Professional and Community Engagement, International Program Assistant

Sydney, Australia
12 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Jul 2018
Contract Type
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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Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) is a University-wide initiative designed to provide all undergraduate students with experiential learning opportunities with a range of local, regional and international partners. By completing a PACE unit, which is a requirement in all undergraduate degrees, students contribute to partners’ organisational goals and develop skills and capabilities while gaining academic credit towards their degree.

The PACE initiative is a key differentiator of the University’s curriculum for current and future students. PACE units provide students with practical work experience, enabling them to improve their readiness for work and contribute to the community as active citizens. The position is in the PACE hub, working within the PACE International team.

The Role 

The PACE International (PI) team is seeking an engaged and motivated program assistant to provide administrative and operational support in the delivery of international PACE activities. Primary responsibilities include coordinating administrative aspects of mobilising PACE International students; providing advice and support to students and partners in relation to University policies, processes and systems; maintaining records relating to student and partner information, coordinating iLearn content and providing unit administration support to the convenor of the central international PACE unit PACE360.

Selection Criteria 

To be considered for this position, please apply online submitting your cover letter, CV (no more than 2 pages) and a statement addressing each of the selection criteria below (no more than 400 words for each criterion):

  • Knowledge of administrative and governance frameworks in the university or public sector;
  • Extensive experience in customer service, preferably in the education sector, together with a demonstrated understanding of the principles of service provision;
  • Demonstrated administrative experience including records management and contributing to business process reviews and improvements;
  • Experience in building and managing relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders;
  • Experience in working across multiple technology systems and databases.

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

Salary Package: From $70,699 to $80,381 p.a. (Level 5), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full-time, ongoing

Specific Role Enquiries: Tristanne Durairajah, PACE International Programs Manager on or +61 2 9850 1968

General Recruitment Enquiries: Patsy Moss, HR Administrator on

Applications Close: Wednesday, 25 July 2018 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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