Established in 1959, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is a leader in preventative health in Australia with a long history of making significant contributions to state, national and international alcohol and drug policy.

We are passionate about prevention, because we believe it is always more effective than cure. We’re using advocacy, education, information and evidence-proven grassroots programs to change Australia’s drinking culture and reduce harm in our communities from drugs. We’re reaching millions of Australian every year.

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Over the last 5 years the ADF has experienced significant growth: doubling in size and revenue. This continuing growth and development represents significant new opportunities.

The ADF offers a range of purposeful career paths with positions available across the country – from research and program design, to program based roles in community development, and communications and engagement positions across our team.

We value courage, adaptability, collaboration and impact, and offer a positive work environment, flexible working arrangements and a proactive professional development. We are an equal opportunity employer.


Executive Administrator

  • From $67,134.62 per annum which includes superannuation and salary packaging benefits
  • Exciting opportunity to work with an expanding not-for-profit organisation
  • Convenient CBD Location

About you

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • Relevant qualification and at least 5 years in an Executive support/administration role
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting two or more Executive managers in a busy workplace environment
  • Extensive diary management
  • Self-motivation and the ability to demonstrate your initiative
  • Flexible and adaptable approach in a changing and growing workplace environment
  • Strong organisation and administrative skills with the ability to multi-task, effectively prioritise, and work to deadlines
  • Systematic approach with a high attention to detail.
  • Integrity and professionalism in dealing with confidential information
  • The ability to attend meetings outside of standard working hours may be required from time to time
  • Experience in project coordination would be highly desirable.

About the role

The Executive Administrator is responsible for providing high-level support for two Executive Managers and for the coordination of executive administration in other areas or project activities as required.

To be successful in the role you will:

  • Provide executive administrative support to the Head of Program Delivery and Head of Program Development & Evaluation
  • Assist in building strong and highly professional relationships with key clients and stakeholders in the conduct of ADF’s business activities
  • Manage communications on behalf of the Executive – monitoring incoming emails, post, telephone calls and voicemails to ensure appropriate action is taken
  • Lead and support ADF processes across the organisation to ensure efficiency
  • Consistently demonstrate highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, providing exceptional customer service to all stakeholders and levels
  • Demonstrate our values in everything that you do
  • Collaborate with all other team members to provide assistance and value to the organisation where required.

To apply

To apply, please send your application including a resume and response to the skills and knowledge section of the position description by Midnight, Wednesday 1 June 2017 to  

Please note, any application that doesn’t address the role requirements may not be considered. Due to the volume of applications that we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For enquiries regarding this position, please contact Kathy Watson at