Academic Administrator (SAE 161.51.511.142.1) Chippendale, Sydney, Australia

The Academic Administrator is a key part-time role within the Academic function at the Sydney campus, assisting the academic leadership, campus operations and Student Services teams to manage resources to improve the student experience.

Using a data-driven approach, you will support the scheduling and resource planning processes that underpin the effective delivery of Learning and Teaching. Your analytical skills will support timely and targeted quality improvement activities at the campus. Your attention to detail will ensure the quality and accuracy of student data, thus enabling sound decision making. Your objectives will include


  • Support the development of the campus class timetables and schedules
  • Support the development of the campus staffing allocations 
  • Ensure that SAE’s “Student at Risk” tracking and triage policies are applied to students. 
  • Maintain quality academic records and student data
  • Perform data analysis and contribute to the quality improvement cycle
  • Undertake scheduling of student meetings with relevant personnel in support of 'Students At Risk' and student progression processes
  • Other duties to support the Campus Academic Leadership.


The person we seek will ideally have the following:


  • A Higher Education Degree
  • Experience in a tertiary provider
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of spreadsheets and other productivity applications
  • Attention to detail 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to independently assess and prioritise work
  • Analytical skills relating to quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Ability to engage face to face and remotely with a diverse range of stakeholder group, particularly students, staff and managers


What we can offer you:

  • Career opportunities globally
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Fun, flexible and friendly team environment
  • Health & wellbeing packages which include free counselling for employees and family, discounted movie tickets, discounts on travel, accommodation and insurance


About Us

Established in 1976, SAE Creative Media Institute provides niche creative media programs to about 10,000 students at approximately 50 campuses around the world.


SAE is recognised for providing students with access to the best industry equipment and facilities, employing teaching staff with strong industry experience and delivering hands-on teaching and learning in small class environments. The Institute engages with industry to develop curriculum that is relevant to local and global workforce needs. Work placements and internships are embedded in SAE programs as pathways to employment.


Globally, SAE offers an extensive suite of creative media programs, from short courses and professional training through to bachelor and postgraduate degrees.  


Diversity and Inclusion

Navitas promotes and embraces an inclusive and diversified workforce. We believe equality, flexibility and diversity in the workplace will deliver a rich and collaborative environment for our employees, students and clients.


We encourage applications from candidates with disabilities, of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and diverse community groups.


How to apply

Please apply online to lodge your application successfully. If you would like more information about the role, please contact Giri Shanker, Assistant Campus Manager Sydney, on 02 8241 5303.


Applications close on Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 11.59 pm, however, we reserve the right to progress or confirm applicants prior to the close date. Applications received after the close date may be considered pending the recruitment process.


To our agency partners - thank you for your interest however, we will not be accepting unsolicited applications and we do not require support for this role, at this stage.


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Successful candidates will require full working rights in Australia.


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