Postgraduate Law Programs Officer

Sydney, Australia
21 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Feb 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Sydney Law School

  • An exciting opportunity for an experienced administrator to join the Sydney Law School
  • Located at Camperdown/Darlington Campus
  • Full-time, continuing position with a remuneration package, $99,802 p.a which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

As the Postgraduate Law Programs Officer, you will provide high quality school based administrative services to the University of Sydney Law School’s staff and students with particular focus on those activities which support student experience and engagement. This role will see you perform a range of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • supporting the teaching program by managing room bookings for all Postgraduate Law Program classes and managing in-department exams.
  • providing face-to-face student advice service for both domestic and international students seeking detailed guidance regarding complex course-related issues.
  • planning and implementing the Postgraduate Law student communication plan.
  • developing and maintaining effective partnerships with a range of stakeholders to ensure Law School policy and practices complement and adhere to the University’s systems, policies and procedures.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postgraduate Law Programs Officer who can demonstrate: 

  • experience providing professional, student-focused administrative support, ideally to postgraduate students.
  • the ability to develop, maintain and review administrative systems and processes to ensure high quality professional service.
  • a commitment to and knowledge of customer care principles with the capacity to provide excellent customer service and to use good judgement when responding to complaints.
  • outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate successfully with multiple stakeholders.
  • an impressive ability to successfully coordinate a range of activities simultaneously.

About us

Established in 1855, the University of Sydney Law School makes a significant contribution to the Australian judiciary, politics and public life. The Law School is notable for its strong links to the practising profession, with barristers, judges and solicitors giving lectures in a range of core and specialist legal subjects. The Law School attracts high calibre students to its undergraduate and postgraduate programs and is staffed by internationally respected scholars. We are presently recognized as the premier law school in New South Wales and #13 in the QS World Rankings for Law 2017.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2486/1218C to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing Date: 11.30pm, 3 February 2019 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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