Peer Programs Coordinator

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Darlington, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

  • Full time, fixed term until 31st December 2023

  • Exciting opportunity to be a key contributor in enhancing the student experience

  • Base Salary $100,032 - $108,979 + 17% superannuation 

About the opportunity

As the Peer Programs Coordinator, you will work closely with the Peer Programs Lead to coordinate and deliver the peer programs in the Student Life cluster, which includes recruitment, training, rostering, and day to day supervision of a team of employed students. You will utilise your project delivery and implementation skills and sound judgement to maintain high quality day to day program delivery for the Student Life area.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work within a dynamic team, reporting to the Peer Programs Lead

  • coordinate and deliver key projects included in the peer program, focusing on current students

  • manage and mentor a team of casual peer programs staff

  • actively support program governance and reporting procedures to monitor project delivery

  • develop and maintain systems and processes that facilitate the management of high-volume student enquiries and communications by peer program staff

  • develop and maintain constructive working relationships with key stakeholders and collaborators

  • provide advice, data, and insights to the Peer Programs Lead to support decision making, reporting and communications.

About you

  • tertiary qualifications in a relevant field and relevant work experience in a related area

  • demonstrated experience working with peer leaders/advisors/students in a culturally diverse environment

  • previous experience working in a student facing role

  • demonstrated ability to build effective working relationships within and across teams with a diverse range of stakeholders

  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills

  • excellent administrative skills, coupled with a general understanding of program and training documentation

  • demonstrated proficiency in language/s in addition to English is highly desirable.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.  

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