SHARP Program Coordinator

Randwick, Australia
25 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Division of Research at UNSW seeks to improve and enhance UNSW’s research and research training performance through retaining, attracting and developing leading research staff; building and maintaining critical mass in key research areas; encouraging active collaboration of our staff with the best in their fields globally; providing appropriate research environment, facilities and equipment; developing and expanding industry and research linkages both in Australia and internationally; and attracting the highest quality of research students.

About the role

  • $90k - $113k (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Fixed Term, 3 years (with possibility of extension)
  • Full-time 

We are seeking a highly organised and professional individual to coordinate the administration management of the SHARP Program. The SHARP Program represents a distinctive recruitment and retention strategy that will position UNSW among the leading research-intensive universities worldwide. The SHARP Coordinator will manage the program, and together with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Executive Director (Research) and SHARP Committee, ensure the success of the program.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree / postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline and substantial experience in higher education administration or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in governance and/or committee management within a Higher Education environment, including the development of best practice decision-making processes.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including the ability to produce a wide range of written communication such as reports, briefings, policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and relationship-building skills with the ability to maintain good collaborative working relationships with a diverse range of people and networks, and effectively influence and persuade a range of stakeholders to achieve shared strategic goals.
  • Proven ability to understand and interpret complex rules and regulations and provide written and verbal advice on such to internal and external clients in a clear, concise, accurate and logical way.
  • Proven ability to work with a high degree of independence with minimal supervision.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online- applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Alex Bell, Project Officer


T: (61 2) 9385 6160

Applications Close: 19 November 2017

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