Administrator, DIIU

Randwick, Australia
03 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Disability Innovation Institute is an important Strategy 2025 initiative to position UNSW at the forefront of international disability scholarship. DIIU provides a unique connection between UNSW scholars, community, industry, services, government and practitioners to fully utilise the creativity and innovation stimulated by the experiences of disability and transform the lives of people with disability. By rapidly expanding our interdisciplinary scholarship within a knowledge exchange approach, the Institute aims to address the current global challenges to the participation and leadership of people with disability in all aspects of contemporary society.

The Institute is distinctive in its whole of university scope as well as its leadership and inclusion of people with disability.

The interdisciplinary institute will collaborate with people with disability to identify, understand and research solutions to the practical challenges experienced by people with disability. A Disability Inclusion Maker’s Exchange will connect scholars, makers and users to develop long-lasting solutions to practical challenges experienced by people with disability.

About the role

  • $70K-$79K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 12 months with possibility of extension
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Administrator provides office management and high level administrative support to the Institute. The primary focus of this role is to work with the Institute Manager and Interim Director to coordinate a broad range of administrative responsibilities.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with all levels of staff and external stakeholders                   
  • The ability to work effectively with minimum supervision and on multiple tasks                
  • Experience working in a research environment             
  • An understanding of disability with a commitment to inclusive practice                 
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering high-quality, professional, customer-focused services to internal and external stakeholders

People with a lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Hanne Bjellaanes


T: (61 2) 9385 6203

Applications close: 11:59 pm Wednesday 18th October 2017

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