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Administrative Support Officer

Curtin University of Technology - Perth, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
$71,154 - $77,836 + 17% superannuation
12-month, fixed term contract - full time
Opportunity for on-going career development
Job Reference: 706147

In support of the deliberate commitments expressed through our University’s Strategic Plan, Reconciliation Action Plan and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment and Engagement Strategy, priority will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants as a special measure to achieve equality as per Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act (WA) 1984

About us

The Centre for Aboriginal Studies (CAS) is an Indigenous-managed research and education centre that contributes to positive social change for Aboriginal Australians. We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses, and also provide an empowering and supportive base for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying any course at Curtin.

Please visit our website to learn more about The Centre for Aboriginal Studies (CAS): https://karda.curtin.edu.au/

Your new role

We have a brand-new opportunity for a professional and proactive individual to provide high-level administration and PA support to the Director of Centre for Aboriginal Studies.

As an experienced PA, you will:
Provide executive support to the Director of Centre for Aboriginal Studies including diary management, scheduling meetings, drafting documentation, and assisting with financial transactions.
Act as the first point of contact, welcoming visitors and internal/external clients of the area.
Coordinate travel arrangements in relation to programs and other events.
Provide high-level secretarial support for ad hoc committees and working parties, including organising agendas, reports and taking minutes.
Respond to incoming enquiries and requests from internal and external stakeholders in a proactive, accurate, customer-focused and professional manner.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders to support the executive.
Why choose Curtin?

Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities
A flexible benefits package with excellent superannuation provisions.
A vibrant campus with gym, childcare, wellness programs, medical and counselling services.
Curtin continues to be a leader in reconciliation in the Higher Education sector, being one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevate RAP - the highest level within Reconciliation Australia’s Workplace RAP Framework.
The University has recently been named as one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA)
For further information on Curtin and all of our employee benefits visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs/

We are looking for someone with…

A relevant tertiary qualification and extensive relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
Strong experience in providing exceptional administrative/executive support.
Demonstrated ability to uphold and maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion as required.
Outstanding oral communication skills with the ability to liaise with a diverse range of people in a clear and professional manner, with cross cultural sensitivity.
Proven ability to organise time and work activities according to priorities and to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated computer literacy with skills in in a wide range of applications including word processing and/or spreadsheet packages and email.
A quick thinker with the ability to apply initiative and problem-solving skills to a variety of situations.
Previous experience within the higher education sector (desirable)
Experience in using board effect (desirable)
Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.

To view a copy of the role’s Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:


Applications close: Sunday 25 April 2021, 9:00PM AWST

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our careers team on curtincareers@curtin.edu.au or call Tara Hallissey on 08 9266 2563.

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 (2018-2020).
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.