Executive Officer

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

Position Details

  • Fixed term until Jan 2024 | Full-Time
  • Higher Education Officer Level 8 | $102,143 - $113,079 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park
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College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

At the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences we inspire ground-breaking ways of viewing the world.  Encompassing teaching and research activities in history and archaeology, social sciences, language, literature and culture, and the creative arts, the College aim to bring together high profile interdisciplinary and disciplinary projects dedicated to major cultural, environmental, geographical, historical, and social challenges of our time.

About the Role

As the Executive Officer, you will provide high-level advice, analysis and support to the College leadership team and lead the operations team in delivering key events, projects, and initiatives in support of the College strategic plan.

You will act as an important interface between the College leadership and the broader University and external community, engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders.  You will provide high-level coordination and support of priority projects and initiatives of the College.

Working directly with the Vice-President and Executive Dean, and in collaboration with the College/Portfolio leadership team, you will also be accountable for:

  • coaching and mentoring employees and managing performance to deliver high quality services.
  • undertaking research and analysis across a broad range of issues and provide critical comment and briefings to Senior Management on strategic, operational, and sector-wide issues relevant to their area.
  • drafting correspondence, reports, presentations, and submissions on behalf of Senior Management.

About You

You will be diligent, effective, and demonstrate commitment to providing high quality outcomes. You will have high-level communication and interpersonal skills and bring a collegial and collaborative work ethic to and contribute to the strategic agenda of the College. You will be a proactive problem solver with the ability to work under general supervision, prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.

You will be used to using your initiative, be forward thinking and be able to work in an autonomous fashion.

To be successful in this role you will also demonstrate:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification, or equivalent combination of experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Experience in, and detailed knowledge of relevant frameworks and practices related to, researching, preparing, analysing, developing, and implementing strategies, policies, and procedures relevant to higher education.
  • Experience in leading and motivating a team of service-oriented professionals to deliver high quality services.
  • Ability to collate and distil information from a wide range of sources and assist with or prepare and compile briefing papers, proposals, presentations, and background documents.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym  and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description .
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact: Sam Gross 

Applications to be submitted before 11:59 pm Sunday 11 December 2022

Late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Please note, the University will be operating on limited staff over the Christmas period, returning to full capacity in the New Year. We appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair review of all applications during this time and will endeavour to provide an update as soon as possible.

Applications to be submitted before 11.59pm:

11 Dec 2022

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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