Project Manager, Learning Environments

Melbourne, Australia
23 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Chief Operating Officer (COO) Portfolio
Department/School: Student and Scholarly Services
Salary: $91,913 - $99,495 (UOM 7)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super

About Chief Operating Operator Portfolio

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Portfolio is responsible for the University’s budget and financial performance, and the management of its property and capital.  It also delivers efficient and effective shared services in support of all aspects of the University’s business.

About the role

The Project Manager will contribute to the management of a range of projects within Learning Environments, in particular, Flexible Academic Programming (FlexAP) projects. The FlexAP strategy seeks to enhance the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, and student experience at Melbourne, by providing more flexible study options, including fully online, blended and digital study and assessment options.

The Project Manager will assist the FlexAP Program Manager, in managing a range of complex and concurrent projects, by applying project management expertise to support the scoping of projects, maintaining project budgets, managing project resources and teams, managing project timelines and risk mitigation.

The role will require the ability to work across multiple projects simultaneously, maintaining consistently high quality standards throughout, working to ensure project objectives are met, including timing and quality. This will involve fostering and maintaining positive professional working relationships with project teams, and other professional and academic stakeholders as required, utilisation of an array of project management tools, and a sound understanding of the University’s policy and operational frameworks as they pertain to subject development. The position will report to the Program Director, FlexAP, under broad direction of the Associate Director, Learning Environments.

About you

  • You will have a relevant degree with subsequent experience, or extensive experience and specialist expertise or an equivalent combination of experience and education or training
  • Demonstrated experience in the coordination and delivery of online learning and/or educational media and technology projects 
  • Demonstrated capacity to scope, schedule, develop, deliver projects using contemporary project management methodologies such as waterfall and/or Agile
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills, and the ability to think creatively and work collaboratively with colleagues in the development of solutions
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to work with and interpret client requirements, and liaise with a range of stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes


-  Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
-  Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
-  The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
-  A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

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Position Description

Applications close: 15 Oct 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time