Event Coordinator


CEDA NSW/ACT is looking for an experienced Event Coordinator to join the team in Sydney.
Position: Event Coordinator
Reports to: State Director, NSW/ACT
Business unit: NSW/ACT
Work type: Full-time
Duration: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Salary: $65,000  - $70,000 package + benefits
Date posted: 4 December 2017

Position overview

An expert in multi-tasking and managing competing projects, you are an experienced Event Coordinator with excellent verbal and written communication skills who can build relationships with key 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 in Sydney and Canberra. The ideal candidate guarantees the smooth running of around 2 lunchtime events per month 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’s two Event Coordinators in NSW and the ACT deliver a program of 40 public and member events per year to audiences of senior business, industry, community, government and academic leaders. 

CEDA’s Sydney based office is seeking to appoint an experienced and professional Event Coordinator to join its team of committed staff. 

Duties and responsibilties

  • End-to-end Event planning, delivery and onsite event coordination of 20 events per year;
  • Venue, speaker and sponsor management;
  • Preparing and publishing event promotions, including EDMs and website content;
  • Event registrations and bookings;
  • Expense management and working within budgets; and
  • Event close out reporting.

Skills and experience

  • Minimum of 2- 3 years’ relevant event coordination experience in business or a leading Association;
  • Exceptional professionalism and stakeholder management skillls;
  •  Excellent time management skills and great attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated sound financial management and working with budgets;
  • Self-confidence and excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work both independently, part of a positive team in a values based business;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and EDM tools (IMIS experience an advantage); and
  • Experience in membership organisations would be an advantage but not essential.

How to apply

If you care about what you do and want to make a difference, CEDA offers you a challenging, rewarding and supportive environment where you can grow. 

Attach your CV and cover letter detailing your suitability for the role, and send it to careers@ceda.com.au. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Applicants must have the right to live/work in Australia. Applications close on Friday 15 December 2017 for a mid January 2018 commencement.

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.