Education Project Developer, Cairns Based

Good to Great Schools AustraliaCairns Based
Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

About the Organisation  

Good to Great Schools Australia (GGSA) partners with schools and school systems to support school improvement along a journey from Poor to Fair, Fair to Good and Good to Great.  

GGSA has developed an innovative 6C education model and the 8 cycles of school practice to give every child the opportunity to develop to their full potential. The five distinct but inter-connected domains that make up the 6Cs are Childhood, Class, Culture, Club, Civics and Community. GGSA assists schools to tailor a package from the 6C’s that meets the needs of their students, teachers, school and community. The 8 Cycles of School Practice provides the information and guidance a school needs to support their implementation.

About the Business Unit  

Program Development is about taking a great idea and making it even better! Our team deploys leading edge practices to drive the organisation’s projects, navigating them through our innovation model. The team works across the strategy, design, build, implement and operate phases to deliver new products and services that delight our customers.

About the Role  

The Project Developer will own and coordinate the delivery of projects and follow the organisation’s innovation model to deliver projects on time and in line with client expectations. Essential requirements of this position are outstanding organisation, planning, analytical, research, collaboration, written and oral communication skills, along with flexibility to undertake a wide range of project activities based on the changing needs of our small but growing organisation. 

The Project Developer will be responsible for leading projects from starting-up to closing, supporting team members to follow the innovation model and managing the project schedule to ensure timely delivery of project objectives in line with the GGSA vision. The role is also responsible for engaging internal and external stakeholders, liaising with GGSA partners and reporting progress to project owners and clients.     

The major functions of this role are: 

  • Develop innovation and continuous improvement projects 
  • Lead small to medium scale projects 
  • Support team members to ensure the innovation model is fully embedded in all aspects of the project work across the organisation 
  • Assist the Production Manager to deliver all aspects of innovation, eg. Update the project schedule to ensure that all projects are maintained and all milestones are met   


Essential Criteria 

  • Tertiary qualification in Education, business, economics, engineering, public policy or a related discipline 
  • Strong track record of successful project delivery, including managing multiple projects concurrently
  • Experience in project scheduling; including activity definition, duration estimating and activity scheduling 
  • Experience in leading and undertaking business and/or social policy related research, analysis and design 
  • Strong writing skills in business cases, briefs and presentations 
  • Exceptional research, communication skills (oral and written), IT skills (Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint), and strong organisational and time management skills
  • Willingness to travel away from base location to spend time visiting regional and remote areas of Australia 
  • Ability to obtain a working with children check (QLD Blue Card) and 
  • Ability to obtain a successful police check.


Desirable Criteria  

  • Masters level tertiary qualifications, particularly an MBA 
  • Knowledge of Direct Instruction and Explicit Direct Instruction models 
  • A familiarity with and knowledge of the Australian primary and secondary education sector


Applicants need to submit a resume and an application letter that addresses the essential selection criteria above.



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More about Good to Great Schools Australia
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Address: 302-310 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland, QLD 4870, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 4042 7200