Executive Officer

Adelaide, Australia
04 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the Role

UniSA is seeking a professional and motivated Executive Officer to support the Pro Vice Chancellor: Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy.

The Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor: Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy leads the development of a whole of institution approach to the recruitment, support, retention and success of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the University. In doing so the University can enhance the supports provided for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff, and strengthen our position as the university of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in South Australia and beyond.

As the Executive Officer to the Pro Vice Chancellor you will be accountable for providing high quality information, analysis and strategic support relating to all aspects of the Office’s portfolio, to assist the Pro Vice Chancellor in meeting the University’s mission and goals.

Applications from ATSI candidates or candidates that have had experience in working with Aboriginal Peoples are strongly encouraged.

Skills and Experience

Proven analytical, research and writing skills are vital to your success in this role, as is the ability to provide strategic, insightful and innovative advice to senior leaders. You will also be a skilled negotiator with a mature outlook and be able to build and sustain stakeholder networks. Understanding of the Australian higher education sector would be an advantage.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities. We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%, and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Miranda McDonald, Senior Recruitment Specialist on +618 8302 1700 or via email to recruitment@unisa.edu.au.

Applications close: 9:00 am Tuesday 26 September 2017

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In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% of salary on your behalf. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. This can be clarified during the recruitment process. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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