Ref 573/24 Partnerships, Engagement and Operations Officer, Urban Transformations Research Centre

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 10 Mar 2024

  • Full-Time, Fixed-Term Position for 2 years
  • Remuneration Package: $107,358 to $115,073 p.a. | Includes 17% Superannuation
  • Westerns Parramatta City Campus
  • Working at WSU means you’ll be part of an organisation that’s ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide!
  • Full-Time, Fixed-Term Position for 2 years | Westerns Parramatta City Campus
  • Remuneration Package: $107,358 to $115,073 p.a. | Includes 17% Superannuation

About Western
Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led institution committed to excellence in education, research, and community impact. We are proud to be ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and hold the top position in the Times Higher Education Impact rankings, with 85% of its research being at or above world standard. At Western Sydney University, we recognise that unlocking your true potential is the key to your success, just as we do for our students. Our core values - Boldness, Fairness, Integrity, and Excellence – serve as guiding principles for our organisational culture and influence the work we do. With a team of 3,000 dedicated staff members, we foster a dynamic, inclusive, and innovative culture deeply rooted in research and dedicated to student-centred excellence. It's the perfect environment for you to thrive professionally. If you are a dedicated and forward-thinking academic seeking a career that can make a meaningful difference, we invite you to discover the abundant opportunities, innovation, and impact that await you at Western Sydney University.

About the Team
The Urban Transformations Research Centre (UTRC) is positioned as an intermediary with industry and society to create a strong culture of action-oriented research. The long-term vision is to become the leading Urban Transformations research centre in Australia with global outreach. The UTRC is centred on the complex challenges posed by the contemporary urban environment. These include, but are not restricted to, the environment and climate emergency which encompasses achieving net zero; healthy buildings; resilient communities; the circular economy, and the minimisation of waste and the reuse of materials. The UTRC also focuses on the health and wellbeing, physical and social determinants that make up sustainable urban environments. As such, the UTRC’s research will pursue the holistic transformation of the urban environment that centres on liveability and life support systems, including energy, water, materials, and health systems, offering rigorous evidence-based technical, policy and governance solutions.

About the Role
The Urban Transformations Research Centre (UTRC) is seeking an experienced professional to fill the role of Partnerships, Engagement and Operations Officer. The Partnerships, Engagement and Operations Officer will provide operational, partnership management and engagement support for the Industry and Society Ecosystem of the Urban Transformations Research Centre (UTRC). The role requires building and managing relationships with a diverse range of researchers and administrators across the University, between other universities and with industry, government, and societal partners to create and maintain the Industry and Society Ecosystem as part of the UTRC’s action-oriented approach to research. This role will also coordinate digital and communication software tools for project management, social media, newsletters, CRM database and reporting.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 2 years based at Parramatta City Campus, although travel to other campuses of the University may be required.

About you
The successful candidate will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in business, communications, humanities, social sciences or other relevant discipline, with experience working in industry relationship management, engagement, partnerships or related areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to support stakeholder engagement through development and implementation of events and activities including driving engagement through online and social media communications.
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal and oral communication skills, together with facilitation skills to provide stakeholder coordination activities including organising and coordinating events and training.
  • High level analytical problem-solving skills with proven ability to interpret, formulate, document, exercise initiative to manage multiple tasks, competing deadlines and make decisions towards the achievement of effective outcomes with minimal supervision.
  • Highly developed administrative and organisational skills and proven ability to support management with preparation of budget spreadsheets and schedules and report documents to meet deadlines and guidelines.
  • Culture
    Western Sydney University highly values equity and inclusiveness. We have a proud history of doing so and consider this an important part of our social and civic responsibilities as a University. We strive to contribute to tackling inequalities and promoting wellbeing within our own institution, the Greater Western Sydney region, nationally and internationally. If you share our passion for creating a more equitable and inclusive world, and if you are ready to contribute to meaningful change, join us in our mission to promote equity, inclusiveness, and wellbeing.

    What We Offer in Return
    At Western Sydney University, we deeply value our staff and recognise their invaluable contributions that drive our mission and uphold our values. In return for your dedication, we offer:

    • 35 hour work week
    • Flex leave for Professional staff
    • Work from home up to 2 days per week 
    • 17% super contributions
    • Salary Packaging options


    If this sounds like an opportunity for you, we want to hear from you! Apply now ensuring you carefully address each of the selection criteria in your application. Please review the position description for further information.

    Remuneration Package: HEW Level 6 $107,358 to $115,073 p.a. (comprising Salary of $90,719 to $97,238 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

    Position Enquiries:Please direct specific enquiries regarding the role toSiobhain O’Leary, Centre Manager, via email [email protected]  

    Recruitment Enquiries: Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the Recruitment Team at [email protected]

    Closing Date: 8:30pm, Sunday 10th March 2024.

    Working Rights in Australia - Eligibility
    You must provide evidence of your fulltime working rights in Australia at time of application.

    Please note, only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.

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