Project Officer, Girls in Engineering

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 25 Feb 2024

Job no:516554
Work type:full time
Categories:Student Administration / Support Services

Student Life - UWA

  • Unique opportunity to join a high performing team, working closely with secondary schools, current UWA students and industry partners to champion Girls+ in Engineering
  • Level 6/1, full-time appointment on a fixed term basis until December 2024
  • Base salary: $87,460 plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The University of Western Australia (UWA) has a range of student equity and access programs that are located within Student Life including:

    • The Girls in Engineering (GiE) outreach program inspires female students to take advantage of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) study and the career pathways available in this area
    • Aspire UWA works with 70 partner schools and communities in regional Western Australia and Perth to raise aspirations for tertiary education
    • The Western Australian Children’s University Partnership works in partnership with primary schools in Perth and regional WA to support students underrepresented in higher education and encourage lifelong learning
    • Fairway UWA is an academic support program for Year 12 students who are high achievers aiming for university and are experiencing financial disadvantage

The UWA Girls in Engineering (GiE) program specifically aims to demystify what engineering means, break stereotypes about women in STEM fields and increase female participation in STEM and Engineering. Through hands-on in school workshops and on-campus events, students explore real-life applications of STEM and connect with industry representatives and experts. GiE works closely with the School of Engineering and the Brand, Marketing and Recruitment (BMR) division to support the strategic marketing and recruitment objectives of the program.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will under general direction, contribute to the delivery of the Girls+ in Engineering (GiE) program and outreach activities to high schools. You will implement program objectives by providing support in the delivery of school-based workshops and information sessions, community-based activities, and on-campus events for equity outreach programs. You will also provide a high level of marketing, administration and event support, with a particular focus on tailoring outreach efforts for the targeted demographic, engaging the next generation of engineers and encouraging study in Engineering and STEM more broadly at UWA.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent competency
  • Substantial relevant project and event support and administrative experience
  • Highly developed written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with experience facilitating key relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Western Australian school system and entry pathways to university including ATAR and alternative pathways
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative, problem solve and work productively as part of a team
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to equity and diversity and the issues relating to successful transition to university

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Position Description [Project Officer (GIE)] [516554].pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Sunday, 25 February 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact the Girls+ in Engineering Coordinator on (08) 6488 4301 or at [email protected]

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details : Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at [email protected] with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

Advertised:09 Feb 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:25 Feb 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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