Conference Co-ordinator


The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) is a leading not-for-profit member-based national organisation which supports and advocates for financial wellbeing in retirement for all Australians regardless of their gender, culture, education, or socio-economic background. Through leadership and excellence, AIST supports profit-to-member funds to achieve member-first outcomes and fairness across the retirement system.

The Role

The Conference Co-ordinator plays a key role in  researching and coordinating across AIST’s conferences including the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds (CMSF) and the Superannuation Investment Conference (ASI). 

Reporting to the General Manager, Professional Development you will be responsible for coordinating the administration for speakers and sessions to align with industry trends, and assisting in formulating programs to enhance the professional development of our members, reflecting AIST’s position as a thought leader in the superannuation industry.

The ideal candidate will have an interest working in superannuation, be keen to embrace new opportunities, deepen their knowledge of the superannuation landscape and utilise their project and relationship coordination/administration skills.

Your key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Help in identifying topics and themes relevant to AIST member funds and evolving member needs
  • Researching ideas across multiple streams (e.g. investments, operations, governance) for inclusion in AIST’s conferences
  • Coordinating content across a range of AIST programs in line with AIST’s highly regarded advocacy work and members first ethos
  • Contributing ideas for content development for Special Interest Groups (SIG) and Young Super Network committees as required  
  • Working in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to help identify high quality industry experts
  • Assisting with identifying and negotiating speaking engagements with high profile, qualified, domestic, and international speakers 
  • Ensuring the content delivered is designed to maximise the learning experience of attendees (our members)
  • Collaborating with AIST’s Marketing team to provide speaker and content information for promotional purposes
  • Attend AIST’s conferences and advocate for our Profit-to-Member values

As the successful applicant, you must demonstrate the following:

  • Previous experience in a similar role or a coordination role will be highly regarded 
  • An inquisitive mind and a “can do” approach, with a keen eye for detail and the ability to be agile to changing situations and environments
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field 
  • Willingness to learn and understand the profit-to-member superannuation industry 
  • An excellent communicator and effective collaborator, who can quickly build relationships and rapport with all levels of people and teams 
  • Proven track record of high quality written and communication skills 
  • Highly developed time management skills, including the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines
  • A team player – reliable, accountable with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Advanced skills in MS Office suite of programs 

What You Also Need to Know

  • On occasions, this role requires some out-of-hours work including evenings and the suitable candidate will demonstrate flexibility in working arrangements
  • Required travel to leading AIST conference events
  • This role is a great chance to progress your career and take on new challenges
  • You need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for this position
  • The preferred candidate for the position will need to complete a national police background check.

Why work for us

  • We are a peak not-for profit membership organisation
  • Competitive salary plus 12% superannuation
  • A friendly and supporting working team and flexible workplace culture
  • Rare opportunity to work with passionate, like-minded people who enjoy being a part of an organisation that makes a difference to working Australians
  • Paid parental leave and additional quarterly wellbeing days
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service

Please note:  

  • Applications must include a current resume and a cover letter demonstrating your relevant experience and outlining your suitability for the role
  • This role requires face-to-face interaction with key stakeholders in a range of settings, e.g. interstate travel to event locations. AIST anticipates that the successful applicant will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend these locations to comply with government regulations. 

AIST supports a diverse and inclusive work environment as well as equal employment opportunities. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people of culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.


Conference Co-ordinator


Jobs / Marketing & Communications

Melbourne VIC

Annually - Full time

9 months ago

About The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) is a leading not-for-profit member-based national organisation which supports and ad