University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Project Officer



Project Officer

Job no: 0061858 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 2 years Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: School of Health Sciences Salary: UOM 5 – $79,961 – $91,844 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Join the Strategic Projects Team to support the implementation and operationalisation of initiatives within the School's new Strategic Plan
  • Develop your skills as a project officer
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role Provide administrative project support, and coordinate key project activities ensuring timelines are met, and that projects are delivered to a high standard. The Project Officer will play a key role in monitoring and supporting project plans and will work closely with the Strategic Projects Coordinator and strategic initiative owners to ensure successful delivery. This position presents a great opportunity to grow and develop your Project related skills.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing high level administrative and secretariat support for the strategic project control groups
  • In collaboration with the Strategic Projects Coordinator, monitoring, planning and tracking issues and activities related to strategic projects
  • Engaging in written and verbal communications with relevant stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Who We Are Looking For You should be able to demonstrable project coordination skills, ideally gained from working in a large, complex organisation with a large focus on the secretariat aspects. The ideal candidate should possess strong organisational abilities and have a proven track record of prioritising tasks effectively to deliver outcomes in a timely manner, maintaining high standards of accuracy throughout. They should also exhibit strong analytical and problem-solving skills, enabling them to identify and mitigate project risks efficiently. Experience in implementing communication plans and developing promotional materials is essential for this role, along with excellent written and oral communication skills. The ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders towards achieving agreed project outcomes is also a key requirement for the position.

    You will also have:

  • Undergraduate relevant qualifications and relevant experience or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Ability to work independently, including exercising sound judgement and initiative
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including advanced use of MS Office
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – School of Health Sciences https:// With the launch of the MSHS Strategic Plan 2023 – 2033 the School is focused on delivering its new shared purpose: “We are here to discover, empower and transform global health and wellbeing”

    Since its inception in July 2009, the Melbourne School of Health Sciences (MSHS) has created an inter-professional learning community at the forefront of leadership in health sciences education, clinical research, scholarship, professional practice, workforce training and knowledge exchange. The School is unique in its composition, including Departments of Nursing, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Audiology and Speech Pathology and Optometry and Vision Sciences.

    Based in the Parkville precinct in the heart of Melbourne, the School's highly skilled staff and students contribute to local, national and global efforts to improve health and wellbeing across these diverse disciplines by working closely with valued partners in Australia and worldwide.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick Petersen via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 28 Mar 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 11 Apr 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Job details


    Project Officer


    University of Melbourne




    March 28, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 11, 2024

    Job type



    Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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