Senior Project Officer, Ngura Ninti Project

La Trobe University
June 23, 2024
Offerd Salary:$54,466 - $62,284
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Senior Project Officer, Ngura Ninti Project

Job No.: 567317

Work type: Fixed Term

  • Part Time (0.5), Fixed Term Contract 1 July 2024 to 29 January 2027
  • Position can be located from any La Trobe University Campus
  • Salary range commensurate of the pro-rata base salary $54,466 - $62,284 plus a range of employee benefits
  • Provide strategic support and advice to team members for this vital project
  • About the position

    Ngura Ninti (‘Knowing Home') is a project led by Associate Professor Katherine Ellinghaus (La Trobe), Professor Barry Judd (University of Melbourne) and Emeritus Professor Richard Broome (La Trobe). Together with a large group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous regional editors based at universities and organisations all over the country, we are creating a Routledge-contracted, four-volume collection of key documents that will tell the story of Australian history from an Aboriginal perspective. The project entails consultation with Indigenous communities, archival research and prioritises Indigenous well-being.

    The role of Senior Project Officer, Ngura Ninti Project will provide administrative support to the Chief Investigators and the wider team, to assist with data collection and project management, organise and manage research related events and to co-ordinate regular online and in person meetings, track budgets and the progress of the Project. The project officer will also be an additional point of contact for Indigenous community members and will work to support community engagement, a vital aspect of this project.

    Some of your duties will include:

  • Being responsible for program development and implementation. Providing strategic support and advice to team members when their activities require integration with university policies and external requirements, and an ability to achieve objectives operating within complex organisation structures.
  • Overseeing a number of smaller related projects, and ensuring each project is managed and delivered to specification, time and budget.
  • Provision of high-level support for the project to support the implementation and delivery of its outcomes, including planning, communication, scheduling, committee support, analysis, coordination of activities and recording of progress and outcomes.
  • Management of resources and budgets, setting priorities and monitoring work flows and systems across a several editorial teams simultaneously to ensure that maximum value is delivered to agreed schedules.
  • Liaising with archives, libraries, museums and other institutions that might hold relevant archives and negotiating copyright agreements and payments.
  • Skills & Experience:

  • Degree with subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent alternate combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience. Demonstrated experience in a discipline relevant to the project is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and managing competing priorities to tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated understanding of challenges of doing decolonised research in higher education.
  • Experience engaging with Indigenous people from urban, regional and remote background and with people whose first language is not English.
  • Experience travelling in remote and very remote areas is desirable.
  • Candidates must currently hold a valid Victorian Drivers Licence.
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Closing date: Sunday 23rd June, 2024 @ 11:55pm

    Position Enquiries: Katherine Ellinghaus, Associate Professor, History, Humanities and Social Sciences, Email: K. [email protected], Phone 03 54447748

    Recruitment Enquiries: Vicki Stavrou, Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner, Email: [email protected], Phone 03 9479 5191

    Position Description below:

    PD-Senior Project Officer (Ngura Ninti Project).pdf

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • A Cover letter;
  • An up-to-date resume and;
  • Response to Key Selection Criteria located in the position description.
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  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you'll collaborate with community and industry to create impact.
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  • Help transform the lives of students, partners and communities now and in the future.
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