Senior Administrative Officer

Sydney, Australia
19 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

DVC Research

  • Excellent secondment opportunity
  • Full time, fixed term till June 2018
  • Remuneration package: $97K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

Reporting to the Project Manager, Research Operations, Coordination and Systems Planning, the Senior Administrative Officer will be responsible for supporting the operations of the Research Operations Administration area and the Sydney Health Partners Research Enablers Theme. This role requires strong administrative, organisational, and leadership skills in order to coordinate and undertake a range of operational activities on an ongoing basis. Responsibilities include preparing documents, maintaining records, updating web materials, providing phone and email support, responding to queries, exploring matters, sourcing solutions, setting up meetings and general secretariat duties as well as assisting the directors and managers in the work area with Human Resources processes such as advertising, hiring and onboarding new staff members, and further ad hoc administrative responsibilities.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Senior Administrative Officer who possesses:

  • excellentorganisational and administrative skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with a variety of matters.
  • demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, to work independently and consistently, and to meet strict deadlines by prioritising own workload and handling multiple tasks.
  • well-developed relationship building and influencing skills with experience managing a diverse group of key internal/external stakeholders on large or complex projects.
  • advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 21 January 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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