Senior Project Officer

An exciting opportunity exists for a well-organised and highly self-motivated team player to join the Languages Unit within the Department of Education and Training. This fixed-term 0.8EFT parental leave replacement position is based in Melbourne CBD and involves supporting the development of Languages education policy and the management of a range of Languages education programs and initiatives. To be successful in this role, you will have a proactive approach and a preferable background in Languages education in the Australian context, good written communication skills, conceptual and analytical ability and project management experience. You will also have strong computer skills, including the ability to manage databases and internal/external DET web based communications experience.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/ECSEG/21722D
Closing Date: 19-Nov-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Senior Project Officer (Languages) 24-10-18.doc (Word, 244KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Th←r│se Mercader
03 7022 1854 / 0419 292 257

Position Details

Senior Project Officer VPSG5 12months fixed term part-time 0.8FTE

Reporting to the Manager, the Senior Project Officer will be a well-organised and highly self-motivated team player with the ability to take the lead on various Languages education initiatives, to drive outcomes for the Learning and Teaching Branch.  The successful candidate will work flexibly across the Division and gain experience in working productively with stakeholders, policy development and project management.  

Senior Project Officers within the Languages Unit take responsibility for key workload elements that include operational policy development, evaluations, communications and the delivery of high level strategic project management and implementation, all of which require productive liaison with a range of Languages education stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have:

An understanding of the complexities and requirements associated with Languages education in Victorian schools;

Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills;

Sound stakeholder management skills;

A good working knowledge of departmental processes and procedures; and

A good eye for detail.

Relevant tertiary qualification in Education (primary and/or secondary Languages teaching), the ability to speak a language in addition to English, and managing databases and communications will be highly desirable.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability.  People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position.

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following and

Applications close Monday 19 November 2018

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