Admissions Officer

Sydney, Australia
14 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Joint Admissions Unit

Faculty of Dentistry/Faculty of Medicine

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Full time, fixed term 2 year appointment  located at Camperdown Campus
  • Remuneration package: $97K which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

The Admissions Officer position supports the Admissions Manager in all aspects of the effective, accurate and timely recruitment and admission of prospective students to the coursework degree programs offered by the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine, including the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), the Doctor of Medicine (MD), the Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH), the Double Degree Medicine Program (DDMP) and the Double Degree Dentistry Program (DDDP).

The Admissions Officer will also work with the Academic Lead Assessment assisting with data management and statistical analysis relating to admissions.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Admissions Officer who has:

  • a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications and/or experience
  • advanced database software experience such as Excel or Access
  • advanced statistical software experience with SPSS
  • proven ability to prepare agendas and write clear reports and minutes
  • high level computer skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office software and networking applications such as email and calendar packages
  • ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • strong administrative and organisational skills and proven capacity to coordinate and prioritise concurrent tasks
  • the ability to interpret and implement policy and capacity to support policy development.

Knowledge of admission and course requirements along with experience in events organization and new systems or processes is highly desirable.

About us

The Faculty of Dentistry is Australia’s first dental school and has been training dental practitioners for more than 100 years. It offers a range of courses producing dental practitioners, oral health professionals and dental specialists as well as training researchers of the highest calibre. Its programs are accredited by the Dental Board of Australia and its graduates are highly sought after.

The Faculty of Medicine is a large faculty comprising 10 schools, including seven Clinical Schools in metropolitan as well as rural areas. It also includes over 40 associated research units, institutes, centres and foundations and has formal links to over 50 hospitals and health care facilities across NSW. It is one of the Asia Pacific region’s most highly rated education and research institutions and its graduates play leading roles in health fields around the world.

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 7600 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.

How to apply

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.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 19 February 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.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications and/or experience.
  • Experience in maintaining a high degree of confidentiality and security.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience in dealing with a wide range of enquiries and providing excellent customer service.
  • Demonstrated experience in handling student matters to avoid legal complications.
  • Proven ability to prepare agendas and write clear reports and minutes
  • Experience in working well under pressure, meeting tight deadlines and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • Sensitivity to the needs of persons from all cultures and minority groups
  • The ability to interpret and implement policy and capacity to support policy development.
  • Demonstrated high level of attention to detail and ability to work with complex administrative systems and databases.