Administrative Officer Job at Curtin University of Technology – in Perth WA

Job Description

$72,578 – $79,393 per annum, plus 17% superannuation

One (1) year, fixed term, full time contract

Located in the CBD, Murray Street Campus

Job Reference: 839582

About us

The Future of Work Institute (FoWI) promotes productive and meaningful work as essential foundations of a healthy economy and society.

Through industry partnerships on collaborative projects, we engage all a variety of research areas to improve the experience and performance at work.

Together with our industry partners and world-class researchers, we can understand what skills are needed for the future, how will they be developed for everyone across the life course, what organisational systems will enhance or hinder work as a source of thriving and growth for people.

FoWI’s mission supports the broader vision of Curtin University to transform lives and communities through education and research. We are building partnerships with researchers, industry groups, alumni, and others who value the critical role that work plays in all our futures.

For more information, see https://www.futureofworkinstitute.com.au/.

Your new role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Administrator, with outstanding communication and organisation skills to join the professional team in the FoWI. In this role you will provide high level executive support for John Curtin Distinguished Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow, Sharon Parker. Working as a core member of the operations team you will also provide administrative support for the institute related to research projects, HDR student support, training and events.

Your duties will include (but are not limited to):
Executive support including extensive diary management

Management and recording of research, engagement and impact activities on various platforms

Coordinating the content, publishing and distribution of reports and other documentation

Arranging meetings and providing administrative support for research projects

Providing operational support for internal and industry events

Providing local administrative support for HDR students in collaboration with the Faculty and Graduate Research School

Why choose Curtin?

Easily accessible location in the CBD.

A flexible benefits package with excellent superannuation provisions.

Wellness is part of our culture, and we encourage positive lifestyle choices through a range of activities and initiatives.

For further information on Curtin and all our employee benefits visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs/.

Essential Criteria:
Demonstrated experience in and ability to coordinate the administrative requirements of a functional area.

Demonstrated advanced computer skills, particularly in the Microsoft suite of applications.

Demonstrated organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple and often competing tasks with attention to accuracy and detail within deadlines.

Demonstrated effectiveness in both oral and written communication with a well-developed cross-cultural sensitivity and diplomacy.

Demonstrated problem-solving skills, with the ability to use discretion and knowledge to determine appropriate actions.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team.

Desirable Criteria:
Previous experience in a tertiary education environment.

Next steps

To apply, please complete the online application form via the link below, noting we cannot accept resumes sent to the below email address.

Please provide a cover letter and resume that includes sufficient information and examples relating to the relevant selection criteria (outlined above) to allow us to assess your suitability for the role.

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Applications close: 23 January 2022, 9pm AWST

Contact details

If you have any queries in relation to the application process please contact [email protected]

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

We have received recognition in this area:
Voted one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).

Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.

Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2022).

Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF – Direct Advice for Dads, 2019).


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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Company Location:  Perth WA

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