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Reward Administrator

Darlington, Australia
$91,644 plus 17% employers' superannuation contribution
Closing date
26 Mar 2023

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Job Details

  • Full time, 2 year fixed term position
  • Great opportunity for a Rewards Administrator to join The University's OD Rewards function
  • Base Salary $91,644 plus 17% employers' superannuation contribution

About the opportunity

The Organisational Development (OD) function is in a period of significant development, striving to achieve an integrated and contemporary service offering aligned with the university's ambitious talent objectives. As a result, we are seeking to build the team with the opening of this position, for a Rewards Administrator to support the uplift of team capability and seamless delivery of technical advice and insights across a large and diversified stakeholder base.

The Reward Administrator will support the Reward Team with high-level administrative, governance and delivery activities of Reward operations, ensuring issues are resolved by evaluating against the policy and guidelines, outlining options, and making recommendations.

As an integral member of the Reward Team, this role will at times, perform complex Reward and remuneration administrative tasks under broad direction of the senior team members they are supporting. These tasks may include but not be limited to preparing and interpreting reports and analysis of data, responding to queries, exploring matters, and sourcing solutions for the work area. This role requires excellent numerical, administrative, and organisational skills in order to coordinate and undertake a range of operational activities.

Your key responsibilities in this role will be to:

  • provide specialist, consultative advice and guidance to internal stakeholder groups regarding operational reward aspects of rewards (higher duties allowance, performance progression payments, salary changes, managing loading, etc.)
  • ensure administrative support is provided in a timely yet high quality and customer focussed manner
  • own the rewards case dashboard and oversee the administration and coordination of case management
  • perform systematic records, data cleansing and archive maintenance regarding remuneration and classification changes, in line with the University's records management policy
  • assist with and prepare market and salary survey analysis, data collation, and job matching activities
  • provide administrative, special project, adhoc, and annual cyclical support as required

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we are looking for a values aligned Rewards Administrator, who can demonstrate:

  • some experience in remuneration analytics, or more broadly HR analytics, from within a large and multi-faceted organisation
  • exceptional communication, presentation and interpersonal skills when managing stakeholders' expectations, and displays tactful use of discretion where required in sensitive confidential matters
  • excellent time management skills and ability to manage competing priorities whilst keeping strong attention to detail, in a customer service focused manner
  • strong relationship building skills in order to maintain high quality customer service and advisory trust
  • high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Powerpoint)
  • relevant tertiary qualification &/or an equivalent combination of relevant training & experience

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

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

If you are a current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Stacey Nipper, Recruitment Operations, by email to

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Sunday 26 March 2023 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

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Full-time employees: 7616

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