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Tuesday, August 25, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Debbie Chappel
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The American Australian Association, a prestigious non-profit organization with headquarters in NYC offers an outstanding employment opportunity.  The position reports to Director of Corporate, Government, Social & Cultural Programs.
Employment is offered with an annual salary of US$55,000 (depending on experience), plus annual bonus. Continued employment is subject to the successful completion of a 3 month probation period. The position includes generous benefits (outlined below).


The principal functions of the position include:

1) Development and management of regular social and cultural events programming;
2) Individual and family membership management, including recruitment of new members and maintenance of member database;
3) Administration of the Association’s Dame Joan Sutherland Fund for aspiring artists;
4) Web content design and marketing of events.

1) Social and Cultural Program

In conjunction with the Director Corporate, Government, Social & Cultural Programs, and relevant Committees of the Association:
     Develop and implement the Association’s annual calendar of social and cultural events; including those run jointly with similar organizations e.g. G’DAY USA;
     Edit and develop Social and Cultural content on the Association website, including design and marketing of events and electronic email marketing;
     Develop financial budgets for all events. Ensure all events are profit generating and contribute to overhead costs of the Association;
     Manage and develop the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund for apprising artists;
     Assist Australian Women in New York (AWNY) sub-group;
     Manage volunteer support for all events.

2) Membership
     Promote and recruit individual and family memberships for the Association;
     Develop membership benefit incentives;
     Answer telephone and email communications from new and potential members;
     Maintain membership database of contacts;
     Maintain membership website content;
     Enlarge database of contacts to expand distribution of Association communication materials.

3) Dame Joan Sutherland Fund

     Co-ordinate and administer online DJSF application process for aspiring artists;
     Review and co-ordinate applications for funding for the judging panel;
     Answer telephone and email communications from prospective applicants;
     Obtain prizes and organize Qantas raffles / silent auctions in support of fundraising initiatives for the DJSF.

4) Web Content Design and Marketing
     Design and prepare marketing materials for each upcoming event;
     Create and update web content and assist with social media;
     Create and distribute monthly e-newsletter.

5) Other Duties

Because this is a small office with a very active program of corporate, government, social and cultural events, the incumbent will be expected to assist where necessary with all these activities.   This position will require some after-hours work.


     Bachelor’s Degree, minimum;
     Min. 3 years’ event management/marketing experience, including creation and management of budgets, fundraising, production timelines,   event logistics, contract negotiation etc.;
     Excellent written and professional presentation skills;
     Demonstrated proactive attitude, excellent time management, organizational and planning skills;
     Excellent computer skills - specifically creating and manipulating excel spreadsheets, mail merge, powerpoint and database management;
     Experience creating and editing website content - graphic design and html skills a plus;
     Proven ability to develop and build strong professional relationships with board, members, volunteers, vendors, venues and represent the Association at the highest level;
     Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to be an effective team member and contribute to a hardworking, dynamic team; and
     An understanding of the people and culture of Australia and New Zealand is desirable.


     3 weeks’ annual leave, plus office closure between Christmas and New Year’s Day
     Health insurance
     Monthly MTA Transit Pass
     Life insurance*
     Long and short term disability insurance*
     403 B Scheme*
(*available after completion of probationary period)


Your application should include each of the following three components:

1. Cover Letter

2. Your Statement of Claim against the Selection Criteria
In this statement, you should explain why you believe that you are a suitable candidate for the advertised position and how your skills / experience would enable you to perform against the individual selection criteria.  Please highlight relevant experience and provide examples of work you have done. NOTE: Applications which do not include a Statement of Claim, or do not address ALL selection criteria will not be taken into consideration.

3. Resume – please submit this in word format.

Applications close at 6pm EDT on Monday, August 31, 2015.  
Please submit completed applications by the closing date / time to:

Debbie Chappel: Director of Corporate, Government, Social & Cultural Programs, American Australian Association




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