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Research Projects Coordinator

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Job No:972402
Campus Location:Strathfield
Functional Unit:Institute for Positive Psychology & Education
Work Type:Fixed term full time
  • Work on the Australian Centre for Indigenous Thriving pilot project
  • Lead a team in providing administrative support for research projects
  • Full-time, fixed term (2 years) appointment, located in Strathfield initially and moving to North Sydney


ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.


Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across seven campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The Institute of Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE) has a recognised world-class research program characterised by the attraction of prestigious externally funded grants and research partnerships, publications in top tier scholarly works, a world-class research training experience for HDR students, and best practice Institute governance procedures.

The new Australian Centre for Indigenous Thriving intends to significantly advance the vital interplay of theory, research, and practice to yield translational outcomes and innovative solutions that will enable Indigenous Australian children and youth to thrive in their home, community, and school environments. Leading a team of Research Assistants your role would include the preparation of project plans, liaison with stakeholders, and collation of project information and data whilst being mindful of cultural sensitivity. More specifically the position entails:

  • overseeing recruitment and scheduling of subject participation, including adherence to ethics and other procedures
  • maintaining and building relationships and communication with Indigenous communities, leaders and elders                                                                                                      
  • providing training, supervision, direction and support for project personnel
  • ensuring project compliance and progress in accordance with projected timelines.

You will need:

  • a degree in education and/or psychology and/or experience in research project management
  • demonstrated ability to produce accurate management information reports for a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • evidence of ability to show commitment with integrity to the Catholic Identity, Mission and ethos of the University
  • experience in statistical analysis and in the design and preparation of Survey documentation (Qualtrics would be well-regarded).

The successful applicant will be required to hold a valid working with children clearance for the State or Territory in which the position is located.

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.

How to Apply:

Obtain the Position Description PD Research Projects Coordinator - ACIT.pdf Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Total remuneration valued to $96,241 - $104,161 pa, including salary component $81,325 - $88,017 pa (HEW Level 7), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be sent to Professor Janet Mooney, Institute of Positive Psychology and Education, phone (02) 9701 4660.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit: www.acu.edu.au/careers

Applications Close: Wednesday 31 May 2017

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