Education Sector Project Manager

Education Sector Project Manager

Are you a leader with experience working in the education or career sector, combined with extensive knowledge of youth mental health service systems in Australia?

Here’s your chance to help improve access and support for students experiencing mental ill-health!

About the role and its impact

Full-time fixed term position available for 12 months.

We believe that all young people deserve to grow into adulthood with optimal mental health. Everything we do is focused on that outcome, pioneering new, positive approaches to the prevention and treatment of mental disorders.

As the Education Sector Project Manager, your contribution will be to lead innovative education sector focussed projects designed to improve access and support for students experiencing mental ill-health.  You will work closely with the employment and education partnerships team and will supervise a project officer and peer worker assisting with the delivery of these projects. A large focus of the role will be to develop and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders, including education providers, study centres, professional associations, private health insurers and youth mental health services.

This exciting new role requires demonstrated experience working in the education or career sector, combined with extensive knowledge of youth mental health service systems in Australia.

As a guide, remuneration of $90,000 - $100,000 per annum is offered, dependent on skills and experience; NFP generous salary sacrificing opportunities are also available to the successful candidate.

Please refer to the position description below for the selection criteria and other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

About you

As the Education Sector Project Manager, you will have:

  • a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline;
  • extensive knowledge of secondary education, apprenticeship, TAFE, RTO and university systems;
  • an understanding of the youth mental health system and other wellbeing supports available to students;
  • experience overseeing project milestones, monitoring KPIs and supervising staff;
  • ability to build and develop strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • experience in the management and implementation of projects and associated reporting activities;
  • knowledge of issues that can affect young people in relation to work or study in Australia; and
  • a capacity to work independently and demonstrate strong problem-solving abilities.

About us

Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.  We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Orygen is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that supports employees to achieve their career goals without compromising their life goals.  With this in mind Orygen offers a range of employment benefits including generous paid leave, flexible work arrangement, access to NFP salary packaging and an employee assistance program.


To apply for this role, please submit your resume, cover letter and a document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the key selection criteria located in the position description to, using the subject line: ‘Education Sector Project Manager’, followed by your full name.

For a private and confidential discussion, please contact Gina Chinnery at

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 11:55 PM AEST.

Orygen reserves the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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