Senior Project Officer

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 12 May 2022

Job no:509555
Work type:full time
Categories:Administration & Executive support, Research support, Indigenous Studies

School of Indigenous Studies - The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

  • Full-time, fixed-term appointment for 12 months
  • Salary range: Level 7 $90,862 – $100,814 plus 17% superannuation  

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university. 

About the team  

The School of Indigenous Studies aims to achieve excellence and equity in all aspects of higher education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The School offers an Aboriginal Orientation Course, a schools' Outreach programme and provides ongoing support for Indigenous students enrolled in mainstream university studies. The School is a strong advocate for the development of Indigenous cultural competency policy, education and training at state, national and international levels.

The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health within the School of Indigenous Studies brings together the University’s expertise, programs and resources in a strong collaborative partnership focused on a central theme for Aboriginal people and communities - Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives.

About the opportunity  

You will provide project coordination and ensure timelines and deliverables are met. You will also be responsible for the day-to-day operations of various research projects, especially on the Medical Research Future Funds “Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing” (TIMHWB) project.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate: 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Substantial relevant project experience at an appropriate level
  • Experience in updating websites, social media and have knowledge of marketing tools and activities.
  • Experience in working with Indigenous peoples in empowering ways and ensuring Indigenous governance and community control.
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and email
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative, problem solve and work productively as part of a team

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Position Description - Senior Project Officer - 319627.pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria. 

Closing date: 11:55pm AWST on Thursday, 12 May 2022

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details:  Please apply online via the Apply Now button. 


UWA has in place a temporary COVID-19 Premises Access Direction to help protect the University community’s health and safety. This means you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status (or have a Vaccination Exemption Statement) as a condition of entry to all UWA buildings and enclosed outdoor structures.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity 

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050. 

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered. 
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021). 
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.    

Advertised:28 Apr 2022 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:12 May 2022 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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