Officer, Administration

Canberra, Australia
08 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 4
Salary package: $62,060 - $67,287 plus 17% superannuation
Term: Continuing, full-time

  • First point of contact for busy and engaging academic environment;
  • Job variety with a range of administrative functions;
  • Seeking someone who is flexible and self-motivated to work in a friendly and supportive team.

Position overview

The Administrative Officer plays a key role as the first point of contact within the Research School of Humanities and the Arts (RSHA) Directorate and in providing assistance to support the teaching, research and outreach activities of the RSHA Directorate, the Sir Roland Wilson Building and its staff including those from centres associated with the RSHA Directorate and the Schools of Art and Design and Archaeology and Anthropology. Their key role is in providing administrative assistance and attending to enquiries, providing first level advice and fulfilling key functions to ensure the smooth running of a busy and engaging academic research, teaching and outreach environment.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is the largest single College of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools RSHA and the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS), offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and two ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

For more information, please contact Suzanne Knight T: +61 2 6125 3901 E:

Closing date: 25 February 2018

Position description:  RSHA Administrative Officer PD and PEWER.pdf

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit Application information In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.