Senior Administrative Officer

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Queen Victoria Building, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

  • Part time (0.5 FTE) until 31 December 2023. Located on the Darlington Campus at the Faculty of Engineering

  • Opportunity to support the operational initiatives of the school and get involved in strategic projects

  • Base Salary $91K p.a. - $98K pro rata (HEO6) + 17% superannuation 

About the opportunity

We are currently seeking a Senior Administrative Officer to provide a broad range of administrative and operational support to the School of Electrical and Information Engineering .

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • manage general administrative services and operational support by the work area

  • prepare documents, respond to complex queries, explore matters, and source solutions for the work area

  • provide guidance and support to more junior administrative staff

  • help analyse matters and provide advice on policy and procedures for the delivery of work outcomes

  • coordinate diaries, meetings and events and provide conference support for the work area

  • undertake ad-hoc projects and other activities.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Senior Administrative Officer who has:

  • administrative experience in a tertiary organisation, working knowledge of academic institutions, structures and the higher education sector

  • a working knowledge of software programs such as Sydney Student, PowerBI, and Canvas

  • excellent time and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and achieve required outcomes

  • strong verbal and written communication skills, with experience in handling a wide range of enquiries and providing excellent customer service

  • experience in servicing committees

  • strong analytical skills and demonstrated experience in drafting reports/ business cases

  • experience in providing senior administrative support

  • Experience developing and implementing administrative processes to improve efficiency.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 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

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.  

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Mark Moussa, Recruitment Operations, by email to

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Thursday 23 March 2023 11:59 PM
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