Senior Administrator Academic Committees & Services
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
12d ago


Who we are

Turning 150 years old in 2019, the University of Otago is New Zealand's first and oldest University. It has a strong teaching and research tradition and well-

established national and international linkages. It is also one of New Zealand's largest universities, with over 20,000 students, assets in excess of $1.

6 billion and 4,000 full time equivalent staff based in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Invercargill.

Ranked within the top 3% of universities in the world, the University of Otago recognises that our staff are the key to our success.

The Academic Committees and Services Office is part of the Division of Student and Academic Services and provides effective, efficient and compliant academic and committee administrative and advisory services for central University committees.

The Office provides specialist advice and support to a range of committees and ensures the University meets its obligations for a range of activities.

The Role

Reporting to the Manager, Academic Committees & Services, the Senior Administrator provides proactive and efficient coordination, administration, and support for a portfolio of committees, boards and working parties, as well as academic matters such as the development and modification of academic programmes.

Your Skills and Experience

Success in this role requires prior experience working in a busy and / or complex administration role where high levels of customer service delivery are expected.

Experience in the administration and servicing of formal meetings is also required. You will also be expected to be able to understand and appreciate the nature of animal and human research, and maintain high levels of confidentiality.

Familiarity with the University of Otago’s programmes, academic structures, and culture would be an advantage, although not essential.

Further Details

This is a full-time, permanent position.

We offer competitive salary, 5 weeks’ annual leave, a 6.75% superannuation scheme, and the ability to achieve real work / life balance.

For further information, or to discuss the role in confidence please contact Gary Witte, Manager Academic Committees and Services, via the contact details below.


To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 1801495 will close on Tuesday, 21 August 2018.

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