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Executive Assistant to CEO

Cancer Council Australia

Sydney, NSW
Full-Time Position
Applications close 25 July 2021

Cancer Council Australia is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant who can provide high level executive support to the CEO by managing the CEO diary and inbox, managing travel arrangements, preparing correspondence and communications, managing expenses and invoices, working with the Executive and Leadership Teams and generally anticipating the needs of the CEO to assist with the smooth running of the organisation.  The Executive Assistant also provides secretariat support to the CCA Board and the Federation Chairs’ Forum by arranging meetings, coordinating papers, taking minutes, following up on action items, working with regulators and maintaining organisational records.

Selection Criteria


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as an Executive Assistant to a senior level executive, preferably a CEO.
  • Experience providing secretariate support to a Board and working closely with the Chair.
  • Experience working in a complex organisation with multiple and complex stakeholders.
  • Exceptional organisational skills, interpersonal skills, and a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to multitask, solve problems and manage competing priorities whilst upholding confidentiality and exercising discretion.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office (including SharePoint) and Adobe software.
  • Calm, approachable, friendly manner with high emotional intelligence and strong personal resilience.


• Understanding of and commitment to the not-for-profit sector.

How To Apply
Interested applicants should follow the instructions below to ensure your application meets the requirements for consideration by Cancer Council. Please submit an Expression of Interest for this role that includes:
  1. A cover letter demonstrating how you meet each of the selection criteria as outlined in the position description
  2. Your current CV
  3.  Details for two work related referees.
Email application to:

Enquiries, please contact us on 02 8256 4100.

No recruiters please.