Project Coordinator, Health Careers and Regional Pathways

Updated: 18 days ago
Location: Kalgoorlie, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

Job reference: 12985

Opportunity Highlights

  • Flexible Working Arrangements: Choose from full-time, part-time, or job-share options to suit your lifestyle, based at our Kalgoorlie campus.
  • Competitive Remuneration: Earn between $99,040 - $106,339 (G07) pro-rata, plus 17% superannuation and additional locality leave and allowances.
  • Empowering Role: Help develop a new department forming vital community links.
  • Professional Growth: Develop your professional skills in a leading Australian University.
Your new role

Are you ready to make a real impact in the Goldfields communities? We are looking for a passionate and driven Project Coordinator to join our team. In this role, you will have the opportunity to foster access and participation in health science careers, including Nursing & Allied Health, at all career stages. You will be responsible for mapping current pathways and identifying gaps, establishing partnerships with local schools and training organisations, and executing outreach activities within the community.

By working across multiple internal departments of Curtin, you will ensure that regional career development and student support programs are aligned for the benefit of the people of the Goldfields. If you are ready to make a difference and drive positive change, we want to hear from you. Apply now and be a part of this exciting opportunity!

We are looking for someone with:
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to coordinate and implement project plans to achieve desired outcomes within resourcing constraints.
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal and oral communication skills with the ability to consult and liaise effectively with a diverse range of people and with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated high level written communication skills with the ability to construct clear and concise project reports.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple and often competing tasks with attention to accuracy and detail within deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work well in a team, including respecting difference, leading and supporting others, accepting direction, and working to group goals.
  • Demonstrated effective decision making and problem solving skills.
Desirable Criteria
  • Experience in career development and/or knowledge of the higher education landscape
  • Understanding of the regional context including socioeconomic determinants
  • Project management certification

If your qualifications or experience look different from what we've described above, but you feel your skills and potential are a match to the capabilities we need, please apply. We are looking for diversity in experience, thought and approach. This role is part of a progressive and supportive team. We support flexible work arrangements, remote working/working from home including the option for job share and part-time options.

About us
Curtin University - Goldfields University Departments of Rural Health (GUDRH)

University Departments of Rural Health (also known as UDRHs) are academic centres based in rural and remote Australia.  Established in 2023, the Goldfields University Department of Rural Health (GUDRH) aims to strengthen the supply, capability, and impact of healthcare graduates in the Goldfields region and in doing so, help address healthcare disparities in our rural communities.

Operated by Curtin University in collaboration with the Western Australia Country Health Service and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), GUDRH receives funding from the Department of Health and Aged Care under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program.
The GUDRH's focus is multifaceted and includes:

  • Raising awareness of, and fostering access to, health science careers
  • Providing enriching and positive rural placements for current health science students
  • Supporting the enhancement of local health professionals’ capabilities, especially in the area of clinical supervision
  • Conducting rurally relevant research
  • Expansion of health science degrees and qualifications on offer at the Kalgoorlie Campus.
  • The activities of the GUDRH are underpinned by interprofessional learning to promote collaborative care practices, vital for maximising rural health care outcomes. The GUDRH also prioritises education in the area of Aboriginal health and wellbeing, culturally safe ways of working, and the place of traditional medicine, to help support improved health outcomes for Aboriginal communities.

    As a recently established entity within Curtin University's Faculty of Health Sciences, the GUDRH is at a key point in its evolution. Our progressive and supportive team is part of a Faculty that educates more health professionals than any other Western Australian tertiary institution. The recruitment of suitably qualified, experienced, and dedicated teaching, academic, and professional staff is critical to our ongoing success.

    For further details about the Faculty of Health Sciences, visit:
    Why Choose Us?
    We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Our Karlkurla (Kalgoorlie) campus is home to our newly established Goldfields University Department of Rural Health, and WA School of Mines.

    • Global Excellence: Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
    • Rewards Beyond Salary: Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) with cash out options*, locality allowance, customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise; as well as Hotel and Health Insurance discounts.
    • Time Well-Spent: Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Leave (5 days), Travel Leave (2 days), Study Leave, and Community Service Leave. Plus 18% more observed days off - enjoy 12 Public Holidays each year (including Easter Tuesday!), and 2 extra University Days over the Christmas/New Year Period (see EBA 51.1 and 51.9).
    • Recognition for Prior Service: Curtin recognises prior service for long service leave purposes. New Curtin employees may be* eligible if they have worked for an Australian University, public service or other recognised institution.

    For more information about our university and benefits, please visit

    To learn more about our Kalgoorlie campus please visit:
    Join us!

    Please provide a maximum two-page cover letter, and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.
    To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser:
    Applications close: Monday, 3 June 2024, at 10:00 pm AWST
    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.
    If you have any queries in relation to this opportunity or the application process, please contact our careers team on [email protected] or 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

    Similar Positions