Senior Administrator

  • Pipitea
  • Temporary
  • Mon Nov 22 01:23:56 2021
  • 1997

  • Do you have experience in grants and research administration, preferably within a tertiary organisation?
  • Are you proficient with technology, and capable of using administration systems and applications to achieve a high standard of coordination and accuracy?
  • Are you able to quickly form effective working relationships in a diverse and dynamic environment, and with multiple stakeholders?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a 0.5 FTE Senior Administrator on an initial 18 month fixed term contract (with possible extension). The role will be primarily responsible to the School Manager, School of Information Management, but will work closely with the Science Leader, Veracity Spearhead Project. The role performs a key administration and coordination function to assist the Science Leader to effectively deliver the goals and objectives of the Spearhead Project, a pioneering project designed to build and develop transformative veracity technologies as well as create opportunities for New Zealand businesses.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsive, proactive, high-quality administration and project support for the Science Leader.
  • Management of the Veracity Lab office and its resourcing, member and visitor requirements.
  • Grants and finance administration, including associated contracts and scholarships administration.
  • Events coordination and assistance.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a customer-focused individual who loves being in action, tackling new projects and solving problems across a range of administration areas. You can also take the initiative and have an excellent manner with people.

You are a highly organised self-starter and natural relationship builder, who relishes working autonomously as well as contributing positively to a high-performing team. You have effective time and self-management skills and are able to anticipate and meet deadlines. A growth mindset and the ability to remain calm under pressure are natural qualities.

Key Requirements:

  • Experience in delivering grant and research administration services, preferably in a tertiary environment.
  • Excellent self-management and experience as part of a high-performing team operating in a dynamic context.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, and to adjust to different audiences.
  • Ability to use technology effectively and efficiently, including a wide variety of software.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone interested in science and innovation who wants to be part of a pioneering technology project, with the potential for transformative social and technological change. Our team is fast-paced, diverse and collaborative and the role is busy, challenging, extremely rewarding and interesting for the individual with the right temperament. We offer you flexible working arrangements, learning & development programs, and an inspiring workplace due to the breadth and range of resources that Te Herenga Waka and the School of Information Management provides.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 6 December 2021

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Helen Hynes, School Manager, helen.hynes@vuw.ac.nz (04)463-5019. But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.