Project Officer - Identified (s25)

University of Queensland
February 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:$5.75
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  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)

  • Identified s25: Only open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

  • Make a positive contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' employment and careers

  • This is a part time, fixed term position

  • Work at our vibrant and conveniently located St Lucia campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 17% superannuation contributions.

  • 17.5% annual leave loading.

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight.

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family.

  • On campus childcare options.

  • Discounted parking (from just $5.75 a day).

  • Salary packaging options.

  • About This Opportunity

    We are looking an agile and adaptable Project Officer, with strong coordination and time management skills combined with excellent communication, attention to detail and the ability to deliver outcomes in a time-sensitive and multifaceted operating environment.

    As a valued team member within the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), the Project Officer coordinates project activities which contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the University of Queensland's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). This role reports to the Senior Project Manager.

    Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating the UQRAP Network and the UQ RAP Network Advisory Group. Coordination includes secretariat support, communication, membership management, organising meetings and managing RAPN Community on Microsoft Teams.

  • In collaboration with the Principal Project Officer, support the implementation of activities within UQ's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Learning Plan.

  • Planning and assisting with consultation forums and workshops for the development and implementation of UQ's Stretch RAP.

  • Assisting with administrative duties for UQ RAP-related events and deliverables such as, but not limited to, National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week, UQ NAIDOC Festival, International Literacy Day, Blak Markets and All Staff Expo's.

  • Oversee the RAP Merchandise, undertake stocktakes and re-ordering to maintain suitable stock levels.

  • Assist with the reproduction of existing collateral.

  • Other RAP tasks that require general assistance.

  • Other duties as directed by the Senior Project Manager.

  • This is a Part-time (0.8 FTE) , Fixed-term position until 31 December 2024. At HEW 5 , the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of $75.878.89 to $84,342.92 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $88,778.30 to $98, 681.22 per annum.

    About You

    The University of Queensland considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991(Qld) and the filling of this position constitutes a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).

    The position is therefore only open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

    The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.


  • An undergraduate degree or diploma in a relevant discipline with subsequent experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/ training.

  • Experience working effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, organisations and peoples.

  • Knowledge of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in contemporary Australian society and their diversity of circumstances.

  • Knowledge of RAPs and the contribution of a RAP to reconciliation within organisations.

  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with stakeholders by telephone, email, online e.g., Zoom and in person.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing or working in time-sensitive projects.

  • Demonstrated experience in the use of a wide range of computer applications in a network environment (particularly Microsoft Excel, Teams, Word and Outlook).

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise workload, work independently and meet deadlines.

  • Commitment to upholding the University's values, and with the outstanding personal qualities of openness, respectfulness and integrity.

  • Desirable

  • Event management experience would be advantageous but is not mandatory.
  • Candidate Information Booklet:

    For a full list of 'key responsibilities' and the full ‘About You' section please view the Appointment Booklet

    In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Roberta Greimel (Senior Project Manager) at [email protected]

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close 16 February 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-34518).

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