Children’s University Outreach Officer (Open to ECU Staff Only)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 24 Jun 2024

  • Casual Pay Rates as per Industrial Instrument
  • Casual Engagement (anticipated up to 2 days per week), South West campus
  • Open to candidates with relevant work rights


Casual Engagement (anticipated up to 2 days per week) 

The Role
The successful candidate will contribute to the expansion and delivery of the Children’s University, a pre-access equity-based outreach program to relevant regional South West schools. As such the role is situated at ECU’s Bunbury campus. 

The role will entail working within a team to contribute to the expansion and delivery of the Children’s University program to relevant regional south west schools. . You will act as the key liaison for the program in the south west and implement program objectives involving the delivery of school-based workshops and information sessions, community-based activities, and on-campus events. The role will also provide promotional, administration and event support, with a particular focus on tailoring outreach efforts for the targeted demographic, engaging the next generation of learners and encouraging study more broadly at ECU.

The successful applicant will also be required to obtain and maintain a Working with Children Check and hold a current C Class driver’s licence.

Key criteria

  • Completion of a relevant degree (or working towards) in education or arts based learning or equivalent level of expertise gained from a combination of experience, training or professional accreditation.
  • Experience in implementing equity based outreach programs and/or community events including administration and database manipulation.
  • Demonstrated ability to organise and present information, views and concepts in a concise, understandable and interesting format as relevant to the program.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel to south west regional locations 

An opportunity has arisen for a casual suitably experienced and motivated Outreach Officer to join an existing team within the School of Education to support the expansion of the Children’s University program for the south west region. This program engages directly with local schools, families, cultural institutions and community organisations to provide a framework to nurture aspirations, encourage children to discover new passions, visit new places and develop new skills.

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large, multi-campus institution serving communities nationally and internationally. The University has two metropolitan campuses at Mount Lawley and Joondalup, and also serves Western Australia’s South-West Region from a campus at Bunbury, 200 km south of Perth.

All ECU staff demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage. 

ECU is a smoke-free environment.

Benefits and Remuneration
This casual position ending 20 December 2024, attracts remuneration as per the ECU Enterprise Agreement plus 11% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Donna Gallinagh Children’s University Coordinator, School of Education.
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 0459 970 366

How to Apply
Please upload your resume along with a maximum of 2-page cover letter / statement addressing the Key Criteria (above) giving clear examples. 

Closing Date:
Applications close on Monday 24 June 2024 at 11:30pm AWST.


ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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