Departmental Administrator

Sydney, Australia
06 Dec 2017
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20 Dec 2017
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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. 

Macquarie University's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences builds on our aspiration to have the nation's first fully integrated Academic Health Sciences Centre under a university's leadership. Such integrated approaches to patient care, discovery and work force preparation are already well established within the United States, Europe and Asia. It brings together the excellent work of medical and allied health researchers across the University and around the country, with unparalleled access to the world-leading clinical resources and research facilities found only on our campus.

The Department of Health Professions offers undergraduate, post graduate degrees and higher degree research including NSW's first Doctor of Physiotherapy. This 3 year graduate-entry extended masters degree provides students high quality academic and clinical education components to enter the physiotherapy profession.

The Role

This is a key role supporting the operation of the Department and its activities including academic and clinical programs. Reporting into the Head of Department, you will be responsible for implementing and maintaining administrative systems for the efficient running of the Department. As the first point of contact for the Department you will liaise with staff, students and the public on a regular basis.

You will enjoy the diverse nature of the role including coordinating events, monitoring financial budgets and expenditure, student administration, facilities and equipment coordination.

To Apply:

To be considered for this position, applicants must write a cover letter (of no more than 2 pages) outlining their relevant experience. The cover letter document and resume can be uploaded as part of the application process.

Essential  Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated systematic approach to work
  • Demonstrated skill and experience developing and implementing administrative process improvements
  • Strong accuracy, attention to detail and quality when completing tasks
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office, internet and email
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Demonstrated skill and experience managing others


  • Knowledge of the University and/or healthcare sectors and their key issues would be advantageous.

Salary Package:  From $80,231.00 - $88,561.00 (HEW level 6), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Continuing position available on either a part time (at least 0.8FTE) or full time basis.

General Enquiries: Daniella Oreskovic at

Applications Close: 11:55pm on Wednesday 20th December 2017 (with a view to conducting interviews in early to mid January)

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; 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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