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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.

If you have a passion for public education, social justice and the union movement, then consider a career with the AEU.

We are an equal opportunity employer and highly encourage women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people and others who may face structural barriers in our society to apply.

We currently have two vacancies available.

Organiser - Geelong

The union has a full-time permanent vacancy for an Organiser to work in the Recruitment Training and Campaigning unit (RTC) in the Geelong office. 

The role of the RTC is to build AEU workplace strength by increasing membership levels and developing activism and involvement in the union. The organisers work as part of a team to recruit new members, find and develop activists, build union structures, and encourage involvement in union campaigns.

Remuneration: Annual salary of $129,406 
Enquiries: Questions about this vacancy can be directed to Eleisha Mullane, RTC Manager, via email [email protected]
Applications: Send to Jenny Evans, HR and Organisational Development Manager, AEU Victorian Branch, by email to [email protected] by 12 midday Wednesday, 30 November 2022.

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All applications must address the following selection criteria:

 

  • An understanding of organising theory, strategy and practice and application of the principles and techniques of organising.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct successful organising campaigns that build membership and sustainable union structures.
  • Ability to develop, implement and analyse organising plans.
  • Ability to provide advice, mentor, coach and develop AEU representatives and activists.
  • High level verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including:
    • the ability to communicate with a diverse audience
    • the ability to communicate complex matters clearly, objectively, and calmly
    • the ability to organise and recruit over the phone and in person
    • the ability to write clear, accurate and concise documents 
  • Ability to build and maintain effective professional relationships with key stakeholders including working 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.
  • Understanding of gender, cultural and diversity issues that impact on the union’s membership.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications.
  • Demonstrated active commitment to unionism.
  • An understanding of and commitment to public education.
  • Current Victorian drivers licence.

HR and Organisational Development Manager

The union has a full-time permanent vacancy for an HR and Organisational Development (OD) Manager to work in the Melbourne Office. The HR & OD Manager works with AEU leadership and other managers to maximise the effectiveness of the work of the AEU. They use planning, review and development tools and approaches to improve organisational systems, capacity, and culture to assist the AEU in meeting its’ strategic priorities. The HR & OD Manager is also responsible for the development and coordination of the Human Resources and Occupational Health and Safety functions of the AEU

Remuneration: Annual salary of $152,092
Enquiries: Questions about this vacancy can be directed to Jenny Evans, HR and Organisational Development Manager, via email [email protected].
Applications: Send to Jenny Evans, HR and Organisational Development Manager, AEU Victorian Branch, by email to [email protected] by 5.00pm Monday 5 December, 2022.

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All applications must address the following selection criteria:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, coach, and develop others.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of how to successfully develop, manage and implement organisational change.
  • High level understanding of union priorities, structures, challenges, and strategies for building membership and activism including knowledge of organising theory, strategy, and practice.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic and operational planning, including monitoring and review and resource management to ensure required organisational outcomes are met.
  • Ability to develop and implement organisational policies and procedures in HR and OHS.
  • An understanding of Australian employment laws and OH&S legislation.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to build and maintain effective professional relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to show initiative and demonstrate high level organisational skills including being able to work to deadlines, prioritise work, and manage multiple matters concurrently.
  • Demonstrated commitment to unionism.
  • An understanding of and commitment to public education.

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