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Officer Manager and Executive Assistant
About the role

The McKell Institute is seeking an Office Manager & Executive Assistant, based in its Sydney headquarters. Reporting directly to the CEO, the role would suit an enthusiastic early career professional with an interest in progressive public policy, politics, able to work independently and in a team environment.

Full time preferred, but part time arrangements considered for suitable candidates. WFH & flexible work arrangements available.

Essential attributes
  • Full time availability.
    • 0.5-0.8 across four or five days would be considered.
  • Some experience in office administration or project support.
  • Detailed oriented with excellent organisational skills, and an ability to prioritise and manage multiple deadlines.
  • High level communication skills, including the ability to write letters and emails using appropriate titles and other signifiers of high-grade business communication.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and creative skills.
  • Strong computer literacy across a range of systems and platforms including CRM software, Canva, Microsoft 365, social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and Zoom, among others.
  • Independent and self-motivated with an ability to show initiative, work autonomously and collaboratively, and be comfortable with ambiguity at times.
Desired attributes
  • Interested and engaged in progressive causes.
  • Passionate about public policy.
  • Broadly familiar with Australia’s current political system.
  • An understanding and interest in event management and communications.
  • Basic graphic design and copy-editing skills.
Equal opportunity employer

The McKell Institute recognises that our work benefits greatly from the unique skills and expertise of individuals of diverse experiences and aims to create a culture that is respectful and inclusive. First Nations peoples, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disability and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are encouraged to apply.

  • $75,000 pro rata + 11 per cent superannuation

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For more information on the role, please contact Jesse Kartomi Thomas via

To apply, please send your resume and brief cover letter to Applications close 5pm Friday 3 May 2024.