First listed on: 22 February 2018

Executive Officer to the Dean

University of Sydney Business School
Reference no. 091/0118

  • Exciting opportunity to provide high level strategic advice and operational support to the senior leadership team
  • Work in a new state-of-the art building at our beautiful Darlington Campus
  • Full-time, 18 months fixed term, remuneration package: $119K - $134K p.a. (which includes salary, leave loading and up to 17% super)

About the opportunity 

This role is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic Business School with an international reputation as a leader in business education and research.

Joining the Faculty’s Executive Committee as a pivotal member of the Dean’s Unit, you’ll provide strategic support, advice and planning critical to the success of the Business School.

This includes:

  • managing strategic projects for the Dean’s Unit
  • providing senior level committee support and strategic advice to executive team committees
  • providing high level administrative services to the Deans Unit, including for example policy advice, developing and administering operational plans and resolving a broad range of complex operational and administrative issues
  • managing project and operational staff as direct reports
  • managing the efficient utilisation and deployment of Dean’s Unit resources
  • managing communications and relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence.

This is a diverse and interesting role for an experienced and motivated person who possesses:

  • relevant qualifications and/or extensive administrative experience in a similar position
  • great business acumen
  • high level executive support experience (including for board or executive team committees)
  • the skills and experience to lead administrative and operational services in a diverse and complex environment
  • a proven record of successful staff management
  • financial management experience and literacy
  • excellent all-round communication and negotiation skills to work with a broad client base.

About us

The University of Sydney Business School has a global reputation for excellence in dynamic, industry-connected teaching, learning and research.  The Business School is large by international standards, with 445 (FTE) highly qualified staff and 7,605 (EFTSL) students from diverse backgrounds enrolled in a comprehensive suite of undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and postgraduate research programs including the MBA and the Global Executive MBA.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ more than 6,000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11.30pm 7 March 2018 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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