Director of the Vice-Chancellor's Office and Chief of Staff

Sydney, Australia
23 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Chief of Staff provides the Vice-Chancellor with authoritative, high quality advice on a broad range of University issues, strategies and activities including project management and budget and financial planning; the position develops or oversees the development of advice and position/policy papers for consideration by the Vice-Chancellor and the University Executive.

Utilising excellent interpersonal skills, a dedication to consultation and consensus building and the capacity to inspire confidence, the incumbent will build strong professional networks with academic and administrative colleagues to undertake a broad range of tasks that require effective liaison with a wide range of people within the University. The Chief of Staff requires tact, sensitivity, independent judgment, diplomacy, organisational skill and flexibility and will work with highly confidential and sensitive information, maintaining the highest professional standards of confidence and discretion.

Serving as principal aide to the Vice-Chancellor, the Chief of Staff will have oversight of, and management responsibilities for, the coordination of all functions, activities and day-to-day operations of the Vice-Chancellor's portfolio, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness and optimising use of available resources.

The University has engaged Carol Watson Executive Search to assist with the recruitment process. For more information, please contact Carol Watson on 0419 523 410 or

Applications close: 19 December 2016

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