Administration Support Officer - Digital Child Program of Research

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime

Job Reference: 756098


The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child is a new major 7-year initiative supported by a $34.9M grant from the Australian Research Council and an additional $32.2M in-kind and cash contributions from national and international partners. The Centre will deliver and disseminate evidence-based transdisciplinary research for Australian children to be healthy, educated and connected in a digital world.

The primary role is to provide high quality professional research support within Curtin node of the Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child to ensure efficient and effective running of administrative procedures and the delivery of prompt quality service to all who interact with the node.

Your new role:

You will provide efficient research administration support including, but not limited to, finance, purchasing, reporting, meetings and travel:

  • Maintain appropriate financial and non-financial performance records
  • Prepare accurate and regular monthly, quarterly and annual financial and non-financial performance reports
  • Act as point of contact for communication and reception
  • Support organization of events, meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Administer related travel arrangements including flights and accommodation
  • Provide secretarial support for meetings
  • Maintain and implement policies and procedures consistent with Curtin, Centre and ARC requirements.  
You will have experience in:
  • Ability to organise time and work activities according to priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Outstanding oral communication skills with the ability to liaise with a diverse range of people in a clear and professional manner, with cross cultural sensitivity and work effectively as part of a team as well as independently
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with skills in in a wide range of applications including word processing and/or spreadsheet packages and email
  • Experience with finance, budget and performance administration reporting
  • Administering purchasing, travel arrangements and meeting secretariat support
  • Supporting research activities, and maintaining performance databases
  • General support in organisation of events
  • Diploma qualification with relevant work experience; or a certificate level qualification with post certificate work experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.  
You will need to:  
  • Prove a Criminal record check clearance in accordance with the University's Criminal Record Screening Procedure.
  • Provide a valid Working with Children Check (WWC) card in accordance with University Policy.
  • A level of fitness commensurate with the position.
  • Interstate and/or overseas travel may be required.
  • Ability to work outside of normal office hours when required.

Why choose Curtin?
  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities.
  • A vibrant campus with gym, child care, wellness programs, medical and counselling services.
  • Opportunity for ongoing career development.
  • We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2020 and QS World University Rankings 2021)

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Next steps

Curtin University requires you to provide a cover letter and resume to include sufficient information and examples to allow us to assess your suitability for the role. Please also provide a statement succinctly outlining how you meet the expectations of this role.

Contact details

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact
Applications close: 10:00 PM AWST, Friday 23rd July 2021

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