Senior Policy and Project Officer

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
02 Dec 2016
End of advertisement period
08 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Portfolio

  • Utilise your experience in project management and developing and implementing policy
  • Full-time, fixed term until 31 December 2018, remuneration package: $116K-$130K p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super
  • There are two positions

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 Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) portfolio supports the development and implementation of the University’s strategy and vision for teaching and learning and students’ educational experience. The portfolio contributes to institution-wide developments aimed at improving student learning, including the University’s approach to curriculum renewal, new thinking in pedagogy, learning and teaching analytics, e-learning and quality assurance for learning and teaching. Its primary functions include: professional learning and support for educational excellence and innovation; academic enrichment through curricular and co-curricular programs; and strategic, policy, analytics and administrative support in implementing and monitoring the University’s vision for learning and teaching.

We are currently seeking two Senior Policy and Project Officers within our Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) portfolio.

Position duties include:

  • managing key strategic projects for the portfolio
  • providing strategic planning, policy advice and support
  • providing active and strategic operational guidance to key bodies.

Position requirements include:

  • relevant tertiary qualifications in project management and/or experience in business or project management administration
  • an understanding of the policy process, governance arrangements and administrative decision-making in a university or public sector context
  • experience in managing strategic projects, especially those in policy reform, university or public sector contexts.

A wide range of benefits are available to University staff. These include: generous leave options; flexible working arrangements; comprehensive professional development programs; and salary packaging benefits.

All staff employed by the University of Sydney must have the right to work in Australia. An employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

This position is subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference numbers 1922/1116 or 1926/1116 for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 11:30pm 8 January 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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