Our vision is for ANU to be a world leader in First Nations research and education, and for this work to drive growth in democratic participation, societal equity and economic opportunity for Indigenous Australians. We need an experienced and high-performing Executive Officer to work collaboratively with our new Vice-President (First Nations), Yawuru man, Professor Peter Yu in building this vision of the ANU.
You will be proactive and collaborative in providing high-level support to Professor Yu, undertaking research, writing reports, and preparing speeches, as you work to build warm, productive relationships with stakeholders both inside and outside the ANU. Your role is part of the new First Nations Portfolio, where you will be engaged and empowered in strategic planning, preparing high profile presentations and documents, and managing significant projects. You will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including government agencies and other relevant bodies and will be responsible for contributing to our mission of integrating Indigenous equity into everything we do. We support continuous learning and professional development, and will provide mentoring and support to those candidates wanting to adapt their existing administrative and/or management experience and strategic communications skills to the exciting world of higher education.
We strongly encourage and support applications from Indigenous Australians for this role. Are you an experienced advocate for Indigenous Australia, who is passionate about the power of Indigenous-led policy, research and education? Do you want to be part of a supportive and rapidly growing team that contributes to the advancement of First Nations Peoples? Are you a strong communicator with a proven ability to build long lasting relationships? Can you deliver outcomes within a complex, dynamic stakeholder environment? Selection Criteria: 1. Relevant postgraduate qualifications, management expertise and demonstrated extensive experience providing executive support in a complex administrative environment or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and qualifications. 2. A sound understanding of the challenges facing the Australian higher education sector and research led universities’ operations. Knowledge of the ANU practices in the area of research and student management will be advantageous. 3. Demonstrated high level interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, including demonstrated experience liaising effectively with key internal and external stakeholders and proven experience producing presentations and briefing documents. 4. Demonstrated high-level organisational skills and the ability to strategically prioritise workloads and use sound judgement in decision making, together with a demonstrated record of accomplishment in relation to strategic goals and process improvements through the adoption of innovative approaches. 5. Proven experience providing strategic advice, planning and reporting to senior management and demonstrated experience successfully managing projects through to completion, on time and on budget. 6. Well-developed computer skills, including experience in the use of online data management and reporting systems. Advanced Excel skills and experience drafting complex business diagrams in Visio are requested. 7. A demonstrated high-level of understanding of equal opportunity principles and occupational health and safety in the workplace and a commitment to the application of these principles in a university context.
Classification: Senior Manager 1 Salary package: $113,421- $118,839 per annum plus 17% superannuation Terms: Continuing, full time 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 https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion.
The role will be Canberra based. How to Apply: Candidates must apply through the ANU Portal: https://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/539264/executive-officer. In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: A two (2) page statement (maximum) addressing the selection criteria; and A current curriculum vitae (CV) As part of the selection process, shortlisted candidates may be required to participate in a work skills test in conjunction with a face-to-face interview. Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country. Applications close 23 Feb 2021 at 11:55pm AEDT.