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Government Relations Advisor (JOB-027115)

Melbourne, Australia
Education & Training

Teach For Australia would like to acknowledge the many Traditional Custodians of the lands throughout Australia. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Australia’s first peoples.

  • Opportunity to work with an engaged community of educators - working to close the education gap

  • Flexible work practices, including the option to work from home

  • Allowance and time off work for professional development

  • Join us in ourcommitment and vision forReconciliation, in a space where we learn and grow together

About the Position

The Government Relations Advisor provides political analysis and advice, and operational and stakeholder engagement support to colleagues. The role has administrative and external-facing responsibilities that include the preparation of briefs, correspondence, project and contract management, team logistics, stakeholder research and engagement.

The role supports the Government Relations and Media team’s goals to secure and extend federal and state funding for current and new programs, build TFA’s profile among key political influencers and decision-makers, and build TFA’s media profile and public awareness of our expertise and effectiveness.

Please Note: This role has flexibility to be remote so candidates from other locations in Australia will be considered.

About Teach For Australia

Our vision is an Australia where education gives every child greater choice for their future. The mission is to grow a community of leaders committed to equity for children and young people, by recruiting and developing exceptional people to teach and lead across Australian schools.

About You


  • At least three years relevant experience in a similar role.

  • Bachelor’s level degree in a related field or commensurate work experience.

  • Knowledge of Australian political landscape – e.g. from working in or with political offices.

  • Experience in project management and support.

  • High level written and oral presentation skills.

  • Ability to work closely with senior team members and independently with initiative.

  • Ability to respond quickly to a dynamic operating environment and produce high quality work to deadline


  • Experience in the NFP sector.

  • Experience in engaging with the public service and managing government contracts.

Teach For Australia encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

Please apply via the link below with your CV and Cover letter, addressing the Job description.

Please note, we will be running a rolling recruitment process, so please do not wait with your application.

Detailed job description on the link here - https://teachforaustralia.org/our-people/join-our-team/

All enquiries can be directed to jobs@teachforaustralia.org. Please note that you must have the appropriate right to work in Australia in order to be eligible for this role. Successful candidates will be required to undertake a National Police Clearance, and obtain a valid Working With Children Check. For more information about Teach For Australia and its impact on educational disadvantage, please visit https://teachforaustralia.org/.