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Executive Officer Provost

Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional
Classification: Senior Manager 1

Classification: Senior Manager 1 (Administration) Salary Package:  $111,621 - $117,039 per annum plus 17% superannuationTerm: Full time, Continuing
The Australian National University is ranked among the top 20 universities in the world. Now in its 73rd year, the ANU delivers outstanding education, research and innovation, in the service of our nation. 
The Office of the Vice-Chancellor at the Australian National University seeks an exceptional Executive Officer to work with our senior leaders, including our Provost, Professor Mike Calford. As Executive Officer you will report to the Director of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and work collaboratively with colleagues across the University to support delivery of the University"s vision and our strategic plan. The Executive Officer role encompasses strategic breadth and operational depth, engaging across a wide range of critical issues and initiatives on behalf of the University"s leadership, while taking leadership of key strategic projects.  
Your priorities will be:
Providing outstanding strategic support and advice to Executive members including the Provost;
Liaising and coordinating between key stakeholders across the University and externally, including Government agencies, to achieve excellent outcomes;
Managing new and ongoing projects and initiatives aimed at ensuring the ANU meets its strategic goals; and
Developing outstanding processes to ensure ANU meets thresholds for excellence in its business flow and project management.
Your skill-set will include:
Strong strategic capacity, and proven ability to exercise judgement and discretion in a high-profile, confidential environment. 
The ability to work at a high level, completing complex strategic tasks rapidly and accurately.
Excellent organisational skills with the demonstrated ability to prioritise competing demands, whilst maintaining attention to detail and exercising sound judgement while working autonomously and within a team;
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, including confidence and ability to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders; and
Detailed knowledge of challenges facing the Australian higher education sector, and the strategic context of the ANU, would be an advantage.
This role is suited to an excellent strategic thinker, capable of working effectively on multiple projects, and with the resilience to adapt to changing needs. This is a rare opportunity to work with leaders and influencers across the University, and externally.
For more information, or for a confidential discussion, contact Christopher Price, Director, Office of the Vice-Chancellor on 02 6125 1523 or
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
Application Information
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 applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.
Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 26 Feb 2019 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 10 Mar 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Category: Jobs : Education Jobs
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Executive Officer  Provost The Australian National University


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