Senior Project Manager

Brisbane, Australia
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

Learning Futures plays a key role in achieving the University's learning and teaching vision, under the guidance of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic). The Unit provides leadership across the University community in forwarding an integrated institutional learning and teaching agenda. Currently Griffith is undertaking a process of renewal and redesign of its virtual learning environment (VLE) as part of its broader Digital First strategy. This is a fixed term (two years), full time position based at the Nathan campus; however the successful candidate may be required to travel to other campuses.

The opportunity

The Senior Program Manager will play a key leadership role in the successful delivery of the Griffith virtual learning environment. Under broad direction from the Director and/or Deputy Director the position will coordinate the change management, communication and functional aspects of the VLE program of work. The Senior Program Manager will be responsible for client consultation, needs analysis, program planning and scheduling and the management of a project team (or multiple teams) in the successful delivery of objectives.

This is a fixed term (2 years), full time position based at the Nathan campus.

About you

The successful applicant will be experienced in higher education, have proven experience in project management in an Educational Technology related field, and delivering large and complex outcomes to strict timelines.

You will possess interpersonal, facilitation, organisational and high level communication skills and have the proven ability to liaise effectively at all levels and build relationships to achieve exceptional outcomes.

Being able to create and disseminate strategic and operational documentation, papers and reports to stakeholders in support of program outcomes will be one of your strengths.

You will have proven experience in leading and managing a medium to large team of learning and teaching professionals in the successful delivery of a Learning Management System or major Educational Technology project.

The successful applicant will possess relevant tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or extensive experience in project management in an Educational Technology related field.

Salary range

HEW Level 9: $108,386 - $112,261 per annum + superannuation.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position;
    • Name and contact details of three referees.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Applicants for General Staff positions (non-academic) must have unrestricted work rights.

Successful candidates may be subject to a criminal history check.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 3% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.

At Griffith, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Michael Sankey, Deputy Director, Learning Transformation (Learning Futures) on +61 (0) 7 3735 5981.

For application queries, please contact Ms Busra Sevimli, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7359.

Closing date: Monday 26 November 2018 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.