UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

Senior Project Officer

Location
Sydney, Australia
Salary
$100,032 to $108,979 + 17% Superannuation
Posted
04 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2022
Ref
0093721
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • A newly created opportunity for a Senior Project Officer to take ownership of their work
  • Full time, fixed term 12-month contract
  • $100,032 to $108,979 + 17% Superannuation

About the opportunity

As a Senior Project Officer, you will provide project advice and operational support to achieve the Research Portfolio's objectives.

You will work with a range of staff and provide project management support to multiple work streams within a multi-faceted program of work within the Post Award Strategic Initiatives Team. If you're someone who enjoys working in a team of like-minded individuals on innovative improvement projects, this is the role for you.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work collaboratively with two Project Managers and the Director of Research Post-Award, along with Centre Manager/s and Director/s as required
  • provide support and project management advice during the project lifecycle for Research Portfolio projects
  • develop and implement project governance and reporting procedures to monitor and control progress
  • identify and analyse emerging risks and threats to the program implementation
  • work with key stakeholders on implementing new process improvements to maximise project efficiencies
  • develop and maintain effective and productive relationships with multiple project stakeholders
  • support the mapping of key project resources required to establish and commence projects
  • Coordinate the management of contractual and business development matters for Research Portfolio projects

About you

  • tertiary degree and/or relevant experience in project management, business administration or finance
  • previous experience within either research, medical or similar field is highly desirable
  • experience working with researchers on Intellectual property and Commercialisation is highly desirable
  • experience managing a diverse group of reports and stakeholders on large or complex projects
  • previous experience in the higher education/tertiary sector or at a complex, multi-faceted organisation
  • knowledge in planning, analysis and communications with the ability to work towards strict deadlines
  • effective team player with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • experience in financial management of projects; managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Rachel Strong, Recruitment Operations, on 02 8627 7612 or by email rachel.strong@sydney.edu.au

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Applications Close

Monday 18 July 2022 11:59 PM