University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Project Manager - Scholarships


Closing in 3 days

  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

  • This is a full-time, fixed term position through to December 2025 with salary in the range $108,975.08 to $122,176.31, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%.

  • Bring your deep understanding of higher education and stakeholder management to join a significant project that will support enhancing our scholarship processes.

  • Based at our St Lucia campus

  • About This Opportunity

    The Project Manager, Scholarships oversees the implementation of the Scholarships Lifecycle Review and Implementation Plan. Responsibilities include project planning, business analysis, stakeholder engagement, and budget management. This role sits within the within the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and collaborates extensively with the Academic Registrar, Scholarships Team, and stakeholders across the university.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Project Leadership and Oversight: Lead the Scholarships Project from initiation to completion, ensuring timelines, objectives, and benefits are achieved. Actively engage with the Project Steering Committee, plan, deliver, monitor progress, and conduct post-project evaluations.

  • Business Process Improvement : Collaborate with stakeholders to analyse current processes, identify operational needs, and propose innovative solutions for process enhancements, both automated and manual, to drive efficiency.

  • Project Administration and Documentation : Supervise project plans, milestones, and deliverables. Coordinate the development of project documentation such as plans, scoping documents, and reporting templates, ensuring clear communication and transparency.

  • Stakeholder Engagement and Communication : Identify and involve key stakeholders, ensuring their informed engagement and support for the Scholarships Project's success.

  • Financial Oversight : Manage and report on the project budget, ensuring financial transparency and accountability throughout the project lifecycle.

  • About You

    We need a motivated and experienced Project Manager to assist with the Scholarships Lifecycle Review and Implementation Plan. This role demands independence and adaptability to ensure project success across various contexts and settings.

    An ideal candidate will possess:

  • Postgraduate qualifications in project management or related field, or equivalent experience.

  • Demonstrated a successful track record in delivering project management and administrative support, utilizing methodologies, frameworks, and relevant software tools.

  • Experience in analysing business processes, proposing automated and manual solutions to enhance operational efficiency.

  • Exhibit excellent time management skills, handling competing priorities effectively. Additionally, possesses advanced written and oral communication abilities to engage with stakeholders and provide project updates.

  • Understand the governance, processes, and challenges of the Australian higher education sector.

  • You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment and may be required to complete background checks including, criminal history and education checks.

    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:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave, 17% superannuation contributions, 17.5% annual leave loading.

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working 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, Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day), Salary packaging options.

  • 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

  • For more information about this opportunity, please contact Michaela at [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Applications close 2 June 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-38635). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for 14 June 2024.

    At UQ, our strength lies in our diverse colleagues. We're dedicated to equity, diversity, and inclusion , fostering an environment that mirrors our wider community. We're committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent. Reach out [email protected] for accessibility support or adjustments.

    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.

    Job details


    Project Manager - Scholarships


    University of Queensland




    May 15, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 02, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Business and Economics

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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