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Are you passionate about tackling climate change? Do you want to be part of the solution, working with and learning from people who are equally committed to see our emissions plummet this decade?

We’re looking for an enthusiastic executive assistant who can support our dynamic CEO, Amanda McKenzie, to elevate climate change as an economic, social and environmental issue in Australia. In this role, you will call on a broad range of skills to support in both an administrative capacity (diary management etc) and in the development of communications (e.g. presentations and correspondence). Perhaps you’ve worked in the sector and want to move into a new role, or you’ve studied climate and are looking for an opportunity to make your mark and learn from the best. If this sounds like you, please get in touch!

About the Climate Council 
The Climate Council of Australia is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. We provide authoritative, expert advice to the Australian public and key decision-makers on climate change and solutions based on the most up-to-date science available. Climate Council was founded in 2013 by thousands of Australians to create a new, independent and 100% community-funded organisation in response to the abolition of the Australian Climate Commission. 

Our Vision, Mission and Values 
Our vision is that by 2025 Australia’s emissions are on a steep downward trajectory with projects and policies in place to see us cut emissions by 75% by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2035. This represents a transformation in action and attitude from all levels of government, industry, business and community. It also fundamentally improves Australia’s contribution to the global climate challenge, while unlocking benefits/potential of the new economy, and protecting lives, well-being and the natural environment.

Our mission is to be a courageous catalyst propelling Australia towards bold, effective action to have emissions plummet during the 2020s and hit net zero by 2035.
Our values:

About the Role 
The Executive Assistant provides high-level executive assistance to the Climate Council CEO. This includes diary and inbox management and prioritisation, and communications with team members and external stakeholders to facilitate the CEO’s effective engagement in Climate Council activities. The Executive Assistant also provides project support to the CEO and Senior Leadership, and administrative support for Senior Leadership and Management Team meetings.   

As the Executive Assistant you thrive in a fast-paced environment, have excellent written and communications skills, the capacity to build and maintain authentic relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and are adept at troubleshooting! 

Reporting 
The Executive Assistant reports to the Chief Executive Officer. The Executive Assistant has no direct reports. 

Key Responsibilities
The key responsibilities of the Executive Assistant include:

Experience, Skills and Qualifications Experience and Skills

Remuneration and Benefits
This exciting and dynamic organisation will continue to be in the public eye, giving those involved an unrivalled opportunity to contribute to the public discourse on climate change. With exposure to some of the leading minds tackling climate change, this role is a unique opportunity.

Additional Benefits

How to apply
The Climate Council is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, personal appearance, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, or political affiliation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply for all advertised positions.

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter of no more than 250 words outlining your relevant experience.

If you have any questions regarding the position please email us at [email protected] 

Applications Close Midnight 17th January 2022.

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