University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Senior Administration Officer - Identified (s25)


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  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit (ATSISU)

  • Identified (s25): Position open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people only.

  • This is a full-time continuing position with salary in the range $88,099- $94,512, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%.

  • Bring your dedication to the progression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in education to join us in this role, operating within a dynamic environment and offering comprehensive experience in all aspects of Indigenous Higher Education.

  • Work at our vibrant and conveniently located St Lucia campus

  • The University of Queensland (UQ) acknowledges the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the lands on which UQ operates. We pay our respects to their Ancestors and their descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country. We recognise their valuable contributions to Australian and global society.

    About This Opportunity

    This Senior Administration Officer will offer advanced executive assistance and administrative support to the Professor of Indigenous Education, while also aiding other senior officers and staff within the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Unit (ATSISU). The role serves as a primary point of contact for matters concerning the portfolio.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide high-level administrative and executive support to the Professor of Indigenous Education, ensuring confidentiality and efficiency.

  • Manage scheduling, appointments, and preparations for meetings, both on and off campus.

  • Coordinate responses to correspondence and enquiries, working closely with relevant staff and offices.

  • Assist with travel arrangements, financial administration, and HR support as needed.

  • Undertake ad-hoc administrative duties and other duties as assigned by the Professor of Indigenous Education. This includes representation in Academic Administration Committees, managing timetabling, handling student extension requests for Academic Course Coordinators, and related duties.

  • Drafting of correspondence, briefings, reports and materials as well as general research administration support ensuring compliance with University policies and procedures.

  • For further information, pleaseclick here to view the information booklet.

    About You

    The University of Queensland considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991(Qld) and the filling of this position constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).

    The position is therefore only open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

    The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

    You will be a highly motivated, experienced, and multi-talented Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Senior Administration Officer, and be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience in university administration.

  • Proven high-level administrative skills supporting senior staff with responsibilities including organising meetings, general research, travel arrangements, correspondences, finance, and HR activities.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and drafting various materials.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently or in a team, with discretion and adaptability.

  • You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment and may be required to complete background checks including, criminal history and education checks.

    About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave, 17% superannuation contributions, 17.5% annual leave loading.

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight.

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family.

  • On campus childcare options, Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day), Salary packaging options.

  • Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section.

  • Resume

  • For more information about this opportunity, please contact Tracey Bunda at [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Applications close 24 April 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-36866). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for 7 May 2024.

    At UQ, our strength lies in our diverse colleagues. We're dedicated to equity, diversity, and inclusion , fostering an environment that mirrors our wider community. We're committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent. Reach out [email protected] for accessibility support or adjustments.

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Job details


    Senior Administration Officer - Identified (s25)


    University of Queensland




    March 27, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 24, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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