Administration Manager

Sydney, Australia
06 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sydney Informatics Hub Core Research Facility

Research Portfolio

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in facility management
  • Fixed term for 3 years, remuneration package $100,915 plus leave loading and 17% super

About the opportunity 

This position manages the overall provision of operational and administrative services for Sydney Informatics Hub Core Research Facility, analyses matters, makes policy determinations and provides sound advice on policy and procedures for the facility. You will use extensive administration experience to provide management, technical and project guidance to all staff, ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of administration services by the facility while promoting a professional client focused culture.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor - Research (DVCR) portfolio includes the University-wide Core Research Facilities program. This program contributes to the research vision at Sydney by delivering high-end research capability in key priority areas. This program enables the establishment, management and governance of high-end research infrastructure in whole-of-university core research facilities, and represents an exciting new phase in the University’s approach to enabling advanced research.

Core Research Facilities serve as focal points of research activity; bringing together a critical mass of researchers from diverse disciplines, while providing the means to better manage and sustain high-end research infrastructure to deliver high quality research outcomes, particularly in areas of strategic priority. Our Core Research Facilities will position to lead in our priority areas in the sciences, engineering, medicine, the social sciences, and humanities. One of our newest Core Research Facilities is the Sydney Informatics Hub (SIH). The SIH has been established at a time when the University has embarked upon a major commitment to data science, via the Centre for Transformational Data Science (CTDS) which is one a number of strategic multi-disciplinary initiatives at the University.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for an Administration Manager with;

  • Tertiary qualification and/or extensive relevant experience in office management and administration.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience in handling a wide range of enquiries and providing excellent customer service.
  • Excellent negotiation, conflict resolution, relationship building and influencing skills together with high level of tact, diplomacy and discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent time and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and achieve required outcomes.

The role requires demonstrated strategic leadership experience and skills, and extensive research expertise in an identified research discipline; staff management expertise; a clear understanding of the role and place of informatics in research endeavours; and a clear understanding of the separate responsibilities of, and interdependencies between the SIH with the CTDS.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30 pm 23 July 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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