Senior Executive Assistant, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation

Parramatta, Australia
16 May 2018
End of advertisement period
29 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Parramatta South Campus
  • Remuneration Package: $101,964 to $110,022 p.a.
  • Full-Time, Ongoing Position

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest growing and economically significant Western Sydney region. Boasting 10 campuses - many in CBD locations – and more than 170,000 alumni, 44,000 students and 3000 staff, the University has 10 Schools with an array of well-designed programs and courses carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry. The University is ranked in the top two per cent of Universities worldwide and as a research leader, 80 per cent of the University’s assessed research is rated at ‘World Standard’ or above. 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President, Research & Innovation (DVCR&I) is a member of the University Executive and has overall responsibility for the strategic development and growth of research at the University provided by a portfolio of functional units including the Office of the DVCR&I, Graduate Research School and the University Research Institutes. 

An exciting, full-time and ongoing opportunity exists for a Senior Executive Assistant to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Research & Innovation). This position is responsible for managing aspects of the DVCR&I’s office including but not limited to: 

Executive Support: diary management, telephone and correspondence management, travel arrangements, document preparation, organising briefing notes and committee papers and related documentation as appropriate for any diary engagement, high degree of confidentiality and professionalism, first point of contact to the general public, students and staff on behalf of the DVCR&I. 

Budget Support: Overseeing purchasing of office equipment and stationary, and managing credit card reconciliations for the DVCR&I. 

Administrative and Project Support: Committee support as required including setting up of meeting dates, distribution of agenda and meeting papers, minute taking and follow up of action items, catering and room bookings. 

Applicants will be shortlisted based on responses to the selection criteria in the Position Description. 

Remuneration Package: Higher Education Worker Level 7 - $101,964 to $110,022 p.a. (comprising Salary $86,161 to $92,970 p.a. plus 17% Superannuation, plus Leave Loading) 

Position Enquiries: Dr Annette McLaren, 02 9685 9981 or email

Closing Date: 29 May 2018