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Executive Officer

Australian Government - Department of Education, Skills and Employment - Canberra, ACT

Education, Childcare & Training
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Full Job Description
Executive Level 1
Canberra, ACT
$108,350 - $119,750

There a number of EL1 vacancies across Schools Group. Applicants are asked to indicate any particular areas of interest in the Group.

Funding and Data Collection Division
The Funding and Data Collection Division provides national policy leadership on school funding arrangements and administers funding for all Australian schools and schooling systems who are eligible for Commonwealth funding under the Australian Education Act 2013. This involves managing the recurrent and capital grants programs, overseeing the Schooling Resource Standard (SRS) funding model, assuring the significant funding outlay, coordinating and maintaining multiple data collections, managing the modernisation of the department’s schools IT systems and much more.

Improving Student Outcomes Division
The Improving Student Outcomes Division provides policy advice, program and project management in relation to schools, students, parents and teachers. This includes teacher practice, school leadership, curriculum and student learning, parental engagement, disability policy, regional school policy, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander schooling, student resilience and wellbeing in schools, and support for the National School Resourcing Board. The Division supports the implementation of several national policy initiatives in the National Schools Reform Agreement including the Australian Education Research Organisation learning progressions and formative assessment, the senior secondary pathways review, and elements of the data and evidence reform. In addition, the Division supports whole of Government youth policy and several the Government’s election commitments in the schooling space.

Unique Student Identifier
The Unique Student Identifier (USI) Division is responsible for the implementation of a national unique student identifier. The USI is one of eight national policy initiatives set out in the National School Reform agreement (the agreement). Under the agreed milestones, all Australian students are to have a USI by the end of the agreement in 2023. The Division is also responsible for policy and legislation, design and implementation, engagement and governance, and has a dedicated project management function for the schools USI project.

Job Overview
The Funding and Data Collection, Improving Student Outcomes and Unique Student Identifier Divisions are looking for enthusiastic, professional and highly motivated, highly organised individual to oversee, support delivery of and shape the day-to-day business of the Divisions.

To be successful you need to:
work autonomously and closely with the Senior Executive and Ministers’ Offices
provide timely and accurate advice, guidance and responses to emerging issues
effectively juggle a diverse workload
have integrity, be loyal and be self aware
liaise and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders
prepare, coordinate and review papers on a range of issues
work with a range of staff and being able to maintain a sense of calm in challenging circumstances and pressure.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the role based on their skills and experience.

The Position

As the Executive Officer you will have responsibility for:
directly supporting the FAS and Assistant Secretaries, including representing the FAS in dealings with internal and external stakeholders
anticipating and resolving potential barriers to the Division’s workflow, including providing direction, clarification and context for requests
exercising foresight and the ability to plan ahead and creatively solve problems
managing the timeliness, consistency and quality of critical briefings and other material including Ministerial Correspondence and Briefs, Questions on Notice, and ad hoc requests
communicating with influence in order to progress decisions and deliverables
preparing papers, speaking notes, briefing notes and regular reports for the FAS
assisting with accountable and efficient reporting, including preparation for Senate Estimates hearings
managing divisional workforce planning and recruitment activities
coordination point for the Division with corporate business partners and facilitating corporate planning, business plans, risk plans, Cabinet and Budget processes and input into the Annual Report.

For more information please refer to job description.

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Canberra, ACT

Education, Childcare & Training


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