First listed on: 17 October 2018

Educational Program Lead

  • Great opportunity for an Educational Program Lead to assist in the design and delivery of the educational strategy for the Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre (SW-TCRC)
  • Located at Westmead
  • 12 month full-time fixed term with the possibility of extension, base salary $92,053 p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Educational Program Lead is a newly created role to assist in the design and delivery of the educational strategy for the Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre (SW-TCRC). The Educational Program Lead will work towards one of the key SW-TCRC objectives of developing innovative educational strategies to implement evidence-based practice improvements. The Educational Program Lead is a core member of the SW-TCRC team and works collaboratively to develop, implement and evaluate learning solutions using multiple learning modes including face-to-face, online and self-paced methods.

The Educational Program Lead will work closely with both the SW-TCRC Director and Manager, and the Manager of Medical & Corporate Education, within the Research and Education Network of Western Sydney LHD, Westmead.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Educational Program Lead who:

  • demonstrates knowledge and experience in the design of tools and resources incorporating educational technologies, and in delivery and evaluation of education and learning programs for a range of delivery modes (i.e. face-to-face, online and self- paced) to meet learners needs
  • has experience in organising, designing and evaluating academic professional development workshops and learning related projects, inclusive of high level analytical and problem solving skills and the provision of expert advice and recommendations relevant to both the tertiary and health environments
  • demonstrates experience in online learning design in order to develop and implement online learning activities using various media and technologies to create stimulating and engaging blended and online learning environments
  • has sound knowledge, technical support skills and operational understanding of a number of web design and new media educational delivery software.

About us

The Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre (SW-TCRC) was established in 2011 with grant funding from the Cancer Institute NSW, and brings together over 400 expert cancer professionals in western Sydney to work together to accelerate the fight against cancer. The SW-TCRC devotes itself to removing barriers, and to support, groom and amplify the skills and achievements of our workforce so they can provide ever greater benefits to our local community. The overarching theme of the SW-TCRC is to develop the potential of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) as a translational unit.

The strategy of the SW-TCRC aims to:

  1. Provide activities and support that promote connections between talented people so they can unite in a common purpose.
  1. Identify important new areas of research which have the potential to improve patient outcomes.
  2. Work closely with other like organisations around NSW to identify new findings, share ideas, and team up for mutual gain.
  1. Develop new funding partnerships which not only increase resources for our people, but make our projects sustainable into the future.

The SW-TCRC is based in the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead Hospital.

The University has committed to involving all disciplines – not just those that are health related – to contribute to this venture. In short, this strategy proposes a redefinition of the University’s institutional framework to help the Westmead site scale up its interdisciplinary operations into what we call the Westmead Living Lab, and nurture a Living Lab culture amongst all Precinct partners and their associated constituencies.

The Westmead Precinct is undergoing development that will involve investments in excess of $1 billion. This redevelopment will result in Sydney having one of the largest and most integrated precincts focussed on health and wellbeing in Australia. It also provides an opportunity to transform an array of innovative networks that combine excellence in research, education, and practice into a large scale, world renowned Living Lab concerned with health and wellbeing. The Living Lab will build on the University’s collaborations in the precinct since its inception.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1989/1018F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 31 October 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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