Postgraduate Coursework Program Support Officer

Sydney, Australia
02 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Science

  • Provide a broad range of education administrative and operational support to academic staff
  • Full Time, Fixed Term, 12 months maternity leave replacement, Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Base Salary: $71,348 p.a. Level 5, plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

The Postgraduate Coursework Program Support Officer will be responsible for a range of education administrative and operational support for postgraduate programs in the Faculty of Science.  Duties will range from compilation of content and materials including printed publications and content for the learning management system (Canvas).  The education support provided by this position will also extend to supporting accreditation and compliance requirements and other university processes around student services.  This role will work closely with the staff in the Student Experience team, broader education team and key academics across the Faculty.

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 an Postgraduate Coursework Program Support Officer who possesses:

  • Tertiary qualifications with some relevant work experience; and/or equivalent combination of relevant experience and training. 
  • Effective and tactful communication skills (both verbal and written) together with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement
  • Excellent time and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and achieve required outcomes.
  • Experience supporting specific coursework education programmes, preferably in a tertiary education environment.
  • Experience working in a tertiary environment with working knowledge of using Learning Management Systems, together with sound understanding of timetabling/rostering of student activities.
  • Extensive knowledge of University policies and procedures and administrative processes within a tertiary environment (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 role of PGCW Program Support Officer is part of the Education team. The 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).

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). 

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 1101/0618F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 15 July 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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