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Education Program Officer

Macquarie University - North Ryde, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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Fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and proven senior officer to manage and contribute to the development of educational programs and supporting strategic initiatives for the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences.


  • Salary Package: From $95,866 - $103,939 p.a. (HEW level 7), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Full time, fixed term parental leave replacement for 12 months
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role

The Education Program Officer will support the educational mission of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences through the development and implementation of projects and initiatives, leadership of components of accreditation, coordination of complex educational events and support of the operational delivery of the Faculty’s Educational Services portfolio.

Key accountabilities of the role are to:

In collaboration with the Director of Educational Services

  • Lead key components of the accreditation/reaccreditation processes for the Faculty’s education courses.
  • Manage the scoping, development, approval and implementation of new educational courses and units, and the review and redevelopment of existing educational courses and units.
  • Support the implementation of specific academic and education projects and complex events for the Faculty.
  • Support the development of organisational strategy and operating plans for the Educational Services portfolio.
  • Undertake research, analyse data and prepare detailed reports, plans advice and recommendations for consideration.
  • Provide high-level assistance to the Deputy Dean and Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, the Director of Educational Services and other team members, including advice, identification of process improvements and document preparation.
  • Supervise a small team and work with the Education Administration Coordinator to develop and maintain a collaborative and customer focused service culture for the Educational Services team.
  • Provide high-level co-ordination and facilitation of program documents including drafting papers and reports for Faculty Executive and University committees.
  • Develop key relationships and consult with internal and external stakeholders to gather information and make recommendations to inform decision making.

About You

You will have demonstrated experience working in higher educaiton environment including the supprt of professional accreadiaton processes and ability to develop and implement projects. Well-organised, responsive and supportive, your success in the role will be shown in how you troubleshoot through matters that arise with enthusiasm, resilience and flexibility to adapt. You will be a good critical thinker with a solution-focussed approach to work. Previous experience working in the higher education sector will be highly regarded.

About Us

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing the Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

Macquarie University's Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences builds on our aspiration to have the nation's first fully integrated Academic Health Sciences Centre under a university's leadership. It brings together the excellent work of medical and allied-health clinicians and researchers across the University and around the country, with unparalleled access to the world-leading clinical resources and research facilities found only on our campus.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today .

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting as one document, your CV and cover letter (2-page maximum cover letter) that addresses the selection criteria below.

Selection Criteria:

  • tertiary qualifications in education, governance or project-management, and/or extensive relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the higher education sector including an awareness of University operational structures.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple, complex bodies of work simultaneously; autonomously and within a team-based setting.
  • Analytical and research skills with the ability to synthesise information into reports and executive briefing papers.
  • Building and maintaining influential and effective relationships with academic staff, clinicians, medical educators and/or external regulators.

General Enquiries: Rohana Nagarajah, HR Administrator, at rohana.nagarajah@mq.edu.au

Applications Close : Wednesday, 8 April, 2021 at 11:55pm (AEST)

Given current Australian Government COVID-19 border restrictions applications for this position are only being accepted from Australian citizens or permanent residents or people currently residing in Australia with full working rights.

If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

Applications Close:

07/04/2021 11:59 PM

Equity & Diversity Statement

At Macquarie University, we are committed to providing a working environment where each individual is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure culture, policies and processes are truly inclusive and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares Macquarie University’s values of scholarship, empowerment and integrity to apply.

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North Ryde, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training


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