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Office Administrator

Apply now Job no:500924
Area:Institute for Social Science Research
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 04 ($59,429.60 - $63,305.88)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Other

The Institute for Social Science Research

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is a national leader in advanced interdisciplinary social science and evidence-based policy research. ISSR researchers address some of the most important issues and challenges facing Australia and the world today in areas such as education, employment, housing, social wellbeing, homelessness, sustainability, international development and Indigenous studies. The Institute also undertakes research to improve social science and evaluation methodology and is developing new capabilities in data science, and in the social aspects of health. The Institute also offers offers commercial services and training for public, private and community sector organisations. It provides high-quality learning experiences for postgraduate and postdoctoral students, and has some of the most advanced research facilities for data collection and analysis in the country. The Institute employs nearly 100 faculty and staff, has an annual budget of $10 million and includes affiliated researchers in the fields of political science, sociology, social policy, geographical sciences, economics, psychology, education, demography, mathematics, statistics and computer science. In mid-2015, ISSR relocated from the St Lucia Campus to the University's new Long Pocket precinct (off Meiers Road, Indooroopilly).

More information about ISSR can be found at

The role

The successful appointee will provide high level quality customer service and coordination across general administration, events, facilities and personnel services. The position works closely with the facilities and office manager to provide general administration support to staff and students. The Office administrator also provides backup for the general administration position.

The person

The ideal applicant should possess a diploma level qualification with relevant work related experience. Applicants should have a high level of organisational skills with the ability to work effectively in a team environment, exercise initiative, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to prioritise and work under pressure to meet competing deadlines.  They should also have excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with diverse client groups.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:

Applications are also encouraged from women.


This is a full-time, fixed term 3 year appointment at HEW Level 4. The remuneration package will be in the range $59,429.60 - $63,305.88 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $69,532.63 - $74,067.87 p.a.).

Position Description



To discuss this role please contact Cassandra Hughes on +61 7 3365 6072 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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