Chief Of Staff To The Vice Chancellor

at Griffith University

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable. We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation. The Office of the Vice Chancellor is responsible for articulating a clear strategic direction for the University, providing academic and administrative leadership, maintaining a focus on quality, engendering a collegial community amongst staff and students, fostering effective relationships with stakeholders, and ensuring sound financial management and stewardship of resources.

The opportunity

Griffith University is recruiting a Chief of Staff to the Vice Chancellor, a position responsible for the delivery of high-quality support services to the Vice Chancellor ensuring that she can fulfil her duties as effectively as possible. The Chief of Staff provides high level advice and strategic support to the Vice Chancellor and is a significant link between the Vice Chancellor and other senior executive staff of the University as well as members of the internal and external community. The position leads the administrative functions of the Office of the Vice Chancellor, providing high level executive support, ensuring effective coordination between the Vice Chancellor support team and senior portfolios and academic elements of the University. This is a fixed term (5 years), full time position based at the Nathan campus.

About you

This role requires a strategic thinker who can confidently lead and bring fresh thinking to the operations of the Office of the Vice Chancellor. The Chief of Staff will be a confident communicator who will independently research, write and communicate on a wide range of issues. The role requires an individual who can navigate the complexity of the University, build relationships and command the respect of the internal and external stakeholders. The Chief of Staff will be a superb people manager who can anticipate needs and focus resources in the achievement of strategic goals.

Salary range

A competitive and attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the Candidate Information Pack.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role.
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
  • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
  • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
  • Employment history, including present position;
  • Name and contact details of three referees.

Obtain the Candidate Information Pack by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the Candidate Information Pack. Applicants for Professional Staff positions (non-academic) must have unrestricted work rights.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world. At Griffith, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people. Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information **

For further information about this role, please contact Mr Tony Sheil, Chief of Staff on +61 (0) 7 5552 8904. For application queries, please contact Ms Skye Siren, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 2326. Closing date:** Monday, 5 August 2019 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

Nathan Queensland Australia

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