Educational Design Support Officer

Sydney, Australia
08 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Nov 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Academic Services

  • Opportunity to create, develop, test, and implement innovative educational resources
  • Located at our CBD Campus, Camperdown – Join the Education portfolio at The Faculty of Science!
  • Full-time, 12 month fixed term contract. Base salary: $74k-$83k p.a. (HEO 5) plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for an Educational Design Support Officer on a 12-month, fixed term basis to provide operational support to Academic and Teaching staff across the Faculty and to support the teaching requirements of the Faculty. This person will implement educational resources aligned to the needs of the work area by creating, developing, testing and implementing educational resources, driving innovation in the provision of eLearning sites and student learning experiences and providing practical solutions and delivering tools.

This opportunity will work in close collaboration with academic and teaching staff to develop innovative online multimedia resources whilst playing a leading role in adoption of innovations in eLearning, identifying and implementing new technologies, and developing education designs to improve learning outcomes that enhance the student learning experience. This person will also be responsible for providing expert advice, training and support to staff to make the best use of educational technology to deliver engaging and effective courses.

About you

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 an Educational Design Support Officer who possesses experience in the following areas:

  • Tertiary qualifications in education and/or information technology with well- developed technical knowledge acquired through work experience; and/or equivalent combination of relevant experience and training.
  • Experience delivering education programmes, preferably in a tertiary education environment.
  • Experience working in a tertiary environment with working knowledge of Learning Management Systems such as Canvas.
  • Demonstrated capability of Well-developed negotiation skills, conflict resolution abilities, relationship building and the ability to work as part of a team.

About us

The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, History and Philosophy of Science, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology, and the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the University of Sydney Nano Institute.

The role of Educational Design Support Officer is part of the Education team. This team is responsible for delivery of support for educational quality (including support for student survey results, academic standards), educational innovation, educational design, faculty-based appeals, educational integrity, and, at the school level, support around unit of study administration (e.g. unit of study outlines, in-semester assessment, component marks and results, and interactions with the Disability Services Unit).

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 position description 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 and search by the reference number 2279/1019F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Wednesday 20 November 2019

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.