Administrative Assistant, Education Support

Sydney, Australia
$73,751 - $77,926 + 17% superannuation
14 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Part time (0.6FTE, 21 hours per week) fixed term until 31 December 2024 with possibility of extension contingent on funding based at Lismore
  • Opportunity for an Administrative Assistant to provide general support to the Education Programme for student placements, part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Base Salary (Pro-Rata) $73,751 - $77,926 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH) is a collaborative academic hub for rural health development, located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales and is a joint venture between the University of Sydney, Western Sydney University and the University of Wollongong and operates in close collaboration with the Northern NSW Local Health Network and all providers of health services on the NSW North Coast.

The UCRH education program encompasses the disciplines of Allied Health, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry and Medicine, providing students with clinical placement opportunities and structured learning programs in a multi-disciplinary environment, and an immersion in the elements of rurality and social equity.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work closely with the Manager (Medical Education), Medical Program Coordinator, Education Support Officers, students, and various internal and external stakeholders
  • respond to enquiries online, by phone and in person from students, staff and members of the public
  • provide administrative support for students and staff to enable successful clinical placements
  • draft standard documents, record keeping, typing, updating web materials, arranging staff travel, assisting with organising events, and responding to routine queries
  • participate in UCRH administration support community of practice

About you

  • experience working in a similar position providing administrative support to a team
  • hold the ability to work independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work
  • numeracy skills together with experience in reconciling purchases
  • strong verbal and written communications skills including the ability to compose promotional materials, take accurate meeting minutes along with a professional demeanour
  • hold advanced computer skills, including competency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • working knowledge of software programs such as Records Management and Content Management systems.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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.

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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 Deepna Chand, Recruitment Operations, by email to Deepna Chand on

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Applications Close

Tuesday 04 April 2023 11:59 PM

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