ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Executive Officer - Relationships Australia Canberra & Region

Relationships Australia Canberra & Region

Executive Officer to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Relationships Australia is a community sector organisation with a proud and rich history. We connect with families, communities and thousands of people across the lifespan. You may know us for our family and couples counselling – we also give back to the community through our work in family violence prevention, working with people experiencing gambling harm, with families that have been touched by the sudden death of a loved one, with people who have experienced trauma and with people who are challenged by their mental health, among other things.

With us you will work with people at times of vulnerability in their lives, create a career you’ll love and join a warm and caring team who make a difference.

The Executive Officer provides high level executive, governance and administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director – Operations of Relationships Australia Canberra & Region (RACR) in order to ensure the coordination of organisational executive support functions.


Your new role

In consultation with the CEO and Director – Operations, the Executive Officer:

  • Acts as primary point of contact for the office of the CEO/Director – Operations, including supporting the management of information exchange and ensure effective communication occurs across the senior leadership team and key stakeholder groups
  • Develops and maintains cultural awareness and fitness through participation in cultural training, discussions, and diversity initiatives
  • Provides executive support to the CEO and Director – Operations including:
    • preparation of draft correspondence, reports and responses as required
    • monitoring of the CEO and Director – Operations inbox
    • effective diary management and any associated travel and accommodation
    • routine management of financial and credit card transactions, budgeting and invoicing


For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the position description found via

This is an ongoing, full-time position, based in Deakin, ACT.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

What you’ll get in return

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly regarded not-for-profit, community-based organisation in a position where you will have the opportunity to continue to grow and develop your career. You will receive a generous package including professional development and NFP salary packaging. In this role you will be able to make a positive difference in the lives of people in the community every day.

What you need to do now

If you are interested in the role, please submit your resume with names of two work related referees and a statement specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion). Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Applications should be submitted only via the “Apply” button on our website.


What you’ll need to succeed

Demonstrated experience providing executive assistance to a CEO or a senior executive position. Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with a diverse range of people and build effective professional relationships. Strong organisational, communication and liaison skills with a strong attention to detail, the ability to plan personal workloads and develop and maintain strong working relationships to influence colleagues and deliver to agreed timelines. Good ICT literacy, with demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, website management tools, Internet, mainstream social media platforms and other software desirable. Coordinates Board meetings and provide high level administrative support including distribution of board papers, agenda and minutes and follow up on action items

Applications close: 
Wednesday 13 July 2022 - 11:59pm

Stephanie Hodson, Chief Executive Officer: 02 6229 2402 or by email at [email protected].  

First posted: 
Wednesday 6 July 2022