Research Administration Officer

Location
Alphington, Australia
Posted
23 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2017
Ref
1893_11/17_A1
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Part Time
  • We are driven to find innovative research solutions to real world problems
  • HEW 5, $64,646 - $71,057 plus super
  • Part-time 0.5 FTE, 12 month fixed-term contract, Alphington location

About Swinburne 

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. Swinburne focuses on providing high-quality, career-oriented education with strong links to industry and the community. Swinburne currently has over 54,000 students.

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

The Research Administration Officer is responsible for providing support to research active staff in the Faculty, to achieve the centre’s leadership, management, research and administrative objectives. This role is also responsible for pro-actively supporting the day-to-day Centre activities, ensuring that all administrative matters are prioritised appropriately and handled efficiently, effectively and professionally. 

To ensure consistency of administrative practices, the Research Administration Officer reports to the Team Lead Research Support Services. The Research Administration Officer position will work across a number of Centres and Departments within Faculty of Health, Arts and Design.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Completion of a bachelor degree with extensive relevant executive administration experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate, liaise and work with people at all levels, both internal and external to the University with tact, maturity and appreciation of sensitive issues
  • Excellent written communication skills - including the ability to research; prepare reports, policy documents presentations and to take accurate minutes 

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

Benefits 

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

http://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/jobs/why-work-at-swinburne/

How to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. 

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Andrea Streckfuss on +61 3 9214 6078. 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: 32680

Applications close at 5 pm, Friday 8 December 2017