Community Development Officer (Intercultural)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: PartTime



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, part-time (0.5 FTE) available until 31 December 2021
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 5
Salary Range:
$71,596 - $79,016 pa (FTE)
Reporting to:
Oasis Coordinator/Counsellor
Portfolio of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students)
Working under general direction, the Community Development Officer (Intercultural) will collaborate with the Health, Counselling and Disability Team, International Student Services and the wider university to develop and implement a suite of programs aimed at enhancing the wellbeing of international students and the promotion of intercultural connections and understanding between international and domestic students.
The incumbent will work in partnership with both international and domestic students in the organisation, in relation to the promotion, delivery and evaluation of events and initiatives. The position involves a combination of administrative and non-administrative tasks.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Community Development Officer (Intercultural) is accountable for:

  • Undertaking the coordination and delivery of events and activities that enhance the wellbeing of international students and promotion of intercultural connections, cross-cultural communication skills, improved multicultural integration on campus and reduced isolation, especially of international students.
  • Overseeing the development of event, activity and project proposals and plans in collaboration with relevant stakeholders across the University.
  • Partnering and engaging with international and domestic students in collaborative roles in the development, coordination and evaluation of events, activities and projects.
  • Developing and implementing evaluation plans and responsibility for undertaking and coordinating post-event evaluations.
  • Collaborating with the Community Development Officer (Wellbeing) in order to support all existing formal and informal activities occurring at the Oasis Centre.
  • Providing a range of administrative support services including maintenance of databases and spreadsheets.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a degree qualification in a relevant field without relevant work related experience and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Sound knowledge of event and program planning and the delivery processes and techniques employed to achieve required objectives within scope and budget.
  • Demonstrated broad understanding of issues facing international students in Australia and the challenges and opportunities of multicultural integration in a tertiary environment.
  • General understanding of community development approaches.
  • Demonstrated skills in the delivery of training programs.
  • Effective to well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage with a diverse range of students in formal and informal contexts.
  • A proven passion for improving the wellbeing and experience of students in a tertiary environment.
  • Well-developed computer skills and a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office package.
  • Demonstrated well-developed organisational and time management skills, with the ability to work both with supervision and independently according to defined priorities to meet deadlines and take initiative as required.
  • Demonstrated desktop publishing and social media promotion skills.

For application enquiries please contact: Mr Chris O'Grady

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.   



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

08 Mar 2021



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, part-time (0.5 FTE) available until 31 December 2021
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 5
Salary Range:
$71,596 - $79,016 pa (FTE)
Reporting to:
Oasis Coordinator/Counsellor
Portfolio of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students)
Working under general direction, the Community Development Officer (Intercultural) will collaborate with the Health, Counselling and Disability Team, International Student Services and the wider university to develop and implement a suite of programs aimed at enhancing the wellbeing of international students and the promotion of intercultural connections and understanding between international and domestic students.
The incumbent will work in partnership with both international and domestic students in the organisation, in relation to the promotion, delivery and evaluation of events and initiatives. The position involves a combination of administrative and non-administrative tasks.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Community Development Officer (Intercultural) is accountable for:

  • Undertaking the coordination and delivery of events and activities that enhance the wellbeing of international students and promotion of intercultural connections, cross-cultural communication skills, improved multicultural integration on campus and reduced isolation, especially of international students.
  • Overseeing the development of event, activity and project proposals and plans in collaboration with relevant stakeholders across the University.
  • Partnering and engaging with international and domestic students in collaborative roles in the development, coordination and evaluation of events, activities and projects.
  • Developing and implementing evaluation plans and responsibility for undertaking and coordinating post-event evaluations.
  • Collaborating with the Community Development Officer (Wellbeing) in order to support all existing formal and informal activities occurring at the Oasis Centre.
  • Providing a range of administrative support services including maintenance of databases and spreadsheets.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a degree qualification in a relevant field without relevant work related experience and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Sound knowledge of event and program planning and the delivery processes and techniques employed to achieve required objectives within scope and budget.
  • Demonstrated broad understanding of issues facing international students in Australia and the challenges and opportunities of multicultural integration in a tertiary environment.
  • General understanding of community development approaches.
  • Demonstrated skills in the delivery of training programs.
  • Effective to well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage with a diverse range of students in formal and informal contexts.
  • A proven passion for improving the wellbeing and experience of students in a tertiary environment.
  • Well-developed computer skills and a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office package.
  • Demonstrated well-developed organisational and time management skills, with the ability to work both with supervision and independently according to defined priorities to meet deadlines and take initiative as required.
  • Demonstrated desktop publishing and social media promotion skills.

For application enquiries please contact: Mr Chris O'Grady

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.   



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

08 Mar 2021
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