First listed on: 10 September 2019

About the role

As Executive Officer, you will provide high level professional support to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research) (DVCR) across a wide range of activities in order to keep her informed and in a position to act effectively on critical issues, as well as advance new initiatives and reform policy and procedures where required.

You will undertake research and assessment of a wide variety of issues; draft policy; coordinate a range of projects and activities; undertake liaison activities; and act on the DVCR’s behalf in designated matters. Operating with a high degree of initiative and authority you will have diverse responsibilities ranging from high-level strategic support to overseeing core administrative support for the Office of the DVCR (ODVCR).

Located in the Chancellery, this exciting role will see you working with a variety of internal and external stakeholders on a diverse range of activities. This opportunity will give you exposure to UTS’s strategy at the highest levels and allow you to utilise your extensive experience in program delivery, research management and stakeholder engagement.

About the area

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is charged with leading transformational change to enhance the research culture, grow the scale and maximise the impact of UTS research. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) has responsibility for the University's research strategy and policies, the central research budget, research and contract research activities, higher degree by research education, industry engagement in research, intellectual property and commercialisation. The Research Division includes the following units:

  • Office of the DVC Research (ODVCR)
  • Research Office
  • Graduate Research School (GRS)
  • Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF)
  • Institute for Public Policy and Governance (IPPG)

In addition there is extensive interaction with each of the Faculties regarding their research activities, funding and outputs.

As the ideal candidate for the role, you will be:

  • A strategic planner with the capacity for systematic thinking and the ability to analyse information and situations, identify issues, assess impacts and propose options/ recommendations based on sound rationale
  • An experienced executive support professional,whoholds a record of achievement in a relevant professional role, including demonstrated delivery of diverse programs and projects
  • Pragmatic and proactive: You’ll have a high level of initiative and energy, flexibility, personal integrity and accountability, the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines and on multiple tasks
  • A confident relationship builder, able to effectively manage relationships utilising your excellent influencing and networking skills
  • Knowledgeable in the research environment within the higher education sector

Remuneration and benefits

Base salary range: $117,037 to $122,610 pa (HEW 9)

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary.

This appointment will be made on a full time, continuing basis.

How to Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC142400, please review the Position Description and the relevant selection criteriaYou are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.  

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC142400.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date:  Monday 7th October 2019 at 11:59pm (AEST)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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