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Departmental Administrator

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 5

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 5
Salary package: $68,704 - $75,109 per annum (pro rata) plus 17% employer superannuation contributions.
Terms:  Part time, Fixed Term 12 months (maternity leave cover)
  • two part-time positions: 21 hours per week, possible increase available for the preferred candidate.

Position overview

The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) has two part-time (0.6FTE) maternity replacement administration positions for 12 months, both from mid to late January 2018.

The positions are in a busy team of Departmental Administrators (DAs). JCSMR has four DAs, each DA is embedded in the department and works closely with the Head of the Department, staff, students and visitors. The DA team reports to the School’s Executive Officer to ensure the team provides a high level of service to the School.

We are looking for staff with the ability to work independently, but who will also work as part of a team. Our DAs help with duties from organising seminars, events and catering, providing support for the departmental finances and HR, through to helping academics with budgets and grant reporting.

Skills that would suit our team are the ability to update our website, the ability to quickly learn ANU databases, and the wish to contribute to both the department and School by operating at a high level. High standard computing skills, excellent interpersonal skills and a pleasant personality are of course essential.

For further informaiton please contact Ms Ceri Flowers, T: +61 2 6125 2589 E: 

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via:  

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A brief cover letter outlining why you are interested in the role.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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