Senior Project Manager - Identified (s25)

University of Queensland
September 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:$105,388
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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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 full 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 a day).

  • Salary packaging options.

  • About This Opportunity

    We are looking for an experienced Project Manager with postgraduate qualifications (or be in progress towards postgraduate qualifications) in Business, Project Management or a related field or an equivalent combination of qualifications and workplace experience. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for supporting the end-to-end delivery of projects within the Indigenous Engagement Division. This role will oversee the development and implementation of the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and the RAP Team as well as other Indigenous Engagement projects, high -level reporting and initiatives. This role encompasses delivering outcomes across all aspects of the project life cycle, including project initiation and planning, developing processes to monitor and evaluate the project, managing project deliverables and communication, facilitating stakeholder engagements, coordinating procurement and contract negotiations, and supporting project reporting requirements.

    Please find the information booklet here.

    Key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Undertake detailed project planning, including the provision of specialist advice to facilitate the effective and efficient delivery of project priorities and outcomes

  • Coordinate tender and vendor evaluation, selection and alignment processes/activities which comply with organisational procurement policies and procedures

  • Effectively lead and manage the project team, including planning and prioritising project team activities.

  • Coordinate the development of UQ's Stretch RAP including a review of Innovate RAP development, stakeholder engagement and collaboration, committee management, ensuring alignment with the UQ Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and other strategic priorities.

  • In consultation with the UQ RAP Network and UQ Student Life, profile and report on at least 6 UQ-wide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events and promote Indigenous Engagement activities such as National Reconciliation Week and National NAIDOC Week across UQ

  • Working in partnership with the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit and Reconciliation Australia to support project governance and reporting in accordance with agreed project methodologies and protocols.

  • Coordinate and provide regular updates to the RAPOC Oversight Committee, the Senate Committee for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)

  • Other duties as requested by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement, Executive Officer or Academic Director

  • This is a full-time, fixed-term position through to August 2024. At HEW Level 8, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $105,388.31 - $118,280.70 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $123,245.82 – $138,388.42 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 constitute 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.


  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing medium to large projects, ideally within a large and/or complex organisational context

  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant project management tools or equivalent practical methodology for monitoring project progress

  • Knowledge of and experience in coordinating vendor selection, alignment, and contract negotiations

  • High-level interpersonal skills, including the effective liaison and negotiation skills needed to develop and maintain strong working relationships within a School/Faculty/Institute/Portfolio, and the wider University community

  • Demonstrated high level organisational ability, attention to detail and ability to work to tight deadlines and manage competing priorities

  • Experience leading project team staff, including planning, organising, performance management, recognition, and development of staff

  • You must hold or be able to obtain a Blue Card

  • Desirable

  • Previous project management experience within a tertiary and/or research institution would be highly valued
  • 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 Professor Bronwyn Fredericks 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 20 September 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-29467).

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