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Employment Opportunities

REFERENCE NO. 529/0314


Located at Lismore (north eastern NSW)
Part-time 0.6 FTE, fixed term for 3 years
Remuneration package: $95K-$103K p.a. pro rata which includes leave loading and up to 17% super


The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.


The Australian Rural Health Research Collaboration (ARHRC) is a partnership of four rural health research centres and associated health services that has been working to build rural health research and research capacity in New South Wales since 2002.


We are seeking an Executive Officer to provide executive and secretariat support for the Director and Governing Board of the ARHRC (Collaboration). You will be responsible for the organizational and business management of the Collaboration; including organization of meetings, preparation and distribution of agendas and minutes; maintenance of the website; preparation of annual and performance reports; and for ensuring that the Collaboration meets its contractual requirements. You will work closely with the Finance Officer in relation to the financial management. You will also be responsible for promoting the work of the Collaboration, liaising with relevant areas of the NSW Ministry of Health and Collaboration partners, and ensuring a strong engagement with the research needs of the Collaboration partners.


You will need:

  • administration or project management experience at a senior level, including the ability to develop organisational processes and effectively coordinate a variety of separate business areas
    proven highly developed written communication skills, including the ability to write clear reports, minutes, agendas and correspondence

  • a university degree preferably in business or related areas or relevant experience
    knowledge and understanding of budgets and financial administration
    high level computer skills including word-processing, spreadsheets, database and internet capabilities
    must be willing to travel to other rural and remote areas from Lismore

  • current NSW driver’s licence, or eligibility.


Highly desirable:

  • experience in marketing and promotion

  • familiarity with tertiary institution procedures and administration

  • experience in health research.

Please see the Position Description for a complete list of position requirements.


To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

Remuneration package: $95,168 - $103,680 p.a. pro rata (which includes a base salary Level 7 $80,418 - $87,611 rata, leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

For enquiries regarding the position, please contact the Hiring Manager Dr Megan Passey on 02 6620 7570. For recruitment related enquiries please contact Dax Dowding on 02 8627 1225 or

CLOSING DATE: 5pm 28th April 2014


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