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Conference Manager - Melbourne

About Audiology Australia
Audiology Australia is the peak professional association representing audiologists in Australia. Established in 1968, it has a current membership of over 2,700 audiologists representing approximately 98 per cent of the profession.

Our team and the office
You will be part of a small team based at the national office in Cremorne, Victoria (a two -minute walk from Richmond train station). Audiology Australia is an equal opportunity employer and provides a flexible and supportive working environment. Employees may therefore request flexible work arrangements to assist them in balancing work and life commitments. Applicants are encouraged to discuss flexible arrangements with their contact person during the recruitment process.

About the role
An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably experienced and motivated conference manager/ senior conference co-ordinator ready to take the next step in their career and join the Audiology Australia team. We are a lean and agile team and looking for an organised project manager ready to get their hands dirty.

As the Conference Manager, you will be required to oversee and manage the delivery and implementation of Audiology Australia’s flagship national conferences and chapter conferences. This is a hands-on role in end- to-end conference management with some administrative support provided by a part-time events co-ordinator.

You will be required to travel to administer events in other Australian states and territories and the role involves some out of regular office hours work.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate:

5+ years’ experience in end-to-end conference co-ordination/management
Experience and/or understanding of membership-based organisations
Ability to plan daily workloads and prioritise schedules and meet deadlines
Excellent communication skills and ability to build rapport with key stakeholders
Proven ability to work both independently and in a team
Well-developed administrative and organisational skills
Genuine desire to provide a memorable and positive experience for all stakeholders

Key Selection Criteria
Demonstrated experience developing conference related operational manuals, templates and timelines
Strong project management skills with ability to prepare and manage budgets
Advanced Microsoft Office application and database skills in particular, event management software and CRM experience. (preferably Events Air)
Knowledge and experience with speaker and abstract management software and experience with complex scientific or academic programs.
Experience with website content management tools (WordPress or similar) and conference apps
Excellent organisational skills with an ability to delegate and manage multiple projects
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to work with minimal supervision within a team environment and work cooperatively with key stakeholders

Experience working in a conference management role, preferably within a Member Association or Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) environment.

To learn more about Audiology Australia, visit our website www.audiology.asn.au. For more information on this position, please contact the Communications and Education Manager, Savio D’sa on (03) 9877 2727

Your application should include:
1. cover letter (please include your base salary expectations NOT including super); 2. resume, and; 3. a brief description addressing each of the key selection criteria.

To apply, email Savio D’sa, Communications and Education Manager at savio.dsa@audiology.asn.au

DC Conferences - Conference Manager - North Sydney

Full-time role – Salary based on experience.

DC Conferences, a leading PCO established in 1989, seeks an experienced conference manager to join our professional team.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Conference Manager will be responsible for leading the team for a number of national and international conferences and events throughout the year.

Role requirements:

• Minimum 5 years experience in conference and events (preferred)
• Tertiary qualification (preferred)
• Strong communication and written skills
• Advanced computer skills
• Competence with EventsAIR software (preferred)
• Experience with conference budgets
• Sound knowledge of the association industry (preferred)
• Excellent attention to detail
• Ability to meet deadlines in a structured and planned manner
• An ability to show initiative and resourcefulness
• Exceptional customer service skills
• Mature and strong team player
• Enthusiastic attitude and approach to challenges

If you are confident that your skills and experience satisfy the above criteria and you are interested in becoming a part of a highly respected and expert organisation, please send your cover letter and resume to Inge Garofani
email: inge@dcconferences.com.au

Please note to be considered for this role candidates will have excellent communication in English with full Australian working rights.

Applicants are to indicate their salary expectations with their resume.

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.