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The Australian Education Union represents and advocates for teachers, principals and education support staff working in public education in schools, early childhood, TAFE and adult education.

As the Victorian branch of the AEU, we are proud to represent around 50,000 members. Nationally, the AEU is 185,000 strong. If you have a passion for public education, social justice and the union movement, then consider a career with the AEU.

There are currently five vacancies.

Executive Assistant

The role: Your role as executive assistant will be to provide high level support to key senior leaders in carrying out their responsibilities for their respective portfolios. In doing so, you will ensure that integrity and professionalism is maintained at all times.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Diary management.
  • Monitoring, prioritising and actioning emails and correspondence.
  • Preparation and planning for meetings including the preparation and distribution of agendas, collating papers and coordinating follow up action items.
  • Assist in preparation of reports, presentations and briefing notes.
  • Keep track of all deadlines.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills required:

  • To be considered for this position, you will have extensive experience working in a similar role supporting senior/executive leaders where confidentiality is paramount.
  • Together with your exceptional organisational skills where you can manage multiple priorities in a demanding environment, you are highly skilled at anticipating the needs of those you are supporting.
  • You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and can liaise with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • You are also comfortable working autonomously as well as part of a wider team.

Remuneration: Attractive package and benefits.

Enquiries and applications: Join the key voice advocating for accessible, high-quality public education in Australia, submit your resume and covering letter in MS Word format to [email protected] quoting # 33647 or phone Emma Naglieri on 03 8319 4080 for further information.

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Coordinator of Organising

The role: Reporting to the branch secretary the coordinator of organising is responsible for managing the recruitment training and campaign unit (RTC). Working closely with the leadership team and other work groups you will coordinate the organising effort for the union.

This is a key role within the union as the work of the RTC drives membership and builds activism and involvement of its members.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Drive membership growth and activism for the leading voice for public education in Australia.
  • Manage the recruitment, training and campaigning unit.
  • Excellent package and benefits.

You will:

  • Lead and manage three team leaders and a wider team of 30 organisers and staff.
  • Work with the leadership team at the AEU to develop and implement strategic and operational planning.
  • Develop and implement innovative organising strategies/techniques that deliver on AEU priorities and goals.
  • Develop team leaders and staff through coaching, mentoring and professional development opportunities.

Skills required:

  • This role is suited to someone who holds a similar position within another union, or is a team leader or lead organiser ready to step up to the next level. You understand the role and the challenges of organising within a union and how to lead and motivate a large team in a changing environment.
  • You will be a confident organiser, your extensive experience working on the ground will have given you the ability to understand the challenges of building power in workplaces and the skills to develop and mentor your team.
  • You will be an excellent people manager, passionate and resilient with a strong commitment to building powerful unions.
  • A current driver’s licence is essential.

Enquiries and applications: Join the key voice advocating for accessible, high-quality public education in Australia, submit your resume and covering letter in MS Word format to [email protected] quoting #33692 or phone Emma Naglieri or Emma Adams on 03 8319 4080 for further information.

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Project Officer – Principal Class Recruitment 

The AEU has a fixed term position available for a Project Officer in its Melbourne office to recruit principal class members in Terms 3 and 4 in 2017.  

The project officer will work within the recruitment training and campaigning unit to recruit principal class members to the AEU.  

The project officer will identify targets for recruitment, develop recruitment strategies and recruit new AEU members. Intensive and high quality training will be provided.

You will return to your role at the end of this experience with:

  • new and improved skills,
  • a greater understanding of how the union operates, and
  • a renewed enthusiasm for your active role in the AEU and an ability to translate what you have learned to your work in your workplace.

Remuneration: The full time annual salary for this position is $106,299. 

Enquiries: Click here for a full position description. Questions about this vacancy can be directed to Glennis Pitches, principal class organiser on 03 9417 2822.

Expressions of interest: An expression of interest form is available here. Send the completed form with a 1 – 2 page statement addressing the selection criteria to Jenny Evans, HR and organisational development manager, AEU Victorian Branch, by email to [email protected] by 12 midday, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Please note:  Successful applicants will need to get leave approved by their employer. All expressions of interest must be on the form and include a short statement addressing the following selection criteria.

Selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated active commitment to unionism and the AEU.
  • Skills and experience in recruiting potential members.
  • An understanding of the importance of union growth and a passion and enthusiasm for recruiting potential members to the union.
  • High level verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to show initiative and demonstrate high level organisational skills including being able to work to deadlines, prioritise work, and manage multiple matters concurrently.
  • An understanding of and commitment to public education.
  • Current Victorian drivers licence (some regional travel required).

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Project Officer – TAFE Recruitment 

The AEU has a fixed term position available for two project officers in its Melbourne office to recruit TAFE members in Terms 3 and 4 in 2017. 

The project officers will work within the recruitment training and campaigning unit to recruit TAFE members to the AEU.  

The project officer will identify targets for recruitment, develop recruitment strategies and recruit new AEU members. Intensive and high quality training will be provided.

You will return to your role at the end of this experience with:

  • new and improved skills, 
  • a greater understanding of how the union operates, and
  • a renewed enthusiasm for your active role in the AEU and an ability to translate what you have learned to your work in your workplace.

Remuneration: The full time annual salary for this position is $106,299.

Enquiries: Click here for a full position description. Questions about this vacancy can be directed to Jenny Evans, HR and organisational development manager on 03 9417 2822.

Expressions of interest: An expression of interest form is available here. Send the completed form with a 1 – 2 page statement addressing the selection criteria to Jenny Evans, HR and organisational development manager, AEU Victorian Branch, by email to [email protected] by 12 midday, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Please note: Successful applicants will need to get leave approved by their employer. All expressions of interest must be on the form and include a short statement addressing the following selection criteria.

Selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated active commitment to unionism and the AEU within the TAFE sector.
  • Skills and experience in recruiting potential members.
  • An understanding of the importance of union growth and a passion and enthusiasm for recruiting potential members to the union.
  • High level verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to show initiative and demonstrate high level organisational skills including being able to work to deadlines, prioritise work, and manage multiple matters concurrently.
  • An understanding of and commitment to public education.
  • Current Victorian drivers licence. 

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