Senior Project Officer - Research Teams and Program

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime

  • Great opportunity to support the implementation of key strategies and programs of work across the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Located on the Camperdown/Darlington campus 
  • Full time, 3 years fixed term offering a base salary of $97K p.a., and generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity
The Senior Project Officer within the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research will provide project management guidance to support the implementation of key strategies and programs of work across all research teams within the Brain and Mind Centre. Focusing on the administrative elements and relationships maintenance, the Senior Project Officer will also manage project financials, prepare status reports, support the development and implementation of project plans,  build stakeholder relationships and manages project-related communications.
Further accountabilities of the Senior Project Officer include;

  • work effectively and collaboratively with the Administrative Services Unit team, the Brain and Mind Centre researchers, the University administrative teams, partner organisations and other stakeholders
  • manage business processes from commencement to completion, with consideration of change management, risk management and evaluation
  • manage the Brain and Mind Centre research development and philanthropic support schemes from commencement and throughout an  evaluation of applications  to awards
  • identify timelines and key milestones to develop range of reports, including escalation of risks and issues as they arise
  • develop new and utilise existing data collection pipelines for dynamic reporting of the Brain and Mind Centre Key Performance Indicators
  • prepare project updates, correspondence, requests for briefs, meeting agendas and minutes and other written advice for the Brain and Mind Centre executive leadership team
  • participate in and provide secretariat and management support to project and stakeholder meetings.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Project Officer who demonstrates:

  • strong and natural interest in problem solving
  • experience managing research grants and funding
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with sound negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • initiative and sound judgement; resolving matters that may arise
  • attention to detail in planning and analysis
  • experience overseeing budgets and controlling income and expenditure for a project
  • consistent application of project management competencies including scope, timelines, cost, change, communications, risk and implementation
  • experience project managing multiple work streams, or leading large complex projects
  • experience managing a diverse group of key internal/external stakeholders on large or complex projects
  • flexibility and adaptability when faced with conflicting and changing priorities.

Other

Along with your application, if we can please request that you provide responses to the below questions within your Cover Letter. Please be advised that your application will not be considered without addressing the below questions:

1.            Provide an example of where you have managed a support scheme, including KPI reporting. Briefly explain the challenges and how you addressed them. What was your role, what were your deliverables, and how did you ensure the business process objectives were met within the timeframes?

2.            Describe your process for setting short and long term goals for your work?  Please outline what steps you take to ensure you deliver results and provide an example of how you have applied your approach.

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.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident. Australian Temporary Residents may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Closing time: Sunday, 29 August 2021

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.

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

If you are a current employee of the University and would like to submit an application, please login into your Workday account.

Navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard once logged into Workday and click on the USYD Find Jobs report to apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Riviera Son, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources by email riviera.son@sydney.edu.au .

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

© The University of Sydney

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

Click to view the Position Description for
this role.

Closing Date: 29 August 2021

  • Great opportunity to support the implementation of key strategies and programs of work across the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Located on the Camperdown/Darlington campus 
  • Full time, 3 years fixed term offering a base salary of $97K p.a., and generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity
The Senior Project Officer within the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research will provide project management guidance to support the implementation of key strategies and programs of work across all research teams within the Brain and Mind Centre. Focusing on the administrative elements and relationships maintenance, the Senior Project Officer will also manage project financials, prepare status reports, support the development and implementation of project plans,  build stakeholder relationships and manages project-related communications.
Further accountabilities of the Senior Project Officer include;

  • work effectively and collaboratively with the Administrative Services Unit team, the Brain and Mind Centre researchers, the University administrative teams, partner organisations and other stakeholders
  • manage business processes from commencement to completion, with consideration of change management, risk management and evaluation
  • manage the Brain and Mind Centre research development and philanthropic support schemes from commencement and throughout an  evaluation of applications  to awards
  • identify timelines and key milestones to develop range of reports, including escalation of risks and issues as they arise
  • develop new and utilise existing data collection pipelines for dynamic reporting of the Brain and Mind Centre Key Performance Indicators
  • prepare project updates, correspondence, requests for briefs, meeting agendas and minutes and other written advice for the Brain and Mind Centre executive leadership team
  • participate in and provide secretariat and management support to project and stakeholder meetings.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Project Officer who demonstrates:

  • strong and natural interest in problem solving
  • experience managing research grants and funding
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with sound negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • initiative and sound judgement; resolving matters that may arise
  • attention to detail in planning and analysis
  • experience overseeing budgets and controlling income and expenditure for a project
  • consistent application of project management competencies including scope, timelines, cost, change, communications, risk and implementation
  • experience project managing multiple work streams, or leading large complex projects
  • experience managing a diverse group of key internal/external stakeholders on large or complex projects
  • flexibility and adaptability when faced with conflicting and changing priorities.

Other

Along with your application, if we can please request that you provide responses to the below questions within your Cover Letter. Please be advised that your application will not be considered without addressing the below questions:

1.            Provide an example of where you have managed a support scheme, including KPI reporting. Briefly explain the challenges and how you addressed them. What was your role, what were your deliverables, and how did you ensure the business process objectives were met within the timeframes?

2.            Describe your process for setting short and long term goals for your work?  Please outline what steps you take to ensure you deliver results and provide an example of how you have applied your approach.

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.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident. Australian Temporary Residents may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Closing time: Sunday, 29 August 2021

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.

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

If you are a current employee of the University and would like to submit an application, please login into your Workday account.

Navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard once logged into Workday and click on the USYD Find Jobs report to apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Riviera Son, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources by email riviera.son@sydney.edu.au .

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

© The University of Sydney

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

Click to view the Position Description for
this role.

Closing Date: 29 August 2021

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