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Events and Conference Producer

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia

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  • Reports to: Associate Director Programming
  • Business Units: Programming & Marketing
  • Location: Any CEDA capital city (Syd, Mel, Ade, Bris, Per)
  • Work type: Full time 
  • Duration: Permanent ongoing

Passion with purpose

CEDA – the Committee for Economic Development of Australia – is an independent, not-for-profit member-based think tank that works to champion ideas, research and policy reform to positively shape economic and social development for all Australians. We work closely with our national membership base, which includes Australia's leading businesses, community organisations, government departments and academic institutions. 

At CEDA, our work today is shaping Australia’s tomorrow by connecting facts, ideas and debates that are aligned with our values: 

  • We are open, honest and trusted
  • We are curious about ideas and opportunities
  • We succeed together
  • We are brave in our approach and ambitions
  • We are passionate about working with our members for the greater good

Are you up for your next challenge?

Are you passionate about public policy and would like to make a difference? If you are, then we’d love to have you in our team.

An exciting opportunity awaits a curious and collaborative Events and Conference Producer, in a permanent full-time capacity based in any CEDA capital city (Syd, Mel, Bris, Ade, Per). This role will will be part of a nationally dispersed Programming team and will work closely with the Associate Director Content Programming in developing and curating thematically aligned events, briefings, and activities. This role offers a unique blend of research, program development, and project management.

To be successful in this role, you must love collaboration, keen interest in public policy issues and enjoy working with internal and external stakeholders. 

Your day-to-day activities will include:

  • working with the Associate Directors and Director of Content Programming to implement the integrated programming model in line with CEDA’s strategic priorities.
  • tracking key policy changes, research, media discourse and external events relevant to CEDA’s thematic workstreams.
  • developing program content that aligns with CEDA’s research and programming theme. 
  • managing event programming schedule, including deadlines, event briefing, milestones, processes, reporting and budget in alignment with commercial outcomes 
  • engaging and briefing senior stakeholders across business, government, academia, and civil society on CEDA’s programming objectives.
  • developing engaging content to attract quality/quantity attendance at CEDA programs and engaging sponsors with strategic alignment for events
  • capturing insights from CEDA programs and integrating relevant feedback into future programming and other content.
  • contributing to team discussions on innovative ways to improve or change programming 
  • working collaboratively with internal CEDA teams, this role sits at the nexus of communications, research, and programming.

You’ll love this role if you:

Must-Have:

  • have a keen interest in current and emerging public policy issues
  • three-five years of relevant events experience
  • have demonstrated a track record in successfully implementing event programming content and project management
  • are experienced CRM/CMS and MS Office users.
  • have demonstrated high-level accuracy, organisational skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • a self-starter with excellent time management and prioritisation skills and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • are a critical thinker, passionate about innovation and have commercial awareness.
  • can work as part of a multifunctional, multidisciplinary national team, valuing collegiate team effort and alignment with CEDA values (brave, trusted, passionate with members, curious, succeed together).

Desirable skills:

  • previous knowledge and experience of program management principles are desirable 
  • having at least three to five years of experience in event programming or content development for corporate events, and corporate conferences aligned with public policy/economic space
  • has demonstrated a proven track record of managing budgets and meeting targets
  • tertiary qualifications in Arts, Commerce, Economics, Policy, International Business, Marketing, Communications or similar desired

Our work environment is fun and fast-paced, we embrace our values, work flexibly and celebrate success.

Our perks include:

  • Flexible working conditions;
  • Additional week of leave at year-end;
  • Wellbeing leave and flexible Floating public holidays;
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave;
  • 20 days paid family & domestic violence leave;
  • Commitment to learning and development;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Salary Packaging benefits;
  • Hybrid working.

How do we connect with you?

Please submit your CV and cover letter via the "Apply Now" button. The cover letter must be addressed to Ms Joanne O’Callaghan, Associate Director, Programming, and detail how your skills and experience align with this position. Closing date for all applications will be as advertised, but may close earlier if a suitable candidate is identified.

A salary commensurate with experience and skills and CEDA’s broader benefits will be offered to the successful candidate.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and candidates from diverse backgrounds. CEDA is a purpose-driven and inclusive organisation aiming to drive change on issues that matter to the community. We embrace and value the diverse talents of our people and provide an inclusive work environment where people feel safe and they belong. Join us and experience this first-hand! Apply now.

Please be reminded that all personal information collected during the selection process will only be used for recruitment and employment purposes.

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