University of South Australia

University of South Australia

Project Coordinator: Forestry Centre of Excellence (HEO 6)




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  • Based in UniSA STEM at our Mt Gambier campus

  • Full-time (1.0FTE), five (5) year fixed-term contract
  • Commencement Salary: $87,955 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About You

    You are a highly motivated and experienced Project Coordinator with exceptional interpersonal skills and a proactive mindset. You are passionate about providing exceptional service and support to a diverse range of stakeholders internal and external to the University. You seize opportunities, taking calculated risks and communicate with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. You display a high level of tact, diplomacy and authenticity, and you hold yourself to the highest moral and ethical standards, continually striving for your best.

    About the Role

    Reporting to the General Manager: Forestry Centre of Excellence, you will contribute to the growth and optimisation of the Forestry Centre of Excellence (FCoE) research efforts through the provision of high-level project, committee, and event management support. You will act as the key contact between UniSA and key stakeholders, providing advice and responding to requests for information relating to University policy, procedure and project progress.

    As a dynamic and proactive Project Coordinator, will also be responsible for monitoring project milestones, providing reports, advice and recommendations to keep projects on track; ensuring pre-determined targets and reporting requirements are met.

    Note: The role is located at the UniSA Mount Gambier campus.

    About UniSA STEM

    UniSA STEM links engineering, mathematics, science, defence and cybersecurity, environmental science, aviation, information technology, construction and project management, harnessing the connections across disciplines to bring big ideas to fruition.

    The FCoE is a research centre established in December 2023, funded by the South Australian government and located at the UniSA Mount Gambier campus in South Australia.

    About UniSA

    The University of South Australia is Australia's University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

    Essential Skills and Experience

  • High-level project coordination skills, including demonstrated ability to monitor multiple projects
  • Demonstrated research, analytical and writing skills for the gathering and synthesis of data from multiple sources for the provision of high-quality evidence based reports
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including demonstrated experience in working effectively with people in a research environment, both internal and external to the organisation
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of policies and procedures to provide information to others
  • Benefits

    Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A variety of leave arrangements
  • Culture

    As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

    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 Sara Heidrich, Consultant: Recruitment Central. 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 5964.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Monday 15 April 2024

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    Job details


    Project Coordinator: Forestry Centre of Excellence (HEO 6)


    University of South Australia




    March 27, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 15, 2024

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Chemistry,Computer Science,Engineering,Physics

    About the employer

    The forerunners of today’s UniSA were the South Australian School of Art, founded in 1856, the first of several Teacher Training Colleges formed in 1876, and the School of Mines and Industries which was established in 1889. These schools were renowned for providing quality education and for responding to the needs of the nascent colony of South Australia.

    The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university with industry-informed teaching and research that is inventive and adventurous. Ranked number one in Australia for quality education and number six worldwide and with 100% of assessed research rated at or above world-class, the University is young, innovative and offers students the chance to gain real-world experience.  Focused on life beyond the classroom, the University of South Australia offers a practical approach to teaching and learning. Degrees are designed with strong professional emphasis and in partnership with industry, giving students opportunities to gain practical skills and graduate career ready.

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