Departmental Administrator Assistant

Sydney, Australia
03 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2018
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 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. 

In the Faculty of Business and Economics we are highly engaged with the world around us, applying our knowledge to make a positive impact. Working with our corporate partners, students and alumni, we create and share research that addresses business and societal challenges. We attract independent thinkers from all corners of the globe and draw on our international connections to improve the lives of communities worldwide.

The Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance is one of the largest Department in the Faculty with over 50 staff members. The Department is home to a group of experts who publish world class research and undertake high level scholarship activities both within Australia and internationally. The Department enjoys strong support from the professional accounting bodies, firms, and international businesses. Our programs are recognised by key professional accounting bodies and include the country's longest-running and most highly regarded Accounting and Corporate Governance programs.

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

The Role

The Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance is currently seeking a Departmental Administrative Assistant to support the general administrative functions of the department. The successful candidate will provide support and assistance to the Department staff and carry out all administrative duties as advised by the Senior Departmental Administrative Officer and the Head of Department.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position candidates must submit as part of their application, a separate document responding to the selection criteria below:

  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office – excellent word processing skills and proficient use of basic spreadsheets, Office 365, plus ability to manage online contents and update web based resources.
  • Demonstrated administrative experience, with a high degree of attention to detail.
  • Well developed interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills, including the ability to establish effective working relationships within the Department and other work areas.
  • Proven ability to work as a team member or independently as required

Salary Package: from $63,882 to $68,850 (Level 4), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing position. This position will be subject to probationary conditions.

Enquiries: Irene Fernandes, Senior Departmental Administrative Officer on

General Recruitment Enquiries: Alex Righton, Human Resources on

Applications Close: Sunday, 21 January 2018 at 11:55 pm

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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