Executive Assistant (HEO 5)

University of South Australia
February 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$73,341 - $86,642
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Working Time:Full time
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  • Based in UniSA STEM at the Mawson Lakes Campus

  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Salary range: $73,341 - $86,642 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About the Role

    The Executive Assistant provides confidential, high-level executive and operational support primarily to the Executive Dean and other executive team members. Contributing to the effective operation of the Academic Unit, the position is a primary point of contact for the Academic Unit's internal and external stakeholders and is critical in supporting the constructive and efficient operation of the executive team.

    Not only is this role responsible for administrative support tasks such as diary management, but also includes, but not limited to leading projects, writing reports, event management and contributing to the Unit's communications strategy

    As a key professional staff member supporting the Academic Unit, you will work closely with the relevant Executive Dean, Dean of Research, Deans of Programs, and General Manager to contribute to the effective management of the Academic Unit and make a positive contribution to the Unit, in the delivery of world class teaching, research and education services.

    About UniSA

    The University of South Australia is Australia's University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

    Core Responsibilities

  • Provide dedicated executive administrative support to the Executive Dean, and other executive team members, including complex diary and email management
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to negotiate appointments and timelines that maximise the executive team's time
  • Coordinate events, workshops and conferences, as well as visitor itineraries and hospitality
  • Lead and/or contribute to a wide range of projects as required by the executive team
  • Implement systems and practices that facilitate high level forward planning
  • Essential Skills and Experience

  • Significant experience in providing executive level support (including complex diary management) to senior managers
  • Ability to proactively respond to challenges, determine competing priorities, exercise independent judgement, work with documents of a sensitive nature, and an ability to maintain confidentiality of the highest standard
  • Superior interpersonal/ communication skills and experience building relationships and demonstrating the highest level of customer service with a diverse range of people and cultures at various levels
  • Demonstrated ability to produce quality correspondence with high level attention to detail and the ability to provide editing and presentation assistance on a broad range of documentation
  • Benefits

    Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • Corporate health insurance
  • A variety of leave arrangements
  • Culture

    As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

    How to Apply

    For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

    Please address your cover letter to Jessica Frisari, Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 4872.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 12 February 2023

    Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.


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