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Development Officers x 2

The University of Queensland
  • Global Engagement Division
  • Be part of an organisation with a meaningful purpose and impact
  • Join a university ranked in the world’s top 50
  • 17% superannuation contributions and 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Based at the picturesque St Lucia Campus

About UQ

As part of the UQ community, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting, real-world impact.

Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave
  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options
  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family
  • On campus childcare options
  • Discounted parking (from just $5.75 a day)
  • Salary packaging options

About This Opportunity 

We are seeking a motivated and organised Development Officer to provide high-level project and administrative support to the UQ International Development team (UQID) within the Global Partnerships portfolio. Reporting to the Senior Development Coordinator, the Development Officer supports the delivery of projects and office administration by completing a range of activities including coordinating project planning, project communication, stakeholder engagements, project documentation, project deliverables, office administration, event logistics and other duties as required.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the successful delivery and administration of all aspects of the project cycle, including planning, delivery, monitoring, and evaluation to support the successful completion of projects.
  • Coordinating the development and management of project documentation using UQID standard agreements derived from head contract agreements.
  • Coordinating a range of administrative activities to support the UQID team including but not limited to maintaining equipment and project supplies, office stationery and ITS equipment, sim cards and go-cards.
  • Organising and supporting the delivery of project-related activities, events, consultation activities and meetings, including but not limited to venue bookings, catering, merchandising, participant registrations, project reporting and internal communications.
  • Support the development of tender proposals through the completion of allocated tasks such as background researching, CV and document formatting.
  • Support the project financial administration processes as directed by the Development Coordinator.
  • Undertaking complex data entry, retrieval, report preparation and document management.
  • Using project-management software and applications, including Checkbox to create and manage surveys, Smartsheet and SharePoint site coordination and management.
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders such as FCM for travel logistics, venue management clients, and other internal UQ divisions.
  • Other duties as requested by the supervisor.

There are two (2) full-time, fixed-term positions up to three years, At HEW Level 5, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $77,396 - $86,029 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $90,553 – $100,654 per annum.

About You

  • A degree or diploma in a relevant discipline with subsequent experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education training.
  • Well-developed organisational and planning skills, with the ability to prioritise, work under pressure and meet deadlines with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail and ability to follow policy and procedures, exercise initiative and make sound judgments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and client service focus with a demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and sensitivities and awareness of cultural differences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment, whilst taking full accountability for the efficient delivery of set tasks within agreed timeframes and service standards
  • Previous experience working as part of a project team or in a similar role would be highly advantageous.
  • Demonstrated high level of proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Knowledge of the higher education sector, particularly in relation to international development is desirable.

In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Jessica Morgan, Global Development Project Coordinator at [email protected] using the subject line: Development Officers x 2 enquiry via EthicalJobs.

For application queries, please contact [email protected] using the subject line: Development Officers x 2 enquiry via EthicalJobs and stating the job reference number (R-36989) in the subject line. 

Want to Apply?

To submit an application via the UQ Careers portal click the 'Apply Now' button by the closing date.

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You’ section (Max 2 pages)
  • Resume

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume’, which is step one of the application form.

Other Information

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected] using the subject line: Development Officers x 2 enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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