University of South Australia

University of South Australia

Administrative Assistant (HEO 3)




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  • Based in UniSA Justice and Society at the Magill Campus

  • Part-time (0.5FTE), fixed term contract until 5 May 2025
  • Salary: $61,736 (pro rata) per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About You

    You are a skilled administrator with a keen eye for detail and strong organisational skills. You can build strong professional relationships and communicate with clarity, credibility, persuasiveness and sensibility, with the initiative to deliver results. You provide solutions with a customer focus through logical and innovative thinking.

    About the Role

    Reporting to the Executive Officer, you will act as the first point of contact for incoming enquiries and will be responsible for undertaking a range of administrative services to support the teaching, engagement and research activities for the provision of high-level customer service to key stakeholders.

    About UniSA Justice and Society

    Developing new knowledge and multi-disciplinary solutions to some of society's most pressing issues, UniSA Justice and Society offers a wide range of programs and conducts world-class research in the fields of law, psychology, social work, human services and social sciences.

    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.

    Essential Skills and Experience

  • Successful completion of the South Australian Certificate of Education or demonstrated equivalent skills, knowledge and experience
  • Experience in a reception or administrative position involving the provision of high-quality customer service to key internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated understanding of finance administration including reconciliations, accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Organisational skills, including experience in prioritising and meeting deadlines
  • Experience in using all programs in the Microsoft Office suite and a corporate information system
  • 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%
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • 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.

    Start Your Unstoppable Career

    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 Kiara Lalli, 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 6096.

    Applications close: 11:30pm Sunday 19 May 2024

    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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    Job details


    Administrative Assistant (HEO 3)


    University of South Australia




    May 02, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 19, 2024

    Job type



    Law,Social Science

    About the employer

    The forerunners of today’s UniSA were the South Australian School of Art, founded in 1856, the first of several Teacher Training Colleges formed in 1876, and the School of Mines and Industries which was established in 1889. These schools were renowned for providing quality education and for responding to the needs of the nascent colony of South Australia.

    The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university with industry-informed teaching and research that is inventive and adventurous. Ranked number one in Australia for quality education and number six worldwide and with 100% of assessed research rated at or above world-class, the University is young, innovative and offers students the chance to gain real-world experience.  Focused on life beyond the classroom, the University of South Australia offers a practical approach to teaching and learning. Degrees are designed with strong professional emphasis and in partnership with industry, giving students opportunities to gain practical skills and graduate career ready.

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