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The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war or on operational service and those who have served our nation in times of conflict. Its mission is leading remembrance and understanding of Australia’s wartime experience.

The Role

The  Executive Officer to the Director and Council is a key position within the Executive team, and provides administrative and strategic support to the Memorial’s Director and Council.  The role requires excellent organisation, time management and interpersonal skills, and a high level of discretion.

The successful candidate will perform a range of duties, including:

The Executive Officer also provides secretariat functions for the Council, which includes:

From time to time, the Executive Officer is required to participate in activities outside of the core duties of the role, such as attendance at ceremonies, assisting with VIP tours or contributing to corporate projects and activities.

Our ideal candidate

The Executive Officer will be proactive, approachable, helpful and professional in performing the above duties.

Our ideal candidate will have a strong understanding and appreciation of the Memorial’s purpose and mission, and demonstrate a level of empathy when delivering the requirements of the role.

The Executive Officer will be energetic and motivated in their support of the Director and Council to achieve the Memorial’s strategic and operational objectives.  They will be flexible, reliable and resilient; maintaining confidentiality and exercising diplomacy at all times.

The Executive Officer’s core capabilities include planning, prioritisation, and collaboration, in addition to influential communication and an ability to manage a range of functions concurrently.

A background in one or more of the following is desirable: senior executive support, secretariat services, complex correspondence/report writing, administration.

The Memorial is committed to workplace diversity and maintains an environment that values the contribution of people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The Memorial welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. To be eligible for ongoing or non-ongoing employment, Australian Citizenship is required.

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