Educational Development Project Manager

Sydney, Australia
$104,618- $117,875+ 9.5% superannuation
16 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work

The Faculty of Engineering at UNSW is a national and international leader in engineering research and education and is the University’s premier research Faculty. It is the largest Engineering Faculty in Australia, graduating the largest number of engineers and with the largest research expenditure. Through excellence in fundamental and applied research the Faculty aims to be placed in the top 20 internationally by 2025. For more information about the Faculty of Engineering please refer to the Faculty website:

The Faculty’s education of undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and higher degree research students currently follows a traditional structure with total student numbers now topping 14,000. A combination of burgeoning enrolments, new education technologies and developments in industry mean that this approach is in need of reform. Industry expectations of graduates have evolved over time and reflecting this change through educational development and the student experience is important to continuing the success of UNSW Engineering graduates in their careers.

Furthermore, the current global focus on innovation and industry engagement requires a change in education strategy that will produce a generation of engineers who are more innovative, entrepreneurial and engaged with society than their predecessors

About the role

  • $104,618- $117,875+ 9.5% superannuation
  • 1 Year full time fixed term contract
  • Kensington Campus

The Faculty of Engineering at UNSW has an exciting and rare opportunity for a Project Manager will manage the development, design, implementation and evaluation of new blended and online teaching methods and techniques created by the Team. The role requires project management of all aspects of blended learning design to ensure Faculty targets around blended learning are met.


Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a strategy for blended learning adoption in the Faculty in line with both Faculty and UNSW-wide strategic objectives and goals.
  • Design and implement an effective system for managing workflow on blended learning projects initiated by individual academics or nominated by the schools and Faculty
  • Project manage all aspects of blended learning design, including monitoring resource allocation
  • Collate data and work with Heads of School and School Teaching and Learning representatives to identify and prioritise candidates for digital development, making recommendations to the Faculty Executive Team
  • Work with the Engineering Blended Learning Team and the PVCE Digital Uplift Team to evaluate and prioritise new requests for digital development of engineering courses and co-ordinate the allocation of work as appropriate
  • Oversee the initiation and completion of course redevelopment projects by the PVCE Digital Uplift Team and ensure academics receive ongoing faculty support throughout the project
  •  Advise academics and Faculty staff on key issues, including: appropriate pedagogical approaches, instructional technologies, course management, assessment methods, testing strategies, accessibility criteria, and effective teaching strategies for blended and online delivery
  • Provide oversight and guidance as to distribution of projects in the Engineering Blended Learning Team, ensuring that projects are delivered to specifications and on time
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of engaging training programs by Faculty Education Innovation Team to encourage and enable scaled adoption of online and blended course development
  • Prepare and deliver reports and recommendations in accordance with the appropriate governance protocols that exist at different levels, arising from the evaluation of business as usual or strategic educational design and development services initiatives
  • Manage all aspects of the Blended Learning budget, including budget proposals, tracking and reporting
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with institution-wide learning and teaching initiatives and with staff in the Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education), other UNSW Faculties and external service providers and suppliers
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care that their actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of others in the University.

Selection Criteria

  • Degree in education/educational technologies with substantial experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience
  • Extensive experience in educational design and the use of educational technologies and Learning Management Systems to improve student learning in a university context
  •  Proven success and experience working collaboratively in a team to deliver high quality projects that are responsive to the client’s needs in a timely manner
  • Proven track record of leading and managing the design, implementation and evaluation of projects that deliver innovative solutions and implement strategic change in teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated experience implementing a workflow management tool for the project management of educational development projects or similar
  • Demonstrated experience in consulting with academic staff (or similar) to determine their educational needs, understanding their various competing priorities, and supporting their transition to new methodologies
  • Demonstrated project management skills including the ability to prioritise and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and lead a complex long-term project with multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills in establishing and developing productive work relationships
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should address each selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

*Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Skye Logan


T: +61 (2) 9385 3655

Applications close: 12th November at 11 pm

UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity

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