Event Coordinator


CEDA Queensland is looking for an experienced Senior Event Coordinator to join the team in Brisbane.
Position: Senior Event Coordinator
Reports to: State Director, Queensland
Work type: Full-time
14 month maternity contract
Location: Brisbane
Date posted: 23 April 2018

Position overview

This position is a 14-month maternity contract. The ideal candidate is an experienced Event Coordinator with excellent event production skills, strong verbal and written communication skills expert in multi-tasking and managing competing projects. You are someone who can build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

The role at CEDA offers the ability to learn and grow while delivering high calibre events for Australia’s leading professionals. The ideal candidate guarantees the smooth running of public events and must be able to manage competing priorities while simultaneously maintaining a high attention to detail and accuracy to deliver events on-time and on budget. 

CEDA in Queensland deliver a program of 25 public events per year to audiences of senior business, industry, community, government and academic leaders.

Duties and responsibilties

  • End-to-end event planning and delivery and onsite event coordination;
  • Liaising and coordinating with event suppliers, venue, speakers and sponsors;
  • Preparing and publishing event promotions, including EDMs and website content;
  • Overseeing event registration and bookings;
  • Working within budgets, managing event expenses;
  • Manage event financial and outcome reporting and record keeping;
  • Ensuring the delivery of high level customer service.

Skills and experience

  • A minimum three years’ experience in event preparation, presentation and production;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Proven organisational and time management skills and an ability to manage competing demands;
  • Proven ability to make sound decisions, to problem solve and to contribute to business improvement;
  • Demonstrated high level attention to detail;
  • A demonstrated commitment to the highest levels of customer service;
  • Proven ability to take responsibility for your program of work;
  • An interest in contributing to a positive team in a value based business;
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office and EDM tools (IMIS experience an advantage);
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in business, communications of related fields;
  • Demonstrated interest in current affairs, the business and policy environment, the economic and social development of Australia

How to apply

CEDA is committed to being an employer of choice, therefore CEDA provides employees:

  • Our commitment to learning and development
  • A positive working environment with expert, professional colleagues 
  • The opportunity to work with Australia's most highly regarded and respected membership organisation. 

If you are what we are looking for, please attach your CV (not more than three pages) and cover letter addressed to Kyl Murphy, State Director and Company Secretary expressing your interest in and suitability for the role (not more than two pages) and send it to careers@ceda.com.au. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered. Closing date for all applications will be COB Saturday, 19 May 2018. 

Let us know why you would like to be part of CEDA. We would be happy to hear from you. Due to the volume of applications we are receiving, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please be reminded that all personal information collected during the selection process will only be used for recruitment and employment purposes.

About CEDA

CEDA - the Committee for Economic Development of Australia - is a national, independent, member-based organisation providing thought leadership and policy perspectives on the economic and social issues affecting Australia.

We achieve this through a rigorous and evidence-based research agenda, and forums and events that deliver lively debate and critical perspectives.

CEDA's membership includes 700 of Australia's leading businesses and organisations, and leaders from a wide cross-section of industries and academia. It allows us to reach major decision makers across the private and public sectors.

CEDA is an independent not-for-profit organisation, founded in 1960 by leading Australian economist Sir Douglas Copland. Our funding comes from membership fees, events, research grants and sponsorship.