Executive Officer Lvl 6 Northern Territory – Join the IAHA Team! Closes 30th July

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

Executive Officer  

Location:               Darwin or Katherine NT

Status:                    12-month contract with possibility of extension

Salary                     $86,790 to $97,912 gross (Full-time) plus 10% Superannuation

Reports to:            Director of Workforce Development  

Organisational Environment

Indigenous Allied Health Australia Ltd. (IAHA) is a national not-for-profit, member based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health organisation.  IAHA was established in 2009, from a network of committed allied health professionals and is now a registered company limited by guarantee. IAHA is a vibrant organisation, with total membership growing at around 20 per cent pa, with a wide range of active partnerships and whose input and collaboration is being sought from an increasing array of professional, government and community stakeholders.

IAHA appreciates all people working in Indigenous health and values the holistic approach to health care and education, in respect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their culture, spirituality, traditional healing, inspiring us to work collegiately in following IAHAs vision that:

This approach inspires us to work collegiately. 

In line with this, IAHAs vision is that:

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and future generations are healthy, strong, thriving and self-determined.

IAHA focuses on five strategic areas of work:

  • Strengthen and engaging our IAHA membership.
  • Growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health workforce through access and entry, effective pathways, promoting and support for allied health careers, skills development, and retention.
  • Transforming the allied health and wider workforce by building culturally safe and responsive health and education systems.
  • Leading in the Indigenous health and allied health sectors to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led solutions and approaches to policy and program development.
  • Connect with and promoting connectedness with IAHA members, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families, communities, and cultures.

IAHA has a small Secretariat based in Canberra, with remote offices in Katherine, Darwin and NSW, supporting a Board of Directors and over 2000 members nationally.  Out membership includes representation from 29 allied health professions.

IAHA supports Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who have graduated from or are studying an allied health degree and other individuals or organisations who share IAHAs vision and support our allied health activities.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up around 65 per cent of our total membership.

Further information on IAHA, our membership, activities and projects can be found on our website www.iaha.com.au.

Salary Packaging

As IAHA is recognised by the Australian Tax Office as a Health Promotions Charity, salary packaging is available to all employees. This is of benefit to the employee in terms of increased disposable income because of reduced taxation payments. In line with Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) Salary Sacrifice Policy, the option to salary package will be provided while IAHA retains our public benevolent institution (PBI) status.

Working Conditions

The hours of work are normally 37.5 hours a week, however a flexible approach is expected due to the nature of IAHAs work.  On occasion additional hours and possibly some weekend work may be required due to operational requirements. 

In line with the IAHA Leave Policy, employees are entitled to flex time as approved by the Direct Supervisor or the Chief Executive Office prior to undertaking the additional hours

Purpose of Position

The Executive Officer is a key member of IAHA and the NT team, providing high level administrative support to the Director of Workforce Development and the Academy Team and in managing IAHA business. The position will also provide management and support to broader business activities, programs, and priorities of IAHA. This will include tasks related to diary management, coordination of meetings and activities, stakeholder engagement, relationship management, supervision of staff, project management, data entry, records management, and other program and corporate support duties working closely with team members in the day-to-day operations.


The Executive Officer duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Managing and coordinating IAHA NT programs and business activities under the direction of the CEO & Director, Workforce development.
  2. Providing high level support and administration including incoming/outgoing phone calls, diary management, stakeholder meetings, coordinating and managing office access and operations, records management, adhering to IAHA policies and procedures and compliance reporting.
  3. Providing high level reports, briefings, submissions and presentations for the Director, Workforce Development and leadership team.
  4. Managing and coordinating NT projects and events in collaboration with the IAHA events and leadership teams.
  5. Coordinating and providing secretariat role and responsibilities for relevant advisories and groups.
  6. Supporting and coordinating human resources for the NT operations including onboarding of new staff and trainees, professional development activities and performance management as required.
  7. Assisting with financial data entry and reporting under supervision working with the IAHA finance team.
  8. Assisting in the implementation of the IAHA Communications Strategy including social media, promotions, and marketing.
  9. Other duties as required.

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated experience in communicating effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  2. Demonstrated high level skills in one or more of the following areas: project management, event management, program management, business administration.
  3. Demonstrated high level administrative skills with an excellent knowledge of office procedures including proficiency with computer software applications, databases, and Microsoft Office suite.
  4. Demonstrated, well-developed organisational and communication skills in a highly demanding environment.
  5. Demonstrated personal attributes including initiative, attention to detail, a positive approach to work and a responsive can-do attitude.
  6. Demonstrated experience working as a member of a small team with initiative and in pressure situations to ensure priority tasks are completed.

Desirable Criteria

  1. Certificate IV level or above qualifications in business administration/management or a related area is desirable.
  2. Hold a current (or ability to gain) Working with children clearance (NT Ochre card)
  3. Previous experience in high level supportive administration roles.

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria and why you are best suited for the role along with a current resume with a minimum of 2 current referees to kylie@iaha.com.au.   Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.  Any questions relating to this role please phone (02) 6285 1010 and ask for Kylie Stothers.

Closes COB Friday 30th July 2021

July 5, 2021

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