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Research Support Administrator

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Organisation : UNSW - Centre for Social Impact

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Education & Training

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $72,880 - $82,467 + 17% Superannuation

Application closing date : 27 Jun, 2019

About the role

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. We aspire to this in the belief that a great university, which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

UNSW Business School is a leader in business education and research in the Asian region and one of the largest Business Schools in Australia with more than 16,500 students, 500 academic and professional staff and more than 80,000 alumni and partners. The Business School offers a full suite of business degree programs at undergraduate, postgraduate, coursework and research levels, including the AGSM MBA programs and a range of Executive Programs.

About The Centre for Social Impact (CSI)

The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is a national research and education centre dedicated to catalysing social change for a better world. CSI is built on the foundation of three of Australia’s leading universities: UNSW Sydney, The University of Western Australia, and Swinburne University of Technology.

Our research develops and brings together knowledge to understand current social challenges and opportunities; our postgraduate and undergraduate education develops social impact leaders; and we aim to catalyse change by drawing on these foundations and translating knowledge, creating leaders, developing usable resources, and reaching across traditional divides to facilitate collaborations.

CSI National and CSI UNSW is located on the UNSW Sydney campus (Kensington) within the UNSW Business School where the centre is aligned with the strategic priorities of the University and from where it leads interactions with students, alumni, industry, government, professional bodies, and the community. 

CSI UNSW comprises research, education and operations teams, a national marketing & communications team and the national CSI CEO.

About the role

  • $72,880 – $82,467 + 17% Superannuation
  • 36 month Fixed-term
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Research Support Administrator will provide administrative and research assistance to research projects focused on the measurement of social impact, conducting research under the direction of the CSI Research Director. These objectives will help to increase the centre’s reputation for research leadership in social impact by establishing a strong, thriving, high quality research environment.

The position reports the CSI UNSW co-Research Director or their delegate and has 0 direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Performing research literature searches and identifying outcome indicators for projects and publications and assisting with preparation of publications.
  • Assisting researchers with the preparation of ethics applications, grant applications and annual and other progress reports.
  • Coordinating study recruitment including survey mail outs and respondent follow ups.
  • Conducting interviews and coordinating the transcription or interviews with research participants.
  • Conducting quantitative/qualitative data analysis to support the research team.
  • General administrative duties including attending meetings and training sessions, prompt mailing of correspondence, minuting meetings.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Hold a relevant tertiary qualification in a social science discipline or in an area of relevance to CSI, or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Demonstrate previous experience providing research assistance for studies in an area of relevance to CSI.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people and an aptitude for understanding social impact content areas such as collective impact, social change and systems thinking.
  • Knowledge of, or an aptitude to learn, various IT software, such as research-related computer programs (such as SPSS, NVivo and Endnote).

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Hayley Randall

Talent Acquisition Consultant

02 9385 0962

Applications close: 11:30pm, Thursday 27th June 2019

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : UNSW - Centre for Social Impact

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Research Support Administrator via Pro Bono Australia.

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