Project Officer

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
12 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
School of Social and Political Sciences
Reference no. 651/0417

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in project management
  • Part-time 0.8 FTE (28 hrs per week) fixed term for 3 years, remuneration package: $97K p.a. pro rata which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

Located within the Centre for International Security Studies/Government and International Relations Department team you will provide general project management advice and operational support to project teams, coordinating the implementation and delivery of activities and tasks in order to meet established milestones and deliverables. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing project management support to a work stream within a multi-faceted program of work, including establishing project teams, developing and implementing plans, managing project financials and preparing status reports in line with broader project governance requirements. The incumbent will manage work-stream stakeholders and communications, ensuring effective collaboration and team work with other project teams and stakeholders across the University.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Project Officer who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • project management and administration
  • controlling income/expenditure for reconciliation/budget tracking
  • coordinating and managing events, communication and outreach strategies
  • ability to work in a complex and challenging environment.

Candidates with experience working in the higher education/tertiary sector or at a complex, multi-faceted organisation will be highly regarded.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

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

Closing date: 11:30pm 25 April 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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