Department Administrator

Sydney, Australia
$77,894 - $85,982 p.a.
17 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Part Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie, you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives. We all work towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery, we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future.  Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them. 

Macquarie Law School within the Faculty of Arts was established in 1972 and has a rich history in legal education, scholarship and community engagement. A hallmark of all of our programs is a commitment to the interdisciplinary study of law, which is designed to foster a sound understanding of legal doctrine as well as an awareness of the role of law in society and a developed sense of social responsibility. Our researchers and students are dedicated to enquiry and shaping the future of the law.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

The Role

Macquarie Law School is currently seeking a suitably qualified Department Administrator to provide efficient and continuous improvement of administrative services, procedures and systems to support its academic programs and activities as well as providing advice and assistance to academic staff on administrative matters and developments to University policies. The incumbent will also provide support across a range of Law School operations, including finance and budget matters, website maintenance, events, and student communications and support.

This position would suit a motivated and enthusiastic administrator with excellent attention to detail and a strong service focus.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, you will demonstrate the below requirements in your CV and a 1-2 page cover letter.

  • A certificate in Business Administration and/or equivalent experience in administration.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a complex, high volume and customer service based environment.
  • Advanced knowledge and expertise in the Microsoft Office suite and information management systems, as well as in content management systems for website maintenance.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail in administrative and process oriented tasks.
  • Demonstrated experience interpreting data and preparing reports, preferably with exposure to maintaining budgets and student related information.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing administrative process improvements.
  • Sound verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage work through to completion within tight deadlines.
  • Ability to build and manage relationships with a diverse range of external and internal stakeholders

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Salary Package: Level 6  from $77,894 - $85,982 p.a. (pro rata) , plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.  

Appointment Type: Part-time (21 hours per week), continuing.

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Natalie Klein, Dean of Macquarie School of Law at

General Enquiries: Anne Kumanan, HR Officer at

Applications Close:  Sunday  6th November at 11:55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.