Science Curriculum Project Officer

Sydney, Australia
12 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Science

  • Opportunity to provide project management advice and operational support for the Faculty of Science
  • Full-time, Fixed Term for 12 months, Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Base Salary: $82,098 p.a. Level 6, plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

The Science Curriculum Project Officer provides general project management advice and operational support to committees and working groups, coordinating the implementation and delivery of activities and tasks in order to meet established milestones and deliverables. Provides support, including developing and implementing plans, managing project financials and preparing status reports in line with broader project governance requirements. The incumbent will manage stakeholders and communications, ensuring effective collaboration and team work with other stakeholders across the University.

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 Science Curriculum Project Officer with:

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or relevant work experience, preferably in project management and administration.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with a variety of matters.
  • 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 highly organised. Planning, analysis and communication skills together with the ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands.
  • Experience in committee servicing, including preparation of meeting papers and following up action items to completion
  • Effective managing a diverse group of key stakeholders on large or complex projects and the ability to develop/cultivate productive relationships with industry providers and key users.
  • Excellent administrative skills, coupled with a general understanding of the project life cycle, project documentation, project standards and methodologies.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and synthesis using tools such as Microsoft Excel and University systems such as SIBI, SITS and Sharepoint
  • Has previously worked in the higher education/tertiary sector or at a complex, multi-faceted organisation (Desirable)

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 is currently comprised of six schools, including Chemistry, Geosciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Psychology, and the Unit for the History and Philosophy of Science. The Faculty had previously been part of a Division of Natural Sciences, however, University's strategic planning (2016-2020)1 incorporates an organisational design proposal that suggests consolidation within the Division, that is, that the faculties of Agriculture and Environment and Veterinary Science move into a larger grouping: a Faculty of 'Sciences' (with the final name to be determined) as a Sydney School of Agriculture (SSA) and a Sydney School of Veterinary Science (SSVS). This position description assumes this movement into one Faculty, but does not pre-empt the ongoing strategic planning processes taking place that involve Senate deliberations regarding organisational design. This role will span the Science as described above, Agriculture and Vet Science, irrespective of the final structure.

This role is a project role to support curriculum changes following the release of the University’s Education strategy. Key deliverables will be set by the Education Portfolio and this role will provide administration support for the Faculty of Science delivery of these requirements.

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 1053/0518F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 27 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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