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Job no: 0044423
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville

- Join Australia's number 1 University †
- Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.
- Use your expertise and innovative thinking to truly have an impact. 
Who says you can't change the world? We expect to do nothing less.

Learning and Teaching Unit
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Salary: $68,892 - $79,130 p.a. (pro rata) plus 9.5% superannuation

About Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is the University of Melbourne's largest faculty, with a student teaching load in excess of 8500 equivalent full-time students and more than 2000 staff. The Faculty leads Australia in health research and is committed to preparing students for the changing world of healthcare.

About the role

The Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Project Officer will assist with the planning and delivery of projects to enhance WIL administration within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (Faculty). The Project Officer will work with the Faculty’s Project Manager, Work-Integrated Learning, the Manager, Student Placements and other stakeholders to enhance Faculty processes relating to WIL administration through the use of the enterprise-wide placement administration tool, Sonia.

Under the general direction of the Faculty’s Project Manager, Work-Integrated Learning, the Project Officer will be expected to develop a comprehensive understanding of current placement administration processes and work with Faculty Schools and technical teams (internal and external) to identify and develop Sonia-based solutions that reduce procedural overheads and improve the student experience. The Project Officer will support the Project Manager to deliver the current project to streamline student placement readiness procedures through the use of Sonia. This will involve engagement with internal stakeholders (including academic and professional staff) to determine the business requirements and, if required, communicating with external service providers to ascertain integrated Sonia-based solutions that satisfies these requirements.

The Project Officer will monitor the progress of projects against established timelines and liaise with the Project Manager regarding any anticipated delays or other issues. The Project Officer will be responsible for the coordination of user acceptance testing and the preparation of support documentation and training packages as required.

About you

-  Experience working with integrated databases containing complex dataflows and application programming interfaces (API)

-  Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders in relation to procedural and system change

-  Proven ability to conceive innovative and efficient solutions to unforeseen problems

-  Exemplary professional writing skills, including demonstrated proficiency at preparing definitive support and training resources

-  Demonstrated ability to complete multiple concurrent activities and meet strict deadlines

-  Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel

-  Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment


-  Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

-  Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

-  The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

-  A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

† The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Close date:  26 November, 2017

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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