Chatter Matters Tasmania Executive Officer – Position Description

Chatter Matters is looking for an Executive Officer who can work collaboratively with our Founder, Board and team to help grow and scale the organisation. A capability that spans entrepreneurial thinking, mar-comms, events and agile generalist skills are required to help ensure that our collective vision for the business is fully realised. We will support you to be you in a leading organisation that seeks to transform lives – including our own.

Who We Are:

Chatter Matters is a purpose-driven Not For Profit that works with people to build their communication skills to live whole lives in connection with others. We do this by working one on one and in groups in prisons, with families, children, the homeless, disabled and generally disadvantaged as well as the broader community to create connection through language, literacy and love.

Who You Are:

Working in a dynamic growing organisation means we move fast but reflectively, are trying new things that won’t always land, and hold space for new ideas and big visions. You need to be agile and ready to step in and do, you are happy to work autonomously while keeping everyone in the circle. Having a fast-paced mind and a laser-like focus to executing your tasks, while being across the broader suite of interdependencies will be an asset. We will encourage you to stretch yourself and take us on the journey with you as you find neat solutions to solve problems. You’re pretty relaxed and enjoy creating and learning new things. You want to do something that is bigger than you are, with other people who work hard and celebrate the wins and the falls together. You understand that work and life aren’t separate, and so do we, and we want you to harmoniously integrate both elements with us in a flexible, inclusive, accessible workplace where values live and breathe in real life.

From day one in the job you will need to bring your:

  • Passion for social justice, inclusion, connection and communication
  • Do-it-in-your-sleep organisational skills
  • Entrepreneurial ideas, and lots of them
  • Ability to plan effectively while juggling multiple simultaneous projects
  • Creativity, curiosity, collaboration and can-do

To get to Day One at Chatter Matters, you will need:

  • To have worked in a comparable role or the ability to show us how you are the one who fits in our organisation
  • Good knowledge of Office suite of products
  • Experiential knowledge of comms, social media and marketing, events management, both strategic and implementation
  • Good organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
  • The ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, while still maintaining the capacity for self-direction with little supervision
  • Warm, open and honest communication skills, verbal, written and social
  • Understanding of the landscape we operate in, the challenges many of our clients face, and an approach that is heart-centred and compassionate

Responsibilities and Duties:

As Executive Officer, these are some of the things you will get up to in the role:

  • Help drive and lead the commercial expansion of Chatter Matters and its associated programs
  • Support the CEO + Board by generating creative ideas for new markets while building upon existing programs
  • Create storytelling materials to use across our website, social media and traditional media channels
  • Maintain existing and build strong new relationships with our stakeholders and investors
  • Devise, run and evaluate events
  • Add your stamp to our culture, help us constantly improve and grow

Ready to apply? Here’s how:

Communicate to us in the way you feel best expresses:

  • Who you are
  • What you do
  • What your values are and how you live them
  • How you fulfil our criteria for skills
  • Why you think you will be our new Executive Officer

We will shortlist and get you into our Hobart office for an informal chat to build relationship. Chatter Matters encourages and warmly welcomes you to apply for this role if you have experiences as a member of the communities we work with, including history of connection with the criminal justice system.

Hours 0.6 FTE for 18 months. Base salary $80k FTE. Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact our admin officer, Loveth, at 

Applications close 26th July 2019 for a swift start.