Executive Assistant at Carey Baptist College

  • Shift Full-Time

Job Description

Executive Assistant at Carey Baptist College

Carey is a way of life. It’s a community of faith on mission in the world. We strive to exemplify our values in everything we do. Carey is a community of like-minded individuals that serve and minister to the community around us and beyond, as part of the ministry of Carey Baptist Church. At Carey we are committed to attempting the extraordinary, not for the sake of it, but because it matters.

Carey operates on two campuses with a Church, College, Jump Early Development Services and Timber Cafe operating on each. Carey has also developed the Carey Right Track Foundation, Avenir Leadership Institute, and Carey Hope, each of which serve both on and well beyond our campuses. Our colleges serve the educational needs of over 2000 students across two campuses (Harrisdale and Forrestdale).

Job Description

The Opportunity

Serving as an extension of Carey’s Director of Education (DOE), you will be required to provide professional and personal assistance, enabling the DOE to effectively focus on high-level leadership and strategic functions. This includes administrative and secretarial support for designated committees and work groups, correspondence and diary management, preparation and briefing on various meetings and events, and liaising with school leaders, all levels of the college community and external agencies, and the effective workflow and operation of the DOE’s office. The EA is the first point of contact with people internal and external to Carey. The role requires handling highly confidential and sensitive matters.


Desired Skills and Experience

We encourage you to see a full Position Description.


To be successful in this position you will need to be:

  • a master at organising

  • adept at anticipating needs and planning for them

  • tech savvy, and able to contribute to a broad range of projects

  • a builder of positive culture

  • able to respond to and resolve unexpected issues, knowing exactly when to take action

  • perceptive with an ability to understand the perspective of others

  • a proficient communicator

  • someone who has a heart for genuine service.

Child Safe Principles and Our Code of Conduct:

We hold our responsibility to provide a child safe environment in accordance with the child safe standards seriously. As the College has a duty of care to its students, the expectation and understanding is that all staff will act in the best interests of the students and that the welfare and safety of students will be of paramount concern. Staff are expected to behave in a manner which promotes the safeguarding role of the College, in a manner which is in accord with College expectations, professional expectations and best practice of the teaching profession, as well as the expected norms of our community.

​​​​​​​Our Christian Faith:

At the heart of our mission lies our Christian faith. We are interested in understanding candidates’ personal views on faith, their faith journey and how they actively live their faith. Given the Christian nature of our College and the expectations of all who are employed, agreement with the College’s Statement of Faith is required by all staff. This can be found here.

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