The Opportunity

This is an exciting leadership opportunity for an experienced, proactive public affairs and communications professional, with a well respected national peak body in the education sector.

About Independent Schools Australia (ISA)

Independent Schools Australia is the national peak body for the Independent school sector.

We work closely with our eight state and territory member Associations of Independent Schools (AIS) to promote choice, diversity and partnership in education, and advocate for Australian Government support through effective policy and fair funding.

Through these member Associations, ISA represents 1,216 schools, 716,848 students − accounting for 17 per cent of Australian school enrolments – and a workforce of 121,941 people.

The Role

Reporting to the CEO, you will continue to develop and coordinate delivery of advocacy and communications strategy. You will join a small team of experts in their fields, and lead ISA’s activities across government relations, public affairs, communications and publications.

Selection Criteria

The successful candidate will have a track record of delivering outcomes at a senior level for at least five years. You can demonstrate:

  • Proven ability to think strategically and proactively, while multitasking across projects.
  • Experience and success in navigating complex regulatory and stakeholder environments.
  • Experience working in a parliamentary or government role, and/or in a relevant senior role in a peak body or industry/professional association.
  • An established network of relevant contacts in government and the media.

Knowledge of the Australian school education system will be well regarded but not essential.

You must hold relevant tertiary qualifications and enjoy working in a small team environment.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply by submitting their resume and a brief cover letter to . For further information please contact Ruth Underwood, on 02 6282 3488 for a confidential discussion.

Download the full position information pack here.