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University of NSW

One of Australias leading research & teaching universities, Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion, Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best.

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) examines life from the core of the Earth to its upper atmosphere, deep in time through to the present and modelling towards the future.

Research within BEES is clustered within four general thematic areas;


  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Climate Science
  • Environmental Change, Sustainability and Resources
  • Paleoenvironments and Earth History

These thematic areas also characterise our research Centres which include the Evolutionary and Ecology Research Centre (E&ERC), the Centre for Marine Bio-innovation (CMB), and the Palaeontology, Geobiology and Earth Archives Research Centre (PANGEA). These Centres exist to build research critical mass and research community among a range of excellent research groups. BEES also hosts the UNSW node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH).


About the role

  • $72K - $82K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading less than 2 ye
  • Fixed Term – 12 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Administrator works with the School and Directors of these Centres to ensure effective administration and communication with centre members, and assist with planning, administration and reporting for the Centres.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Associate diploma level qualification with at least 2 years subsequent experience or equivalent combination of qualifications or work experience.
  • Experience in providing administrative support in a research organisation or similar.
  • Strong time management, office management and organisational skills, ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines and delegate as required (if relevant).
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of office management software especially in the use of Microsoft office and web authoring tools.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining databases, and in the production of communications material such as newsletters, flyers and email announcements.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Applications close: January 18, 2019


Find out more about working at UNSW at www.unsw.edu.au

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).


02/01/2019 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney Australia 1 Administration & Office Support
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