Employment

Current Vacancies (3)

Position Description: 

Department: ANU Postgraduate and Research Students’ Association

Position title: PARSA Lawyer

Salary: $86,111-$96,981 pro-rata (Classification 7/8) + 17% Superannuation + practicing certificate fees

Hours: 21 hours a week, working out of PARSA office

Responsible to: Operations manager

 

Position Dimension and Relationship

PARSA is the elected student-representative body for postgraduates at the ANU. It provides a range of services to support the specific needs of postgraduate students in their studies and daily lives. PARSA is led by students, and represents postgraduates both collectively and individually.

The PARSA Lawyer will interact regularly with the President and student officers, staff and other stakeholders. PARSA’s staff, supervised by the Operations manager, is a small, dedicated and enthusiastic team that works closely with the elected representatives of the students’ association to improve the lives of students at ANU.

 

Purpose Statement

The PARSA Lawyer’s primary duties are to provide dedicated advice and guidance to the association, and to deliver collaborative and effective casework for postgraduate, and undergraduate, students at ANU.

A large portion of this role will involve working alongside the lawyer employed by the undergraduate students’ association, ANUSA, to take on individual legal casework from postgraduate and undergraduate students, conduct education and training programs, and assist in the preparation of student-facing publications related to the legal rights of ANU students.

The PARSA Lawyer is also responsible for advising the organisation on the legal considerations and risks of proposed activities, provide support in the composition and review of any changes to the organisation’s governing documents, and advise student representatives and staff on how the organisation can remain in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. They will also be responsible for drafting, reviewing, advising on and assisting in the negotiation of commercial contracts, partnership agreements and other contractual arrangements between PARSA and third parties.

 

Employee benefits

Non-salary benefits of the role include free on-campus parking, 22 days annual leave (accrued, pro-rata), paid time-off during the December office shutdown, generous employer Superannuation contribution arrangements, and getting paid to do what you love.

 

Main duties

  1. Working with the ANUSA lawyer, provide legal advice and assistance to undergraduate and postgraduate ANU students in relation to tenancy, employment, migration, governance, commercial, intellectual property, and related matters.
  2. Conduct student-focused legal education and training programs.
  3. Assist in the preparation of legal education materials directed at ANU students.
  4. Advise elected student representatives and staff of the legal considerations and risks related to proposed events, campaigns, publications and activities of the organisation.
  5. Work with relevant officers and staff to ensure PARSA conducts itself in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  6. Draft, review, advise on and assist in the development of new approaches to how the organisation operates (including changes to the Constitution, Regulations, governing documents and policies).
  7. Draft, review, advise on, and assist in the negotiation of commercial contracts, partnership agreements and other contractual arrangements between PARSA and third parties.

 

Other duties

  1. Exercise functions or roles as required under the PARSA Constitution consistent with the classification level of the position;
  2. Ensure PARSA’s financial resources are used efficiently and that best value for money is obtained at all times;
  3. Attend meetings and training events as required;
  4. Have a flexible approach to work and to undertake any other reasonable duties that may be required, consistent with the classification level of the position;

 

General duties

  1. Respect the democratic structure of the Students’ Association at all times. The post-holder will be expected to work closely with the elected officers of the students’ association and will aspire to the highest standards of integrity in respect of the advice provided to officers that must at all times be balanced in nature;
  2. Aspire to the highest standards of care for students at all times;
  3. Abide by the Association’s Constitution, and University and Association policies and procedures.
  4. Maintain high standard of ethics and confidentiality, empathy with students as a client group, and a commitment to principles of equality;
  5. Be sensitive when handling confidential information;
  6. Work collaboratively as part of team.

 

Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. At least two years’ experience handling client casework.
  2. Possess an unrestricted practicing certificate.
  3. Excellent judgment, communication and interpersonal skills.
  4. A deep commitment to equity issues generally, and improving the lives of students in Australia, including those in marginalised communities.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work flexibly, and collaboratively with staff from other organisations, to ensure the needs of students are met.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.

Desirable

  1. Experience working with the legal issues that affect university students (migration, employment, tenancy).
  2. Experience working for a membership-led, non-profit or campaigning organisation.

 

How to apply

To apply for the role, please submit

  1. your CV (including contact details for two references, including your current employer); and
  2. a candidate statement that addresses each point in the Essential Selection Criteria section of the job description (and, where applicable, points in the Desirable Selection Criteria).

The application deadline is noon on Friday, July 13, 2018.

Candidates will be interviewed either in person, or by phone or Skype, the week beginning July 23rd 2018.

PARSA is an equal-opportunity employer.

If you have any questions, please contact parsa.operations@anu.edu.au or at (02) 612 56178.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Position Description: 

Department: ANU Postgraduate and Research Students’ Association

Position title: Financial Controller

Classification: $84,311+ 17% super, pro-rata at 0.4 FTE

Responsible to: PARSA Operations manager

 

Purpose Statement

The Financial Controller maintains an effective financial management service to the Association and provides sound financial advice to the PARSA Executive and Operations manager.

They are responsible for managing and implementing the bookkeeping of the organisation, maintaining systems for budgetary control, producing management accounts and other reports as required, and preparing the year-end accounting information for the auditors, to be available to the auditors during the statutory audit and to be the organisation’s lead contact during the audit process.

The Financial Controller also provides advice, help, interpretation and, where required, training on financial matters for elected officers and staff, and to assist in matters of business and strategic planning.

 

Position Dimension and Relationship

PARSA is the student representative body for postgraduates at the ANU, and provides a range of services aimed at providing support for the specific needs of postgraduate students in relation to both their studies and daily life. PARSA is run by students, for students and represents postgraduates both collectively and individually.

The Financial Controller is supervised by the Operations manager, and will be expected to work closely with the elected officers of the students’ association. The position-holder must respect the democratic structure of the students’ association, abide by the association’s constitution, and University and association policies and procedures at all times, and aspire to the highest standards of integrity in respect of the advice provided to officers that must at all times be balanced in nature.

 

Main duties and responsibilities

  1. Administer payroll and superannuation, including end-of-year payroll processes, and process transactions, invoices and other related items.
  2. Provide sound financial advice to the association’s officers and staff.
  3. Create and ensure maintenance of systems for budgetary control.
  4. Maintain the Association’s financial records.
  5. Prepare monthly management accounts and financial information and forecasts for the President, Treasurer and General Manager, drawing attention to potential and actual variances from budget, and advising of areas of financial risk, and appropriate measures to manage risk.
  6. Prepare monthly management accounts and financial information for the members of the Executive, drawing attention to potential and actual variances from budget and holding individual review meetings with budget holders where necessary.
  7. Present accounts and finance reports to the PRC as required.
  8. Create and maintain a PARSA Financial Regulations and Procedures Manual.
  9. Prepare management accounts in the required format for discussion at the meetings with ANU staff, as required.
  10. Assist the Executive and Operations Manager in the preparation of the annual budget and forecasts.
  11. Prepare the year-end accounting information for the auditors, to be available to the auditors during the statutory audit, and to be the organisation’s lead contact during the audit process.
  12. Provide advice, help, interpretation and, where required, training for elected officers and staff.
  13. Undertake other duties as required from time-to-time by the General Manager in respect of the financial accounts, records or compliance of PARSA.
  14. Work with members of the Students’ Association team in providing a professional, supportive and welcoming service for students and staff of the University and, as appropriate, to members of the general public

 

Other

  1. To contribute with regards to business and strategic planning.
  2. To attend meetings, conferences and training events as required.
  3. To have a flexible approach to work and to undertake any other reasonable duties that may be required.

 

General standards

  1. To aspire to the highest standards of customer care at all times.
  2. To respect the democratic structure of the Students’ Association at all times. The post-holder will be expected to work closely with the elected officers of the students’ association and will aspire to the highest standards of integrity in respect of the advice provided to officers that must at all times be balanced in nature.
  3. To abide by the Association’s constitution, and University and Association policies and procedures
  4. To maintain high standard of ethics and confidentiality, empathy with students as client group, and a commitment to principles of equality.
  5. To be sensitive when handling confidential information.

 

Selection Criteria

  1. CPA (or equivalent) qualified
  2. Xero-certified or equivalent experience, and literate in Word and Excel
  3. Ability to implement and monitor financial and administrative systems
  4. Strong technical accounting knowledge and demonstrable experience of managing a complete finance function, or sufficient combined experience, skills and knowledge to undertake this
  5. Experience of managing the production of statutory accounts and dealing with auditors
  6. Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  7. Ability to work within a student-led democratic environment and as part of a team

 

How to apply

To apply for the role, applicants should provide:

1) A maximum two-page statement addressing the Selection Criteria listed in the Position Description. The statement should significantly reference the points outlined in the Duties and Responsibilities section of the document.

2) A curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor).

Applications should be submitted to parsa.operations@anu.edu.au by noon on Friday, July 13, 2018.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to take place the week starting July, 23rd 2018.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Position title: Freelance graphic designers/photographers

Hours: As needed

Responsible to: Operations Manager

Application deadline: Ongoing

PARSA is looking for postgraduates with graphic design skills that are available for freelance work to design graphics and promotional material for PARSA events.

We are also seeking postgraduate students with skills and interest in photography that are available for event photography at the various PARSA events we have over the year.

If you are interested in being considered for design or photography opportunities for 2018, please send through an email with brief information about yourself and your experience in design or photography, and some samples of your work to parsa.marketing@anu.edu.au

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Shikha Sud, Communications and Marketing Director at parsa.marketing@anu.edu.au

Contact PARSA

PARSA Office
Melville Hall, Building 12
Ellery Crescent
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601

Office Hours:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
Call Us: +61 (02) 6125 4187
Write to Us: parsa@anu.edu.au