Executive Officer

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 25 Aug 2022

  • Based in UniSA Creative at the City West and Magill campuses
  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Commencement Salary: $104,143 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

The Executive Officer is a key professional leader providing high level executive and project management services to the Academic Unit executive team and leading and managing the Executive Services Team. You will offer strategic advice, manage projects, coordinate governance structures and implement effective business systems and processes to support the achievement of the UniSA Creative’s strategic and operational objectives.

UniSA Creative – Where imagination and experimentation meet

UniSA Creative, incorporating the South Australian School of Art, brings together the disciplines of architecture, planning, art and design, journalism, communication and media, film and television and the creative industries to produce flexible graduates with multidisciplinary capabilities.

Creativity is at our core. Students learn by doing, crafting in specialist studios, constructing in purpose-built production facilities, always working with the latest technology. We’re a catalyst for brilliance. A place where you can think critically and creatively, glimpse the future and engage with true originals.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide sound expert advice and input into the development and implementation of strategy, policy and planning for the Academic Unit
  • Lead and contribute to a wide range of projects to support strategic and operational objectives
  • Develop, implement, monitor and report on strategic, operational and project plans to inform decision making
  • Contribute to and support the implementation of annual business plans and lead their development to deliver on the strategic goals and priorities
  • Lead a professional executive support team of administration officers, a project officer, and executive assistant

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent demonstrable knowledge, skills and experience in a complex service-oriented organisation
  • Highly developed writing and editing skills developed across a range of media including reports, speeches and presentations for a wide range of audiences
  • Proven analytical and research skills to bring together relevant information and provide insightful and innovative advice
  • Experience in building high performing and resilient teams supported by constructive supervision and performance development and role modelling a culture of service excellence
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to influence a wide range of constituencies


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Staff study support
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA . The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Jade Windsor, Senior Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at recruitment@unisa.edu.au using job reference number 4340.

Applications close: 11.30pm Thursday 25 August 2022

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.


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Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

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