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Senior Administrative Officer

Apply now Job no: 497165
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Administration, HEO6

  • Open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants ONLY
  • High-level administrative role
  • Wide range of employee benefits

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 

The Faculty of Arts is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. The Faculty is steeped in history with its roots beginning over 125 years ago. Its arts degree was the first degree offered at the University in 1876.

Today the Faculty is a place of innovative practice and thought leadership. With outstanding teachers who have won national learning and teaching awards, many graduates have gone on to become leading politicians, policy makers, historians, curators, musicians and writers. The Faculty offers an interesting workplace of diverse disciplines clustered around the arts, humanities and social sciences, and serves the needs of approximately 5000 enrolled students.

The Elder Conservatorium of Music is one of four schools in the Faculty of Arts and is one of Australia's oldest and most distinguished tertiary music schools and plays a leading role in Australia’s musical landscape. The Conservatorium’s programs range from Bachelor and Honours degrees to PhD level. It provides a broad range of music specialisations across instrument and voice from classical and jazz performance to sonic arts/music technology and popular music. Also located within the Conservatorium is the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM), a specialist Australian Indigenous music centre. In addition, two research centres are affiliated with the Conservatorium.

Working under general direction, the Senior Administrative Officer provides high-level support to the School Business Manager.

Salary: HEO6 $75,316 - $81,548 per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% may apply.

Term of position: This continuing position is available from August 2017.

Eligibility criteria: This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only, pursuant to the University of Adelaide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy, and Section 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act, 1984

Position requirements

To be successful you should have: 

  • A tertiary qualification and/or extensive relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a senior level administrative role.
  • Demonstrated experience working in student administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure with competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated high-level written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including spreadsheets.
  • Understanding of University of Adelaide policies, business rules and procedures (desirable).

Please address and upload your responses to the  'Knowledge and Experience' section of the position description within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Ms Greta Larsen, School Business Manager, telephone: 08 8313 3713 or email: greta.larsen@adelaide.edu.au

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Closing date:  5.00pm, Sunday 30 July 2017

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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