12 Nov 2018

Fixed-term Accommodation Receptionist – Campus Life – Part time, Fixed Term

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland University

Job Description

The University of Auckland

Area Assistant (Domain), Campus Life -Accommodation

Part-time, 20 hours per week

Fixed Term: February 2019 – December 2019

Monday to Friday – Morning shift 7.30 am to 11.30 or 8.30am to 12.30am


The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading University and supports over 41,000 students.  Accommodation provides a safe and supportive residential study environment for over 3,600 students.

We currently have a vacancy for a part-time, Area Assistant (Receptionist) to provide reception support to our Accommodation management teams to the end of the year.

The Area Assistant role supports the administrative duties throughout their residential area and provides administrative support to the Area Manager when needed.  Reporting to the Area Manager, the Area Assistant also works closely with the wider accommodation team, in particular, the administrators.  This role acts as the friendly, professional ‘face’ of University accommodation for residents, visitors, and contractors. Interacting with and supporting students is an essential component of the role, as well as general reception duties.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Database and spread sheet management
  • Collection of residential fees as required
  • General administration/customer service related to the running of Accommodation.

Exceptional time management and organisational skills are required and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team is essential. This role is an ideal entry level position for a customer service focused candidate with an aptitude for communication, who is seeking to develop their administration skills.

This is a great opportunity to be part of an innovative, high achieving, vibrant and rewarding work environmentwhich offers the satisfaction of supporting students while honing your professional skills.

Hours of work may be negotiable for the right candidate.

Why us?

The University of Auckland (42,000 students) is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

How to apply

Inquiries may be made to Johnny Nu’u at j.nuu@auckland.ac.nz

Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday 25th November 2018 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document.  In your cover letter, please express your motivations for joining the Campus Life – Accommodation team and highlight your customer service and/or receptionist experience.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website.  Search by the Job ID number: 20279. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Sunday 25th November 2018.

Job Categories: Administration / Clerical. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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