Project Manager

Sydney, Australia
12 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sydney Policy Lab

DVC Research

  • Be valued for your exceptional project management experience
  • Full time, fixed term for 3 years
  • Remuneration package: $138-146K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

As the Project Manager, Sydney Policy Lab you will provide overall project management and guidance to support implementation of key strategies and programs of work across the Sydney Policy Lab. You will actively seek, scope, develop and implement new and creative initiatives to achieve the Sydney Policy Lab objectives and mission. You will establish, build and strengthen relationships with diverse stakeholders internally and externally, and developing and delivering collaborative projects. Being responsible for all aspects of project management - including identification, scoping, design, coordinating resources, implementation and impact evaluation, you will develop and embed governance and reporting to ensure the project charter is clear, progress is monitored and risks mitigated. You will also manage communication and promotional activities for the Sydney Policy Lab in ways that appropriately engage various target audiences internally and externally.

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. To ensure success as the Project Manager you will possess the following experience:

  • working in a complex, multi-faceted organization preferably in the areas of public policy/ advocacy/ public administration/ higher education
  • identifying and creating new opportunities, developing projects, managing multiple work streams and leading large complex projects.
  • building and maintaining effective collaborative partnerships with diverse stakeholders.

About us

The Sydney Policy Lab was launched in August 2017 and has been established to encourage innovative, problem-oriented policy-focused research and the translation of that research to address complex issues in society. It will achieve this through a combination of experimental, edgy and innovative approaches to projects and deeper, longer term work. A distinctive feature of the Sydney Policy Lab is that projects must have an external partner from the policy community, broadly conceived (such as government, NGOs, industry and civil society groups).

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 our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 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.

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 28 January 2018

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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