Administrative Co-ordinator - ACTU Organising Centre

The ACTU Organising Centre provides education and campaigning support to unions affiliated to the ACTU. Your role will be to coordinate the administrative operation of the ACTU Organising Centre.

- Fix term Parental Leave contract working at the peak body for the Australian union movement. 
- Excellent opportunity, Melbourne CBD based.

 

Job Purpose

The ACTU Organising, Education and Campaign Centre (Organising Centre) provides education and campaigning support to Australian Unions affiliated to the ACTU. The Centre has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. The administrative staff of the Centre provide support in the form of: course administration, compliance and quality management, office management, resources administration, and executive support.

Organisational Accountabilities

  1. Willingness to work in accordance with ACTU and ACTU Organising Centre policy and procedure.
  2. Commitment to the values and principles of trade unionism.
  3. Capacity to exercise judgment and discretion within a politically sensitive environment.
  4. Respect for cultural and social diversity within the workforce and the community.

Position Objectives

  1. Coordinate the administrative operation of the ACTU Organising Centre.
  2. Supervise the Administrative Officers of the ACTU Organising Centre.
  3. Oversee administrative and communication systems to support the work of the ACTU Organising Centre Director and staff of the ACTU Organising Centre. 

Specific Duties

  1. Oversee appropriate systems for the administration of scheduled courses, and non-scheduled training, including co-ordinating the development of the Organising Centre’s annual course schedule.
  2. Coordinate and oversee appropriate systems to support the day-to-day operation of the Organising Centre, including office maintenance, meeting and training support, facilities management, and liaison with other ACTU entities.
  3. Supervise the Organising Centre’s Administrative Officers, including distribution of workload and monitoring of work progress.
  4. Oversee appropriate administrative support systems for Organising Centre Directors, Educators, Support and other Administrative staff, including allocation of administrative resources when required, provision of regular data/statistical reports, and provision of assistance and advice regarding administrative, financial or organisational procedures.
  5. Assist the Director and the Compliance and Grants Officer with financial support including monitoring annual compliance and reporting timelines and overseeing coding for PET/TUEF/OC income and expenditure.
  6. Work closely with the ACTU Events Manager for Organising Centre’s events.
  7. Work in collaboration with the RTO Compliance Officer and Compliance and Grants Officer, acting as part of a team to ensure appropriate compliance requirements are met.
  8. Oversee appropriate file and record-management systems, including storage of organisational files, and student records.
  9. Meet regularly with the ACTU Organising Centre Director and ensure admin and support responsibilities are being delivered.

Qualifications

  1. Relevant Administration and/or Business Administration tertiary qualifications preferred, but not essential.

Skills and Experience

  1. Highly developed organisational, administrative and communication skills.
  2. Extensive experience in office coordination, process development and review, executive support and staff supervision.
  3. Highly developed skills in managing multiple tasks and competing priorities, and in meeting conflicting deadlines in a fast-pace environment.
  4. Capacity to develop knowledge of the Australian Vocational Training System, State and Commonwealth training subsidies and incentives.
  5. Capacity to exercise judgment and discretion when dealing with politically sensitive and/or confidential information.
  6. Capacity to use the following computer applications and technologies to an Intermediate-Advanced Level: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer. Beginners Level: Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator.

Key Selection Criteria (Essential)

  1. Demonstrated high-level experience (in excess of five years) working in an administration management or office coordination role.
  2. Demonstrated experience in the provision of quality administrative support services to managers and staff.
  3. Ability to work autonomously, problem-solve, and take initiative in the resolution of administrative problems (both systemic and one-off).
  4. Proven ability to prepare and communicate information clearly and professionally (both verbally and in written form), to prepare statistical and written reports, and to prepare correspondence on behalf of management.

Key Selection Criteria (Desirable)

  1. Experience in a TAFE/Registered Training Organisation, working within compliance and reporting standards.

The ACTU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The salary for this role is based on skills and experience, with 15% superannuation and other excellent conditions offered.

Please forward applications by no later than 5pm Friday 5th May to jmitchell@actu.org.au

Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

For a confidential discussion regarding the position please contact Joseph Mitchell on (03) 9664 7357.

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ACTU Indigenous Officer

The ACTU is committed to Indigenous employment, education and training, human rights and representation, equity and social justice. This position plays a key role in executing the ACTU’s strategy in this area, and in ensuring that the priority campaigns of the ACTU have an element specifically addressing the needs of indigenous Australians.

ACTU Indigenous Officer

ACTU - Level 5

Permanent position

Job Purpose

The ACTU is committed to Indigenous employment, education and training, human rights and representation, equity and social justice. This position plays a key role in executing the ACTU’s strategy in this area, and in ensuring that the priority campaigns of the ACTU have an element specifically addressing the needs of indigenous Australians. The position has a day to day focus on issues of Indigenous employment, education and training, human rights and representation, equity and social justice. The position is responsible for advising the ACTU leadership and departments on these issues.

This position is responsible for working with ACTU Officers and staff members in the implementation of general ACTU campaigns, policy and executive decisions, as they relate to Indigenous issues.                                                              

Specific Duties

This role undertakes a range of duties, which include:

  • Liaising with and providing appropriate support to all ACTU Officers and staff members working in the ACTU to ensure that policy development, programmes and campaigns include an Indigenous perspective in all areas of ACTU work;
  • Providing support, leadership and campaign advice to ACTU/Affiliate Indigenous organisers.
  • Liaising with relevant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and individuals, particularly those involved in employment, and advising the ACTU;
  • Fostering relationships with and liaising between unions, government and industry with a view to developing culturally appropriate employment and training opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers;
  • Working as part of the ACTU Campaign Centre to ensure ACTU and union campaigns are inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • Working with the ACTU Organising Centre on the inclusion of Indigenous issues in Organising Centre training courses, as appropriate;
  • Working with the ACTU Indigenous Committee to develop strategies for the implementation of ACTU policies in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, particularly in relation to employment;
  • Working with the Industrial and policy team to research, write and where appropriate, advocating submissions to various government and non‑government agencies in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander concerns and issues;
  • Organising the ACTU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Conference and other ACTU participation in Indigenous events;
  • With the Chair of the ACTU Indigenous Committee, representing the ACTU at appropriate national forums;
  • Developing appropriate material on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues for the ACTU Website, publications and where appropriate circulation to key stakeholders;
  • Work with the Industrial, Research and Policy team on a broader range of industrial and policy issues where necessary;
  • Develop and carry out detailed work plans;
  • Perform other responsibilities as required.

Internal Communication Requirements

  •  Liaison with the ACTU officers, campaigns, policy, education, OH&S and executive team staff as needed.

External Communication Requirements

  • ACTU affiliates, union secretaries/officials, governments, members of the public and relevant employers and organisations.

 Educational & Work experience qualifications

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in a Union organisation as an Organiser/Campaigns officer.

 Skills and Abilities

  • A knowledge and understanding of the major issues confronting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and workers.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including a sound level of knowledge and understanding of both cultures and societies and their protocols from a historical perspective and the issues which impact on them in a contemporary society.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to the labour movement.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Industrial Relations, the role and structure of unions and the benefits of union membership.
  • Sound knowledge & practical experience in running campaigns with organisers, delegates and communities.
  • A commitment to maintaining effective and open communication with colleagues, and ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with colleagues.
  • Ability to develop and participate in the development of policies, campaigns, strategies and events within the ACTU and broader union movement.
  • Well developed organisational skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines and manage conflicting priorities either autonomously or as part of a team.
  • A commitment to the values of the Trade Union movement.

The ACTU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The salary for this role is based on skills and experience, with 15% superannuation and other excellent conditions offered.

Please forward applications by no later than 5pm Friday 28 April 2017 to Kara Keys (kkeys@actu.org.au)

Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

For a confidential discussion regarding the position please contact Kara Keys on (03) 9664 7333.

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ACTU; Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander, Union Engagement and Education Organiser; North Queensland

The purpose of this role is to work with unions, their staff and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island union members and their communities to develop the organisational capacity for unions to successfully organise, campaign and grow.

Position Title: Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander, Union Engagement and Education Organiser

Full-Time FTE 1., 12 Month Contract Position

ACTU Level 5.1

Location: North Queensland

JOB PURPOSE:

The purpose of this role is to work with unions, their staff and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island union members and their communities to develop the organisational capacity for unions to successfully organise, campaign and grow.

Capacity building in unions and with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community will include but not be limited to:

  • Facilitating strategic planning
  • Facilitating campaign planning
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Develop and write best practice formal education courses
  • Deliver formal education courses, where necessary
  • Deliver education and capacity building training through forums, delegate development courses and community based activities.

You will be responsible for ensuring this portfolio is current and progressive in representing the values, priorities and requirements of the ACTU, affiliates and the union movement.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with unions to strengthen internal capacities and build programs that develop delegates and union staff.
  • Assist unions through providing education, mentoring, support and direction to organisers and other officials on campaigning and organising activities.
  • Provide support to unions on organising projects and campaigns.
  • Deliver a range of ACTU Courses aimed at improving the skills and knowledge of delegates, organisers and other union officials.
  • Where this role requires delivery of accredited training, comply with the Standards for RTOs, and with the relevant ACTU Organising Centre ‘Qualification Delivery Plan’.
  • Lead course development and implementation in union growth, campaigns and as directed.
  • Working toensure, develop and re-develop the content to be best practice for the OC, ACTU and wider labour movement including:

o   Course delivery (both classroom and digital)

o   Innovative content development & programming

o   Best practice, assessment, reassessment and renewal

o   Regular content evaluation and  implementation

o   Innovation and Currency in classrooms, to wider movement, online, for delegates, for unions, for peers and for colleague

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment or willingness to undertake and complete the qualification within a nominated period of time from commencement of employment.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrated experience within the trade union movement as an organiser and/or union educator.
  • Demonstrated track record in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and a strong sense of the importance of working with communities in a culturally appropriate & sensitive way.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues & union activism within ATSI communities.
  • Experience in developing and implementing: organising plans, collective bargaining campaigns, and issues-based workplace campaigns.
  • Demonstrated use of strategies to increase membership activism and promotion of union renewal and growth, as well as a commitment to working with unions to facilitate development in these areas.
  • Understanding and knowledge of contemporary industrial relations issues; equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination; and occupational health and safety issues impacting on Australian workplaces.
  • An understanding and knowledge of the Australian trade union movement, its values, policies, programs and organisational structure

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Highly developed analytical and organisational skills.
  • Well developed communication and decision making skills.
  • Ability to develop and implement plans and manage projects.
  • Well developed interpersonal skills and ability to demonstrate and model active listening, strategic questioning and motivational techniques.
  • Ability to facilitate group learning and work one on one.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to mentor and assist in the development of others.
  • Ability to use a range of computer applications for project management, communication, education and document writing.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Self-initiating and capable of prioritising multiple goals.
  • Capacity to exercise judgement, discretion and work in a politically sensitive environment.
  • Commitment to collaboration.
  • Self-awareness and a commitment to developing as an educator/organiser.
  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous learning.
  • Ability to work well and consistently under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Commitment to the values and principles of trade unionism.
  • Respect and value for the cultural and social diversity both within the workforce and the community.

OTHER

The position requires some interstate travel.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Demonstrated track record in working with  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and a strong sense of the importance of working with communities in a culturally appropriate & sensitive way;
  2. Demonstrated commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues & union activism within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  3. Demonstrated commitment to the values and principles of trade unionism and an ability to work with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
  4. Demonstrated ability to organise workers and develop workplace leaders.
  5. Demonstrated capacity to train, coach or mentor people in a group and one-on-one.
  6. Sound ability to identify and implement personal work practices that promote efficient self-organisation, accountability and learning.

The ACTU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The salary for this role is based on skills and experience, with 15% superannuation and other excellent conditions offered.

Please forward applications by no later than 5pm Friday 28 April 2017 to Kara Keys kkeys@actu.org.au

Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

For a confidential discussion regarding the position please contact Kara Keys on (03) 9664 7333.

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TWU Strategic Campaigner Sydney

The Strategic Campaigner’s main focus is to grow union power by assisting with the coordination and implementation of the Safe Rates campaign around the country through work with organisers and delegates.

Are you interested in fighting multinational corporations, organising the workers who carry our country and ensuring safer roads for everyone in Australia? Then the TWU needs to hear from you!

The Transport Workers’ Union of Australia (TWU) is one of Australia’s leading campaigning trade unions. Our union fights to give transport workers a powerful voice in support of social and economic justice.

We are seeking an experienced union campaigner to play a key role in Safe Rates, our road transport campaign. It’s an exciting year for the campaign, with a strong focus on public campaigning, political lobbying, organising, bargaining and reforming the transport industry by fighting billion dollar corporations. This role is essential to make this reform possible.

Role

The Strategic Campaigner’s main focus is to grow union power by assisting with the coordination and implementation of the Safe Rates campaign around the country through work with organisers and delegates. This is a role for someone who loves campaigning, organising, training, working with delegates and organisers, and putting in the effort to deliver real change.

The successful candidate will:

- Support the coordination and execution of the national campaign plan, including community campaigning and maximising member growth.

- Implementation of organising strategies, plans and projects across branches and nationally.

- Training and development of delegates and members across the campaign.

- Undertake and assist with research, planning, communications, and event management for campaign actions.

- Liaise with staff in other departments of the union to achieve success for the campaign.

- Build and manage relationships with staff in TWU state branches.

The successful applicant will ideally have:

- A proven track record as a union organiser. Experience with supply chain campaigning, training or development a plus.

- The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

- A willingness to understand and implement union growth strategies.

- Strong communications skills, including demonstrated ability to write reports and draft internal and external communications.

- Good IT communications skills, including experience with Excel and digital communications.

- An interest in learning how to lead other team members.

- A commitment to Labour values.

- The role will be based in our national office in Sydney, with interstate travel.

- Applications welcome from candidates with the required experience and a passion for human rights.

To apply, forward a Cover Letter CV to Emily McMillan, Chief of Campaigns, Transport Workers’ Union of Australia by email: jobs@twu.com.au For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Emily McMillan, Tel: 02 8114 6500.

 

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ACTU - Data Campaign Officer, Full-time, Melbourne VIC

You will play a key role in supporting the ACTU’s organising, social media and call centre teams by managing and maintaining data, reporting and analytics.

Data Campaign Officer

Full time. Based in Melbourne.

The ACTU is building a data team to help deliver our goals of growing the union movement and building a better future for all working people.

To do that we need a talented and motivated data campaigner who knows how to use technology to help our organisers, activists and unions achieve their best.

You will play a key role in supporting the ACTU’s organising, social media and call centre teams by managing and maintaining data, reporting and analytics. You will train up and support the union movement more generally on campaign software. This is also a great opportunity for the right person to spearhead ways for the ACTU and unions to improve how we use information to campaign smarter.

You will have:

  • Extensive experience working with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, such as Nation Builder, and Content Management Systems (CMS).
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Access.  
  • Database management,maintenance, reporting and analytics experience.
  • Proven record in improving processes.
  • Excellent ability to learn new software.
  • Share trade union values of social justice and solidarity.
  • Good track record in training non-specialists on using campaign software.
  • Great time management and communication skills.

You might have:

  • Familiarity with database queries, database design principles, and modern software development practices.
  • Experience developing standards and processes to improve data quality.
  • Knowledge of the trade union movement.
  • Experience in digital campaigning
  • Project management skills.

The ACTU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The salary for this role is based on skills and experience and is between $67,447 and $75,231, with 15% superannuation and other excellent conditions offered.

Please forward applications by no later than 5pm Friday 12th May to bmoxham@actu.org.au  

Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. 

For a confidential discussion regarding the position please contact Ben Moxham on 0400 285 045.

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