Queensland State Manager

Queensland State Manager

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is looking for a self motivated, confident, proven, and capable individual with exceptional communication and relationship building skills, to fill the position of Queensland State Manager.

We’re looking for a GLAMR professional who:

Is passionate about libraries, information management and the GLAMR sector.

Wants to make a difference, through supporting their peers, encouraging collaboration and professional growth, and contributing to the national professional discourse.

Understands the benefits, and challenges for a national professional association that represents a diverse and evolving sector.

Operating under limited direction, the successful candidate will provide high quality management and delivery of a number of activities at the local level in co-operation with ALIA House in Canberra.

The position is permanent part-time, and is at the Senior Officer Grade 1 level as covered by the ALIA Collective Agreement 2015-2018,  with wages and entitlements paid at the pro-rata rate. (Up to 20 hours per fortnight, averaged over the year). Superannuation, and a monthly phone allowance will also be paid.

Hours worked are flexible from week to week, can be mostly self-determined, and will be in proportion to the needs of the role at any given time.

The position includes the following responsibilities:

There are five major components:

  • Act as the ALIA representative in Queensland, being the major point of contact for members and non-members, and provide local information and feedback to ALIA House;
  • Promote and grow ALIA membership locally, through regular personal contact, both face-to-face and online, and through coordinating regional member activities, including supporting and promoting industry advocacy campaigns, such as Library and Information Week;
  • Work with ALIA House staff to develop local opportunities to meet the continuing professional development needs of ALIA members, including organising events and activities;
  • Facilitate communication and coordination between special interest group office bearers in the region and ALIA House; this would cover supporting the inception and development of groups, supporting group-run professional development activities, supporting group reporting and finance requirements, reaching members in remote areas, and other group events and projects.
  • Assist with national association strategic planning and programs, as required.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and attributes:

  • A passionate GLAMR professional, with membership, and an understanding of the Australian Library and Information Association’s structure, purpose and functions.
  • Confidence and a proven capacity for building effective working relationships with a range of individuals, groups and representatives of organisations at all levels – both face-to-face and online.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and confidence with small/medium event management.
  • Ability to plan, manage and prioritise activities while working to a budget.
  • Knowledge, experience and understanding of the library and information sector, its current areas of concern, new directions and trends in service, and the general policy and political environment.
  • Commitment to customer-service principles and understanding of the importance of quality services to members, and of the role of a professional association.
  • Strong confidence with Microsoft Office, social media platforms, other remote communication platforms and technology, and proficiency with CRM databases.
  • Capacity and preparedness to work independently and productively in a small, flexible, virtual workgroup environment


Access to the equivalent of a home/mobile office: mobile phone, voice-mail, laptop computer with internet access, printer. The flexibility to coordinate and attend events during the working week and to undertake travel to regional locations if required.

 Applicants must be a resident of Queensland.

Applications should include your current resume, and an introductory letter outlining how your experience would assist you in being successful in this role. Please direct all applications and enquiries about the role to kirrin.sampson@alia.org.au.

Job region
Australian Library and Information Association
Part time
Kirrin Sampson on 02 6215 8237 or email kirrin.sampson@alia.org.au
Closing date
Friday 08 December 2017