone enquiries, responding to emails, processing customer orders, and providing assistance and troubleshooting for ECA Learning Hub customers.

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Inclusion Professional

Early Childhood Australia NT Branch

Alice Springs, NT

Are you interested in being a game changer in our early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector?

Are you passionate about ALL children getting to access, participate and contribute to high quality early learning and care environments in their very formative developmental years?

Do you have a particular interest and skill in working with children experiencing multiple and complex vulnerabilities to get a fair go?

If so, then come and work with Early Childhood Australia, NT (ECANT).

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Apply via email. Email Catherine Clucas- catherine.clucas@ecant.org.au


Inclusion Professional Support Officer

Early Childhood Australia NT Branch
Alice Springs, NT

We are looking for a person to come and work with us in our busy Early Childhood Australia (ECA) Alice Springs Inclusion Support Team.

ECANT operates the federal government-funded Inclusion Support Program (ISP) across the whole of the Northern Territory supporting early childhood education and care services in urban, rural and remote communities to increase capacity and capability to include ALL children.

The ISP Support Officer role is a full-time role based in Alice Springs.  

The purpose of the role is to provide operational, administration and practical support to the ISP team in the Alice Springs office, contributing to an efficient and professional service delivery of inclusion support across the southern region of the NT.

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Apply via email. Email Catherine Clucas- catherine.clucas@ecant.org.au


2 x Inclusion Professional Positions Darwin, NT

Early Childhood Australia NT Branch

Darwin, NT

Are you interested in being a game changer in our early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector?

Are you passionate about ALL children and families getting to access, participate and contribute to high quality early learning and care environments in their very formative developmental years?

Do you have a particular interest and skill working with services and communities to provide quality inclusive practices and environments for all children and families?

If so, then come and work with Early Childhood Australia, NT (ECANT).

ECANT operates the federal government-funded Inclusion Support Program (ISP) across the whole of the Northern Territory supporting ECEC services in urban, rural and remote communities to increase capacity and capability to include ALL children.

We currently have two full-time Inclusion Professional positions open in Darwin, involving overnight stays in very remote Aboriginal communities. Successful candidates will work closely with services, families, communities, and other stakeholders. These positions are on fixed-term contracts until June 30, 2025, and there is potential for extension subject to funding availability. We invite interested candidates to apply now, with interviews and the start date scheduled for early in the New Year of 2024.

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Apply via email to Filomena Lay – filomena.lay@ecant.org.au

2 x NDIS Early Childhood Professionals Darwin, NT

Early Childhood Australia NT Branch
Darwin, NT

An exciting opportunity exists to join Early Childhood Australia as a NDIS Early Childhood Practitioner. As the NDIS ECA Partner in the Community, we deliver the Early Childhood Approach within the Darwin Urban Service area, including Palmerston and Litchfield, assisting families by focusing on a family-centred and strengths-based approach to early childhood intervention.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5pm CST Friday 19th January 2024, with interviews starting the week of 22nd of January 2024.   

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Expressions of Interest


Invitation for the position of Editor of the Australasian Journal of Early Childhood

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is seeking an Editor for the Australasian Journal of Early Childhood (AJEC). This voluntary position will require the selected candidate to work with the AJEC Committee on building the journal’s citations, quality and ranking

Responsibilities of the role

The candidate will be required to:

  • oversee the processes of AJEC
  • work closely with our publishing partner, SAGE
  • liaise with the authors who provide content for the journal, the peer reviewers who comment on the suitability of manuscripts for publication, the readers and the publishers of the journal
  • monitor and ensure the fairness, timeliness, thoroughness and appropriateness of the peer-review process.

Email publishing@earlychildhood.org.au

Invitation for Committee Members for the Australasian Journal of Early Childhood

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is seeking two new members for the Australasian Journal of Early Childhood (AJEC) Committee.

Responsibilities of the role

As part of the essential criteria, applicants are required to:

  • have knowledge of the early childhood sector, and at least a master’s degree or higher in a relevant area
  • be a member of ECA
  • ensure that they are operating in ways consistent with the ECA Code of Ethics
  • have a track record as a published author of peer-reviewed academic articles
  • provide evidence of scholarship and/or experience in research
  • commit time and contribute to the review and referee process
  • attend online committee meetings
  • attend AJEC research events
  • demonstrate expertise in working in the online environment.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5pm CST Friday 17th November with an expected starting date of Monday 15th January 2024. 

Email publishing@earlychildhood.org.au