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The Australian National University

Executive Assistant, Office of the Vice-Chancellor

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Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7
Salary Package: $77,408 - $89,370 plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Continuing

The Australian National University is ranked among the top 20 universities in the world. We deliver outstanding higher education, research and innovation outcomes in the service of Australia. 

The Office of the Vice-Chancellor at the Australian National University seeks an exceptional Executive Assistant to support its new Provost, Professor Mike Calford.

This opportunity to work at the heart of the University and with its leaders requires an outstanding candidate with a wide range of skills. These include the ability to manage the commitments and schedule of the Provost with flawless attention to detail; engage effectively with stakeholders; monitor projects and timelines; draft briefings, advice and correspondence; and work effectively with colleagues across ANU. 

Reporting to the Director of the Office, but working closely with the Provost and colleagues, the EA will be comfortable in a dynamic and fast-paced professional environment. To succeed in the role, the EA will need the confidence, judgement and capacity to manage multiple tasks and priorities, many of them complex and confidential.

This opportunity will appeal to an excellent EA planning to move to the next professional stage, or someone seeking to launch their career in the higher education sector. Highly effective administrative skills are important, while the energy, flexibility, proven judgement, initiative and impeccable attention to detail required in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor are essential. 

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Excellent organisation and communication skills;
  • A commitment to maintaining confidentiality and applying discretion;
  • Experience in effectively managing a diverse workload;
  • The capacity to work under pressure with, at times, conflicting demands; and
  • Well-developed IT skills.

For more information, or for a confidential discussion, contact Christopher Price, Director, Office of the Vice-chancellor on 02 6125 1523 or Christopher.Price@anu.edu.au.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on indigenous.employment@anu.edu.au.

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 https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

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 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.
  • Other documents, if required.

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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