Assistant to the Higher Education Attaché [fr]
The Culture, Education and Science & Technology (SCAC) Section of the Embassy of France in Canberra is seeking an Assistant to the Higher Education Attaché.
Manage scholarship programs (Nicolas Baudin Program, Darrell Tryon) for Australian students
Promote and administer the French and English Language Teaching Assistant Programs
Participate in and organise events for the promotion of French higher education in Australia, and other SCAC events: Exchange Fair Circuit, the “French Australian Conversations” series, the “French Day on Campus”, visits from French university delegations, creation of promotional material, etc.
Manage the France Alumni Australie network (in cooperation with Campus France Australie): write articles, update the website, identify potential Alumni, promote France Alumni Australie to Alumni and partner institutions, coordinate events, etc.
Regularly update the higher education section’s webpages on the Embassy website
Write articles regarding operations undertaken in promoting French higher education in Australia
Reply to questions regarding the French higher education system
Liaise regularly with Australian university contacts and students
Provide administrative support to the Higher Education Attaché (diary management, travel arrangements, budget management, handling administrative paperwork, writing and compiling reports, database updating, document filing and archiving, etc.)
Translation of documents from French to English and from English to French
Preparing briefing notes on key higher education topics
Skills and competencies required:
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an Australian or a French university
Excellent English language skills (native speakers preferred) and a strong professional level of French, both spoken and written (fluency in both an advantage)
Excellent organisational skills and event management experience
Experience with the Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Excel, Word)
Demonstrated ability to work in a team – strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and ability to take initiative
Responsiveness and adaptability (flexibility around work hours and interstate travels)
Previous work experience in an academic structure or in an Australian government office or higher education institution is desirable.
Salary and employment conditions:
Renewable 3 year contract, including a 3 month trial period, from 29 January 2018.
Salary on appointment will be $ 55,939 per annum (gross) paid in 13 monthly installments + 11.75% Superannuation. Working hours are 37 per week, including 5 weeks annual (paid) leave.
Please forward your CV, cover letter, and a copy of your Australian visa or Australian passport, via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that applicants must have full working rights in Australia, as the Embassy is unable to sponsor personnel.
Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017
Position available from: 29 January 2018
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