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Administration Assistant

Applications Closing: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 17:00

The position provides administrative and database support to the NCOSS team.

  • Provide administrative assistance and support to the NCOSS team.
  • Provide first point of contact for NCOSS (reception and phone).
  • Database management and maintenance of all client details including adds/changes/deletes to client information, placement of job ads as requested by clients onto NCOSS webpage through the database, management and distribution of the Jobs Newsletter via the database, percentage checking of client information.
  • Maintenance and updating of e-newsletter and other mailing list information for adds/changes/deletes.
  • Management and responsiveness to incoming emails from staff and clients for meeting rooms, and for management of the all meeting room and info@ncoss inboxes and the distribution of the information that comes in to the inboxes.
  • Undertake data entry and other relevant tasks on the website and other information systems as required and in accordance with relevant guidelines.
  • Act as a point of contact for NCOSS members in relation to meetings, forums, consultations, events, information dissemination and other services.
  • Provide support services as required to Admin and Events Manager and Operations Manager (including travel arrangements, catering, papers and minutes, forums, meetings, workshops, seminars and events).
Category: Administration & Support
Field: Corporate Social Responsibility, Policy and Advocacy, Community
Employment basis: Full-time
Job Location: Inner City Sydney
About us

The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) is a peak body for the not-for-profit community sector in New South Wales. NCOSS provides independent and informed policy advice, and plays a key coordination and leadership role for the sector. We work on behalf of disadvantaged people and communities towards achieving social justice in NSW.


In 2016, the Board of NCOSS adopted new strategic directions aimed at ensuring NCOSS is:

  • An influential voice: NCOSS is an influential voice for and with people experiencing poverty and inequality in NSW, and the community organisations that work with them
  • A Platform for Possibility: NCOSS is a place where people and organisations come together to create change, opportunity and knowledge for and with people experiencing poverty and inequality

Strong and Connected: NCOSS has a talented and cohesive team that is resourced to do its work; and connected and responsive to both our members and people experiencing poverty and inequality in NSW.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:


  • Demonstrated experience providing administrative support in a team environment.
  • Capacity to deliver customer service to members, stakeholders and the team
  • Good computer literacy skills (particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Good experience with data entry and using databases, websites and information systems
  • Commitment to social justice and/or involvement in the not for profit sector.
Contact details
Contact Name: Terri Fairbairn
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 89607901
How to apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to

Date posted: 11 May 2017

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