Executive Assistant

Edmund Rice Education Australia

 Location: Richmond, Victoria



Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) is a National Not-for-Profit Organisation, responsible for the governance and administration of 55 Catholic schools in the Edmund Rice tradition across Australia. Our schools, located across all states and territories, are diverse and include primary, secondary and early learning centres, co-educational and boys’ education, regional and rural, day and boarding, special schools, and flexible learning centres for disenfranchised young people.



We offer competitive remuneration, salary packaging, leave loading and additional leave provisions. Our location in Central Richmond is conveniently located close by to public transport and surrounded by some of Melbourne’s best cafes and restaurants! The EREA National Office is a friendly and supportive environment, made up of approx 40 team members, who take pride in our work and our individual and collective achievements. Your work is rewarding and makes a difference in the education and lives of over 40,000 young people across Australia.


ABOUT THE ROLE:           

This is an exciting opportunity to play a vital role in supporting the National Director School Engagement and Director of Schools – VIC/TAS. This full-time role is responsible for providing professional executive and administrative support to these two key members of the EREA Leadership Team (both Melbourne-based). The role requires initiative, the ability to self-start and capacity to value add.

This would be a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Executive Assistant or someone with the transferrable skills looking to make a career change.

The School Engagement Team works closely with school Principals, Deputy Principals, Heads of Campus and school communities to provide strategic oversight of the leadership and administration of EREA schools.


As a key addition to this team, some of your responsibilities will include:

*High level diary and calendar management including coordinating and organising meetings (internal and external)

*Monitoring emails and taking telephone calls with a high degree of professionalism, accuracy, discretion and confidentiality

*Booking and amending travel requirements

*Document production (eg. reports and presentations) to a high standard in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and other platforms, and formatting and proofreading documents with a high level of accuracy

*Developing and distributing agendas, recording minutes and following up the status of action items

*Assisting with conducting research, gathering and compiling data

*Coordinating all arrangements and bookings for events

*Executive support to assist in the transition to a new governance structure

*Other general administrative tasks as required.



To succeed in the role you will have:

*Excellent organisation, administration and prioritisation skills

*Competency in arranging meetings/events

*Consistency and a strong attention to detail

*Effective verbal and written communication skills

*A courteous, engaging and efficient manner

*The ability to work collaboratively in a team and autonomously

*Effective time management, achieving deadlines and follow up of actions

*Confidence to seek out information/ raw data on topics as requested

*A proactive approach and high levels of initiative

*A strong work ethic

*Competency in using Microsoft software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams (and in learning to use new software)

*An understanding of or openness to Catholic Education in the Edmund Rice tradition


Please view the Position Description below for more details about the role.



Applications can be addressed to Dr Craig Wattam, EREA Executive Director, and emailed to recruitment@erea.edu.au. Please include a:

1.Current CV

2.Cover Letter, outlining your interest in and suitability for the position (no more than 2 pages)


Please contact Madison McQuiggan on (03) 9426 3205 or recruitment@erea.edu.au for a confidential conversation about the role.

Employment is subject to compliance with the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Directions. The successful applicant must possess (or be eligible to obtain) and maintain a current Working With Children Check.




All applicants will be subject to EREA and legislative screening procedures. These checks are consistent with EREA’s commitment to child protection policies and procedures. 

Edmund Rice Education Australia is committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

Edmund Rice Education Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.