4 January, 2024

Program Coordinator – The Kirby Institute

Program Coordinator – The Kirby Institute

  • Employment Type: Full-time (35 hour week)
  • Duration: 2 year fixed term contract
  • Remuneration: $96,960 – $103,434 + 17% Super and leave loading
  • Location: Kensington, NSW (Hybrid working, work from home and from UNSW Sydney campus)
  • Full Australian working rights required for the duration of the contract

About The Kirby Institute:

The Kirby Institute is a world-leading health research institute at UNSW Sydney. We work to eliminate infectious diseases, globally. Our specialisation is in developing health solutions for the most at-risk communities. Putting communities at the heart of our research, we develop tests, treatments, cures and prevention strategies that have the greatest chance of success.

Why Your Role Matters:

As the Program Coordinator, you will play a key role within the Kirby Institute’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Program. In the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health program, we work collaboratively to close the gap in health disparity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people.

Our primary focus is around sexual health and bloodborne viruses, bolstering the capabilities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in addressing HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis. Through our meticulous, ethical, and culturally sensitive research, we collaborate closely with local communities to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities in Australia. In this position, you will be responsible for efficiently managing projects and administrative support within the program.

Who You Are:

  • Relevant experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research or public health, tertiary qualification with subsequent relevant experience or equivalent competence gained through any combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience providing administrative and research support with the ability to work well under pressure with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail for deliverables produced.
  • Sound stakeholder management skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively within a team, but also to take initiative and work independently while managing competing demands and demonstrating problem-solving.
  • Sound communication skills including the ability to liaise with a diverse group of people from varying backgrounds and seniority.
  • The ability to interpret and implement organisational policy.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office (including PowerPoint and Excel).

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged.

Benefits and Culture:

UNSW offer a competitive salary and access to a plethora of UNSW-perks including:​

  • 17% Superannuation and leave loading​
  • Flexible working ​
  • Additional 3 days of leave over the Christmas Period​
  • Access to lifelong learning and career development ​
  • Progressive HR practices​

More information on the great staff benefits and culture can be found here.

How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before the 23rd January at 11:55pm. To be considered for this role, your application should include a document addressing the Selection Criteria (skills and experience on the position description). A copy of the Position Description can be found on JOBS@UNSW.

Get in Touch (for job related queries only – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed):

Aarti: Talent Acquisition Consultant

E: a.aarti@unsw.edu.au 

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

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