Positions Vacant

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.


Marketing and Communications Coordinator (12-Month Maternity Cover)

Part-time, 22.5 hours/week, 12-month contract. Based in Melbourne

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator will be responsible for the practical implementation of various marketing and communications activities for ABA’s audiences. The position will have responsibility for content and delivery of multiple electronic newsletters and will undertake marketing and communications campaign implementation, copywriting for various publications, and graphic design as directed.

Key skills required: 

Experience within a similar marketing or communications role at a coordinator level. 

  • Experience in producing marketing collateral, both print and electronic, including strong copy writing skills. 
  • Graphic design experience (Adobe Creative Suite preferred)
  • Excellent computer literacy with demonstrated experience producing electronic newsletters using Civi, MailChimp or similar programs. 
  • Strong organisation and administrative skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

Position Description available at the bottom of this page.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Victoria Marshall-Cerins, Executive Officer on 03 9690 4620. 

To apply for the position, please send a current resume and coverletter addressing how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the position to: info@breastfeeding.asn.au.

Position Description available at the bottom of this page.

Closing dates for applications is COB Friday, 16 April 2021


Tasmania Branch Community Engagement Officer 

Part-time, 15 hours/week, 12-month contract. Based in Tasmania, working from home.

ABA Tasmania Branch is looking for a passionate and skilled individual to increase the engagement of pregnant women, new parents and breastfeeding mums with ABA’s services in Tasmania. You will be an ABA personal member, working alongside our dedicated volunteers across Tasmania. Your understanding of the structure of ABA and the needs of the Association will guide you as you contribute to the path forward for ABA in Tasmania. 

Key skills required: 

  • Effective computer and marketing skills using digital platforms and existing ABA promotional materials 
  • Effective communication skills for working with volunteers, health professionals and parents/to-be 
  • Effective organisational, time management and project management skills 

Position Description available at the bottom of this page.

For enquiries please contact: Charlotte Fielding 0407 864 767 or tasbp@breastfeeding.asn.au 

Please apply by emailing your resume, and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to tasbp@breastfeeding.asn.au.

Applications close COB Wednesday 14 April 2021. 


Western Australia Branch Treasurer

We are seeking a volunteer treasurer for the WA Branch. This position would suit someone with account clerk experience, initiative and who is comfortable with numbers. It would be useful for someone looking for more work experience in accounts.

The role consists of weekly tasks such as entering sales invoices/receipts and coding payments as well as managerial tasks, such as budget preparation/monitoring and review of monthly finance reports. The treasurer works with our national finance team and the WA Branch volunteers. The work hours vary from 8 hours to 14 hours a month depending on the time of year.

Commencement during February is desirable. The incoming branch treasurer will have a generous handover period and be supported by the current treasurer until the end of the financial year.

If you have an interest in becoming treasurer or know someone who would like to volunteer some time, we would love to hear from you. Please contact the WA Branch President, Julia Moore on 0400 763 807 or wabp@breastfeeding.asn.au for more information.

Website and IT Support Roles

We are seeking volunteers to help with supporting our website and other technology platforms. There are a range of opportunities to help support ABA in this crucial area. We are seeking those with either a willingness to learn new skills, or to expand existing skills, as well as those with existing expertise they would like to apply to ABA. Some tasks could be a great opportunity for trainees to increase their volunteer hours.

These positions would suit someone who would like to contribute to solving 'just one thing' about the website, or who likes to understand or control how technology works behind the scenes. If you have an interest in IT and would like to volunteer some time, we would love to hear from you to work out how we could apply those skills.

All roles would report into the Senior Manager Operations and support would be provided in undertaking each role.

Some key areas we need assistance with include:

Technical Support

Troubleshooting issues users are experiencing with the website and making changes to reduce the likelihood that the issues will happen again. This is a technical role and knowledge of drupal/civi or an ability to learn the system by doing is required. This role would require a commitment of approx. 5-10 hours per week and could be split between multiple people if less time was available. Availability during office hours is desirable.

Technical Support Assistant

Basic technical role responding to system alerts and making updates to ensure website data is up to date. Basic computer skills only with no specific prior technical knowledge is required. This is a perfect role for a trainee looking to increase volunteer hours. It can be done at any time and within any amount of available hours - 2-6 hours per week ideally.

Content Manager

A coordination role where administrative access is needed to change content that various content owners do not have access to. Experience with drupal/civi is useful in this area. Knowledge about who owns which content on the site is necessary so that update requests can be directed to the correct location. The time commitment required would be 2-5 hrs per week

FB Workplace Support

Support with managing user access and providing user support to FB Workplace. Either prior knowledge of FB Workplace or a willingness to learn the system is required. Sharing that knowledge with users who require support as needed is the focus of this role. This is a perfect role for a trainee looking to increase volunteer hours. A time commitment of 1-3 hrs per week would be ideal.

Project Support

Requirements gathering and working in conjunction with stakeholders and technical support team members to ensure that all needs are met by a solution. Requires a high level of knowledge of the organisation and the competing requirements as well as an understanding legal obligations to do with data. This role would require a variable time commitment depending on planned or required projects. A mutually suitable time commitment would be negotiated with the willing candidate.


If any of these roles interest you please contact Paulina Browitt, Senior Manager Operations, at paulina.browitt@breastfeeding.asn.au or on 0408 019 338.

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