First listed on: 20 November 2017

Educational Designer

Education Office
Sydney Medical School
Reference no. 2282/1117

  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time, fixed term opportunity for 3 years
  • Base salary: $90K excluding annual leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Education Office of the Sydney Medical Program is responsible for the delivery, management and evaluation of the Sydney MD Program, and the coordination of a standard curriculum in consultation with the University of Sydney clinical schools located at several sites. The Education Office facilitates the design, implementation and continuous improvement of the quality of teaching and learning and assessment; undertakes research related to medical education.

The Sydney Medical Program is a graduate entry medicine course with an annual intake of approximately 300 students (220-230 domestic, 70-80 international).  The SMP is part of the wider Faculty of Medicine comprising Schools of Public Health and School of Medical Sciences. Changes in the future will likely lead to a larger Faculty of Health with Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy, with opportunities for increased collaboration in teaching and research.

The Educational Designer will provide operational support under guidance of the Project Manager and will work on developing, creating, testing and implementing educational resources aligned to the needs of the work area. As the successful candidate, you will offer deep technical knowledge and operational support to Academic, Research and Teaching staff across the Faculty to support the teaching and research requirements of the faculty. You will drive innovations in the provision of eLearning sites and student learning experiences by providing practical solutions and delivering tools and resources. You will work in close collaboration with academic and teaching staff to develop innovative online multimedia resources.

Additionally you will play a leading role in adopting innovations in e-Learning, identifying and implementing new technologies, and developing education designs to improve learning outcomes that enhance the student learning experience. You will also be responsible for providing expert advice, training and support to staff to make the best use of educational technology to deliver engaging and effective courses.

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 Designer who has:

  • completed tertiary qualifications in education and/or information technology with well- developed technical knowledge acquired through work experience; and/or equivalent combination of relevant experience and training
  • the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work
  • excellent time and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and achieve required outcomes
  • experience in delivering effective and engaging training for staff on innovative teaching approaches including using educational technology
  • strong problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • experience in designing and developing curriculum for new courses, units or specialisations
  • experience working in a tertiary environment with working knowledge of using Learning Management Systems such as Blackboard, together with sound understanding of timetabling/rostering of student activities
  • experience in designing learning resources and activities for blended and online teaching
  • high-level organisational, time and project management skills related to the planning and delivery of new courses or units with the demonstrated ability to think creatively in order to innovate
  • highly developed investigative, conceptual and analytical problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify potential issues and diagnose problems and make considered recommendations for issue resolution and/or escalate them appropriately to a senior staff member
  • experience in delivering effective and engaging training for staff on innovative teaching approaches including using educational technology
  • extensive knowledge of University policies and procedures and administrative processes within a tertiary environment.

About us

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 to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Closing date: 11.30pm 1 December 2017


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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