Project Officer - Indigenous Strategy

Job Description:

One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Faculty of Science teaches approximately 7000 full-time student equivalents, with an academic staff of approximately 500 and general staff of 300. The Faculty is one of the largest and most complex faculties of UNSW Sydney. It comprises the Schools of Aviation, Biological Earth and Environmental Science (BEES), Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS), Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Mathematics and Statistics, Psychology, and Physics. It also includes several major Research Centres and field stations.

The Project Officer – Indigenous Strategy will play a key role developing, consulting, and providing Indigenous project support for the Faculty of Science.

This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only. UNSW has obtained an exemption under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) to designate and recruit professional and academic positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only, to fulfil UNSW’s goal of a representative workforce rate .

About the role

$99k - $107k (pro rata for part time role) plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
Fixed Term – approx. 5 months (ie. to the end of 2022).
Part-time (14 hours per week)

The Project Officer – Indigenous Strategy reports to the Associate Dean, Equity Diversity and Inclusion and has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

Develop, implement and monitor the delivery of Faculty projects and initiatives with an Indigenous focus to achieve operational and strategic goals.
Support Faculty projects such as the development of appropriate approaches to incorporating Indigenous Knowledge in course materials, in consultation with the Faculty and the PVC Indigenous.
Assist with the implementation of the UNSW Indigenous Strategy, in consultation with the PVC Indigenous and Faculty leadership.
Act as a subject matter expert on Indigenous issues in higher education and work with stakeholders to drive initiatives in line with Faculty strategies.
Undertake end-to-end project management, including project design, development, implementation, documentation and evaluation.
Assist with the development and review of Faculty Teaching Guidelines to incorporate Indigenous perspectives.
Support recruitment of prospective UNSW students through programs such as the Science and Engineering Indigenous Pre-Program and other outreach activities, including in collaboration with Nura Gili.
Develop and manage effective communications with key stakeholders, both internal and external to the projects.
Coordinate adherence to UNSW governance pathways to ensure projects are managed within a defined, consistent and proven set of rules for project development.
Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct
Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health & safety of yourself or others.

About the successful applicant
(Selection criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have:

Relevant tertiary qualification with subsequent relevant experience or equivalent competence gained through any combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge, respect and understanding of aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and how they might best be recognised and respected in a university context.
Proven project experience, with an understanding of the project life cycle and development of project plans, objectives and documentation.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail for deliverables produced.
Demonstrated success working effectively and collaboratively on initiatives with a range of people at different levels within an organisation.
Experience working with a range of computer systems and applications, including Microsoft Office applications.
Excellent time management skills, with a demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet competing deadlines by using judgement and initiative.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively within a team, but also to take initiative and work independently while managing competing demands.
An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. For informal queries, please see the below contact details.

Otherwise, please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Charmaine Roberts
Sydney, NSW, AU