Executive Officer, Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President

Sydney, Australia
$126,502 to $140,431 p.a.
24 May 2023
End of advertisement period
07 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

About Western

Working at Western Sydney University means you will be part of an organisation that is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and top of the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. We understand the key to your success is unlocking your true potential – just as we do with our students.

Our 3,500 staff members work together to enable a dynamic, inclusive and innovative culture that is distinctly research-driven and student-centred. The University is deeply embedded in the community and the region we serve, which is Australia’s fastest growing economy and one of the most culturally diverse areas in Australia.

About the Role

We are currently seeking an Executive Officer to provide high-level support to the Vice-Chancellor and President.

Reporting to the Chief of Staff, this is an excellent opportunity for a highly skilled professional with experience in an executive setting to undertake and manage a broad range of activities within the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President.

You will provide support to the Vice-Chancellor and President in preparation for Board and Committee meetings, provide secretariat support to the University’s Executive Committee, prepare key documents, including executive and discussion papers, prepare and review key correspondence, and facilitate communication between the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President and the internal and external communities of Western Sydney University.

Working collaboratively with members of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President, you will ensure the provision of highly efficient and effective executive services.

To be successful in this role you will have advanced interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with substantial experience within an executive context. You will have the ability to demonstrate initiative in your work, have high level problem-solving and decision-making skills, strong attention to detail, strong time management, as well as the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across all stakeholder groups.


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. We offer the following:

  • Flex leave for professional staff
  • 17% super contributions
  • Flexible working practices, including hybrid work options
  • Inclusive culture

Remuneration Package: Higher Education Worker Level 8 - $126,502 to $140,431 p.a. (comprising base salary of $106,896 to $118,666 p.a., plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Dr Vineta Lopaticka, Chief of Staff, via v.lopaticka@westernsydney.edu.au

Closing Date: 8:30 pm, Wednesday 7 June 2023

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