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Administrator – Chemistry Programme

Administrator – Chemistry Programme (4879) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Do you have the ability to remain calm under pressure and balance deadlines?
  • Are you able to provide a client focused approach to current and prospective student needs?
  • Can you provide administration support for seminars, events and functions hosted by the school?

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 an Administrator – Chemistry Programme in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences. This is a permanent role, part-time role and makes a significant contribution to the administrative support structure with the school.  

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Provide accurate and timely administrative and operational support to staff and school manager in the areas of Chemistry graduate/postgraduate programmes.
  • Provide a client focused approach to current and prospective student needs.
  • Provide administration support for conferences, workshops, seminars, events and functions hosted by the school.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a motivated, customer-focused individual who can take the initiative, provide excellent administration support. 

You will thrive in this role with an excellent manner with people, strong attention to detail, and self-management skills. This role is busy, challenging, extremely rewarding and interesting for the individual with the right temperament. 

You will be a highly organised self-starter and natural relationship builder, who relishes working autonomously as well as contributing positively to a high performing team. You will need effective time management and forward planning to balance deadlines and maintain a high standard of service to both students and staff. The ability to remain calm under pressure and thrive working with a diverse range of stakeholders.  

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

Our team is fast-paced, likes sharing ideas, and working in a collaborative style.   You will also be part of a professional and supportive team where there is a focus on learning, new experiences and professional development. 

Role description

Close Date for Vacancy: 04 December 2022 - We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date. 

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Kara Eaton, School Manager (, 027 564 5946). But applicants should follow all steps listed below. 

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format). 

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert. Follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.  

If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the completed application form, cover letter and CV to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.