Department Administrator

Sydney, Australia
03 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
  • Utilise your professional service focus and can-do attitude
  • Supportive and Innovative working environment
  • Part-time, continuing

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. 

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future.  Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them. 

The Department of Indigenous Studies is an academic and student support unit situated within the Faculty of Arts. Our academic programs include an Indigenous Studies major, the distance mode Master of Indigenous Education and a higher degree research program.

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

The Role 

We are seeking an administrator with excellent attention to detail and a strong professional service focus to join the Department of Indigenous Studies. The Department Administrator reports directly to the Head of Department and provides them, and other academics within the department, with advice on University policies, procedures and processes. The incumbent will also be responsible for a wide and varied range of administrative duties including budget monitoring, reporting and analysis, website content maintenance, and coordinating recruitment. The Faculty encourage applications from candidates who actively demonstrate the values of the Faculty of Arts Professional Services Charter; teamwork, excellence, service, and innovation.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, applicants must address the below selection criteria in their resume and in a 1 – 2 page cover letter.

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Heritage.
  • Substantial experience providing high level professional services in an administrative role.
  • Ability to deliver high quality work in a complex and high-volume environment.
  • Demonstrated initiative and experience developing and implementing process improvements.
  • Demonstrated experience interpreting data and preparing reports, preferably with exposure to maintaining budgets and student related information.
  • Ability to build and manage relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with ability to work as part of a team.
  • High level organisational and time management skills.

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

Salary Package:  from $80,231 to $88,561 p.a. (HEW Level 6), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.  Pro rata rates apply for part-time appointment.

Appointment Type: Part-time, 3 days per week, continuing.

Enquiries: Professor Bronwyn Carlson, Head of Department at

Applications Close: Sunday, 22 October 2017 at 11:55pm

Aboriginality/Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification for this position and is authorised under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

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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