Senior Coordinator - Innovative Research Universities

Melbourne, Australia
06 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Provide high level management support for the IRU
  • Full time, fixed term role based at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $73,573 to $79,638 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation

About the Innovative Research Universities

The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) is a network of seven comprehensive universities committed to inclusive excellence in teaching and research in Australia:  Charles Darwin University, Flinders University, Griffith University, James Cook University, La Trobe University, Murdoch University and Western Sydney University.  See

IRU lobbies the Australian Government for its member universities and enhances member universities through sharing policy and practice and creating opportunities for collaborative initiatives.

The IRU secretariat is seven people, primarily based in Melbourne with offices in Canberra, Gold Coast and Darwin.  La Trobe university employs secretariat staff on behalf of the IRU.

About the role

In this role you will provide high level administrative support for the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) secretariat to ensure it operates effectively.  The role covers meetings and events scheduling and set up, travel coordination, finance processing and monitoring, and executive assistant support for the IRU Executive Director.  You will solve operational problems, identifying additional service requirements or service shortfalls and coordinate the delivery of solutions.      

Skills & Experience

To be considered for this role you will have completed a Degree qualification or an equivalent combination of knowledge, training and experience. You will be capable of using corporate financial and administrative systems, able to provide high level administrative support, and achieve outcomes through working effectively as part of a team. Strong computer, communication and interpersonal skills are essential.  You will also have experience with event management.     

How to Apply

Closing date:  11pm Sunday 24th September 2017

Position Enquiries: Mr Conor King, Executive Director IRU, TEL: 0434 601 691 Email:

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Justin Bolton, Senior Recruitment Business Partner on 9479 1073.

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