Governance Officer

Sydney, Australia
27 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

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 a 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. 

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

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) & Registrar is a member of the University Executive with strategic responsibilities that include the planning, quality and delivery of education, support, student experience and services provided to Macquarie's undergraduate and graduate students

The portfolio oversees the development of a balanced academic staff profile for the University as well as the capabilities of the academy, and is accountable for the delivery of the student experience in relation to administration, wellbeing and engagement and providing the strategy, structure and resources to deliver a world class student experience both physically and virtually to all Macquarie students.

The portfolio works closely with the Academic Senate and all Offices and Faculties of the University involved in the oversight of enhancing academic quality.

The Role 

The Governance Services Unit is currently seeking a highly professional, organised and detail orientated Governance Officer. Reporting to the University Committee Secretary, this role will ensure the effective coordination and maintenance of University Committee administration functions.  The role will also be responsible for assisting coordinate elections and providing high quality secretariat and governance support to the University Committee Secretary and relevant stakeholders. 

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process.

  • Relevant qualifications and/or extensive relevant experience in providing high-level secretariat and governance support.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of formal meeting procedures and protocols.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in committee coordination and high-level administration support.
  • Demonstrated skill designing, formatting and developing documentation to present to a client or stakeholder.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience building and maintaining stakeholder relationships at a senior level.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in delivering a high volume of accurate work within tight deadlines.

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

Salary Package: from $90,330 - $97,937 p.a. (HEW Level 7), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing

Specific Role Enquiries: Megan Kemmis, University Committee Secretary and Manager of Secretariat Services, Governance Services on

General Recruitment Enquiries: Jason Abbott, HR Graduate Intern on

Applications Close: Monday 11 December 2017, at 11.55 pm (AEDT)

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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