14 September, 2023

0109411 Senior Project Officer

  • Full time, 12-month fixed term opportunity  

  • An exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Officer (Identified) to be involved in overseeing and managing projects within the Business School 

  • HEO7, Base Salary $108,608 – $118,324 + 17% superannuation  


About the opportunity 

This position has been designated for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only under the provisions of section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).’ Should your application be progressed, you will be required to provide your confirmation of identity documents. Your recruiter will be in touch to advise you on how to confirm Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status. 

The University of Sydney Business School is a global leader in business and management education. The Indigenous Strategy & Services team within the Business School is seeking a Senior Project Officer to primarily work with two project teams who were successful in their funding application for the One Sydney Many people (OSMP) strategic implementation 2023-2024. The Senior Project Officer provides general project management advice and operational support to project teams. 

Your key responsibilities will be to: 

  • coordinate the implementation and delivery of activities and tasks in order to meet established milestones and deliverables for a program of strategic projects related to embedding 

  • provide knowledge and assistance to the project teams to support engagement with stakeholders and communities 

  • will manage stakeholders and communications, ensuring effective collaboration and teamwork with other teams and stakeholders across the University and external partners. 


About you 

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities, as appropriate to the position; and 

  • demonstrate the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities  

  • tertiary qualifications and/or relevant work experience, preferably in project management and administration 

  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that 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 numerous and varied demands 

  • 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 

  • 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 matters 


To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus. 


Sponsorship / work rights for Australia 

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a fixed-term position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the reasons for the position. 


Pre-employment checks 

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment. 


EEO statement  

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.  


How to apply 

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.   

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard.  Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply. 

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Lesley George, Recruitment Operations by email to lesleyann.george@sydney.edu.au or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contact person Lluwannee George by email lluwannee.george@sydney.edu.au 


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