Project Coordinator, Big History

Sydney, Australia
08 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie, you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future.  Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

The role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and team oriented professional to implement and deliver projects run by the Institute with a focus on supporting the development and maintenance of the Macquarie University Big History School global resource.  The role also involves drafting and disseminating collateral on a variety of digital and print mediums to promote the Institute and its programs as well as building and expanding on networks and links with internal and external partners.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that project deliverables are met within budget and time constraints, while providing administrative support to the management team in the Institute.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, please apply online with your CV and cover letter (1-2 pages) addressing the selection criteria below:

  • Undergraduate qualifications in Arts, Business, or Science or related discipline;
  • Knowledge and understanding of teaching and/or research methodologies, or pedagogical design;
  • Demonstrated experience working with publishing, content management, and web technologies such as InDesign, WordPress, and social media;
  • Understanding of CRM systems, ideally Salesforce, and exposure to (or ability to acquire a working knowledge of) data analysis software, in particular Tableau;
  • Experience coordinating projects, with a demonstrated ability to successfully implement project plans to completion;
  • Strong writing, communication and problem-solving skills.

For further information regarding this role please view the position description.

Salary Package:  from $81,434 to $89,889 p.a. (HEW Level 6), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full time, fixed term for three years.

General Enquiries: Rohana Nagarajah at

Specific Role Enquiries: Andrew McKenna, Executive Director, Big History Institute at

Applications Close:  Sunday, 25th March at 11:55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.