Project Coordinator

Darlington, Australia
$100K + 17% superannuation
01 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Jan 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time, continuing
  • Coordinate a wide range of events and provide operational support for underrepresented cohorts
  • Base Salary $100K + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Project Coordinator will develop, implement, and manage widening participation and outreach projects, particularly the residential programs events that bring thousands of students, parents, and teachers to the University campuses each year that are designed to increase participation in higher education at the University of Sydney of students from identified cohorts; Low Socio-Economic (Low SES); regional and remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for providing high-level project management to multiple work streams within a multi-faceted program of work, including establishing project teams, developing, and implementing plans with contingencies, conducting risk management, creating training, and delivering educational and outreach models, managing project budgets, and preparing evaluation reports.

Due to the nature of the seasonality of workflow there will be a need to work flexibly throughout the year and there may be leave restrictions applied during peak periods.

Please note: Interviews will take place mid-February 2023

About you

  • previous experience managing large scale, complex events positioned for vulnerable cohorts
  • well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • can demonstrate an understanding of the project lifecycle whilst sustaining a high level of planning and project management
  • exhibits high attention to detail across competing deadlines
  • excellent computer skills across a range of applications, including sound general knowledge of databases and record keeping
  • ability to meet strict deadlines with attention to detail and adherence to budget.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

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

Sunday 22 January 2023 11:59 PM

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