Project Coordinator

Sydney, Australia
05 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Science

  • Opportunity to provide project support for the implementation of the Student Placement Management system
  • Full-time, Fixed Term for 12 months, Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Base Salary: $90,160 p.a. Level 7, plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the opportunity 

The Project Coordinator will provide overall project support for the implementation of SONIA – Student Placement Management system for the Faculty of Science.  Placements in the disciplines of Veterinary and Animal Science will be the priority, followed by all other relevant areas across Science. This position will be expected to manage the project including developing a project plan, providing effective management of activities and deliverables to ensure milestones and deliverables are realised. The Project Coordinator will work closely with the Placements team on the review of processes and will be responsible for the migration of all necessary data and the required testing before SONIA goes live.

The position will be required to monitor and report on progress and mitigate any risks. Stakeholder engagement and communications, and effective collaboration and working with team members and university stakeholders will be essential.

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 Project Coordinator with:

  • Experience with or a sound understanding/working knowledge of the functionality of either the SONIA placement management database or similar.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating skills and demonstrated level of tact and discretion.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and strong organisational skills. Planning, analysis and communication skills coupled with the ability to manage various demands whilst working to strict deadlines.
  • A sound understanding and consistent application of project management competencies including scope, time, cost, quality, communications, risk, procurement and integration.
  • Experience managing a diverse group of key internal/external stakeholders on complex projects.
  • Experience working in either the higher education/tertiary sector, or at a complex, multi-faceted organisation will be highly regarded

Please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for a detailed Position Description. To be considered, it is essential that you upload a resume and address the online selection criteria.

About us

The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Psychology, the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST).

The role of Project Coordinator is part of the Education team. The Education team is responsible for delivery of support for educational quality (including support for student survey results, academic standards), educational innovation, educational design, faculty-based appeals, educational integrity, and, at the school level, support around unit of study administration (e.g. unit of study outlines, in-semester assessment, component marks and results, and interactions with the Disability Services Unit) and placement management for the Faculty

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.

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.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 981/0418F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 20 June 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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