Senior Project Officer, Events

Sydney, Australia
12 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Apr 2018
609/0418 F
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Widening Participation and Outreach

Global Student Recruitment and Mobility


  • Fantastic opportunity to develop, implement and manage Widening Participation and Outreach events
  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time 12 month fixed term appointment with a 106K remuneration package, which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity

The Senior Project Officer – Events will develop, implement and manage Widening Participation and Outreach events that bring thousands of students, parents and teachers to the University campuses each year. The incumbent will increase the participation in higher education participation of students from identified cohorts; Low Socio-Economic (Low SES); regional and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

The Senior Project Officer – Events will be responsible for providing event management to multiple work streams within a multi-faceted program of work, including establishing event teams, developing and implementing event plans, creating training and delivering models, managing event financials and preparing evaluation reports.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Project Officer - Events who possesses:

  • tertiary qualifications and/or relevant work experience, preferably in event/project management
  • experience project managing multiple work streams or working in large complex projects
  • planning, analysis and communications skills together with the ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands
  • excellent administrative skills, coupled with a general understanding of the project life cycle, project documentation, project standards and methodologies
  • previous experience managing a diverse group of key internal/external stakeholder on large or complex projects
  • has previously worked in the higher education/tertiary sector or at a complex, multi-faceted organisation

A Full Driver’s License is required for this position.

About us

Widening Participation and Outreach leads and supports programs and initiatives to build school and community capacity to attend higher education and to increase the participation of students from identified cohorts, Low Socio-Economic (Low SWS); regional and remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

Social Inclusion was identified as a key priority of the University of Sydney’s 2011-2015 Strategic Plan. 

The University of Sydney’ 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, underpinned by the values of ‘Inclusion and Diversity’ has broadened its Social Inclusion initiatives under the new flagship of Widening Participation and Outreach. Strategies to promote the participation and engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been further articulated in the University’s Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu Strategy.

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 7600 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.

How to apply

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.


This position is designated as child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

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

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Closing date: 11.30pm Thursday 19th April 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.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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