Education and Curriculum Officer

Camperdown, Australia
$95,860 + 17% superannuation
29 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to contribute to the education quality objectives of the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Full time fixed term until 31/12/2025 based at Camperdown, Education Unit, FMH
  • Base Salary $95,860 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Medicine and Health (FMH) is committed to leading change in healthcare by educating future healthcare professionals and reimagining the way healthcare is delivered.

The Faculty's Curriculum and Quality Team provides high level support and advice to all academic and professional staff in relation to curriculum content, accreditation and quality matters as well as admissions, academic integrity and Faculty-level appeals.

As Education and Curriculum Officer you will liaise with academic and professional stakeholders providing on-going support in developing curriculum proposals, supporting the governance process and implementing all FMH curriculum changes. Using your strong level of initiative and attention to detail you will assess implications of curriculum issues and amendments and ensure important curriculum changes meet policy and can be brought to fruition.

There is a requirement for this position to be on site a minimum of 3 days a week. Hybrid working options will be decided with your manager if you are successful in this position.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Review and critically analyse minor and major curriculum course proposals from the Faculty, ensuring they are accurate and adhere to University policy and system requirements as well as guiding staff through the University's governance approval processes through to implementation
  • facilitate and implement the deployment of approved curriculum proposals by ensuring the Faculty's curriculum information on Sydney Student, Sydney Courses, the handbook and other web pages and publications are correct
  • work with other members of the Curriculum and Quality team and PSUs to coordinate with faculty staff regarding curriculum related matters such as reviews, policy changes, course approval processes and other compliance matters
  • interpret, advise and implement relevant University policy and practices and assist Academic, Teaching and Professional staff with general policy interpretation and other procedural issues related to curriculum matters
  • liaise with and establish effective working relationships with key staff to ensure that the work area's curriculum, learning and teaching priorities and needs are effectively met
  • collate, prepare and update curriculum documentation for Academic and Teaching staff for use in printed and online publications, as required
  • proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that arise as part of normal daily work

About you

  • proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that arise as part of normal daily work
  • experience in curriculum support and governance in a tertiary environment
  • excellent oral and written communication, analytical and problem solving skills
  • excellent client focus with the ability to build partnerships between the faculty academic leadership and education teams and the PSUs within the university
  • strong attention to detail and demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines and achieve required outcomes.

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.

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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Thursday 12 October 2023 11:59 PM