Kaiarahi Strategic Project Administrator

The University of Auckland

  • Fixed Term
  • Auckland

Te Whiwhinga mahi - The opportunity

We are on the lookout for a Strategic Projects Administrator to work in our Faculty of Engineering. This role is crucial, and the key responsibilities of the role are to ensure, through the provision of professional support, the effective operational planning, delivery and implementation of the Apollo Programme. Apollo is a targeted recruitment programme that provides a pathway into Engineering for high school age Maori and Pacific students - what we deliver in this programme has the potential to change the lives of our students and make a major contribution to aspirations of the Faculty of Engineering.

The main responsibilities are the following:

  • Assist in the planning and management of project-related work, including the setting of milestones and priorities
  • Actively monitor and support projects
  • Coordinate and progress the delivery of projects, undertaking tasks to ensure project milestones are achieved
  • Monitor project commitments, forecast costs against budget and help to manage budgets and KPIs throughout the life of each project
  • Demonstrate a high level of interpersonal and communication skills through relationship management, advocacy and negotiation with stakeholders
  • Support and advise Kaiārahi specific meetings, workshops, seminars and panels as agreed by the Kaiārahi
  • Manage an efficient electronic filing/retrieving and archiving system for Kaiārahi information and data

The salary range for this role is $54,700 - $68,200 per annum depending on experience and qualifications.

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


He kōrero mōu - About you

As our ideal candidate you will have the following:

  • Experience in a support role with multiple stakeholders in a large and complex environment
  • Experience in coordinating projects
  • Financial management experience
  • Experience with relationship building
  • Bachelor's degree or completion towards
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Proven people skills and excellent relationship management.
  • Analytical skills
  • Computer literate with expert knowledge of Microsoft suite of programmes
  • Understanding of the NZ tertiary sector

Additional information

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 8/06/2022 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to Suhayl Mohammed via suhayl.mohammed@auckland.ac.nz for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Overseas applicants

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government imposed travel restrictions but have recently announced a five-step plan for a phased border re-opening. This phased re-opening will take some time and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for offshore candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions and phased re-opening, please 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



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