Senior Project Officer (HEO 7)

University of South Australia
April 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:$96,696
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Contract Type:fixed term contract
Working Time:Full time
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  • Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples and UniSA employees only

  • Full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed term contract until 31 December 2025 in The Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research & Enterprise
  • Starting salary: $96,696 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About the Role

    Reporting to the Portfolio Manager: Research and Enterprise, you will provide a broad range of high level project and operational functions related to the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Enterprise (DVC:RE). You will establish strong networks and working relationships with key staff in the Portfolio and University to support the work of the Portfolio.

    Core Responsibilities

  • Prepare submissions, presentations, briefings, discussion papers and reports on behalf of the Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Enterprise (DVC:RE) Office and Portfolio in response to a range of requests from internal and external offices/agencies
  • Provide high level support to the DVC:RE and, Portfolio Manager in the delivery of strategic initiatives by developing and documenting evidence- based implementable plans
  • Coordinate and track internal and external business flowing through the Office of the DVC:RE, including assignment of tasks to appropriate officers, in regular liaison with the Portfolio Manager
  • Under broad direction from the Portfolio Manager, develop and review papers from the DVC:RE Office for ELT and other University Committees of Academic Board and Council
  • Coordinate, edit and review papers and prepare the agenda for Research Leadership Committee meetings and provide executive support
  • Provide support to the DVC:RE and Portfolio Manager through researching initiatives, trends, issues and practices at both the local and national level
  • Essential Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in a field relevant to the operations of the Portfolio and experience, or demonstrated equivalent experience, knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrated high level written communication skills, and demonstrated ability to write complex reports, business cases and other documents both for internal and external audiences
  • Highly developed critical thinking, conceptual and analytic skills and experience in undertaking quantitative and qualitative research and analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in using data as a basis for preparing presentations, written reports and recommendations for senior staff
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake complex projects with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated experience in working effectively with people at all levels, both internal and external to the organisation
  • Highly developed negotiation skills, and a proven ability to collaborate with others to achieve outcomes
  • Start Your Unstoppable Career

    For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

    Please address your cover letter to Alex Koszegi, Senior Consultant: Talent Attraction. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 5983.

    Applications close: 11:30pm Sunday 7 April 2024

    To be eligible to apply for internal positions, you must either identify as an Australian Aboriginal Person, or be a current UniSA continuing, fixed-term or casual staff member at the time the position is advertised and have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of the appointment.

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