Project Officer - School of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 1072439
About us

Consolidating engineering, economics, and science capabilities to form the School of Earth and Planetary Sciences: The School provides world-class training for geoscientific and geospatial careers through our industry-recognised teaching programs, and undertakes fundamental and applied research into the past, present and future of our planet and solar system.
In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia assessment, we received the highest possible ranking for our research in geology and geochemistry.
With an impressive suite of facilities and expertise, and a range of funding from academic and industry sources, we undertake research projects all over the world in most fields of geoscience.
Curtin University has established itself among the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2020 and QS World University Rankings 2021). Geoscience at Curtin University ranks in the Global Top 50.
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Your new role

The Project Officer is responsible for the coordination, review and implementation of administration design and function within the School of Earth and Planetary Science.
This role will facilitate the development and implementation of recommended processes, systems, and initiatives to optimise overall functionality and capacity of administration support, reporting to the School Business Manager.
In this role you will:

  • Support the School Business Manager and incoming Head of School, providing research, finance and HR administration, and bespoke school/faculty projects.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of project plans and strategic initiatives.
  • Gather, extract, analyse and document information and draft relevant reports and correspondence to support teaching and research.
  • Provide interpretation and advice on the unit/area’s policies and processes guided by precedent and professional standards.
  • Coordinate with other departments and external partners to ensure efficient communication and collaboration.
About us

Curtin University offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements and superannuation, flexible working arrangements, and salary-packaging. Our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and a wide range of food options including a supermarket.
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Join Us!

Please provide your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (noted in the Position Description) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.
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Applications close: 10PM Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), Sunday 21st May 2023.
Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, and undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.
If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1) or quoting the Job Reference.
Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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