Senior Project Officer

Canberra, Australia
11 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Senior Project Officer, Office of the Dean, Higher Degree Research ANUO 8 (Administration)
Salary package: $95,894 - $102,664 plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, continuing.

Position overview

The Senior Project Officer works closely with the Dean, HDR and provides high-level executive support in the achievement of the strategic goals in this portfolio, working effectively across a wide range of high-level internal and external stakeholders. Under the broad direction of the Dean, the successful candidate will provide strategic support and management for ongoing projects, provide secretarial and communication support to relevant HDR committees, as well as write reports and coordinate submissions and correspondence related to HDR matters. The Senior Project Officer is the point of liaison and coordination between the Dean, HDR and other members of the University Executive, Deans of Colleges, Service Division Directors, key student organisations and groups and individuals external to the University.

The position will suit a self-motivated person with project management experience and excellent oral and written communication skills, who enjoys daily variety, is energetic and independently proactive. Well-developed administration and organisational skills together with the ability to think critically and strategically, exercise initiative and work cooperatively as a member of a small team is essential. Experience in higher degree research administration would be an advantage.

For more information, please contact: Professor Imelda Whelehan, Dean, Higher Degree Research – 

Closing Date: Sunday 29 April 2018

Position Description: Senior Project OfficerDHDR0318.pdf

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

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