Senior Project Officer

5 days left

Camperdown, Australia
$100,032 + 17% superannuation
24 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Opportunity to provide overall project management support on a number of key programs of work within the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Full-time continuing position
  • Base salary starting at $100,032 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is now ranked 38th in the world for 2022 university rankings, moving up 5 places in the last year. Our graduate employability is 1st in Australia, and 4th in the world; our subject rankings in Medicine are rated 1st in Australia, and 18th in the world.

The new Faculty of Medicine and Health has been designed to enable innovation, excellence and strategic vision in teaching, research, and clinical practice not only in medicine and health, but in all of the areas in which we operate. We are committed to challenging conventional wisdom, and to finding new paths to travel. We are focused on leading new possibilities in the way we deliver wellness and healthcare and in making a distinctive impact on healthcare, both locally and globally. It's our commitment to curiosity, connection and excellence that sets us apart. It's how we're making a difference - how we're shaping healthcare.

We are seeking a Senior Project Officer to provide overall project management to support the implementation of key small to medium sized projects across the Faculty and provide project management advice and operational support to multiple work streams within a large scale, multi-faceted program of work. In addition, you will manage work-stream stakeholders and communications, ensuring effective collaboration and teamwork with other project teams and stakeholders across the University.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • manage the development and communication of the project charter, ensuring clear articulation and common understanding of the primary objective and scope of the project activity and deliverables are defined and presented
  • develop project plans for small/medium-sized projects or partners with team members to build work stream specific project plans for larger projects, ensuring an accurate and consistent definition of project phases, objectives, work activities and tasks, timing, milestones and deliverables for the project
  • provide advice on the establishment and communication of the project management methodology, including project processes, documents, reporting templates and planning tools
  • develop and maintain effective and productive relationships with multiple project stakeholders across the University and external partners, ensuring effective communication and on-going understanding of project status and key requirements.

About you

To be successful in this role, you:

  • can work independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement, whilst maintaining strong adaptability
  • are highly organised, with strong attention to detail and accuracy, and can work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands
  • are a strong administrator, coupled with a general understanding of the project life cycle, project documentation, project standards, and methodologies
  • have process mapping and process improvement skills
  • are an excellent communicator and possesses strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with a variety of matters
  • have experience managing a diverse group of key internal/external stakeholders on projects
  • have great experience working with various types of technologies to achieve project demands
  • have previous experience working in higher education/tertiary sector or at a complex, multi-faceted organisation within a similar role.

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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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Applications Close

Wednesday 08 February 2023 11:59 PM

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