Communications and Administration Coordinator

Sydney, Australia
05 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences / School of Languages and Cultures

  • Great opportunity to manage communications, develop and implement communications strategy and create content in different mediums
  • To coordinate general administrative services and operational support by the work area
  • Full Time Continuing, HEO6, remuneration package: $97K p.a. to $104K which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super.

About the opportunity 

Manages communications and engagement for the school and oversees general administrative support provided by the administrative team. This includes creating and implementing a communications plan, preparing documents, responding to complex queries, exploring matters, and sourcing solutions etc. The incumbent will be required to provide guidance and support to junior staff, utilising their extensive administrative experience and judgement, helping to analyse matters and provide advice on policy and procedures for the delivery of work outcomes.

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 a Communications and Administration Coordinator who possesses:

  • experience in marketing and communications
  • ability to facilitate and coordinate complex projects
  • demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating
  • strong problem solving skills and the ability to take initiatives
  • working knowledge of software programs such as Microsoft Office products

About us

The School of Languages and Cultures offers undergraduate, honours and postgraduate study in a range of languages and cultures including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew (Classical and Modern), Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Modern Greek, Sanskrit and Spanish. Programs are also offered in Asian Studies, European Studies and International Comparative Literature and Translation Studies.

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 (946/0518C) to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30 pm, 19 June 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.


You will need to respond to each selection criterion separately.

Please review and acknowledge the following 3 points to confirm your eligibility:

  1. Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position - please confirm that you are an Australian Citizen or have Permanent Residency or have existing work rights relevant to the term of the position. Sponsorship is position specific and is not transferrable between roles.
  2. If you are a Staff Member whose position has been impacted by a University Change plan, then please indicate which Change Plan below. You will need to liaise with your Redeployment Advisor before applying regarding eligibility for priority assessment and mandatory participation in the Career Transition Program.
  3. Internal Only: please confirm that you meet the criteria for internal as per the definition of internal applicant in the University’s Recruitment and Selection policy


Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills, including the ability to supervise staff, allocate tasks and monitor workflows.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated ability to build relationships with key stakeholders.

Accuracy, attention to detail and highly organised. Planning, analysis and time management skills, with the ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various competing demands.

Strong problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods

Working knowledge of software programs such as Microsoft Office products (particularly Excel), Adobe Creative Suite, SharePoint and Content Management Systems.

Experience in marketing and communications, including developing or implementing communications strategy, creating content for multiple audiences, social media, web design, information architecture, search engine optimisation.

Ability to facilitate and coordinate complex projects, events, programs and initiatives