Executive Officer (External Relations)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Darlington, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

  • Full time, fixed-term opportunity until 19 May 2023, for an Executive Officer
  • Exciting opportunity to provide high level strategic and operational support to the Vice Principal (External Relations)
  • Base Salary $138,799 + 17% superannuation 

About the opportunity

The Executive Officer will provide high level strategic and operational support to the Vice Principal (External Relations), ensuring efficient and effective implementation of key initiatives and strategic projects across the portfolio. The Executive Officer will use their research and writing skills plus extensive project management expertise to support the Vice Principal (External Relations) on various strategic projects.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • build and maintain constructive relationships with senior stakeholders, ensuring a high level of professionalism
  • manage and deliver on ad hoc projects as required
  • engage in critical analysis of proposals, reports, and in examining the more complex, non-routine cases on which decisions are required
  • collaborate with professional staff across the business to source and compile information needed for reporting and compliance purposes
  • build rapport and business relationships with all areas of the portfolio to keep currency with critical issues, relevant information, and key contacts for students, staff, and visitors
  • prepare and present discussion papers on a broad range of issues for External Relations Leadership review, inclusive of appropriate and relevant analysis, business strategy and final recommendations.

About you

  • relevant tertiary and/or postgraduate qualifications in Arts, Communications, Business, or related fields, with substantial experience within a relevant area
  • previous experience in the higher education/tertiary sector or at a complex, multi-faceted organisation
  • strong written and verbal communication skills, proficient in the preparation of reports, papers and policy to a high standard and strong Microsoft Office suite skills
  • excellent negotiation, conflict resolution, relationship building and influencing skills together with high level of tact, diplomacy and discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • demonstrated experience at a senior level in the preparation and provision of responsive, clear, and concise specialist advice, recommendations, and solutions both verbally and in writing, through effective research, negotiation, and consultation with key stakeholders.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

How to apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Nayomi Siriwardane, Recruitment Operations on (02) 8627-9740 or by email to nayomi.siriwardane@sydney.edu.au

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