Administrator Assistants

Sydney, Australia
04 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university: one unbound by ivory towers and sandstone walls. Rather, we are focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society, encouraging all to traverse the boundaries of their own perspective and affect change.

Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. A place of constant stimulus and human interaction.

Together, we advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions. We’re connecting people across the most diverse fields of knowledge to create bold new possibilities: for their careers, intellectual endeavours, enterprises and the common good.

At Macquarie, people become skilled at switching between specialist and generalist mindsets; mastering complexity, thinking holistically and helping to create a better future.

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The Faculty of Science and Engineering

Macquarie University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering is undergoing a dynamic period of growth from 2017 and beyond. The faculty consists of a newly formed School of Engineering, nine departments and associated research centres. We are searching for talented and energetic professional staff for a number of exciting administrative positions.

The Faculty offers true diversity, with more than 500 passionate staff and an engaged student body who are dedicated to the advancement of science and engineering in the 21st century. Each staff member enjoys a distinct place in our team, with recognition for their unique perspective and support for their collaboration goals. This diversity allows us to continue to learn, grow and create in innovative and exciting ways.

The Role

The Faculty of Science and Engineering are seeking a number of enthusiastic and customer focused Administrator Assistants to provide reception and transactional administrative support for the Departments and its activities.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Undertaking transactional administrative activities across the full scope of department functions including finance, staffing, program, student, resourcing and academic support
  • Providing reception support and contribute to ensuring the smooth running of the department and its operations
  • Contributing to the design, development and implementation of improvements to administrative systems, processes and procedures
  • Assisting with department administrative workloads during peak periods

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, applicants must address the Selection Criteria below in a separate document and upload the document as part of the application process.

Please indicate in your application whether you are interested in a fixed-term role, continuing role or both.

  • Demonstrated excellence in providing service to a diverse group of clients or stakeholders
  • Demonstrated track record of time management and organisational skills including the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Contributing to and working in collaboration with a team
  • Responding to and working effectively in unexpected or changing circumstances
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office, internet and email

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a criminal history check.

Salary Package: from $64,840 - $69,883 p.a. (Hew 4), plus relevant superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: 1x full-time, continuing and 1 x full-time, fixed-term (until 31 December 2018)

Specific Role Enquiries: Sharyon O’Donnell, Department Manager on phone 8179 or email sharyon.o’

General Recruitment Enquiries: Diane Abinoja on

Applications Close:  Wednesday, 18 July at 11:55 pm AEST

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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