POSITION VACANT – Executive Officer – Orienteering Australia

With the departure of Kay Grzadka in June 2009 the position of Executive Officer will become vacant. The Executive Officer will be located in the National Office, Canberra for the following reasons:

·         Orienteering Australia has established a national office to be a repository for its archives and equipment.  It would be inefficient to keep moving the National Office, with its archives and equipment, around Australia, and changing addresses, etc thus it should be located where the Executive Officer can be most effective;

·          Orienteering Australia’s major sponsor is the Australian Sports Commission and OA should continue to have its key administrator based in Canberra to maintain good liaison with the ASC.  Having OA’s paid officers in the same city also has significant benefits.

The Executive Officer will be employed on a more conventional basis as a casual employee rather than as a contractor for the following reasons:

·         OA currently has adequate office, equipment and furniture space, an Internet account, PO Box, and a landline phone;

·         With Orienteering Australia providing office accommodation and infrastructure there is no need to pay a premium for the EO to provide his/her own infrastructure.

Applications are invited for the position of Executive Officer for an initial period from June 2009 to 30 June 2010.

Inquiries and requests for copies of the Job Specification, Employment Arrangements and Selection Criteria should be directed to Bill Jones, President, Orienteering Australia, atoa_president@netspeed.com.au or phone 0428 255 210.

Applications should reach Bill Jones, President, Orienteering Australia, atoa_president@netspeed.com.au or PO Box 284 MITCHELL BC ACT 2911 by 25 May 2009.

The Board of Orienteering Australia is hoping to make an appointment in June.