Student Administration Officer

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
$66,904 - $73,309
13 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 5
Salary package: $66,904 - $73,309 (pro rata)

The Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics (RSAA) in the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences seeks a Student Administration Officer to join the School's multi-functional administration team.  The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences covers all areas of scientific endeavour, from astrophysics to climate change, epidemiology to theoretical chemistry, scientists at ANU use their skills to contribute to advancing science for the future of the world, integrating high level research and educational excellence.

Position overview

This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week.  The School will be happy to negotiate a flexible working arrangement with the suitably qualified candidate.

The Student Administration Officer will play a key role in the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) by providing a unique blend of excellence in customer service, student and administrative support.  As the first point of contact for RSAA internal and external stakeholders, your responsibility is to provide a comprehensive range of service to undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research students, academic staff members of the School and related Centre of Excellence, including interns for the Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre (AITC).  The officer supports the administration of student life cycle including admission, enrolment, graduation, management of scholarships and awards and prizes.

If you are an individual who has strong customer-focused service and communication skills, and actively demonstrate initiative and good judgement to manage your work in a busy working environment, you are encouraged to apply!  

This position is located at Mt Stromlo Observatory in Weston Creek, ACT.

For more information please contact:
Mr Jeff Kealley
Tel: (02) 6125 0275

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

For position description please see: Student Admin Officer_PD.pdf

Closing date: 11.55pm, Monday 31 October 2016

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.