18 Jan 2022

Permanent Business Services Coordinator – Central Careers Team

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, New Zealand

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Auckland Uni 19

Job Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.3bn, including research revenue of over $300m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 45,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Our mission and values place strong emphasis on both our student body and our scholarly community, and we work with both community and enterprise to advance the well-being of the peoples of Auckland and New Zealand, with a clear commitment to pursuing sustainability.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The Career Development and Employability Services (CDES) goal is to assist students and graduates to develop their capabilities to successfully self-manage and navigate their world of work, life and learning. This helps them realise their potential, be positive contributors to local, national and global communities, and move towards a personally determined and evolving future.

Due to recent changes, we are looking for an admin superstar to join our fun, collaborative and high performing team.  A key focus of this role will be supporting the organisational aspects of work integrated learning opportunities, including virtual internship programmes.  These opportunities will require you to successfully manage relationships with our third-party providers, internal stakeholders and participating students, and oversee related activities and processes.

Working close with our receptionist – who will report into you – you will also oversee the team’s financial processes, including debt management, and coordinate CDES’s administrative systems and processes to deliver proactive, high quality, co-ordinated services to students and key stakeholders.

This role will work across and support the entire CDES team, so it’s essential that you are happy to jump right in, roll your sleeves up, and do what needs to be done!

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.


He kōrero mōu | About you

You will have:

  • Experience working in a fast-paced work environment, requiring high levels of customer service delivery
  • Experience working in a large organisation or a tertiary environment
  • The ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities
  • Previous experience in handling invoicing and purchase orders
  • Relevant qualifications in administration, software, office systems and processes (advantageous)

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

  • A pro-active and flexible approach to work and ongoing learning
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing / negotiation skills
  • Strong customer service focus with excellent organisational skills
  • An ability to work using own initiative to solve problems requiring judgment and interpretation of established information
  • Good technical skills with experience in Microsoft Office applications
  • Well-developed written and oral skills and an ability to work collaboratively as part of a wider team

Additional Information

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Tuesday, 25th January 2022 to be considered. In addition to your CV, please also include a cover letter, telling us why you’d be a great fit for the role, and why you’d be excited to join our team.

Covid-19 Vaccination

The University of Auckland is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of our staff and students.  All students, staff and visitors need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or medically exempt, in order to come onto our campuses or to take part in face-to-face University-managed activities. Therefore, we are only able to consider applicants who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have a New Zealand Ministry of Health issued medical exemption and evidence of this will be requested as part of your employment. You can read more about the University’s vaccination policy here.

Overseas Applicants

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for seven days on arrival. 

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an offshore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.


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, LGBTQITakatāpui+, 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. 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: Tuesday, 25th January 2022

Job Categories: Business Administration. Job Types: Permanent.

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