StartupWA Coordinator recruitment

StartupWA are hiring!

Read on (read ALL of it) for how to apply.

StartupWA is a dynamic and influential organisation formed to advance the technology startup industry for WA. Our mission is to: Create the local conditions, enabling global success, for the ventures of tomorrow. Our values are: Trusted. Driven. Open. You can read more about StartupWA on our website:

Now, the sector and organisation are growing in their significance, scope and impact. This growth has created the need for a coordinator role to ensure we meet the expectations of our members, partners and stakeholders. This is initially offered as a contract role focused on communication, events and engagement. Depending on the success of our approach, the scope of the role may grow.


This role with StartupWA will suit someone who is:

  • Available 1-2 days a week, with flexibility to host after-hours events,

  • Effective and efficient as an independent worker and project manager,

  • Exceptional communicator, collaborator and comfortable with total transparency,

  • Excited about the learning and development opportunities within the sector,

  • Competent with a cloud-based software and social media platforms,

  • Focused on gettings things done, while mindful of the mission and political context.


There are four focus areas requiring coordination - advocacy, engagement, reporting and events. In each area there will be partners involved, necessitating clear and effective communication in service of effective collaboration and great outcomes.

Download the role description for further details:


To apply:

Step 1 — Read the role description, and this whole blog post.

Step 2 — Share an image on Twitter that evidences your engagement with the StartupWA community. The tweet must mention @StartupWA, hashtagging #StartupWA and include a link to your LinkedIn profile. The LinkedIn profile should have enough relevant information for a basic assessment against the criteria. We will provide the opportunity for more detailed information in Step 2.

Any candidate doing anything other than completing Step 1 (e.g. emailing a resume) will be ignored.


  1. Selection criteria are outlined in the role description,

  2. The image must be recent (3 months) and may include:

    1. Evidence of being at a coworking space, startup networking event or training session,

    2. Screenshot of contributing to a relevant discussion (startups in WA) on a social platform (Twitter, Slack etc),

    3. Something else that evidences real engagement etc.

  3. This must be completed before 8am WST on Monday 21st August. We may assess and shortlist some candidates prior to this deadline.

Step 3 — Instructions for further steps will be provided to those short-listed based on the information provided in Step 2.

Those shortlisted (after additional steps) will be requested to participate in

  • A webconference interview,

  • Completing short, paid tasks that test competencies relevant to the role.

The successful person should be ready to start work in the week of 28th August.