Executive Officer, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President, Academic

Sydney, Australia
$126,502 to $140,431 p.a.
07 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-time, Ongoing position
  • Parramatta South

About Western

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing and economically significant region, Western Sydney. Boasting 11 campuses – many in Western Sydney CBD locations – and more than 200,000 alumni, 49,500 students and 3,500 staff, the University has 14 Schools with an array of well-designed programs and degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry.

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and highly organised professional to work as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic).

About the Role

As the Executive Officer, you will work in a high paced environment and provide a high level strategic and professional support to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic). The scope of this position includes project management, research, analysis, developmental work and writing documents for a variety of audiences including executive level reports, presentations, correspondence and advice.

We require someone who can hit the ground running and work under tight deadlines. You must be able to prioritise, exhibit critical thinking, be pro-active and well-organised, anticipate the immediate and future needs of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), as well as be comfortable with working independently and within a team environment. You must also have exceptional oral and written communication skills. Confidentiality and discretion are critically important for this position.


Western Sydney University highly values equity and inclusiveness. We have a proud history of doing so and consider this an important part of our social and civic responsibilities as a University. We strive to contribute to tackling inequalities and promoting wellbeing within our own institution, the Greater Western Sydney region, nationally and internationally.


Western Sydney University has long been identified as a University of the people. We value the contributions made by our staff and recognise that they underpin the enablement of our mission and values. In return, we offer:

  • 35 hour work week
  • Flex leave for Professional staff
  • 17% super contributions

Please review attached Position Description for responsibilities and selection criteria. Applicants will be shortlisted based on their responses to the selection criteria.

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 8 $126,502 to $140,431 p.a. (comprising Salary of $106,896 to $118,666 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Peter Nadin via email-  P.Nadin@westernsydney.edu.au or phone 02 9683 8114  

Closing Date: 8:30 pm on Sunday 19 March 2023 

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For an ongoing/continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident and provide evidence at time of application.

Only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.