Project Officer

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
16 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

National Centre for Cultural Competence
Deputy Vice Chancellor Indigenous Strategy and Services
Reference no. 1868/1116

  • Provide project management support to the development of research and education within the defined areas of the National Centre for Cultural Competence
  • Work within a new and innovative centre which focuses on cultural competence research, learnings and development
  • Full-time fixed term 2.5 years, remuneration package: $94K p.a. (which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation)

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

The National Centre for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is a central program administered out of the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Services. The centre is charged with advancing thinking and action in services, policy and programs on matters of cultural competence. We have a whole of university role at Sydney as well as forming partnerships in the international arena with similar centres and indigenous communities nationally and internationally.

We seek to make specific contributions to the university’s efforts to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation and outcomes in higher education by increasing the capacity of the University of Sydney and the Australian higher education sector to design, implement and evaluate culturally competent higher education and to graduate culturally competent Australians, able to contribute to social, cultural, political and economic development in an increasingly diverse and globally connected community.

The Project Officer, under the operational direction of the Executive Officer, will provide general administrative support for the portfolio and also assist and support the Academic Director in the development of research and education within defined areas, and will ensure integration across themes to meet the research and education strategies of the NCCC and the University.

To be successful, you will need:                                 

  • an undergraduate degree with relevant work experience or extensive professional experience
  • project management skills and demonstrated ability to exercise initiative and to work independently, accurately and effectively with multiple clients
  • demonstrated ability to undertake research, interpret and advise on policies and procedures
  • good teamwork and leadership skills, with a successful record of building and managing a project team
  • the ability to understand and interpret financial statements and experience in budget formulation and management
  • excellent verbal, written, report writing and interpersonal skills
  • evidence of experience in gathering, organising and presenting information in high quality formats, from multiple sources
  • high level organisational skills including a demonstrated ability to improve service and outcomes in administrative processes and systems.

Desirable for appointment is: 

  • experience in and a well-developed understanding of tertiary institutions and/or complex multi-faceted organisations
  • experience in publishing to the web
  • experience in the co-ordination of events.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 11.30pm 30 November 2016

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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