Administration Officer

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Nov 25, 2021

Job Description:

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About School of Mathematics and Statistics

The University of Melbourne's School of Mathematics and Statistics is one of Australia's leading mathematics and statistics schools. It has achieved this status through the high quality of its research and teaching programs. The School offers a wide range of subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students and is involved in aspects of community life that impact on the interests of the School and the discipline.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics has a total of 70 continuing teaching and/or research staff; 34 research only staff and consultants; 16 academic specialists and 16 support staff. The School has over 240 casual and honorary staff. In 2020, there were 90 Research Higher Degree and 278 Coursework Master of Science students. Five members of the School staff and one Emeritus Professor are members of the Academy of Science.

About the Role

The Administration Officer position is responsible for providing high quality professional support to students, staff and the general public of the School of Mathematics and Statistics. They are responsible for a wide range of administrative tasks including reception duties, general office support, processing and managing requests, maintaining databases, supporting EH&S compliance and supporting event and visitor processes.

About You

The Administration Officer receives general direction from the School Operations Manager and works collaboratively with other members of the School’s administration team. The incumbent completes required tasks, prioritising as necessary, and communicates effectively with stakeholders.

The Administration Officer works within the framework of University and School policy. The incumbent will apply their analytical skills to solve a wide range of general tasks or inquires raised by staff and students but will exercise judgement in seeking assistance with more complex or unusual demands. A degree of judgement is also required to determine work methods and task sequence within specified timelines and standard practices and procedures.

The incumbent also requires a considerable degree of tact, diplomacy and maturity to communicate with a wide range of clients including prospective students, enrolled students, school administrative and academic staff, University Services staff and members of the general public.

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Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

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Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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