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The Australian Education Union represents and advocates for teachers, principals and education support staff working in public education in schools, early childhood, TAFE and adult education.

If you have a passion for public education, social justice and the union movement, then consider a career with the AEU.

We have one vacancy currently available.


The union has a full-time permanent vacancy for an Organiser to work in the Recruitment Training and Campaigning unit (RTC) in the Melbourne office. 

The role of the RTC is to build AEU workplace strength by increasing membership levels and developing activism and involvement in the union. The organisers work as part of a team to recruit new members, find and develop activists, build union structures, and encourage involvement in union campaigns.

Remuneration: Annual salary of $117,286.

Enquiries: Questions about this vacancy can be directed to Eleisha Mullane, RTC Manager, on [email protected]

Applications: Send to Jenny Evans, HR and Organisational Development Manager, AEU Victorian Branch, by email to [email protected] by 12 midday Thursday 15 April 2021.

All applications must address the following selection criteria:

  • An understanding of organising theory, strategy and practice and application of the principles and techniques of organising.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct successful organising campaigns that build membership and sustainable union structures.
  • Ability to develop, implement and analyse organising plans.
  • Ability to provide advice, mentor, coach and develop AEU representatives and activists.
  • High level verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including:
    • the ability to communicate with a diverse audience
    • the ability to communicate complex matters clearly, objectively, and calmly 
    • the ability to organise and recruit over the phone and in person
    • the ability to write clear, accurate and concise documents.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective professional relationships with key stakeholders including working as part of a team.
  • Ability to show initiative and demonstrate high level organisational skills including being able to work to deadlines, prioritise work, and manage multiple matters concurrently.
  • Understanding of gender, cultural and diversity issues that impact on the union’s membership.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications.
  • Demonstrated active commitment to unionism.
  • An understanding of and commitment to public education.
  • Current Victorian drivers licence.

Download position description here

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