First listed on: 29 September 2017

School Executive Officer

FASS / School of Social and Political Sciences / Administration
Reference no. 1783/0817

  • Be valued for your experience and insight in providing administrative and executive support
  • Located at Camperdown/Darlington Campus
  • Full-time continuing. Remuneration package $106k, includes annual leave loading and up to 17% super.                        

About the opportunity 

Working within the School of Social and Political Sciences, the position of School Executive Officer is responsible for providing high level administrative and executive support to the Head of School and School Administration Manager. This role manages physical infrastructure, human resources and WH&S and supports all operational activities within the School.

The position will be responsible for providing detailed statistical and business reports on research, education and operational activities, as well as drafting business cases and providing on-going high-level assistance. Having previous administration experience, the incumbent will develop and maintain effective administration systems and practices, and ensure that all relevant policies, processes and procedures are applied. 

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a School Executive Officer who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • Ability to review policies and procedures and making recommendations for improvements within the School, whilst providing high level administrative and operation support to key stakeholders
  • Designing and managing projects, and drafting business cases whilst supporting the strategic plan
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement and discretion in resolving matters
  • Excellent time and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and achieve required outcomes

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour. It offers a vibrant research and teaching environment. It is the largest and most complex faculty in the University, with over 600 permanent staff and approximately 10,000 students.

The School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) comprises the departments of Anthropology, Government and International Relations, Political Economy, Sociology and Social Policy, Graduate School of Government and the Department for Peace and Conflict Studies.

SSPS sits within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and offers innovative degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that attract the very best students from Australia and overseas. SSPS is the focus for the strategic development of the social sciences at Sydney with a view becoming Australia’s leading centre for research and teaching in the area.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 15 October 2017, 11.30pm

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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