Project Manager, Respect Initiatives

University of Melbourne
February 13, 2023
Offerd Salary:$110,709
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 12 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Project Manager, Respect Initiatives

Job no: 0058290 Location: Parkville Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 12 months Department: Office of the Provost Salary: UOM 8 - $110,709 – 119,829 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About The Office of the Provost Led by the Provost, the Office of the Provost supports achievement of the vision and objectives for education and community contained in the Advancing Melbourne strategy. The Office of the Provost sits alongside other divisions (Research, International, Strategy & Culture) within the Chancellery.

About the Role The Project Manager will work with the Associate Director, Respect Initiatives within the Office of the Provost, to plan and manage the design and initial implementation of a new Respect Education for Students project, specifically in the context of sexual assault and sexual harassment. The Project Manager will demonstrate a high level of professionalism, maturity and initiative in their management of the project or projects assigned to them. The Project Manager will regularly liaise with a range of stakeholders including senior executives, academics, and professional staff from across the institution.

Responsibilities include:

  • Project manage the Respect Education for Students project:

  • Managing the course design process, together with students and other University stakeholders

  • Developing project plans, including scope definitions and timelines, and regularly monitoring project progress against these plans

  • Identifying risks to projects, and both recommend and carry out appropriate mitigation approaches

  • Manage project stakeholders and collaborate to ensure that project deliverables and milestones are achieved, including:

  • Drafting, negotiating and agreeing contracts with external providers as needed and monitoring their delivery.

  • Engaging and maintaining collaborative relationships with internal project stakeholders

  • Conducting research, benchmarking and other analyses as required to develop high quality project resources

  • Managing the development of key project communications and contribute relevant content for program communications across the University.

  • About You The ideal candidate will have high-level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Excellent judgement is crucial, as well as the ability to anticipate needs, perceive interconnections and implications of developments relevant to own work and able to identify and manage dependencies across a portfolio of work.

    You should also have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of successful, strategic-level project management in a complex higher education or public policy setting.

  • Demonstrated high-level writing skills, showing flexibility across a range of purposes, audiences and styles.

  • Ability to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, synthesise broad data and analyse at a detailed level and become the subject matter expert

  • Ideally, knowledge of approaches to sexual assault and sexual harassment prevention and response

  • About the University The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

    Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave

  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading

  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs

  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club

  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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    Be Yourself We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected]

    Applications close: Monday 13th February 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Advertised: 30 Jan 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 13 Feb 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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