Administration Assistant to the Principal

$32.26 - $33.27 hourly
  • Townsville Catholic Education Office
  • St Teresa's College, Abergowrie, Abergowrie QLD, Australia
  • 19 Aug, 2021
Part time - Permanent Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Position: Administration Assistant to the Principal
Commencing Date: 
As soon as possible
Term Time, Permanent
Hours: 38 hours a week
Salary Range: 
$32.26 - $33.27 per hour pending experience
Closing Date: Monday, 30 August 2021 

St Teresa's College, Abergowrie is a Catholic secondary boy's boarding college.  Located in an ideal rural setting in the heart of the Herbert River Valley, the College is approximately 30 km north west of Ingham and situated on Warrgamay land.  The main industries are sugarcane, forestry, and cattle.  Abergowrie is close to Wallaman Falls which is the highest single drop waterfall in Australia and the beautiful Broadwater National Park. 

Townsville Catholic Education provides a supportive, flexible working environment where care for the individual is an important part of our ethos.  We employ motivated people who want to work together to produce excellent outcomes for our students. Our staff are recognised as being central to achieving our mission.  

About the role

St Teresa's College, Abergowrie is seeking an experienced and dedicated  Administration Assistant to the Principal. This role is a Term Time, Permanent position completing 38 hours a week. 

The Administration Assistant to the Principal is responsible for providing high level administrative support to the Principal and Senior Leadership Team, demonstrating a high level of self-initiative, flexibility, attention to detail and dependability.

The Administration Assistant to the Principal will be required to liaise with visitors, parents, staff and students to the College. The incumbent will present a professional image and create a welcoming, warm and positive impression. As the initial point of contact for many key stakeholders, the Administration Assistant to the Principal will deliver high quality customer service.  

Key Accountabilities

The Administration Assistant to the Principal will be highly organised and demonstrate a high attention to detail. Typical duties include but are not limited to:


  • Provide quality and timely administrative support to the Principal and Senior Leadership Team as required
  • Provide a point of coordination for the Principal, including management of calendar and appointments
  • Monitor student Records of Concern and liaise with relevant departments and authorities
  • Assist the Senior Leadership Team with school activities including, but not limited to assemblies, leadership meetings and interviews
  • Responsibility for all staff and guest accommodation, travel and any other arrangements for College professional development activities
  • Preparation of staff employment contracts and liaison with TCEO Human Resources as required
  • Management of volunteer and paid Blue Cards for the College
  • Carry out a wide range of school administration duties including minute taking, record management, security code and key allocation for staff
  • Respond professionally with and direct enquiries of parents, visitors and contractors as necessary
  • Provide support in census reporting requirements
  • Any other office tasks as reasonably requested by the Principal and/or Senior Leadership Team


  • Process incoming enrolment applications, arrange for interviews, and travel of new students
  • Liaise with Abstudy and support families through the Abstudy process
  • Organise Orientation and Induction Days

Marketing & Media

  • Manage the College Social Media (Facebook & Instagram) as well as maintaining the College website
  • Develop promotional material (internal and external) including Newsletters and the Annual Magazine, internal information documents, and promotional items


  • Support the Leadership Team in coordinating events including Speech Days, Induction Days, and significant social and community events to the College
  • Organise College catering for events and guests including professional development activities, morning teas, western school in-services at the College, and internal meetings
  • Availability for after-hours school events may be required

Student Medical

  • Support the onsite nurse in coordinating appointments and travel for student medical appointments

About You


  • Demonstrated experience and competence in a leading operational/administrative support position, with the provision of focussed professional, administrative and secretariat support at a high level
  • Advanced knowledge of office and administrative procedures and practices with the ability to identify and implement improvements to promote efficiency and effectiveness
  • Experience and proficiency in the use of Google and Microsoft Office Suites at an advanced level
  • Exceptional experience in delivering a customer focus
  • Experience managing media and social media platforms (website, Facebook, and Instagram)


  • Demonstrated knowledge of secretariat protocols and meeting regimes
  • Conference and event organisation and associated protocols including catering and travel logistics
  • Operating knowledge of record and document management systems.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and judgement whilst achieving outcomes within time constraints


  • Supports productive relationships with a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to organise work, manage own time to meet deadlines, and be adaptable in response to changing priorities
  • High level of attention to detail and recognition of the importance of accuracy in all aspects of the work
  • Ability to show initiative, flexibility, solve problems and contribute to process improvement in a complex environment
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, flexible with a proactive attitude

For more information, please refer to the Position Description.

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary Range: $32.26 - $33.27 per hour pending experience
  • Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Access to salary packaging options to maximise employee benefits and salary 
  • Modern facilities, equipment and resources
  • Access to additional Employer Superannuation Contributions
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service
  • 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Access to corporate health schemes
  • Induction processes, professional learning programs and Early Career Teacher Support
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Wellbeing programs and initiatives

How to apply

  • Complete the application form
  • Upload a cover letter addressing the skills, attributes and experience to support the key accountabilities of the role identified in the position description
  • Upload a current resume including contact details (phone and email) of at least two professional referees

Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential. 

Applications close 5pm Monday, 30 August 2021.

To find out more about the Region visit:

Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Tyto Wetlands

Broadwater National Park

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Job Closing Date

30 Aug, 2021