Senior Administration Officer, Rural Regional Support

Lismore, Australia
$100,032 + 17% superannuation
28 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to provide operational and project support across rural activities
  • Located in Lismore at the University Centre for Rural Health within the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Full time fixed term until end of 2024, with a Base Salary starting $100,032 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Senior Administration Officer Rural, supports the Faculty of Medicine and Health, through the Rural Clinical Schools, to achieve strategic aims and University obligations as they relate to rural and regional activities, including Federally funded and other programs. The position, based at the Rural Clinical School (Northern Rivers) will provide administrative and project support for strategic activities across all Rural Clinical Schools under the direction of the Centre Manager, Rural Clinical School (Northern Rivers) and broad oversight of the Associate Director, Faculty Strategy & Research Partnerships. There will be an expectation that the incumbent will undertake visits between the Rural and Remote sites (Dubbo, Orange, Broken Hill).

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • manage formal reporting requirementsand project support for strategic rural and regional activities
  • ensurereporting data is aligned with business needs, established procedures and any parameters for Federally funded grants
  • ensure the appropriate coordination of meetings, including pan rural governance committees
  • maintain detailed knowledge of Federally funded grant/program contracts
  • undertake ad-hoc projects.

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 Senior Administration Officer (Rural) who has:

  • well-developed negotiation, conflict resolution, relation building and influencing skills and experience dealing with and understanding a wide range of stakeholders and their competing needs.
  • effective and tactful communication skills (written and verbal) and highly developed formal business writing skills
  • relevant tertiary qualifications in Business Administration
  • administrative experience in a tertiary organization, with working knowledge of academic institutions
  • experience interpreting budgets, income, and expenditure statements.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Tuesday 13 December 2022 11:59 PM

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