Australian Information Industry Association


Want to be part of the team that recognises Australia’s next digital unicorn?

25 hours a week 
Based in Sydney
$100,000 pro rata

We are after a passionate iAwards Competition Manager to lead our iAwards judging process.  This part-time position (25 hours) sits within our events team.

The iAwards are Australia’s most comprehensive digital innovation awards program.  23 years strong, past winners include Atlassian, Santos, and WiseTech, and many others in our history in unearthing great Australian innovations!

Engaging with all sectors of the economy, AIIA’s iAwards is the only platform showcasing the technology that disrupts and transforms the markets you target.

iAwards entrants are judged by volunteer judges at both State and National levels:

  • State level awards - judged through an online process and presented at each State iAwards event during May/June; and
  • National awards, judged through a face to face process over two days in Melbourne, with winners presented at the National iAwards in August/September.

iAwards also supports judges and entrants at APICTA in November/December each year.

Here’s the role in a snapshot

  • Manage the design and implementation of the iAwards competition structure and judging process (including recruitment, selection and management of judges) in conjunction with the iAwards Chief Judge; and to perform the role of Secretary to the iAwards Judges Council.
  • Support the Chief Judge in all aspects of Judging, including working with the iAwards Chief Judge and the Judges Council to develop and implement iAwards Categories, Criteria and competition rules.
  • Develop, implement and use of the iAwards online judging and entry management tool e.g. AwardForce
  • Manage the online and face-to-face judging data using the online system and provide reports and data extracts as required, and training to relevant team members to access same.
  • Schedule and coordinate the multiple judging streams during the online and face-to-face judging processes at both the state and national level.
  • Act as the first point of contact, administration and coordination for all potential judges and throughout the judging process and assist Lead Judges in communication with their teams.
  • Administer the recruitment and assignment [to panels] of volunteer judges for both State and National judging, in accordance with the agreed selection criteria, to fill all judging places, as agreed with the Chief Judge.
  • Review and modify as necessary, the training and coaching programme for judges to mentor judges and standardise the judging process Including:
    • Preparation of educational briefings, both online and face to face;
    • Production and presentation of videos on demand; and
    • Production and scheduling of webinars.
  • Develop a communication plan for the judging process to encourage judges’ ongoing engagement and work with iAwards team to ensure consistent messages are communicated effectively to all judges, sponsors and entrants.
  • Work with APICTA EXCO and host economy to support this competition.
  • Assist APICTA attendees in planning and attending this competition.

To be successful

You are passionate about transforming the future of Australia’s digital ecosystem.  You thrive in a fast paced organisation and are excellent at juggling a number of balls.  You excel at simplifying complex information to enable us to shine the light on Australia’s innovation.

You also need the following skills:

  • At least five years’ experience in the workforce in the ICT industry
  • Excellent people and communications skills (written and verbal) including active listening, getting a message across and collaborative communication
  • Has, as an advanced user, trained in and managed the use of enterprise IT / Online / web-based systems and technologies that require in-depth understanding
  • Self-motivated with the ability to operate under pressure, meet deadlines and manage across multiple projects to achieve excellent results whilst working independently or as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a virtual setting where contact with Judges and partner organisation representatives is typically not face to face until on location judging
  • Ability and willingness to travel and contribute to project specific extended working hours when required
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite (Word and Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint & database systems) essential
  • Event management experience
  • Australian residency or extended work visa with valid passport

Want to apply?

Send your CV to Alison Shapiera on, including a covering letter telling us why you think the AIIA is a great fit for you, why you are a great fit for the AIIA and a success story from your past experience.