The Administration Manager provides high-level advice and strategic direction to the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) in the day-to-day delivery of support services to academics, students and visitors to the RSSS.
This role will contribute to maximising the School's performance in human resources; facilities; finance and research; general administration; and governance, working in partnership with the College functional teams. The School is seeking an individual who has proven ability in management skills as well as high level of interpersonal skills to build and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders. Under the broad direction of the School Manager, the Administration Manager will: 1. Lead a collaborative team to deliver seamless, transparent, personalised and consistent service excellence at all points of contact to RSSS staff, students and visitors. 2. Provide high level support to the School Manager in the development, implementation and monitoring of strategic and operational initiatives and in data collection, analysis and reporting to inform discussion papers and executive briefs on key issues. 3. Provide financial management and planning support, including budgeting, monitoring expenditure and 4. Provide day-to-day supervision to the School’s administrative team, including coaching, mentoring, skill and career development, feedback on performance, workload management and, where required, support the School Manager in performance management processes. 5. Provide high level advice to School staff and students in relation to University and College policies and procedures and provide high level support in the development of School procedures and strategic initiatives within a framework that supports and facilitates continuous review and improvement. 6. Promote School interests and linkages with the University and external agencies and develop a close working relationship with CASS and ANU Service Divisions to achieve efficiencies and streamlining of procedures, and represent RSSS on College-wide committees as required. 7. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, and in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity. 8. Perform other duties as requested, consistent with the classification level of the position and in line with the principle of multi-skilling.
SELECTION CRITERIA: 1. Progress towards relevant postgraduate qualifications and demonstrated extensive experience in a complex administrative environment. Professional training will be highly regarded, as will experience in higher education. 2. Proven ability to provide strategic advice to support senior management and experience in managing the implementation of policies, procedures and strategic initiatives, including the relevant reporting on such initiatives. 3. Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills and experience in retrieving and analysing data from multiple sources. 4. Demonstrated supervisory experience, with an ability to coach and mentor staff, to prioritise workloads and to coordinate an administrative team in the efficient delivery of projects. 5. High level of interpersonal and liaison skills with demonstrated effective communication skills and experience drafting executive reports and briefs. 6. Demonstrated computer skills with experience using online data management platforms and proficiency using the MSOffice suite. High-level skills in Excel and experience using Visio for complex business diagrams will be highly regarded. A demonstrated high-level of understanding of equal opportunity principles and occupational health and safety and a commitment to their application in a university context. The ANU conducts background checks on potential employees, and employment in this position is conditional on satisfactory results in accordance with the Background Checking Procedure which sets out the types of checks required by each type of position.
Classification: ANU Officer Grade 8 (Administration) Salary package: $99,612 - $106,517 per annum plus 17% Superannuation Terms: Full-time, continuing
Canberra, ACT 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 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. For more information please contact: Sian Hicks T: 02 6125 6353 E: [email protected] Applications close: 16 May 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time