Programs Officer - Student Engagement

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Darlington, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

  • Full time, continuing position, located on the Camperdown Campus

  • Opportunity to contribute to the development of the Faculty of Science’s programs and events

  • Base Salary $79,717- $89,256 p.a. (HEO5) + 17% superannuation 

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Science is currently seeking a Programs Officer (Student Engagement) to support the delivery of the Faculty’s current student programs and events to aid the Faculty of Science in achieving its core strategic objectives relating to the University’s Student Experience Strategy and to enhance the reputation of the Faculty and brand position among a variety of audiences, including current students.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • coordinate the delivery of events, initiatives and activities within the Faculty's Student Engagement Strategy including Orientation and Welcome Week activities, career events, public programs, school programs/prize nights, alumni events, and other events as required

  • contribute to the development and support of equity programs in the faculty, including MySydney and the peer mentoring program, ensuring student centricity and continuous improvement

  • monitor the Science Student Engagement shared inbox, and answer queries from current students and faculty/university staff, escalating when required

  • contribute to the development of the faculty's Career Readiness and Support program, including supporting the delivery of careers events and maintenance of careers resources for current Science students

  • liaise with relevant academic and administrative staff to develop content for current student events, the Science Student Newsletter, and other initiatives.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and we are looking for an Programs Officer who has:

  • demonstrated experience in event management and coordination including evaluation

  • experience presenting to large audiences

  • strong administrative skills, attention to detail and proven capacity to work across multiple projects concurrently

  • the ability to work independently to achieve objectives and as a member of a team

  • excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to liaise with staff at all levels

  • strong organisational skills with the capacity to manage competing priorities and meet tight deadlines

  • a Working with Children Check Clearance is a mandatory requirement. 

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.

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.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

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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