Project Officer

Sydney, Australia
17 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

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

The Faculty of Science is one of the largest and most complex faculties of UNSW Sydney. It comprises the Schools of Aviation, Biological Earth and Environmental Science (BEES), Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS), Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Mathematics and Statistics, Optometry and Vision Science (OVS), Psychology, and Physics. It also includes a number of major Research Centres and field stations.

The role of Project Officer, Women in STEM Ambassador reports to Business Support Manager, Strategy with a dotted line to the Women in STEM Ambassador and has no direct reports.

About the role

  • $93K-$101K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term (2 years)
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

A key part of this position will be to manage aspects of project delivery within the portfolio of work, including research, preparing and coordinating relevant reports, engaging with internal and external stakeholders, and providing assistance within the team to ensure the goals and initiatives of the Women in STEM Ambassador’s portfolio are accomplished.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Relevant degree or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and experience.
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills and demonstrated ability to prioritise workload and meet strict deadlines while working in a high volume, process driven environment with variable workflow patterns.
  • Experience in coordinating activity around high profile campaigns or events, ideally in the science and engineering fields in Australia and globally.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse complex environments and develop detailed recommendations and solutions.
  • Superior communication skills (written and verbal), with strong ability to consult and negotiate especially when dealing with senior stakeholders and partners.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex projects and conflicting deadlines.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, with proven ability to influence stakeholders as appropriate to ensure successful engagement outcomes.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in using Microsoft Office suite, including data review and general reporting.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Morgan Sutton


Applications close: January 31st, 2019

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