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Executive Secretary

Bible Society Australia -
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Job Description:


Highly organised, attentive to detail and process, able to manage competing tasks and calmly confident. Bible Society Australia is looking for just such a person to undertake the role of Executive Secretary.


Based in Sydney near Circular Quay, you will assist the BSA Group Executive team and be an integral part of a medium-sized and busy office in the Sydney CBD.


Bible Society Australia is an Australian not-for-profit company dedicated to making the Bible available to all people, in Australia and around the world, in a language they can understand, a format they can use, and at a price they can afford. We also help people engage with the Bible, and advocate for its value for individual and social flourishing.


Founded in 1817, BSA is part of a movement of 146 Bible Societies around the world. We are a growing organization, grouping together the Bible Society itself, Koorong Books, the Centre for Public Christianity and Eternity News.


Executive Secretary duties may include:


·       reporting to the Group Chief Operating Officer, as part of an administrative team;

·       managing aspects of the executive team’s commitments, including diaries, meeting arrangements, expenses, communications, travel plans and acting as gatekeeper;

·       secretarial functions for the Executive team;

·       monitoring tasks given to the executive team to ensure project delivery, in particular coordinating reports and executive responsibilities;

·       assisting with Executive and Board meetings and preparing materials;

·       providing assistance to the publishing team including the project management of publishing projects

·       various secretarial duties


Job Requirements:


In order to succeed in this role, you are likely to have:


·       at least three years experience in a similar role

·       qualifications in administration or similar

·       superior organisational and interpersonal skills

·       project management experience

·       ability to work independently and alone, as well as in teams

·       a strong sense of service and responsibility

·       a willingness to respond to needs of an international organization outside office hours

·       an ability to communicate both upwards and across the organisation

·       a friendly and patient manner, qualities of perseverance and resilience

·       an understanding of and commitment to the Christian and non-government charity sectors.




If you believe you possess the qualities for this challenging and fulfilling role and would like more information including a full position description, please contact Melissa Lipsett (Group COO) or submit your resume via email: Applications close Friday 22 January 2018.


Although the role is designated full time, it may be possible to separate the Executive Secretariat functions and the Publishing Project Management functions.  Those seeking part time employment is either area are welcome to indicate their interest.



The Listing
Area: Sydney CBD, NSW
Status: Full Time
Date: Respond by 22 Jan
Melissa Lipsett
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