Project Manager: TATE Research Hub

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Project Manager: TATE Research Hub

Job no: 0056839
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time; Fixed-term to 30 June 2024
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Salary: UOM 8 - $110,709 - $119,829 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated: the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, and the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Melbourne Graduate School of Education
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The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) fosters staff productivity, growth and engagement in a collective effort to enrich the contribution that education makes to society. We conduct research and teaching that leads to the transformation of education practice both within and beyond the profession. MGSE stimulates learning that enriches the potential of students from around the world, enabling meaningful careers and profound contributions to communities. We provide research leadership, setting the direction for high-impact, innovative and responsive research that addresses the pressing issues of our time. We lead purposeful engagement with society, sharing our resources and expertise as part of collaborative efforts to build a resilient, equitable and sustainable future.

About the Role

The Project Manager role is responsible for leading the project management and coordination activities of the Teacher and Teaching Effectiveness (TATE) Research Hub. The TATE Research Hub oversees the day-to-day implementation for two projects, the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) and the Assessment for Graduate Teaching (AfGT) on behalf of the AfGT Consortium.

The incumbent is required to engage deeply with both projects and will be responsible for project managing the processes of the two assessment projects. Furthermore, this position will be responsible for executing and coordinating the secretarial function and building relationships with members of the AfGT Consortium and other stakeholders involved in the project. The incumbent will also lead the development, coordination, and implementation of the trial of student dashboards, liaising with internal stakeholders including eResearch for the Hub and the Director of the AfGT Management Team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Project management of the implementation of the TCAT and AfGT projects, ensuring that deliverables and project milestones are met.
  • Creation of project plans, schedules, budgets and other project documentation covering all phases of projects, working closely with project leadership team/s, and
  • Identification of resourcing needs and support for day to-day operational aspects of the projects and making proactive recommendations for areas of improvement in internal processes along with implementing possible solutions.

About You

You are experienced in working in a digital environment with well-developed IT skills including the Microsoft Office suite of applications, project management tools, online collaboration tools, videoconferencing, and online testing systems. You are a team player, able to supervise, support and motivate team members to meet project objectives. Your strong organisation and time management skills allow you to have oversight of your tasks, working autonomously with limited guidance, while also developing strong working relationships with various groups of stakeholders. You will have highly developed experience in writing project documentation such as project plans and schedules, and meeting agendas, reports, minutes and briefs.

You will also have:

  • A postgraduate qualification/s, or progress towards a graduate qualification, with extensive relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or training in project management, education, education research, evaluation and/or consulting, or related area.
  • Extensive project management and implementation experience with proven ability to successfully manage multiple research or evaluation projects simultaneously and complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline.
  • Adeptness at project management, risk management and quality assurance software tools, methodologies, and implementing best practices initiatives in these areas, including experience with handling confidential and sensitive information.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

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