Senior Project Officer
- Fantastic opportunity to provide project management support to the international and research portfolios
- Located at Lidcombe, Cumberland Campus, Faculty of Health Sciences
- Fixed Term, full-time until September 2019 and base salary $92K p.a plus superannuation
About the opportunity
The Senior Project Officer International Engagement initiates and investigates opportunities related to international engagement and develops novel approaches that successfully translate those opportunities in to the Faculty. The role provides policy advice and administrative support, planning and project management to develop and implement the Faculty’s International research strategy and related activities for students and staff. They undertake a range of activities and projects to support the International and Research portfolios, the Associate Dean Student Life and the Dean’s unit. The role provides project support for designated programs and initiatives related to the international student experience
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Project Officer who possesses the following:
- a demonstrated track record of taking initiative and proactively and strategically applying knowledge and experience in identifying new opportunities
- extensive project implementation and management experience in a complex environment
- previous experience with project logistics, managing project resources, implementing process improvements and planning events
- well-developed inter-personal and networking skills including the ability to engage with stakeholders at varying levels
- excellent written and verbal communication skills. Extensive experience writing reports, organising and implementing related programs and diary management
- a genuine passion for data analysis, investigation and management
Using your previous project management experience, you will be expected to resolve routine issues and exercise your high degree of initiative and judgement to be successful in this role.
The Faculty of Health Sciences is the largest Health Sciences faculty in Australia consisting of seven disciplines and eight research themes. The Faculty provides professional preparation programs for a comprehensive range of allied health professionals. The Faculty has approximately 250 academic staff, 100 professional staff and 4,000 students.
The Faculty enjoys a strong and dynamic research culture resulting from its commitment to achieving and sustaining research excellence in areas of established and emerging research strengths. The Research portfolio consists of two portfolio areas – (i) Research led by the Associate Dean Research and the Research Manager , focusing on developing and supporting academic staff in their research activities; and (ii) Research Education led by the Associate Dean Research Education and the HDR Support Manager which focuses on developing and supporting HDR and Honours students and their academic Supervisors.
The Senior Project Officer will be responsible for initiating and investigating opportunities related to international engagement and developing novel approaches that successfully translate those opportunities in to the Faculty. If successful, you will provide policy advice and administrative, planning and project management resource to develop and implement the Faculty’s international research strategy and related activities for students and staff. Additionally, you will undertake a range of activities and projects to support the International and Research portfolios, the Associate Dean Student Life and the Dean’s unit as well as providing project support for designated programs and initiatives to support the international student experience and provide international opportunities for the Faculty’s students. International travel may be required.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
How to apply
For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1680/0818F to apply.
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
Closing date: 11:30pm Sunday 16 September 2018
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
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