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Are you looking for an interesting challenge? Do you want to contribute to a worthwhile cause?

The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is Australia’s largest not-for-profit breastfeeding information and support service, providing information and support for more than 80,000 women each year.

Our current vacancies are listed below.

Local Project Officer - Eurobodalla Shire

Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 

Level 3 – Hourly rate $34.04 - $36.50 

15 hours per week (0.4 FTE) 

Flexible work schedule(by negotiation and subject to project requirements) 

Work from home(some local travel may be required) 


This role offers an exciting opportunity to join the Australian Breastfeeding Association’s Community Protection for Infants and Young Children in Bushfire Emergencies Project. The Project will undertake Australia-wide research on the experiences of parents and caregivers of children 0-4 years in the Black Summer Bushfires to identify gaps in emergency support. This information will be used to assist organisations and individuals in Eurobodalla Shire to develop and implement emergency planning for babies and young children.  The project is expected to run until November 2024.  

As the Local Project Officer, you will be responsible for engaging with the Eurobodalla Shire residents and local organisations and providing administrative support to the Community Protection for Infants and Young Children in Bushfire Emergencies Project team.

Your key responsibilities will include: 

  • creating and maintaining a database of stakeholders and supporters 
  • communicating with individual stakeholders and organisations and maintaining a record of those communications 
  • providing administrativesupportas required (e.g. recording the minutes of meetings, assisting in the development of internal reports and promotional materials) 
  • event coordination including organising venues, catering and transport  
  • establishing and managing the project’s social media accounts and acting as the local contact for the project.  

Skills and experience required include: 

  • effective organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise tasks and manage workload 
  • good communication skills 
  • experience managing social media accounts and driving engagement 
  • experience with Excel for database management 
  • experience with event management. 

The successful applicant will holda relevant Certificate III or equivalent and have previous work experience in administrative support and event management. A Police Clearance will be required upon appointment as the position holder will be required to work with vulnerable persons. 

Who we are: The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is Australia’s largest not-for-profit breastfeeding information and support service, providing information and support for more than 80,000 women each year.ABA also provides up-to-date information and continuing education for thousands of health professionals working with mothers and babies. Through a range of services, ABA supports and encourages women who want to breastfeed or provide breastmilk for their babies, and advocates to raise community awareness of the importance of breastfeeding and human milk to child and maternal health. 

For further information: Refer to the Position Description at the bottom of this page or contact Michelle on 0403 012 311. 

To apply:Applicants should submit a current CV and cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the position to by COB onTuesday 12th July 2022.


Project Manager - WHO Code Taskforce 

We are excited to invite applications for a Project Manager to continue the work of the WHO Code Taskforce Project. This work has already begun the work to build support and lead multisectoral efforts in a campaign to enshrine the provisions of the World Health Organisation’s International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (“the Code”) into Australian law.  

Adopting the full provisions of the Code into national legislation can reduce the unethical marketing of breastmilk substitutes and provide structural support for breastfeeding. It is an important way to ensure that mums and their support people receive evidence-based information about the options for feeding their babies.  

The Project Manager - WHO Code Taskforce will help lead the development and implementation of advocacy initiatives to advance ABA’s policy agenda on the adoption of the provisions of the Code into Australian legislation. This will involve both building a volunteer movement within ABA and working with the campaign steering group to coordinate with allies on aligned strategy. 

The position can be based anywhere in Australia, though Canberra or Melbourne would be preferred. The position is 0.4FTE at the annual salary range of $84,854-$88,693 p.a plus superannuation. Salary packaging is available. The maximum term contract is through to June 30 2023, with an opportunity for an ongoing appointment subject to available funding and performance.  

To apply for this position, please send a copy of your current resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in the position description to: by 15 July 2022.  

To access the Position Description see the bottom of this page.

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Naomi Hull, Senior Manager Breastfeeding Information and Research at 

CRM Lead

SCHADS Level 5 $85,826 - $89,724 p.a pro-rata, excluding super

This role offers an exciting opportunity to join the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) as we launch our refreshed brand and new digital-membership platform. 

As the CRM Lead, you will be responsible for the management of our databases with a focus upon driving member engagement and revenue through email, SMS and other communication channels. You will be key to managing both volunteer and customer journeys through our platforms.

Who we are: The Australian Breastfeeding Association is the peak body for the promotion and support of the breastfeeding. We are there on the phone for new parents in the middle of the night, when the wheels are falling off. We provide community and connection, when other supports are unavailable, and mums feel like they are on their own. We reach hundreds of thousands of families each year connecting them with the breastfeeding information and support they need. 

What you will bring:

  • Experience in managing CRMs to deliver an automated and personalised customer experience
  • CiviCRM expertise is highly desirable 
  • Tertiary qualification in business, digital marketing, or an appropriate discipline relevant field
  • Excellent business analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work and collaborate with a diverse range of colleagues, volunteers and customers
  • Creativity, initiative, attention to detail and a strong customer service approach

What you can expect from us:

At ABA, you will be part of a highly committed, supportive team who are passionate about enabling mums and babies to achieve the best start in life. 

Our long planned digital transformation is about to go-live and launch the Association into an exciting new growth phase.

As an employee of a registered charity, you can salary package up to $18,550 each Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) year for general living expenses. 

Our work environment is flexible and inclusive. ABA embraces diversity. All qualified candidates applying for this position will be considered regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age. 

To apply: Applicants should include a current CV with a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the position description and why you are interested in joining the team at ABA, to by COB on Friday, 1 July 2022. For detailed information about this position, please refer to the position description at the bottom of this page. For a confidential conversation please contact Caroline Doherty on 9690 4620.

Short-listing of candidates will commence prior to the closure of this role, so please do not delay submitting your application.

QLD Branch Manager - Paid Position

A paid permanent part time position has become available at the Queensland Branch Office. This role is primarily organising events and seminars for ABA Qld Branch. This would include Parents and Baby Expo, Conference, Regional Teams etc. Hours would be 15 hours and there would be occasional weekend work required.

The role would include the following and these are expanded on in the Position Description

  • Organise and co-ordinate Events on behalf of ABA Qld Branch.  
  • To promote the services of the Australian Breastfeeding Association and reflect its vision, mission, values and objectives.
  • To create and maintain a welcoming, professional and efficiently run branch office
  • To provide support to ABA Queensland branch in general office and clerical duties as required

For further interest, please email 

Social Media Content Creator Champion  Volunteer Opportunity 

Are you a skilled wordsmith? Do you live and breathe social media? Are you passionate about advocating for a breastfeeding-inclusive society?

We’re looking for several Social Media Content Creator superstars that will help take the Australian Breastfeeding Association’s social media presence to the next level.

If you’ve had some experience helping organisations or brands produce social media content, ABA’s National Support Office currently has an exciting opportunity for trainees to join our growing social media team.

With a specific focus on mother-to-mother content, you will work closely with the Marketing and Communications Coordinator and volunteer social media team to create social media content to engage, educate and entertain our community.

This is a remote volunteer role that can be done from anywhere in Australia. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • creating, resharing and publishing suitable and engaging content across ABA’s national Instagram and Facebook accounts (2-4 posts per week within a pre-determined weekly schedule) 

  • sourcing images, videos and other visual matter to accompany posts

  • sourcing and resharing third-party breastfeeding photos (brelfies) to ABA’s national social media pages, with the purpose of connecting with mothers, advocating the ‘normalise breastfeeding’ social media mentality, and contributing to the overall growth of ABA’s social media profile  

  • identifying social trends to nurture and grow our audience, and help generate memberships

  • working alongside a dedicated social media team to ensure consistency of scheduling, language and brand

  • promptly responding to any issues as they arise.

Interested in making a real difference for Australian mums? Don’t delay – send expressions of interest, or request a position description, by emailing  


Administrative Assistant – National Support Office - Volunteering Opportunity

The administrative team based at the National Support Office in South Melbourne is looking for volunteer support with a range of administrative tasks. The role will suit trainees to apply as volunteer hours or other volunteers wanting to apply their skills in this way. The commitment will be tailored to suit the availability of volunteers and their interests and skills. The type of tasks you could apply your skills to could include:

  • Assisting with despatch of resources
  • Processing online orders
  • Helping with the Breastfeeding Welcome Here mailouts
  • Updating registers
  • Working with Excel spreadsheets
  • Database updates
  • Customer engagement either by email or telephone

These tasks are suggestions and the role could include any one or multiple of the listed tasks. The role will be based at the office in South Melbourne, though there could be work from home tasks if the circumstances required or suited (such as during lockdowns). 

Training will be provided and can be used for personal skill development and for potential inclusion on your CV. To find out more or express your interest, please contact Paulina Browitt on 0408 019 338 or at  

Thank you for your interest in working with the Australian Breastfeeding Association!