Program Coordinator, Rural Placements Program

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary from $91,644 + 17% superannuation
01 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time fixed term until January 2025
  • Support the Rural Placement Program
  • Base Salary from $91,644 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Dentistry has over 100 years of excellence in providing education and training in dentistry and oral health. Our students benefit from opportunities gained in a clinical environment at leading dental hospitals and learn from diverse real world oral health issues. Combining teaching, clinical activities and research in six disciplines, including oral biosciences, oral health, oral surgery, medicine and diagnostics, orthodontic and paediatric dentistry, population oral health and restorative and reconstructive dentistry; the school is consistently ranked as one of Australia's top dental schools.

We are seeking a Project Officer to coordinate student activist associated with our Rural Placements Program and Indigenous Rural Placements program. You will use excellent organisational and communication skills to plan block placements for Dentistry and Oral Health students to undertake 4-6-week placements at rural sites, ensuring the rotations fit into the overall program of study for these students. You will also help to administer a scholarship program for indigenous students enrolled to study dental assistant's certificates through TAFE NSW by supporting education blocks in Sydney for remote students.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • ensure overall project organisation
  • coordinate the development and implementation of project plans to meet objectives
  • implement project governance and reporting framework to monitor implementation, progress, and delivery of the project.
  • build relationships and coordinate project communications with the project's various stakeholders
  • monitor and project expenditure against budget.

About you

  • have previous experience managing a diverse group of stakeholders on large and complex projects
  • previous experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure for a project.
  • experience in the higher education or government/tertiary sector or at a complex, multi-faceted organization
  • tertiary qualifications
  • ability to utilise Office 365 programs to support the well organised and efficient delivery of the projects.

Please Note: To be considered for this role a cover letter addressing the requirements listed in the position description will be required.

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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

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Applications Close

Monday 15 August 2022 11:59 PM

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