Administrative Assistant, Torch Innovation Precinct

Randwick, Australia
10 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Division of Enterprise has the responsibility of "Delivering from Research Excellence" and "Knowledge Exchange for Social Progress on Economic Prosperity" as part of the University’s 2025 Strategy.

About the role

  • Competitive Package
  • Fixed Term, 5 years
  • Full-time

The UNSW Centre for Transformational Environmental Technologies (CTET) is a technology transfer centre with the main purpose of driving Knowledge Exchange partnerships within the environmental protection space in China. Environmental research is one of the four current research pillars of the Torch program. As such, establishment of this Centre is of great importance to the UNSW Torch initiative.

The Administrator will provide effective and efficient administrative support and office management services to the Executive Director of CTET and the Head of Torch. The role is responsible for undertaking liaison with CTET ground staff in Yixing, providing basic translation services and general support to industry delegations. The role will assist to facilitating effective communication between the Division and internal and external stakeholders hence, excellent Chinese (Mandarin) language and interpreting skills will be very important. The incumbent will also ensure that office, database and project systems and documents are effectively maintained.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A strong understand the general language used in research related to environmental technologies and to provide translation and interpretation services.
  • A high level proficiency in computer software packages, in particular, Microsoft Office suite (Word,
  • Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). Experience with project management software (desirable).
  • The ability to establish and develop strong relationships and ability to deal with people from multidisciplinary areas and diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated secretariat skills including minute-taking.
  • Chinese language and interpreting skills.
  • A degree and/or equivalent combination of knowledge, training and relevant administrative experience enabling consolidation of theories and principles learned.
  • Experience with Australian and Chinese law and accounting systems will be highly desirable.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Susan McColl


Applications close: Tuesday 23 January 2018

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