HDR Administration Coordinator

Sydney, Australia
03 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty Research Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

The Faculty 

The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences provides high quality, innovative programs of teaching and learning, research and consulting and continuing professional education to clients of wide backgrounds, both nationally and internationally in a spectrum of disciplines. The Faculty offers a range of courses from undergraduate through to doctoral studies specialising in Communication, Education and International Studies.

The Faculty Research Office is seeking to recruit an HDR Administration Coordinator to join their team in providing all administrative support and advice to current and prospective HDR students and relevant staff on HDR matters.

The Role

The position holder will support the Faculty’s research objectives to improve the recruitment, retention and timely completion of HDR students through better candidature management and to integrate HDR support into research support in the Faculty more widely.

If successful in applying for this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing accurate and timely advice to potential HDR candidates
  • Maintaining a good working knowledge of the relevant functionality in the Student Management System (CASS) and producing relevant reports for key stakeholders
  • Ensuring that the Faculty’s HDR admission assessment and scholarship ranking is complete and in line with the University requirements
  • Secretarial support for Research Degrees Committee
  • Organising and delivering administrative support to Faculty research student-related events

About You

The successful candidate will be expected to prioritise tasks and activities according to the requirements of the Faculty’s strategic directions and operational needs, while working autonomously within the general direction of the Research Manager.

To be successful in applying for this role you will have: 

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to use tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive and confidential matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan workflow and work under pressure to meet competing deadlines.
  • Proven capacity to interpret complex policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated excellence in client service delivery and strong commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated success in coordinating projects under broad direction.
  • Completed a degree with subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Description from the UTS website.

Base Salary Range: $89,171 to $98,644 pa (HEW 7)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits including flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a continuing basis.

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Description from the UTS website.

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You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria​

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  If you are a current UTS staff member, for help on how to apply through NEO please click here.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC133221.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date:  Monday 17 June 2019 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact recruitment@uts.edu.au for assistance.

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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