Administrative Officer / Personal Assistant


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North Sydney, NSW 


$67,726 - $73,390 per year

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Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Job No: 972930
Campus Location:  North Sydney
Functional Unit:  School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine (NSW and ACT)
Work Type:  Continuing full time

  • Provide high level support to the State Head of School
  • Utilise your high level of attention to detail
  • Full time continuing position, located at our MacKillop Campus in North Sydney

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine comprises a team of highly motivated and dedicated academic and professional staff who have built a strong teaching and learning environment as evidenced by student demand, entry levels, and student course experience evaluation over several years.

In this position you will be responsible for the delivery of high quality services in effective and seamless support as personal assistant to the State Head of School (SHoS) and staff in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (NSW/ACT). The position will work closely with SHoS and the School Team Leader to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the School.

More specifically the role entails:

  • managing the Head of School's diary, emails, calls and travel arrangements
  • preparing and organising meetings including minute taking
  • managing and directing queries
  • undertaking financial and other administrative duties.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • experience in a similar position with proven ability to prioritise tasks and work under broad direction
  • the ability to form positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • evidence of ability to show commitment with integrity to the Catholic Identity,  Mission and ethos of the University
  • commitment to maintaining service excellence as a top priority.

The University pursues on excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe and valued through development, participation and involvement.

How to Apply: 
Obtain the Position Description Download File PD Administrative Officer-Personal Assistant.pdf. Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Total remuneration valued to $80,148 - $86,851 pa, including salary component $67,726 - $73,390 pa (Higher Education Worker Level 5), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be directed to Associate Professor Amanda Johnson, State Head (NSW/ACT), School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine via (02) 9739 2439.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Sunday 25 February 2018

Advertised: 06 Feb 2018 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 25 Feb 2018 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Australian Catholic University Level 15, Tenison Woods House, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney NSW 2060
NSW, Australia

Phone: (02) 9739 2368
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