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PO Box 222, St Leonards NSW 1590
Tel: 1300 361 426

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  • Current Vacancies

    State Manager - WA

    Location: Perth, WA

    Seeking an energetic and well-connected State Manager with excellent member and customer service skills, a proactive approach to stakeholder engagement and relationship management, and creative flair in the development and delivery of professional development and networking events. 

    Key responsibilities include:


    • Provide input and assistance for the ongoing promotion and growth of membership through effective member engagement, retention and recruitment in accordance with agreed targets. 
    • Coordination and delivery of high quality AWA events for members in the state, including technical events, industry dinners, awards, and other seminars and conferences. 
    • Liaise and build positive and productive relationships with the State Government and departments, as well as strategic corporate contacts and allies. 
    • Provide effective management for all state-based activities including accounts receivables and deliverables against budget. 
    • Contribute to AWA's internal coordination and promotion of AWA activities, strategies, and business plans. 
    • Respond to member and potential member and customer queries regarding AWA activities and interactions. 
    • Effective representation of AWA with all key stakeholders with a detailed understanding of issues affecting AWA members. 
    • Broadening AWA's reach and networks across the State to better communicate AWA's value proposition. 
    • Maintaining a productive and positive relationship with the Branch President, Branch Committee members, and AWA staff. 



    Key selection criteria:


    • Tertiary qualifications in communications/PR, event management, business administration or at least three years relevant experience in similar position with an association and/or water sector organisation. 
    • High level of computer literacy especially Microsoft Office. 
    • Experience in stakeholder engagement and communications in a similar position. 
    • Demonstrated ability to operate remotely as a business unit manager in a diversified organisation. 
    • Experience with membership databases/CRM and events management software. 
    • Involvement with volunteer management and/or experience in the areas of environment or water management will be highly regarded.


    Applications can be sent via email ( but must include a statement specifically addressing the selection criteria, accompanied by an appropriate CV. (Note: Submission of a CV without addressing the selection criteria will not be accepted). 

    For more information download the full Position Description or contact Amanda White on 02 9436 0055. Applications close: 30 January 2015




    What is our Culture? How do we do things at AWA?

     AWA members, employees and stakeholders share a set of values to help guide behaviours in terms of how we treat each other as well as those in the broader community. These values are part of the AWA culture,

    In everything the Association does, we will:

    • Respect and respond to the needs of our members and stakeholders, striving to continually improve the quality of our services.
    • Be open and accessible, fair and equitable, acting with honesty and integrity, building trust and confidence.
    • Acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of our members, volunteers and employees.
    • Encourage a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and inclusiveness to build enduring relationships and unity.
    • Be creative, innovative, agile and change oriented.
    • Do what is best for our members and community for a sustainable water future.

    Exciting career opportunities...

    Australia is leading the world in adapting to a rapidly drying climate, therefore our water industry is experiencing a period of change and expansion. The industry is growing and it is anticipated that there will be approximately $30 billion invested in infrastructure over the next ten years.

    There is a unique advantage for Australia's current and future water workers:


    • There will be demand for 40,000 new water workers by 2018 according to research reports AND
    • The reputation of Australia's water workers has led to increasing international demand for their expertise

    Careers in water can also offer the following benefits:

    • Career stability
    • Training
    • Flexibility
    • Good working conditions
    • Challenging and satisfying work
    • A whole world of opportunity


    For more information about careers or to search for job opportunities in the water sector, visit the H2Oz careers in water website.