First listed on: 16 July 2018

Committee Officer

University Secretariat
Office of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal
Reference no. 1212/0618F

About the opportunity 

An opportunity has become available for a Committee Officer to work within the University Secretariat in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal. 

Reporting directly to the Manager of Governance and Deputy Secretary to Senate, the role will provide high level secretariat support and advice to the Committees of Senate, University Executive (UE), and Academic Board.  As the Committee Officer, you will provide high level secretariat support to the various committees and ensure the effective and appropriate coordination of all academic and governance matters affecting the University.

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 Committee Officer who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • servicing senior committees
  • the understanding of higher education management and related issues
  • the ability to prioritise work consistently, whilst under pressure with competing deadlines
  • recognising   priorities and understanding the interlocking responsibilities of the management and governance committee.
About us 

The Vice-Chancellor, in consultation with the Senate, University Executive Group (UE) and Academic Board, leads the University and determines its overall direction. The Vice-Chancellor works with UE to prioritise the University’s many diverse activities and ensures that the University remains focused on achieving its essential purpose of promoting scholarship, research, enquiry, the interaction of research and teaching, and the achievement of academic excellence.

The Secretariat supports this through the provision of an integrated secretarial function that delivers a cohesive and coordinated secretariat support to the University’s senior decision making bodies.

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.

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: 11.30pm 24 July 2018 

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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