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Executive Officer

Apply now Job no: 546278
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 8

Classification: ANU Officer 8 (Administration)
Salary package: $103,636 - $110,821 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed Term (up to 12 months)
  • This position works within the Advancement Executive and is key to the successful functioning of the office.
  • The role suits someone highly collaborative and that enjoys working with internal and external stakeholders.
  • The role has a wide variety of projects ranging from committee governance, policies and procedures, human resources and budget management.

Position overview

The Australian National University has a vision to offer meaningful engagement with the University for those interested in contributing to our mission, and to our people.

To achieve this vision and deliver identified and agreed strategic initiatives, ANU Advancement has been given the mandate to grow and focus upon outstanding service delivery. ANU Advancement aligns its work with the University’s strategic priorities as a national institution committed to excellence in research, education and contribution to public policy development.

We are seeking to appoint an Executive Officer, responsible for comprehensive, high-quality advice and services on committee governance, human resources, finances, policy and procedures, and strategic initiatives for the portfolio.

Reporting to the Senior Advisor, Advancement, the Executive Officer will work in partnership with senior leaders in ANU Advancement and staff across the University.

The successful candidate will be a seasoned leader in committee and governance work, human resource and budget management, and supporting senior staff. This role will provide support to the Advancement team and the University at a critical stage, as the University builds towards a comprehensive fundraising and engagement campaign.

For a confidential discussion about this position please contact: Joseph Ashley Smith, E:, P: (02) 6125 7486

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

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 current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Other documents, if required.

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

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. 

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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Updated:  01 February 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems