School Administration Assistant

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Sydney, Australia
12 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Teaching and Curriculum

About the opportunity 

You will provide general administrative support under general direction including preparing documents, maintaining records, updating web materials, responding to queries, exploring matters, and sourcing solutions etc for the work area. As the first point of contact for the office, you will use your strong administrative and organisational skills in order to coordinate and undertake a range of operational activities on an ongoing basis.

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 School Administration Assistant – Teaching and Curriculum who is able to demonstrate:

  • effective and tactful communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • ability to problem solve, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines
  • excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office (in particular Excel)
  • experience working in a tertiary education environment
  • working knowledge of timetabling/rostering of student activities

 About us

The School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) comprises the Departments of Anthropology, Government and International Relations, Political Economy, Sociology and Social Policy, and Peace and Conflict Studies.

SSPS sits within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and offers innovative degrees at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels that attract the very best students from Australia and overseas. SSPS is the focus for the strategic development of the social sciences at Sydney with a view to becoming Australia’s leading centre for research and teaching in the social sciences.

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 Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

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. 

Employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 1374/0719F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 22 July 2019 

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. 

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities. 

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.   

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