- Western Sydney University Internal Applicants Only
- Remuneration Package: $98,696 to $105,828 p.a.
- Full-Time, Fixed-Term Position for 3 Years at the Penrith Campus
Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led University, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing and economically significant region, Western Sydney. Boasting 11 campuses – many in Western Sydney CBD locations – and more than 200,000 alumni, 49,500 students and 3,500 staff, the University has 14 Schools with an array of well-designed programs and degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry.
The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Enterprise and International) is seeking a Community and Operations Officer to provide high-level support across all areas of the entrepreneurship education, start-up accelerator and industry innovation. This position will primarily be working within Launch Pad, the University's Technology Business Incubator focused on driving innovation and entrepreneurship across western Sydney and beyond. Launch Pad is focused on supporting students, start-ups and SMEs to develop innovative ideas, build viable businesses and drive economic and job growth for the regional economy.
About the Role
You will coordinate delivery and facilitation of structured curriculum and mentoring support through a range of workshops, masterclasses, networking events, founder talks, pitch sessions and expert speaker presentations. You will also coordinate digital and communication software tools for project management, social media, newsletter, CRM database and reporting by interacting with a range of University and external partners including mentors, investors, potential customer’s, students, researchers and academics.
An understanding of start-up and technology concepts and frameworks is essential to support Western Sydney University students and non-student founders to develop their opportunities from ideation to launch.
You should have a tertiary qualification in business, technology or relevant discipline, with experience working in a start-up company or the start-up and early-stage business support ecosystem, previous experience working in start-up incubator/accelerator program or innovation hub setting.
You will be required to build and manage a strong community of entrepreneurs so high-level interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work, build and maintain strong professional relationships with colleagues and other internal and external stakeholders are required.
This is a full-time, fixed-term position for three years, based at either the Penrith or Parramatta City campus. You may be required to work between both campuses from time to time.
Remuneration Package: HEW Level 6 - $98,696 to $105,282 p.a. (comprising Salary of $83,399 to $89,426 p.a., plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading).
Position Enquiries: Please contact Rebecca Pham at R.Pham@westernsydney.edu.au .
Closing Date: 8:30pm, 4 October 2021.
To be eligible for this position, you must provide evidence of your full-time Working Rights in Australia at time of application.
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Western Sydney University is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
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