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Project Officer (Education Strategy)

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$87,460 - $92,430 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
25 May 2024
  • Exciting opportunity for a proactive, strong communicator with project delivery and event management experience.
  • Develop partnerships and make meaningful impact to support UWA’s strategy towards a more sustainable, just and equitable world and support education for sustainable development.
  • This dynamic role amplifies and connects UWA’s education, teaching and research by engaging with students, academics, industry and community.
  • Level 6, Full time (1.0 FTE) appointment on a fixed term basis until end of December 2024.
  • Base salary range: $87,460 - $92,430 p.a. plus 17% superannuation.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

UWA's Education Strategy team supports UWA 2030 and the 2025 Strategic Plan. This includes a range of projects and key initiatives supporting the student experience and experience-rich curriculum.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Project Manager (Education Strategy), you will work to assist the planning, development and implementation of identified projects. The Grand Challenges program amplifies and connects UWA’s world class research, teaching and student experience, and partners with communities to contribute toward a more sustainable and just and equitable world. In addition, UWA is the secretariat of the United Nations Regional Centre for Expertise Western Australia, which supports organisations to work in partnership toward Education for Sustainable Development in their regional and local area. Both programs are underpinned by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

About you 

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent competency
  • Substantial relevant project experience at an appropriate level
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and email
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse problems, work independently, and exercise initiative appropriately
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with a range of staff and coordinate contributions from a variety of sources

Experience with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be considered favourably.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Position description - Project Officer (Education Strategy) (517364).pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Saturday, 25 May 2024. 

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Clare Senior at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

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