15 March, 2023

Senior Project Officer – Identified Position (s25)

About This Opportunity 

We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced and multi-talented Senior Project Officer to join our world-leading Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences.

As the Senior Project Officer, you will be responsible for supporting the coordination and administration of the Faculty’s Indigenising the Curriculum Working Party to ensure the successful delivery of the Working Party’s objectives, namely, to support the efforts of academic and professional staff to Indigenise the curriculum within the Faculty. In this role you will undertake a wide range of activities to achieve project outcomes, including supporting project planning, supporting processes to monitor and evaluate the project, coordinating project deliverables and communication activities, developing documents and resources, facilitating stakeholder engagements and coordinating project meetings.

Based at our vibrant St Lucia campus, you will have the opportunity to work as part of a small, high-performing team in an environment with opportunities for professional development and growth.

For further information about this role, please view our appointment booklet on our UQ Careers website.

About You  

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Senior Project Officer who is capable of delivering outcomes within a multi-dimensional, fast-paced and challenging operational environment. The successful applicant will possess excellent interpersonal skills, written communication skills, and be able to manage projects and interact with Indigenous and non-Indigenous stakeholders in a culturally safe and competent manner.

The University of Queensland considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991(Qld).

The position is therefore only open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence which confirms they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

In addition, you will possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience or equivalent experience and/or equivalent education/training.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of Indigenous and non-Indigenous stakeholders to provide updates regarding project status and implementation issues.

  • Demonstrated experience in providing project coordination and/or administrative support with a developing understanding of project management methodologies and frameworks.

  • Excellent time management skills, including the ability to balance competing priorities within tight timeframes.

  • Advanced written and oral communication skills.

  • Experience coordinating diverse stakeholder engagements.

  • Experience using Office365, other collaboration software, and statistical analysis software would be advantageous, or a proven ability to quickly adapt to new project management software.

  • Subject matter expertise in the area of Indigenous health, and curriculum and course design would be considered advantageous.

What We Can Offer 

This is a part time (0.2FTE), fixed-term position through to 31 December 2023 at HEW Level 6. 

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of $84,871 – $91,158 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range of $100,262 – $106,654 per annum.

The following flexible employment options may be available for this role: some working from home; variable start or finish times; compressed hours. This opportunity may also be available as a secondment.

For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 – 2021


To discuss this role please contact Professor Blake McKimmie, (Associate Dean, Academic, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences) via email at b.mckimmie@uq.edu.au.

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number in the subject line. 

Want to Apply? 

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You’ section  

  • Resume 

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume’, which is step one of the application form.

Other Information 

Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment. 

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au

If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.