Executive Assistant

Melbourne, Australia
08 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The Research and Innovation Portfolio oversees research and research training across the University through the development and implementation of RMIT University's strategic research priorities and managing research systems and reporting requirements. The Portfolio supports the research activity of staff and student researchers with professional development, collaboration and funding opportunities, ethics and responsible conduct compliance, contract development, intellectual property, project completions and profiling.

The role and your responsibilities

The Executive Assistant (EA) provides high quality, flexible administrative support to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) Research & Innovation. You have the responsibility for all tasks that support the DVC's day-to-day operations in the Research & Innovation Portfolio. The position requires regular liaison with senior management of the University and is the first point of telephone contact for people wishing to communicate with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. It also requires interactions with external agencies, government officials and staff in other educational institutions, as well as broadly across the University.

Skills and experience required

The ideal candidate will bring to the role your extensive experience in providing high-level administrative support at Executive level, preferably within the higher education or research sector. Experience should cover diary, email and travel management, correspondence bring forward action management, document development and high level liaison. Your highly developed interpersonal skills and the proven ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of management, staff and external parties on complex, sensitive and confidential issues will be essential to your success in this role. Furthermore, key to this role will be your highly developed verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

To apply

To view a position description please see below or for further information please contact Catherine Bevan-Jones, Executive Officer, Research and Innovation on +61 3 9925 4273.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.