Executive Assistant to Executive Dean, Faculty of Human Sciences

Sydney, Australia
$77,894 - $85, 982 p.a.
16 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full 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, all working 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.

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

Macquarie's Faculty of Human Sciences holds a distinctive place on the global stage. With several internationally acclaimed centres producing ground-breaking research in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science and education. Our Faculty is a place of passionate educators and unbridled discovery. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities including the Australian Hearing Hub, we work together to investigate and answer some of the big questions about what makes us human.

The Human Sciences Administration Team works with staff across departments, faculty offices and central offices to build and strengthen the Faculty and to support the achievement of the Faculty strategic goals.

The Role

We are seeking an articulate and professional person to provide support to the Executive Dean. You will be flexible and resilient in your approach to meet the requirements of a fast-paced environment.

You will have exceptional organisational skills and be confident determining priorities in an environment of tight and conflicting deadlines. You will be a strong communicator and be able to demonstrate tact and discretion in dealing with a range of confidential and sensitive issues.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, you must submit a cover letter (no more than 3 pages) which addresses the criteria below and upload this along with your CV as part of the application process:


  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of executive support at a senior level.
  • Demonstrated track record of building and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders (internally and externally) at all levels of an organisation
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in addition to the ability to manage confidential matters with integrity and discretion
  • Previous experience in supporting Boards and Committees including the preparation of agendas, board papers and meeting minutes
  • A consistent track record of delivering high quality work and being accountable for the successful completion of tasks within realistic timeframes

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

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

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing, start ASAP

Specific Role Enquiries: Judy Lawrie, Executive Office to the Executive Dean on Human Sciences Dean or 02 9850 8030

General Recruitment Enquiries: Patsy Moss on patsy.moss@mq.edu.au or 02 9850 9821

Applications close:  Sunday 2 April 2017 at 11.55pm AEST

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.

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