Graduate Research Administrator

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Mar 2024

Te Kura Tāura | UC Graduate School       
Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand

  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (permanent) position
  • Generous annual leave provisions and professional development opportunities

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Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
You will provide administrative support for Doctoral, Masters and higher Doctorate candidates university-wide; support their research supervisors; and to assist the Dean of Postgraduate Research, Associate Dean(s) of Postgraduate Research, and Postgraduate Research Manager in the implementation of the university's strategic plan.

Utilising your strong customer service skills and ability to work under pressure you will be responsible for providing advice and administrative support to Doctoral students, whilst supporting the master's thesis examination process.

Mōu | Who You Are
You have significant administration experience and an understanding of the tertiary education sector. You have experience interpreting and applying regulations and policies, an awareness of Privacy and Official Information Acts. If you have experience with UCSMS would be an advantage.

You can cope with competing demands in an organised manner. You have a strong attention to detail as well as strong analysis and problem-solving skills.

As you will be dealing with a variety of people, it's important that you can effectively and clearly communicate with others.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
Te Kura Tāura | UC Graduate School welcomes a plurality of research students and co-supports them, alongside their supervisors and respective faculty, in ways that value their strengths and empower them on their research journey. UC offers a wide range of postgraduate and graduate qualifications through state of the-art resources and hands-on research opportunities.

To find out more visit us at Te Kura Tāura | UC Graduate School.

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Ngā Uara | Our Values of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga guide our decisions and behaviour and provide a roadmap for how we do things at UC, affirming our commitment to pastoral care and support for our ākonga and staff. They challenge and inspire us to be the best we can, and make UC a great place to work and study. For more info on Ngā Uara | Our Values visit us here .

We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us:

For more information about Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, please visit

The closing date for this position is: 29 March 2024 (midnight, NZ time)
Please note, applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place before the close date. 

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted via our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume.

Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to [email protected]

You must have Aotearoa New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent residency to be considered for this role. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand then you may also be considered.


Job Details
Reference # 19930
Posted on 22 Mar 2024
Closes on 29 Mar 2024 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise Administration
Job level(s) Experienced
Work type(s) Continuing (Permanent) full-time
More details (document) PD Graduate Research Administrator March 2024.pdf
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