Senior Project Officer – Indigenous Wellbeing Unit

Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Senior Project Officer – Indigenous Wellbeing Unit

  • Employment Type: Full-time (35 hour week)
  • Duration: 2 year fixed term contract
  • Remuneration: $110,073 - $119,132 + 17% Super and leave loading
  • Location: Kensington, NSW (Hybrid Flexible Working)
  • Full Australian working rights required for the duration of the contract

About UNSW:

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re one of the top 50 universities in the world and a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Why Your Role Matters:

As the Senior Project Officer, you will play a key role in supporting the establishment and operations of the Indigenous Wellbeing Unit. You will contribute to the Unit by providing efficient project support to the Unit’s strategic direction, policy development, and governance.

Working closely with Indigenous communities, UNSW Medicine & Health staff, researchers, and stakeholders, you will advance the Unit’s mission of promoting the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples through culturally responsive research, education, and community engagement initiatives.

The Senior Project Officer reports to the Associate Dean Indigenous and has no direct reports. 

Who You Are:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification with subsequent relevant experience or equivalent competence gained through any combination of education, training and experience with a strong understanding and experience of Indigenous communities
  • Strong project experience, with an understanding of the project life cycle and development of project plans, objectives and documentation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail for deliverables produced.
  • Demonstrated success working effectively and collaboratively on initiatives with a range of people at different levels within an organisation.
  • Experience working with a range of computer systems and applications, including Office 365.
  • Excellent time management skills, with a demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet competing deadlines by using judgement and initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively within a team, but also to take initiative and work independently while managing competing demands.

Applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged.

Benefits and Culture:

UNSW offer a competitive salary and access to a plethora of UNSW-perks including:​

  • 17% Superannuation and leave loading​
  • Flexible working ​
  • Additional 3 days of leave over the Christmas Period​
  • Access to lifelong learning and career development ​
  • Progressive HR practices​

More information on the great staff benefits and culture can be found here.

How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before 18 July at 11:55pm. Your application should include a document addressing the Selection Criteria (skills and experience on the position description). A copy of the Position Description can be found on JOBS@UNSW.

Get in Touch (for job related queries only – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed):

Jamie Cutler: Talent Acquisition Consultant

E: j.cutler@unsw.edu.au

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

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