Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor

Swinburne University of Technology
February 05, 2023
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  • Exceptional Executive Assistant sought to support our Vice-Chancellor
  • Ongoing, full-time position at our vibrant Hawthorn campus
  • Attractive HEW 7 Salary + 17% super and flexible/ hybrid options available
  • About the Role As the Executive Assistant (EA) you will provide a wide range of high quality, reliable and confidential executive level support to the Vice Chancellor, the Chief of Staff, and the Director of Government Relations.

    You will be responsible for managing multiple Outlook inboxes and calendars and coordinating the daily activities of the Vice-Chancellor, Chief of Staff, and Director of Government Relations, and ensuring that they are carried out in an efficient and effective manner. You will also have the opportunity to utilise your organisational expertise with various project, event and budget coordination and management.

    This is a highly visible position responsible for a wide range of complex and confidential tasks. This is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate and motivated administration professional where you can utilise your discretion and initiative to ensure positive and effective working relationships with senior staff across the university.

    As the public and university-interface for the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, it is desirable that the Executive Assistant is approachable, proactive, calm under pressure and highly organised.

    About You

  • To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:
  • Demonstrated experience in providing high-level executive support including the ability to deal with information of a sensitive and confidential nature. Extensive experience in a senior EA position, ideally with experience across Higher Education or a technology focused organisation.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to effectively deal with conflicting priorities on a daily basis under limited direction
  • High level analytical and problem-solving skills, with the capacity to develop sound solutions to problems and issues including the ability to take initiative and generate solutions to unplanned scenarios
  • Sound financial management skills, understanding and ability to prepare and analyse MS Excel financial spreadsheet reports
  • High level interpersonal, written and verbal communication and relationship management skills
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Vocational education qualification will be considered if the candidate has commensurate and extensive experience in similar roles
  • About Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice
  • The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

    To Apply Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.

    To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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    Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on [email protected]

    Applications Close: Sunday 5th February 2023 at 5pm. Please direct any questions about this role to Chris Hennessy, Chief of Staff either by phone 0433 885 442 or [email protected]

    Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

    Equity and Diversity Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

    We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact [email protected]

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    For any support please contact [email protected] or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan.

    We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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