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If you're a bright, energetic, out-of-the-box thinker seeking a distinctive environment in which to flourish then the University of Canberra wants to hear from you.

Become part of something distinctive.

Governance Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 495600
Work type: Professional
Location: Bruce
Categories: Governance and Legal

  • Become an integral part of UC’s governance structure
  • UC Level 6, $81,116pa to $87,319pa + 17% super
  • Full-time ongoing opportunity

The University of Canberra is a dynamic university with great ambition. The University partners with government, business and industry locally and internationally to challenge the status quo through the pursuit of best practice in teaching, learning and research. The University’s place-based identity ensures that it exists to serve Australia’s capital community and its surrounding region with a strong impact on the nation. The University’s success in research and education has been internationally recognised, with the University becoming the world’s fastest rising university (QS, 2019).

We are currently seeking a Governance Coordinator to join the Office of the General Counsel and University Secretary. Operating under the Governance Manager and Governance Specialist you will provide a range of services to support the governance and policy unit. This role will see you provide high level administrative, secretariat and policy support to the Academic Board and its committees and will assist the Senior Governance Coordinator and committee chairs to manage committee business, implement decisions and administer University processes. 

The ideal candidate will be a personable team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills, looking to grow within this space. 

To be successful in this position you will have well developed administrative and secretariat skills. Previous experience working within governance is desirable, however, not essential.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket, and childcare facilities.

The  University’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander RAP are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. The University encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview through a platform called Sonru. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Dr Petrina Schiavi on +61 2 6206 8245 or

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Talent Acquisition team on 02 6206 3867 or email

Closing Date: 11:55pm, Monday 26 April 2021

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