Executive Assistant

at Autism Camp Australia
Location Sydney, Australia
Date Posted January 8, 2022
Category Admin and Clerical
Job Type Full-time
Send Resume at office@autismcampaustralia.org
Salary $80,000


Executive Assistant Autism Camp Australia location Sydney. $80,000.

Autism Camp Australia (ACA) was founded in 2019 and is a charitable public benevolent institution with the ACNC. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of Autistic young people and their families through the provision of accessible and supported life skills development. Our vision is self-reliance, independence, social connection and community inclusion for Autistic young people and their families. We are leaders in the evolution of a balanced and respectful relationship between Autistic young people, their families and all Australians.

Our program the ACA camp program has been designed and developed in collaboration with Autistic adults and young people. The experiential learning and capacity building camp program is for the whole family and is run over 4 days and 5 nights, 10 times a year. Our first location Byron Bay opened in January 2020, Sunshine Coast, QLD followed in December 2020, and Victoria in December 2021. The plan is is to open six locations around Australia over the next three years. Despite the challenges faced over the last 2 years, from bushfires to lockdowns we have managed to retain our wonderful employees and ensure our on-going growth from a start up to a national organisation.

The role ACA is seeking an experienced full-time Executive Assistant responsible for administrative support and personal assistance as the ‘right hand person’ to our passionate Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Duties and responsibilities all the usual duties you’d expect from an Executive Assistant role are included in this position, with the bonus of helping make a huge difference in the lives of Autistic young people and their families. Expect to provide high level administration, planning and communication assistance to the CEO, as well as acting as the ‘gatekeeper’ and building a ‘right hand person’ relationship where you can anticipate needs, be self-managed, use your initiative and provide solutions.

Generally the tasks revolve around the provision of support and ‘freeing up time’ for the CEO to work on the organisation, not constantly in the organisation. Flexibility is available to combine working from home and face-to-face, whether in the office, at camps or other meeting locations. The ACA Board proudly supports outstanding performance and a discretionary bonus may be included.

The person this role requires an amazing communicator, with outstanding organisational skills, a repertoire of excellent skills and experience supporting senior C-suite personnel who are extremely busy. We would love to hear from you if you possess the following skills and qualities as you will be a great fit. 3+ years’ experience in a similar Executive Assistance role with a gold standard approach - you can think bigger picture but also have an immaculate attention to detail and know what the CEO needs before even she does.

Ability to quickly build rapport and develop boundaries around work procedures, escalations to CEO etc. Excellent time, workflow management & multi-tasking skills, including working to deadline. Outstanding problem-solving & solution finding skills, with a proven ability for researching requirements. Tech savvy - the basics - Mac as well as PC, MS Office, Slack, Photoshop, database management but also the ability to troubleshoot basic technical problems and have great ideas for tech solutions as they arise.

Empathy and composure during a crisis. Exceptional interpersonal skills to engage effectively with a diverse range of individuals who may be suppliers, clients, professionals, families etc. Very approachable but also able to rise to manage a challenging interaction. Ability to pivot and react to changing priorities quickly and efficiently.

Discretion and confidentiality. Enthusiasm, resilience and a sense of humour; and Passion for, and commitment to, the community we serve. At ACA we ask for commitment to the goals and values of Autism Camp Australia and highly regard an interest in or lived experience of Autism.