System Coordinator (Student Placement) – University of Tasmania – Hobart

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The University of Tasmania’s Faculty of Health has an international reputation for the quality of health professional education and research into the prevention and management of chronic diseases, particularly conditions associated with ageing.

The University is preparing to implement a new software system to support professional experience placements.  The University is seeking a proactive, customer focussed individual to play a leading role in the implementation and development of the system.  As System Coordinator (Student Placement) you will play a leading role in providing a customer-centred service approach to ensuring the system supports business requirements.  You will be responsible for coordinating the ongoing development and support of the system.

To be successful you will be highly experienced in the use of business-specific software applications, with a strong knowledge of related IT technical requirements.  Additionally you will have highly developed project management skills, the ability to anticipate the needs of all stakeholders and the capability to foster and maintain relationships with stakeholders.

In the role you will:

Develop and maintain a high level of understanding of the placement management process and develop business processes, guidelines and procedures that meet the requirements of university, external stakeholders, legislative and health professional accreditation bodies.
Effectively coordinate system requirements, including daily maintenance, reporting, systems queries, user management, system controls and liaison with vendor.
Build and maintain effective working relationships with staff from University work areas and the software vendor by ensuring stakeholder expectations are negotiated and understood.
Champion change to ensure the business needs and needs of all stakeholder groups are aligned with relevant project plans.
Prepare and review business system specifications as required in collaboration with staff from the Schools’ programs, Information Technology Services, Student Services and the software vendor. Ensuring that all specifications meet business needs.
Coordinate training requirements for System users ensuring relevant user guides, manuals and training materials are continually developed and updated.

You will be employed on a full-time, ongoing basis.

To be considered, you will have:

Demonstrated experience in managing or coordinating software applications/systems to meet the needs of organisations. Strong IT skills, and sound knowledge of related IT technical requirements.
Demonstrated experience in identifying and analysing business requirements including gathering information and documentation, e.g. writing business processes and/or specification development or equivalent.
Proven capacity to provide advice to manage business deliverables, including business change, and to work proactively with peers, team members and internal stakeholders.
Leadership skills with the ability to contribute positively as a team member, develop and foster teamwork in others, and ensure achievement of team goals; including proven experience in supervision of team members.
Well developed project management skills, with an ability to act independently, manage timelines, set priorities and meet deadlines.

For further information on the key accountabilities of the role and the full selection criteria, please refer to the position description.

Appointment to this role will be at HEO 6 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $91,083 comprising base salary within the range of $71,207 – $77,849 plus 17% superannuation.

To apply, click Apply Now. Please note, your application must as a minimum include your CV, a cover letter and your responses to the selection criteria.

For further information, contact Associate Professor Annette Marlow, Director of Professional Experience, Annette.Marlow@utas.edu.au / 03 6324 3455.

Applications close Monday, 18 January 2016