Executive Assistant, Sacred Heart College, Geelong (Vic)

  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Monday June 7 by 5pm
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Amanda Samson
Senior Education Consultant

Sacred Heart College (Geelong) seeks a dynamic and relational executive assistant to the Principal with exceptional executive level experience.

Located in Newtown, Geelong, Sacred Heart College is a Catholic secondary school for girls. It has operated on the same 6.6 hectare site since it was established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1860. In 2021, Sacred Heart has enrolments of 1,502 students drawn from all socio-economic areas of Geelong and its wider environs. Sacred Heart College is a proud, dynamic, high performing school community with strong traditions, rich history and a deep sense of community and welcome.

The College’s Catholic identity is best exemplified through a program of education that encourages students and staff to pursue the Mercy values of compassion, justice, respect, hospitality, service and courage. The Sacred Heart Way is identified through actions that uphold and advance Catherine McAuley’s vision of the lived Gospel, which is at the heart of the community. Strategy 2021 and beyond acknowledges a new, fast moving and disrupted world. It will enable the College continue to embrace the collective inner strength, an unapologetic perseverance, unwavering determination and relentless courage that characterizes the Community.

The Executive Assistant will work in partnership with the Principal providing executive level support and coordination. The Executive Assistant performs a full range of clerical, administrative and project development support functions, including prompt, courteous and effective communication with internal and external stakeholders, to ensure the smooth and effective administration of the Principal’s office. In undertaking their duties, the Executive Assistant will demonstrate confidence, flexibility, reliability and an unwavering commitment to the College’s evolving vision for education.

This is a fast paced and dynamic role requiring someone with the capacity to manage multiple tasks from the simple to the complex. The preferred candidate will have the capacity to maintain a warm, confident approachable demeanour in the midst of a vibrant school community. Exceptional time management and forward planning skills, along with a holistic approach to supporting the needs of the Principal and her office. The ability to maintain confidentiality, understand the complex workings of a school and ensure a high level of hospitality is essential.

Reporting directly to the Principal, the successful candidate will be a proactive and collaborative professional with executive level experience able to demonstrate:

Strategic thinking and the ability to align with the College’s vision, mission, values and Strategic Plan

  • Expertise in managing all aspect of administration and executive support responsibilities.
  • Capacity to work with collaborative motivated teams, lead projects and manage change.
  • Exceptional communication skills across written, spoken and IT platforms
  • Effective stakeholder management and excellent interpersonal skills with a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to network within and external to the College community
  • An understanding of and commitment to the principles of Catholic education

Sacred Heart College (Geelong) is committed to child safety. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening, and adhere to the School’s Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct.

Sacred Heart College (Geelong) has engaged Hutton Consulting Australia to assist with the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion regarding the application process and to obtain the full position description please contact the lead consultant – Dr Amanda Samson on 0433356911 or email amanda.samson@hutton.education

Please ONLY APPLY directly to Hutton Consulting Australia. Only suitably qualified applicants will be contacted.

Applications close:  Monday June 7 by 5pm