University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Senior Project Coordinator - Strategic Projects & Research


Closing in 5 days

  • Business School
  • An opportunity to do meaningful work that will have a genuine impact
  • Plan for your future with a generous 17% superannuation allowance
  • Fantastic team culture with the option for 1 day WFH
  • Based at our vibrant and picturesque St Lucia Campus
  • 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 a day)
  • Salary packaging options
  • About This Opportunity

    The Senior Project Coordinator (Strategic projects and Research) leads, and is responsible for, the successful development and management of selected priority strategic projects including coordinating the School's Research portfolio activities.

    Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development, implementation and monitoring of priority projects nominated by the Director of Research and Strategic Projects Manager.
  • Manage the School Research Portfolio, in collaboration with the Director of Research and other project leads to develop and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Introduce and maintain quality measurement practices for projects, which may include analysis and audit of project proposals and current activities.
  • Build a robust communication and engagement plan for priority projects, ensuring internal and external stakeholders are active participants in initiatives and activities
  • In conjunction with the Marketing Team, develop and embed a sustained marketing plan for external communication of relevant School strategic and research activities, including the design and development of reports.
  • Provide quality data analysis and reporting as required for strategic and research projects.
  • Provide support to Strategic Project Team members where required as nominated by the Team Manager.
  • Any other duties as reasonably directed by your supervisor.
  • This is a full-time continuing position.

    At HEW level 7, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $93,254.55 - $101,680.96 plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $109,107.82 - $118,966.72 annually.

    About You
  • Postgraduate qualifications in project management, business or related field, or significant progress towards such qualifications, and extensive relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing the delivery of projects and change within a large organisation, including a solid understanding of people and process issues in implementing new business processes, programs and systems.
  • Demonstrated expertise in writing for internal and external communications, project/program documents and governance committees including the development of key messages and effective dissemination to diverse audiences using a variety of communication channels.
  • Demonstrated commitment to delivery of outcomes, and a self-motivated, positive and proactive approach to achieving goals through effective team and individual work.
  • Knowledge of the use of a wide range of computer applications in a network environment (particularly Microsoft Office and data management systems) in a large to medium sized organisation or the demonstrated ability to acquire such knowledge.
  • Desirable

  • Demonstrated ability in the management of new strategic projects, including a well-developed understanding of project management principles and techniques.
  • A PhD and/or understanding of research processes.
  • Experience working in the higher education sector.
  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.
  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Trisha Barbour at [email protected]

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    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
  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    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.

    Applications close Monday 2nd October 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-29301

    Job details


    Senior Project Coordinator - Strategic Projects & Research


    University of Queensland




    September 18, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 02, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education,Social Science

    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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