Project Coordinator, Indigenous Studies

University of Melbourne
July 10, 2024
Offerd Salary:$96,459 – $104,413
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 12 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Project Coordinator, Indigenous Studies

Job no: 0062870 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 12 months Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Melbourne School of Population & Global Health Salary: UOM 6 – $96,459 – $104,413 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Support the delivery of multiple large-scale projects
  • Work within a small and focused team to ensure projects are delivered
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role The Project coordinator will support the delivery of multiple large-scale projects undertaken by the Indigenous Studies Unit (ISU) in partnership with various external stakeholders. Located in an iconic building in the heart of our Parkville campus, this position, in collaboration with the Director and Research Director of the ISU, Strategic Manager - Indigenous Data, and project partners, will engage with key stakeholders by contributing to project development, monitoring, reporting on progress, identifying project challenges, and exploring potential solutions. The role will support, liaise, and engage with project stakeholders in research-focused environments and must communicate effectively with key stakeholders with diverse backgrounds and in cross disciplinary settings.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide project coordination and administrative support for all aspects of the Indigenous Studies Unit projects
  • Drive the preparation of ethics applications, service agreements, and research collaboration agreements
  • Identify risks and issues relating to the projects and monitor risk mitigation strategies
  • Who We Are Looking For You should have strong analytical, evaluation, and research skills, capable of quickly assimilating new concepts and delivering innovative solutions. You should excel in relationship management and consulting, with the ability to influence and negotiate with diverse stakeholders. Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills are essential. You will possess outstanding organisational and time management skills, able to thrive in a dynamic environment and handle competing priorities and ensure work is completed to a high level and within set timelines. Experience working with distributed teams and collaborators is crucial. Additionally, you will have strong planning and organisational skills, including experience in coordinating and managing projects in the higher education research sector, with a solid understanding of the project lifecycle and processes.

    You will also have:

  • A degree with subsequent relevant experience; or extensive experience and specialist expertise or broad knowledge in an administrative field; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • An ability to handle situations which require initiative, independent judgement, consultation with senior stakeholders, sensitivity, and tact
  • Advanced knowledge of the issues involved in developing and operating research infrastructure such as research data management practices, procedures, and workflows; systems and software; report and impact tracking; FAIR data, and skills and training
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH) is a respected leader in the field of public health education, research and knowledge exchange. MSPGH was established in 2001 as the first school of its kind in Australia with a vision to make a difference in the population and public health sphere - building on the substantial assets of our University to advance public health in communities nationally and internationally - with a strong focus on Indigenous peoples.

    Since its inception, the School has grown rapidly in size, scope and reputation and has consistently attracted leading academics and researchers who bring considerable skills, insights and expertise. We continue to attract increasing levels of competitive funding from governments and from a range of renowned philanthropic organisations and individuals.

    The quality of MSPGH research is confirmed by the Academic Ranking of World Universities within which the University of Melbourne maintains its place as the top-ranked Australian university. The ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022 placed the University 12th in the world for Public Health and first in Australia.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick Petersen via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 19 Jun 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 10 Jul 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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