Project Officer, Student Equity

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 14 Mar 2024

Job no:516556
Work type:full time
Location:Crawley
Categories:Student Administration / Support Services


  • Unique opportunity to join a high performing team, working closely with secondary schools and supporting current UWA students to champion diversity in higher education
  • Level 6/Step 1, full-time on a fixed term basis until January 2025
  • Salary: $87,460 p.a. plus employer contributed superannuation of 17%

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 Student Equity and Success teams facilitate a high-quality student experience focused on access and support for students, both academic and cocurricular activities that enrich an inclusive student experience, including the development of a dedicated first year experience. The Equity and Success Team is responsible for the oversight of the Student Access and Participation Framework which, through local ownership and accountability, the University community seeks to empower all students to aspire to, achieve and thrive at The University of Western Australia.

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

    • 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 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

About the opportunity

In this position, you will coordinate programs for the Student Equity team including the Indigenous, Regional and Low SES Attainment Fund (IRLSAF) programs, with a focus on pre-access, access, and participation life stages, including Aspire UWA, Fairway UWA and the Student Equity Ambassador Program for current UWA students.

About you

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Substantial relevant experience at an appropriate level
  • Understanding of the Western Australian school system and entry pathways to University including ATAR and alternative pathways
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills including public speaking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with a range of people from different cultural and educational backgrounds, and of different age groups
  • Understanding of, and commitment to equity and diversity and the issues relating to successful transition to University

Note: Provision of a Current Working with Children Check and an Australian ‘C’ class driver’s licence will be required for the successful applicant.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:    Position Description - [Project Officer, Student Equity] [516556].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 Thursday, 14 March 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Katie Douglas 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:05 Mar 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:14 Mar 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time



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