University of Auckland is hiring a

Practicum Placement Coordinator - Medical Programme Directorate

Auckland, New Zealand
  • Use your admin and coordination skills to really make a difference
  • Work in a close-knit, supportive team
  • This is a full-time, 3-year fixed-term appointment

The Medical Programme Directorate (MPD) at the University of Auckland in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is seeking to appoint an experienced person as a Practicum Placement Coordinator.

The main purpose of the role is to assist with the coordination of national and international Selective and Elective placements for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB). They will provide professional and effective administrative support for this component of the programme whist develop and maintain relationships with the external practicum placement providers.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent computer literacy with a high level of Microsoft Excel skills
  • Advanced problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication verbal and written
  • Tertiary qualification or relevant experience
  • Experience of working in an administrative role with many stakeholders
  • Experience working in an environment  requiring high levels of customer service

For more detailed information about the responsibilities and requirements of the role, please review the Position Description HERE

What we offer 

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • Discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

How to apply

Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday, 27 September 2020 to be considered. Please include your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.

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