Teaching and Curriculum Officer

Camperdown, Australia
$83,384 + 17% superannuation pro rata
26 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-Time, Fixed-Term until 25/07/2025
  • Opportunity to support core business activities of the school related to teaching and curriculum
  • Base Salary, HEO 5, $83,384 + 17% superannuation pro rata

About the opportunity

The School of Economics at the University of Sydney is one of the primary centres for economics in Australia and the broader Asia-Pacific region. School academic staff have varied specialisms and areas of expertise, including economic theory, policy and econometrics.

The Teaching and Curriculum Officer is responsible for supporting core business activities of the School of Economics related to teaching and curriculum (T&C). Supporting the Teaching and Curriculum Coordinator (TCC), your role would be to provide efficient and timely responses to enquiries and requests for information, advice, action, and submissions on behalf of the school.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • coordinate school-run tests and examinations, including clash exams, timetabling and arrangements for further tests, special requirements and evening examinations, maintaining confidentiality and security of exam materials. Liaise with the relevant administrative staff in the preparation of casual invigilation contracts.
  • respond to a range of complex inquiries via telephone, email and in person, from staff, students, visitors and the public regarding a wide range of the school's activities, including the subjects and programs offered within the school.
  • coordinating results entry in local system and uploading to Sydney Student (SITS), including processing late results and variations
  • support unit of study coordinators with other T&C processes, including special consideration and academic plans.
  • assist with the engagement, onboarding and rostering of casual academic staff (tutors).
  • support school and faculty teams with student-facing events and activities, including open day and info day, student welcomes, information sessions, tutor workshops and school teaching days.
  • liaise with students, student centre or faculty student administrative staff, where appropriate, in relation to case or issue management of academic misconduct, special consideration, timetabling or results processing under the direction of the TCC and School Manager.

About you

  • excellent communication skills and knowledge of University systems for teaching administration
  • proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (particularly Excel and Outlook) and student information systems
  • excellent planning and organisational skills, including experience in establishing and reviewing administrative processes with a strong customer-service focus
  • excellent time management skills, including demonstrated ability to prioritize own workload and that of others to meet multiple deadlines in a high-volume environment
  • well-developed interpersonal and teamwork skills, including a capacity to network widely and build effective relationships with colleagues and clients
  • demonstrated ability to interpret and implement policies and procedures.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 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

Saturday 07 October 2023 11:59 PM