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REFERENCE NO. 1234/0614
* Located in Lismore * Full-time, fixed term (until 30 June 2015)* Remuneration package: $71K-$75K p.a. which includes leave loading and 9.5% 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 University Centre for Rural Health North Coast (UCRH) is a joint venture of the University of Sydney and Southern Cross University supported by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Ageing and the Northern NSW Local Health District. Universities of Wollongong and Western Sydney entered the partnership with the Commonwealth for a program of long-stay students.

The UCRH provides a multi-disciplinary centre of excellence in education of students for clinical practice in rural health and conduct research relevant to the health needs of rural communities situated within the Northern Rivers region of NSW and elsewhere.

We are currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to the Student Coordination team at Lismore with general duties to ensure internal and external client needs are met.

You will require:
* good oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact with a variety of professionals* excellent time management* demonstrated competency in use of databases Microsoft Publisher, Word PowerPoint and Excel, it is preferable to have experience with other office software packages and financial management systems* high-level administrative experience preferably in a health or academic environment* demonstrated experience in adhering to policy and procedure, ability to be flexibly in responding to change* demonstrated experience with coordination of seminars or large meetings* certificate IV in Administration or equivalent experience* current NSW drivers licence.

* familiarity with use of multi-media communication systems* familiarity of website Content Management Systems* familiarity with University policies and processes* experience with student administration.

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: $71,656 - $75,743 p.a. (which includes a base salary Level 4 $60,550 – 64,004 p.a., leave loading and 9.5% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

For enquiries regarding the position, please contact the Hiring Manager Frances Barraclough on 02 6620 7267.

For recruitment related enquiries please contact Jimmy O’Brien on 02 8627 1227 or

CLOSING DATE: 5pm 11 September 2014

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Position Description

Please note that this vacancy is now open for external applicants, the position will be advertised in the local press and on Seek.